Welcome to Syria!

Syria, now a worn-torn country, was once a renowned land for its generosity and warm hospitality. Come join us to celebrate this Syria of old, while reflecting on the new, with Nayran from Damascus. You'll be greeted with Middle Eastern mezza such as smokey baba ghanouj, vibrant betroot dip or creamy hummus and coffee. Nayran will then share her secrets to one of Syria's tantalizing main dishes such as Kibbeh, the national dish made of finely ground lamb or beef that is seasoned and spiced and mixed with burghul OR Mukloubi bi lahmi – upside-down lamb cake. The group will then explore making incredible Middle-Eastern salads from scratch like fattoush, fatteh or tabbouleh. Get savvy with Syrian ingredients such as bharat, sumac and rose petals as you explore the art of making decorative labneh balls. You'll also learn to make one of Syria's magical desserts filled with things like nuts, clotted cream (ashta), sugar syrup with hints of rosewater & orange blossom water.


Date:             Saturday 11th March 2017
Time:            6.30pm - 9.30pm
Location:     Lucky Penny, 481 Chapel St, South Yarra
Price:            $80 person

Date:             Friday 31st March 2017 
Time:            6.00pm - 9.00pm
Location:      Persillade - 150/152 Wellington Street East Melbourne
Price:            $80 person

Date:             Sunday 16th April 2017
Time:            6.00pm - 9.00pm
Location:     free to feed HQ - 763A High Street Thornbury
Price:            $80 person

Date:             Sunday 21st May 2017
Time:            6.00pm - 9.00pm
Location:      free to feed HQ - 763A High Street Thornbury
Price:            $80 person

 Kids / Teens Cooking Middle Eastern 

We believe that children (and teens) become richer when exposed to the colourful, vibrant cultures of the world. This class is about children (and teens) getting to know the incredible culture of the Middle East - through food!  This is a hands on cooking class, where children will make and then eat some delicious Middle Eastern favourites under the guidance of Nayran. Nayran is a loving mother, Playgroup Coordinator, avid gardener and passionate cook who brings a wealth of experience teaching children to the free to feed team! This will be a nurturing, curious and delicious experience for your kids.

Date:             TBC
Time:            10.00 - 12.30pm
Location:     TBC
Price:            $70 each

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 mezze, sides, salads and dessert from Nayran 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 musicians to celebrate Nowrouz, a Persian celebration 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 celebration!
Time:            5.30pm 
Location:      Kau & Co - 541 High Street Thornbury, 3071
Price:            $65 per person & kids under 12 eat free,
please indicate if your children are coming at the time of booking. 

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