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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Frugal home dinner tonight........ 1- Yalangi (Vine leaves stuffed with rice - walnuts - Pomegranate Molasses) 2- Ouzi Parcels (stuffed and baked with rice - Lamb - Spices - Almonds - Pine Kernels - Peas) We received this little bouquet of assorted Arabic sweets (19inch round tray - approx 3kg) . But the lady of the house who is travelling tomorrow does not trust me on my own in the house with this treasure. We agreed to offer it to the local charity for their Iftar.
  2. Nicolai

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Rotuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuts Xxxxx Meet you half way. I will be in London as of mid June. Just swim across the pond
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Warning: This is a verrrrrrrrrrrrrry long post. This is the Ramadan period and invitation for Iftar (breaking the fast) are the order of the daily invites. It is usually a very lavish buffet with many dishes. I have skipped pictures of the Soups station as well as the fresh juices station. I also did not include the Western dishes and desserts as well as the Falafel and whatnot. This will give you a pretty illustrated picture of a typical Ramadan Iftar. Today the invite was at a private house where I was able to take some Iphone pictures. 1- Salads and Starters - Tabouleh - Crab Meat Salad - Aubergine Mutabal - Humos - Armenian Itch - Muhamara Aleppo - Fruits de Mer Salad - Baba Ghanouj - Kebbe Nayeh (Raw Lamb meat with Burghul) - Warak Enab bel Zait (Vine leave vegy) - Loubiah bel Zeit (Green Beans) - Fried Vegs (Aubegine - Cauliflower....etc) - Foul bel Zeit (Fava Beans) - Jajik Yogurt Salad - Bamieh bel Zeit (Okra) - Pickles and Olives 2- Main Dishes - Kouusa bel Labam (Courgette meat and Yogurt) - Warak Enab Mehshi (Stuffed Vine Leaves Lamb Meat) - Mashawi (Grills) - Chicken Biryani - Kefta bel Tahineh - Stuffed Aubergine and Tomatoes (meat and cheese) - Ouzi (Lamb) - Sendawat (Stuffed Intestine Bonbons) 3- Sweets and Fruits - Melon - Watermelon - Mixed Fruit salad - Katayef Joz (Wlanuts) - Katayeh Eshta (Clotted Cream) - Katayef Raw (Clotted Cream) - Forgot the name - Knafe bel Jebn (Cheese) - Awamat - Dates Brioche I did gobble two Rennie's as soon as I hit home. I also did not include the Shesha Water pipe after the meal and the coffee and tea ceremonials. I think I will go on a diet as soon as Ramadan is over.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Dinner at the local Indian with their modern and swanky Indian fare...... with their spin on the Indian desserts. 1- Guacamole Pani Poori 2- Onion Bhajia 3- Zaatar Paneer Tikka 4- Tawa Baingan 5- Bhindi Maala 6- Tilwali Aloo 7- Biryani 8- Kebab & Tikka Platter 9- Burrata Butter Chicken 10- Coconut Rasmalai 11- Alphonso Mango Kulfi with Salted Caramel
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Wednesday light dinner....... - Brisket (minus two slices as could not resist) - Kale salad with Avocado - Fennel - Pice nuts......and the kitchen sink - Burnt End Baked Beans - Burnt End Fries with Chile Lime sauce Of course back home, no meal is complete without Lady Grey Tea. ....................and a home made Linzer Torte (minus two slices as could not resist)
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    Breakfast! 2018

    Breakfast today. - Kaak Purse which is an old typical Levantine sesame type of bread. It is a street treat where the pocket is filled with Zaatar and shaken around before biting into it. It is called Purse Kaak as the handle was large enough for children wrists to carry. - Green Zaatar - Green Onions - Green Olives - Tomatoes - Cucumber - White Cheese - Labneh and Olive oil not in the picture but part of the table. Dessert was typical Aleppian fare with Rose Jam and White Cheese with the Kaak Purse.....we also eat it together with Cucumbers. However the original cheese should have been the Aleppian String Cheese......always a next time. To recap, the Aleppian treat is Rose Jam with flat bread and String Cheese with Cucumbers. I know, I know Jam and cheese and Cucumbers.......but it is divine.
  7. Nicolai

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Sure thing. You have an open invitation anytime you choose. Simply load up on your sun shades and sun cream and you'll be good to go...............
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    What to do on a Sunday for dinner following a very heavy Saturday clubbing with no food!!!! I know, let's have Syrian Food - Saturday damages - Stuffed Vine Leaves - Hummos - Sausages Pomegranate Molasses - Aubergines Baba Ghanouj - Pickles - Olives - Muhamara - Taouk Jirkess (Chicken - Yoghurt - Tehineh) - Kibbeh Kassabieh - Aubergine Kabab .......and for dessert, a slice of Heaven in the Sky. - Kashta bel Festok ( Clotted Cream and Pistachio)
  9. Nicolai

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    It's the boring Tuesday.......Better liven it up with Pasta and Vino. Penne with Wild Boar smoked ham - Sauce: Garlic - Mushrooms - Truffle Oil - White Wine and Cream. - Dressed with Parmegiano Regiano and chopped fresh flat Parsley. The dessert was Häagen-Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream followed by Espresso and a nap.
  10. Nicolai

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    After Sunday disaster, I thought I needed to enjoy some proper fare and Tuesday is Crab day. It was quite a feast and very enjoyable specially that the place is split between a restaurant and the Lounge where the atmos is electrically eclectic. We had Blue Crab and Soft Shell Crab and Brown Crab and Kamchatka Crab. - The Crabs porn - The Shellfish Porn - Ravioli Oysters filled with Burrata and Truffle with a Tomato sauce - Soft Crab Champagne sauce (Leeks Garlic and Cream) - Blue Crab Curry sauce (Lemon Grass and Shallots) - Kamchatka Crab White Pepper Sauce which is my favourite (White Pepper - Ginger - Garlic - Butter) - The Damages - The Entertainment (censored by the power that be) That's what I call food for the soul......................
  11. Nicolai

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Ohhh. Colin does not eat such rubbish
  12. Nicolai

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    We get it delivered from a local Gourmet grocer.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Sunday's dog dinner....... So I ordered Short Ribs and the guy asks me how to I like my Ribs cooked......... Ribs are slow cooked and do not come in rare or medium or well done!!!!!!!! And they were disgusting with a load of some sweet molasses sauce......another one bite the dust. Salmon hidden under more gravy????? Steak with potato mash and a a tree decoration????? Another rubbish dinner where I came home to eat a Gouda sandwich with Beurre D'Isigny and Walnuts dressing. Now that was yummy.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Tuesday was French Sushi night......... and just remembered to take the last pic of the Tuna. ...........as too busy getting through the bath tub..........
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I was attending an evening Fashion Show and got there earlier than planned. Better have a bite to eat as the canapes won't do it. I ordered a Club Sandwich and this is what I got. Nevermind it is the most expensive Club Sandwich in the world. But a Simpson's on the Strand Club Sandwich it is not. Nevermind that the plate is a signed Versace plate made by Rosenthal. It is still the most awful deconstructed Club Sandwich ever...... Quail eggs.....Pfffft..... Never again.....
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