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$84 Price per guest

Coconut and Curry Leaves: Seven-Course Sri Lankan Dinner

Hosted by Noor

The experience in a nutshell

Type of the event

Dinner, Sri Lankan

Number of guests

6 to 6

Time of the event

7:30 PM (2.5 hours)

The host speaks

Arabic, Bengali & 4 more


Welcome to the Tropics

Tropical Heat

Mango juice, jalapeños, ginger & vodka


Kotthu Roti

Chopped up "roti" flatbread tossed with vegetables & a savory spice mix

Coconut Chickpeas

Spiced chickpeas tossed with grated coconut, chillies & lime


Ceylon Chicken Curry

Tender, slow-roasted chicken with Sri Lankan spices, simmered in a blend of curry leaves, lemongrass, tamarind and coconut milk

*Vegetarian/vegan option available upon request

Pineapple Curry

A light, fragrant curry with a blend of spices, sweetness from fresh pineapple chunks and coconut milk, and heat from green chillies

Tangy Pickled Eggplant

Roasted eggplant with fenugreek, mustard seeds, chillies and tamarind

Lentils & Grains

Ghee Rice

Basmati rice pilau with ghee, aromatic spices and fried onions

*Contains clarified butter but vegan version available upon request

Seasonal Vegetable Daal

Lentils stewed with market vegetables and finished with tempered spices and fried onions


Pol Sambol

Grated coconut, onions, crushed chillies and lime juice -- a typical accompaniment to Sri Lankan meals

Pickles & Pappadums

Sweet mango pickle and spiced gram flour “pappadum” crisps


Coconut Custard with Date Molasses

A popular Sri Lankan dessert pudding made with coconut milk, jaggery (date molasses) and cashew nuts

*Contains eggs but vegan version available upon request

Ceylon Tea

Select Artisan Teas

Because no Sri Lankan meal is complete without tea! We'll have an assortment of Ceylon black & green teas for you to choose from. Mint or chamomile available for the caffeine-free.

Drinks & Beverages

Cocktail, Guests can bring alcohol

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What to expect

ThalithDecember 2017
First off, Noor and her husband Shifan, were incredibly warm and hospitable from the moment we stepped into their apartment. The mulled cider, coffee, tea and the assortment of crostinis were an amazing start to the morning. We were a little late as the other guests were finishing off a game but joined in on a couple of rounds of Coup before starting brunch. Shifan played the role of moderator for the board games and was super friendly and knowledgable. Second, the food was amazing. Noor made it a point to make sure everyone had enough to eat and drink. Everything was vegetarian and even though I'm not vegetarian, I didn't miss meat for a moment. The salad, the roast potatoes, the home made labneh and the shakshuka were delicious. After brunch we moved back to the living room for some more games (we played Carcassone). My favorite moment of the day was when Noor served up dessert which was a rasmalai tres leches cake with rose petals and pistachios. Looked beautiful, tasted even better. Would come back to any of Noor's events in a heartbeat!
CarolineNovember 2017
Noor and her husband Shifan were absolutely fantastic and welcoming hosts during their Brunch and Board Games event this month. The concept for the event was unique and it was great to be paired with guests that had similar interests in board games. I felt like everyone actually made new friends there, which is hard to do sometimes in such a big city! Shifan did a great job breaking the ice while explaining and moderating the games that were new to some guests while Noor took care of serving the food she cooked us. Her care in cooking and catering to her guests was visible from the get-go. She kept a vegetarian palette in mind for a couple vegetarian guests, which worked well during brunch time, but she also cooks dishes with meat as well! Noor made sure everyone's cups were filled with either spiked cider, tea, or coffee at all times, and offered up seconds and thirds of each of her delicious brunch dishes. She also had plenty of snacks available right when we walked in and waited for the other guests! Her food was all so flavorful, and it was great to have such a range of dishes from eggs to crostinis to salad and dessert. If you attend one of Noor's events you are sure to walk out with a smile on your face and a delightfully full tummy!
MuffieSeptember 2017
Incredible food....the best. Comfortable, convivial and divine!
SusanneAugust 2017
The food was authentic and delicious. The entire event was very enjoyable, we spent hours eating, chatting and closed the evening out on the rooftop with drinks. Loved it!

The place & Amenities
The full address will be provided once the booking is confirmed

Air conditioning
Nearby public transport
Street parking

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Meet Noor
Arabic, Bengali, English, Hindi, Russian, Urdu
Questions? Contact the host