Iranian Masterclass 

Take a journey through Iran's History with the Master, Hamed, and learn to make some seriously authentic and challenging Persian dishes. You'll be greeted with a special appetiser and Hamed's fragrant saffron, cardamom and honey tea. For starters, you'll learn to make a hearty dish, such as 'Kashk-e bademjan' (golden eggplants, mint and a salty kashk cheese) or Hamed's famous dadami dip (herb dip). For main, you'll be creating something truly special and authentic, such as 'Fesenjoon', an unforgettable slow-cooked stew of walnut, pomegranate and chicken and one of the world-famous Persian rices, such as Baghali Pollow or Jewelled rice. Hamed is also excited to be introducing you to one of his many specialty desserts, such as 'Bamieh', mouthwatering Persian Doughnuts with saffron and rose water, Persian baghlava or maybe even Saffron rice pudding.. This class is all about mastering the fusion of flavours, which are so typical in Iranian cuisine, like pomegranate molasses, kashk, herbs, mint and rose water.

Date:             Friday 24th of March 2017
Time:            6.30 - 9.30pm
Location:      Persillade - 150/152 Wellington Street East Melbourne.
Price:            $80 per person

Date:             Sunday 2nd of April 2017
Time:            5.30 - 8.30pm
Location:     free to feed HQ, 763A High Street Thornbury
Price:            $80 per person

Date:             Saturday 13th May 2017
Time:            6.30 - 8.30pm
Location:     Location TBC
Price:            $80 per person

Date:             Saturday 20th May 2017
Time:            6.30 - 8.30pm
Location:     Location TBC
Price:            $80 per person

 Hamed's Persian Vegetarian Favourites!

In this class, our charismatic instructor, Hamed, will greet you with his freshly brewed Persian teas and a yummy appetiser. The aim of this class will be to learn how to make a selection of Hamed’s favourite vegetarian Iranian dishes. We will explore some of the most delicious dishes from the region such as felafel or stuffed vine leaves. You’ll also learn the art of Persian rice cooking, considered the best rice in the world, this is an involved and complex process resulting in a hearty and delicious queen rice dish that will reign over any dinner! You'll also explore some delightful side dishes and for dessert, Hamed will teach you how to make a luxurious Persian halva, his Saffron Rice pudding, Baghlava or even Nougat. 

Date:            Saturday 8th April 2017
Time:           6.30pm - 9.30pm
Location:     South Melbourne Market, The Neff Market Kitchen - Stall 90 Cecil Street.
Price:            $80 per person.

Date:            Saturday 29th April 2017.
Time:           6.30pm - 9.30pm
Location:     South Melbourne Market, The Neff Market Kitchen - Stall 90 Cecil Street.
Price:            $80 per person.

 

Persian Desserts Masterclass!

Hamed will be running a one-off Dessert Masterclass to share the delicate art of his sweet Persian delights! Hamed will share his deep know-how with you, and the secrets behind several of his famous desserts, including delicious rosewater Baghlava, Sholezard (Persian rice pudding) with roasted rhubarb and Gaz (Nougat). While the most commonly found Gaz contains only pistachios, Hamed shows you how to incorporate barberries into the mixture to give a little hint of sourness. Hamed will even teach the group to make a gorgeous sour cherry jam and a jar for you to take home!  This class is perfect for sweet-tooths or aspiring dessert masters. Throughout the class Hamed will ensure you’re hydrated with his sweet saffron tea you'll go home with a repertoire that's sure to impress at your next dinner party.

Date:            Sunday 12th March 2017
Time:           1.30pm - 4.30pm
Location:     Back of Ed's - 763A High Street, Thornbury
Price:           $80

 Persian & Syrian BBQ @ Kau & Co!


We will be firing up the BBQ, Persian and Syrian style, at Kau & Co. You will enjoy a verrrryyy generous feast, including a special selection of Middle Eastern style salads, dips and sides from our wonderful chef from Syria and a gorgeous Persian BBQ from our well known and much loved cooking instructor Hamed. Our lovely friends at Kau & Co will be selling drinks including coffee, wine and beer and sharing their space. We will have live Persian music to celebrate Nowroz - the Persian festival of Spring. We feel so lucky to be able to host this event in what is undoubtedly the most beautiful café courtyard … ever! This is also a family-friendly event, kids and toddlers are very welcome!

Date:             Sunday 19th March 2017 *Harmony Day Celebrations*
Time:            5.30pm 
Location:      Kau & Co - 541 High Street Thornbury, 3071
Price:            $65 per person & kids under 12 eat free. Please let us know if children are attending at the time of booking.  


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