I am taking over the kitchens at Bannon's located in the fabulous Oak Royal Golf Club. Come along to this feast of Middle Eastern food, a banquet of aromatic mezze. The bar will be open from 5.30pm we ask all guests be seated by 7.00pm dinner being served at 7.30pm.
I love Middle Eastern cuisine, far more than just ‘the land of milk and honey’ the region is rich in oils, spices, fruits and flowers and tonight we are bringing you a treasure box of ingredients. You will get a plate of sharing mezze starters that are easy to adapt to any dietary requirement then choose from any of the main courses.
There will be about 8 different mezze starters including ....
Homemade, silky, hummus - in Egypt this dish is served as a poor man's breakfast, it's healthy, packed with flavour and delicious (shop bought hummus will never be the same again) (vegan)
Labneh - a Middle Eastern homemade soft cheese, we are serving this with olives, pomegranate seeds and basil oil
A kind of Baba Ganoush thing - I have a secret ambition to get you to eat more aubergine and this is step one! (Vegan)
Kuku sabsi - a Persian, very green herb omelette
Slow roasted tomatoes with yogurt
Big basket of breads
Choose from one of the main courses below
A - Turmeric and lemon roasted salmon - Turmeric is a spice that has been used to flavour food for thousands of years, paired with lemon this marinade lifts the salmon leaving it moist and succulent. This, quite by accident has turned into one of my signature dishes, served with rice
B - Chicken shawarma served with flatbread and coleslaw (not ordinary coleslaw). Shawarma is one of the world's most popular street foods, seasoned with cumin, cinnamon, coriander, parka, turmeric and marinated for days
C - Roasted cauliflower with a tahini dressing - raosting does something magical to any vegetable especially cauliflower (vegan)
D - I'll have a bit of everything
.. and relax, for pudding we have
Chocolate and halva brownies served with cardamom infused cream
Moroccan orange and almond cake - sticky, this dessert is gluten free and vegan
Flavoured meringue kisses with whipped cream (there's always meringue!)