The Real Middle East

In-PersonSOMA, San Francisco


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Banquet (20+ Guests)
middle eastern
My mom is one of the best cooks I've ever met. A lot of what I know about Middle Eastern cooking, I learned from her. These are all meals that she cooked for me growing up in Saudi and Dubai. I might've added little touches here and there, but the flavors are authentic and not like the food in any Middle Eastern restaurant you've ever been to.

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albacore crudo
tahini jalapeno dressing, chili oil, herbs
Small Plate
home made grilled "pie" stuffed with a mix of middle eastern Cheeses and fenugreek cured pastrami
Small Plate
baby eggplant, Tahini yogurt garlic and parsly sauce, pine nuts, pita crackers, crispy little potatoe cubes tossed in garlic, harissa cilantro butter
Lamb kofte
Small Plate
Grilled ground lamb, figs ( if available) toasted Turkish bread soaked in garlicky tomato sauce, yogurt, mint and finished with better.
Fall of the bone lamb shoulder, vadouvan saffron rice, caramelized onions, raisins and dried sour berries, heirloom tomato salsa and cucumber yogurt. Cut might change based on quality and availability (grilled vs roasted)
Sticky date and toffee pudding
delicious sticky date and toffee pudding, banana cream, middle eastern cotton candy and blueberry

The Real Middle East

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