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Updated: February 13, 2018

Kitchen was closed, but Robert Plant got a whole lotta love

FILE - In this June 28, 2014 file photo, Robert Plant performs on the Pyramid main stage at Glastonbury music festival, in England. Plant and his backing band, Sensational Space Shifters, made their way to Garland, N.C., after kicking off their U.S. tour in Raleigh on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. One top North Carolina eatery kitchen was closed but reassured Led Zeppelin’s famished frontman they were going to feed him. Before their arrival, the owners, James Beard Award-nominated chef Cheetie Kumar and her husband, Paul Siler, who also have a band together, were happy to show the group a whole lotta love.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this June 28, 2014 file photo, Robert Plant performs on the Pyramid main stage at Glastonbury music festival, in England. Plant and his backing band, Sensational Space Shifters, made their way to Garland, N.C., after kicking off their U.S. tour in Raleigh on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. One top North Carolina eatery kitchen was closed but reassured Led Zeppelin’s famished frontman they were going to feed him. Before their arrival, the owners, James Beard Award-nominated chef Cheetie Kumar and her husband, Paul Siler, who also have a band together, were happy to show the group a whole lotta love.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. —

Robert Plant was famished after kicking off his U.S. tour with the Sensational Space Shifters in Raleigh, North Carolina, but the kitchen was closed when the Led Zeppelin frontman took his backing band to Garland, a top eatery in town.

The restaurant's owners showed them a whole lotta love anyway, feeding them free of charge.

The News & Observer reports that Plant and his band were welcomed by Garland's owners — James Beard Award-nominated chef Cheetie Kumar and her husband, Paul Siler, who also have a band together.

Kumar whipped up several small plates, including warm hummus, fried cauliflower and a beet and persimmon salad. In return, the band sang her "Happy Birthday" and invited the couple to Sunday's Charlotte show.

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Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com

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