Narenj, Northern Iranian-inspired Bar bites

In-Person SOMA, San Francisco


Pop-up space
BYOW,Available for purchase
Large (15-20 Guests)
persian, middle eastern
Organic, Vegetarian
Narenj is Sour orange or Seville orange. The flesh of Narenj is to bitter to eat, but the juice is much used in Gilaki cuisine. Some recipes call for the intensity of sour orange molasses, made from the juice. We are presenting dishes from the Caspian region of Iran. The region is a southern part of the Caspian Sea (the biggest lake in the world). Gilaki cuisine is one of the most flavorful cuisines in middle east and it got recognized by UNESCO'S creative gastronomy regions. Join us to celebrate Narenj season, break bread with us and taste the flavors of Northern Iran.

Menu detail

Khiaar Daalaar
Persian Cucumber with Cilantro-Mint Dressing, Almomds, Barberries and Dried Nettle (foraged from Alborz mountains).
Zeitun Parvardeh
Green Olives marinated with pomegranate Molasses, walnut, Garlic, Persian hogweed spice and dried Sireh (wild herb foraged from Alborz mountains).
Maast Laboo
Small Plate
Yogurt with cooked Beets, Savory and Tarragon.
Zarde Katte
Small Plate
Basmati rice balls with Turmeric, Garlic, Butter and Wild Cumin (foraged from Alborz mountains). Serve with fresh Dill and Saffron infused Olive oil.
Bademjoon Kabob
Small Plate
Sumac roasted eggplant stuffed with herbs, Walnut and sour Orange molasses.
Baaghali pokhte
Small Plate
Fava Beans cooked in Sour orange juice and Persian Hogweed spice. Serve with Pomegranate molasses roasted Garlic, fresh Mint and green onion.
Baaghali Ghaatogh
Small Plate
White Lima Beans cooked with Garlic, Dill and egg. Serve with Radishes and homemade Turmeric Poppy seed bread.
Suger-free pastry made with Rice flour, yogurt and Saffron. Serve with homemade Orange syrup, Pistachio and Rose petals.
Chai Gol
Borage Flower and hollyhocks flower brewed with Persian Dried Lime.


Two glasses of local red wine.

Narenj, Northern Iranian-inspired Bar bites

In-Person SOMA, San Francisco
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)