Jasmine can cook….

…..a feast!

Jasmine's offering: Fatayer -Triangular Meat Pie

Roast leg of lamb, ordek firinda (roast wild duck with honey, thyme and almonds), hearty kebabs and beef and chicken shawarmas for meat lovers. 

Lamb Kebab

Chicken Shawarma

Garides me saltsa (shrimps drenched in tomato, wine and feta cheese sauce), bakaliaro tighanito (deep-fried cod), and uskumru polmasi (baked mackerel filled with the goodness of pine nuts, currants, and herbs), and other expertly prepared gifts from the ocean for Seafood aficionados. 

Mackerel Pilaki

Persian borani-e khiar (yoghurt-drizzled cucumber and walnut) to the heftier potato and parsley Lebanese salatit el bataata and fattoush (pita bread with mint, olives, romaine, and feta), are just some the vegetarians can indulge in.

Dolmas - Grape leaves roll stuffed with rice 

Fattoush -Lebanese Crumbled Bread Salad with pita bread, cumin seeds, romaine, & red onion

It’s an Arabian delight. A culinary journey with exotic stops at Egypt, Persia and Palestine as well as Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. A trip everyone can enjoy in this city without having to hop on a plane or a magic carpet. Jasmine is taking her delights to Mohammed. 

The single stop to the exotic Middle Eastern spread is at the Café Marco of Marco Polo hotel. It’s time to immerse in the intense flavors of Arabian Nights. It’s a festival of gastronomic delights nightly from May 23 to June 16, 2010.

Fabulous spread, and you get to meet Jasmine as well.

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Published in Sun.Star newspaper on May 29, 2012.