A Taste of Egyptian Food and History in a Cozy Brooklyn Apartment Dinner

A Taste of Egyptian Food and History in a Cozy Brooklyn Apartment Indulge yourself in both food and knowledge all in one night! Join Ahmed and Sarah as they welcome you into their home for a tasty 4 course meal. Ahmed will share his Egyptian culture through each home-cooked dish, supplemented with thoughtful discussion and funny anecdotes. We can also do a small Arabic lesson (we sang happy birthday for someone's birthday one time!). What to expect: - An intimate, 4-course Egyptian tasting menu for 1-5 guests - Meet new friends around a welcoming and open-minded table - Guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages of choice - Shape your knowledge about food and how it connects to what we eat every day - Be a part of discussions about British colonialism and its connection to Indian street food and Egypt, sweet desserts, local customs, and popular Arabic sayings Please specify any dietary restrictions upon booking. Meal can be made vegan or with a substitution of beef instead of lamb. Appetizer Shakshouka Poached eggs in a spiced tomato and pepper sauce, cooked in a skillet Starter Alexandrian ful medames Popular breakfast dish of fava beans with a special homemade recipe from my mother's home in Alexandria, Egypt. Main Course Bamia Traditional Middle Eastern stew of okra and seasoned lamb, with a rich tomato base. Served over a bed of rice or toasted pita bread. Main Course Alexandrian Sausage Spicy pan-fried beef sausage, inspired by the street food of Alexandria


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  • A Taste of Egyptian Food and History in a Cozy Brooklyn Apartment


Opiniones (2)

  • Michael2020-01-13
    The menu and experience were exactly as described in the offering. I appreciated the place cards, music, and film that Ahmed and Sarah employed to enhance the room's atmosphere. All of the food was delicious, and I definitely got my money's worth. Ahmed and Sarah are new hosts, but they seemed like very experienced ones. They planned and executed a very enjoyable evening. The three other guests contributed positively too! 5
  • Brendan2020-01-13
    We had an excellent time dining with Sarah and Ahmed! They put a lot of thought into not only the food, but the whole atmosphere and structure of the dinner. All the food was delicious, generously apportioned, and served with thoughtful plating and description of the ingredients and cultural context. It was a nice mix of casual free-flowing conversation with the small group, and interesting history / background tying into the regional theme. Ahmed has a contagious enthusiasm and is great at explaining things in a generous and not overly-didactic way. We left satisfied from food, learning, and good company! 5

Horario de evento

  • De 19:30 a 23:00

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Evento de Ahmed

Hey! I'm Ahmed (although my friends usually call me Ezz). I moved to NYC from Egypt about 5 years ago to study political science at Columbia. Prior to that, I lived abroad in Turkey and Hungary and it was through my travels that I discovered a global love of food, especially sharing it amongst friends. I cohost the dinner with my partner, Sarah, who is Singaporean/Japanese American and runs regular dinner parties for strangers :) I love sharing my culture and telling the stories behind the dishes. As a PhD researcher I love to dig into the history behind food. Things we may talk about! - How did British colonialism connect the street food of India and Egypt? - A bitter feud in medieval times, which produced one of the sweetest desserts in Egyptian cuisine - local customs and popular sayings in Arabic

    Lenguajes que hablan:

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Turkish