Foods of Mesopotamia: Street Food

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  • June 18th, 2014

    Foods of Mesopotamia: Street Food

    Foods of Mesopotamia: Street Food

    All civilization is said to date back to the river valleys and water supplies of ancient Mesopotamia. Join us on a tasty voyage of discovery, using your imagination and taste buds to time-travel back 4000 years. Close your eyes and imagine lush gardens; breathe in the heady scents of saffron, cinnamon, cumin, fennel and fenugreek being toasted on ancient stovetops. These aromatic, pungent spices with their tantalizing display of colors and warm flavor profiles are the culinary fabric of Mesopotamia. Chef Afreen Wahab hosts this epicurean journey, honoring the traditions, culinary techniques and spice palettes of the Middle East and South Asia.

    Menu:

    • Kebbeh: Ground lamb, with sumac and grilled shallots and bulghar pocket
    • Pani-Puri: Semolina puffs with seasoned potatoes and Tamarind water
    • Aloo Chana Chaat: Garbanzo beans and fingerling potatoes with seasonal Saturn peach, dry mango, Amla and black salt
    • Dahi Papdi Chaat: Fried Moong bean with Semolina crisps, yogurt, tamarind and mint chutney and pomegranate
    • Khulfi Falooda: Home made pistachio, cardamom ice cream and vermicelli strings

    $85 / person