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Muhammara – this Syrian roasted red pepper dip has to be one of my favourites, the flavour of the roasted peppers and sweetness of the pomegranate molasses is fantastic. Warning this dip contains nuts.
Yogurt, cucumber and mint dip served with plump golden raisins, warm walnuts and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. In Iran this dish is served to cool people down from the sweltering summer heat … now come on, use your imagination, it doesn’t always rain in Darwen!!
Shirazi Salad –Shirazi is a city in Iran which is also the place that Shiraz grapes get their name. This dish is the national salad of Iran. Cucumber, tomato, red onion dressed in lemon, olive oil and sumac.
and for the main courses
Vegetable Curry with Aljwain seeds - this highly fragrant spice tastes and smells similar to thyme giving this curry a unique and unforgettable taste.
Chicken Adobe with grains of paradise - Grains of paradise is a pepper with more floral notes, it was made popular by spice traders in the 15th century. It is an exotic alternative to black pepper, this batch is grown in the Philippines.
Jallaf rice with ground crayfish - ground crayfish is considered an essential ingredient in lots of West African cooking.
For dessert we have cardamom and rosewater poached pears served warm with vanilla ice-cream - sit back, relax and float away wrapped in the heavenly scent of Persian rosewater. A syrup is made using cardamom rosewater and sugar and the pears are gently poached in this reduction for about 20 minutes then served with a sprinkling of crushed pistachios. This dish is the reason why WeFiFo is the best way to try food that you would not normally do in a conventional restaurant. If you are not sure just have a spoonful, if you don’t like it it’s not a problem but many a diner has been seduced …. You have been warned.
Maria’s special gooey fudgy chocolate brownies served with Madagascan vanilla ice cream and fresh Scottish raspberries
If you have room there is a selection of foreign and local cheese some hard, some soft - so soft they are practically gooey served with grapes, walnuts, figs, biscuits and homemade chilli tomato chutney (made by Ginny). Let me know if you would like some. Freshly ground Brazilian coffee served with a variety of after dinner mints. Our variety of liqueur coffees knows no bounds. We have whiskey, both Irish and Scottish, Brandy, Tia Maria, Baileys, Tequila, Rum, Amaretto; you name it we’ve got it !!! There is also Yorkshire tea, mint tea, green tea, liquorice tea, pomegranate and apple tea and decaf coffee if anyone wants one.