€70 per guest (incl. fees)
2 guests
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Free cancellation up to 2 days before the experience
Meet Samir
I grew up in a Croatian family that was heaven-bent on cooking. Under the daily tutelage of my mom, dad, and older sister, three cooks who taught me how to live, love and make the best Sarma (a complex yet adaptable Bosnian dish), I had racked up 10,000 hours in the kitchen by the time I was sixteen. (Missed lot's of soccer games and parties.) Living between Adriatic, Italian, German, Bosnian, Hungarian, and Turkish cuisines, we were adept at discovering dishes and their stories. We would travel from Tuscany to Istanbul and from Split to Munich. Upon returning home, we would get experiments started. Back in 6th grade, I guest hosted a cooking show on Croatian national TV channel. Today, it is mostly about New York City and the rich immigrant tradition that makes New York City so special. She (NYC) is full of culinary artists, fresh ingredients, healthy choices, and ways to pack old dishes and new techniques into food that will awake and nourish anyone willing to learn and travel the world through NYC kitchens. Cooking, like life, is the place of constant transformation. You only need to recognize two or three wholesome ingredients in your story, your life or in your kitchen (every one of us has them, no doubt) and get enchanted with what's possible. Although my first love is Croatian cuisine, and while Balkan food is my heart’s home, I love to challenge, experiment, and learn, while always being in touch with the four elements of fire, water, earth, and air. I love to search the city for extraordinary finds that can transport people across the globe, across their own memories and dreams, and across the table to a new friend. Come, sit, and feast on your life. Feel at home in the world. It’s beautiful. "Samir is a storyteller and he does have stories to tell." ~ New York Times #EatWithSamir Eatwith events I am planning to do ( Which one would you like?) Croatian North Croatian South Big Red Pot Series East European Latin Fusion (it's time to use smoked turkey and pickled onion in at taco!) Balkan Japanese Fusion (there is a straight line there) Umami Fest City Finds (awesome ingredients from NYC that people don't know about) New Story Dinner and Toast (everyone's journey gets celebrated) Vegetarian Feast Seas Trip on Shrooms Food Church in Harlem (think dirty gospel and taste-imonies) Guest Chef Russell Chin Guest Chef Peter Steen Mindful and Magical Eating Cooking Class: Throw away the recipes
English, Croatian, Italian

Cooking Class (European): French Crêpes and Turkish Kahve

Cooking classes
European
English, Croatian, Italian
4 to 6
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Elspeth
Jan 22, 2018
Samir was the perfect host and a most wonderful cook. Each course was beautifully prepared and delicious. The company was delightful and the food was absolutely top notch.
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Dara
Jan 22, 2018
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Stephen
Dec 28, 2017
Such a fun night! Great to meet locals AND folks from far away (Germany, Italy). For 4 aussies a long way from home, Samir's home cooked meal was a treat , and the conversation was wide, varied, noisy & funny! Thanks guys for a great night.
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Adeline
May 1, 2017
This was my first EatWith, and I'm a convert! Samir was a warm, friendly host and passionate about his food. I really felt like I was a friend at a dinner party! The food was delightful and tasty - it was like refined comfort food. The restaurant "scene" can get tiresome sometimes - even in, and in some ways especially in, New York - and this is the perfect antidote. Samir, having grown up in Croatia, had a personal anecdote for every course and mentioned interesting facts about the food and cuisine. Last but not least, I loved getting to know the other guests! Everyone came with an openness that was refreshing and it was fun meeting such an eclectic group of people.
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Meet Samir
English, Croatian, Italian
Questions? Contact the host