Recipes inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
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Your are cordially invited to join our get-together in the magical neighborhood of Nahlaot, Jerusalem. As is common practice in Jewish communities around the world, friends, family and guests gather together to celebrate a day of freedom from the routine and demands of every day life, and get lost in the pleasure of great chow and company. We welcome guests of all cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds - unique identities are something to celebrate, and the more the merrier!
Dinner will be a laid back affair, as befits the day of rest, and no one here will be in a hurry to leave! The inspiration for our feast are handpicked from the international best-selling recipe book "Jerusalem" by Israeli Yotam Ottolenghi and Palestinian Sami Tamimi, featuring delicious dishes from different communities in this fascinating city. All of the ingredients are freshly purchased in various markets around the city, so there will be no compromise on quality.
The following is a sample menu (subtle changes and alterations may apply according to seasonal availability of fresh produce):
- Spinach salad with peanut butter coated chicken breast. Mahjoul dates, nuts and pieces of crunchy pitta. - Mediterranean Spiced Chickpea and fresh vegetable salad - Home made creamy humus with meat
- Stuffed Aubergine with meat and pine nuts - Roasted potatoes with caramel and sea salt - Mejadra (rice and lentils) - Roasted Chicken with Silan and Fennel
- Sweet mint tea - Fresh Watermelon - Frozen Grapes - Tahini Cookies
Guests will discover the cultural diversity of Jerusalem with their taste buds in good company as native Jerusalemites, immigrants and travellers connect (with the help of a little (or a lot!) of alcohol**) and sit into the small hours of the night enjoying the intimate Shabbat atmosphere, telling stories, slurring our words, and enjoying a unique culinary and social experience.
* All dishes will be made from kosher ingredients for anyone whose standards of observance would permit them to eat vegetarian in restaurants abroad. If you have any kashrut/food allergy related requests please don't hesitate to get in touch.
** While the first bottle of wine will be provided by the host to spark off the proceedings, in order to allow us to keep costs low while keeping our spirits high, we request that guests bring alcohol of their selection to add to the communal stash!