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SUPPER CLUB: Nowruz – Persian New Year by Shayma Saadat and Bahareh Hosseini

March 23, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

This year, March 20th will mark the beginning of Nowruz, the celebration for Persian New Year. Nowruz, a traditional festival of Spring, means ‘new day’ in Persian and begins on the first day of the vernal equinox. Nowruz is all about new beginnings and rejuvenation after the cold Winter.

Join Shayma Saadat, award-winning food writer and photographer and Bahareh Hosseini, a Health and Wellness Specialist, for a feast to celebrate Nowruz. With saffron, almonds and pistachios taking centre stage in Shayma and Bahareh’s family heirloom dishes, this will be a wonderful way to savour and experience Persian cookery.

Kashk e bademjoon o sangak e sabzi khordan
Persian Eggplant Caviar served with traditional flatbread and fresh herbs*

Zereshk Polow
‘Jeweled rice’ adorned with almonds and pistachios, served with saffron-laced chicken and barberries**

Baghlava Cake
A family heirloom recipe made with almond flour and pistachios**
Served with fragrant Cardamom Tea

*This dish contains dairy
** This dish contains nuts

Shayma Saadat is a Pakistani-Afghan of Iranian ancestry. You can read more about her on her website, The Spice Spoon. You can follow her on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @SpiceSpoon.

Bahareh Hosseini is an engineer-turned wellness specialist (Shiatsu and Acupuncture) who believes in the power of food as medicine, whilst drawing on her knowledge of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). You can follow Bahareh on Twitter @bshiatsu.

$40 +HST

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March 23, 2013
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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