Dishes from the Middle East – €130

Dishes from the Middle East

Even if you’ve never visited the Middle East you have probably tasted its legendary food.  And while its culinary history goes back thousands of years, right now it is mega fashionable. The Middle East is famous for its hospitality and generosity.  Its dishes are always served in multiples, yet each one is worthy of a central place on the table. This makes sharing a meal the joy it is and always should be.  Our dishes span the entire Middle East – from Iran through Iraq and Turkey, via Lebanon and Syria, all the way to Palestine and Israel…

On this course…

We will turn the freshest produce and most common staples into exotic dishes with bold flavours and rich aromas. Flexible ‘anytime dishes’ that can often be made ahead, and are thus ideal for entertaining. The kind of Ottolenghi food that the world has fallen in love with.

The dishes…

… have exotic names like Fattoush (unusual salads with even more unusual dressings) and Fattehs (which incorporate crisply toasted flatbread shards). There are garlicky Kefte and moreish spinach-filled Gözleme.  Many dishes are vegetarian and most are flavoured with evocative spices such as aromatic Za’atar or tangy Sumac or again voluptuous Baharat.  And every dish has a story. But you will also learn to master basics like super-easy traditional Arab flatbreads and pitta, or labneh (homemade cheese).

And our desserts have equally evocative names and flavours:  think cardamom, orange-flowers and roses. Think also pistachios and almonds and pine nuts. One thing is for sure: these dishes are guaranteed to make you dream of exotic climes. So be prepared for a plethora of deliciousness!

This course costs €130 per person. Minimum 4 participants - maximum 8. Non-participating partners may join us for the meal afterwards - cost €40 per person.