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. Nestled in the beautiful Lancashire countryside I’m taking over “the nest” to bring you a feast of Middle Eastern food, a banquet of aromatic mezze on large sharing tables.
Please note; a fully stocked bar will be open for you to purchase drinks from, the ticket price includes any two beverages, Mark and Tom will suggest drinks to be paired with the food.
If you have any allergies or dietary requirements please do send me a message before you book just to be on the safe side as it may not be possible for me to cater for this. The cooking facilities are limited and therefore the menu is set, unfortunately we are unable to offer alternative options but we promise you won't go home hungry.
Let's begin the evening with sharing platters of mezze starters served with a selection of bread to tear and share.
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).
Labneh - a middle eastern homemade soft cheese, we are serving this with olives, pomegranate seeds and basil oil.
Vegatable Pahi - Middle East meets Asia via pickled vegetables.
Slow roasted tomato served with sea salt and Yogurt.
Baba Ganoush - I have a secret ambition to get you to eat more aubergine and this is step one!
Tabbouleh - This Levantine salad is served widely through the Middle East, packed full of flavour these simple ingredients carefully put together make this dish sing (I make mine with couscous).
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.
Spiced lamb chops - marinated for four days the lamb is flavoured with cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, tamarind, coriander and rose harrisa and cooked over a wood fire.
Served with rice and BBQ'd vegetables.
.. and relax, for pudding we have
Cardamom and rose infused rice pudding served with orange slices marinated in an range blossom syrup.
Flavoured meringue kisses with whipped cream (there's always meringue!)