Lebanese cuisine is the epitome of the Mediterranean diet; based on that of ancient Levant it includes an abundance of whole grains, garlic, citrus, nuts, spices and olive oil as well as fragrant aromatics.
Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, was once known as the Paris of the Middle East and for thousands of years nomads would pass through with all sorts of exotic delicacies, such as dried fruits and spices from the Far East.
VICTORIA LOCKDOWN SPECIAL - WE'RE GOING ONLINE WITH ALL INGREDIENTS DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR!
THAT'S RIGHT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS UNPACK YOUR INGREDIENTS, POUR YOURSELF A DRINK, CLICK ON THE ZOOM LINK AND JOIN US FOR A GORGEOUS AFTERNOON COOKING UP A LEBANESE FEAST IN THE COMFORT AND SAFETY OF YOUR OWN HOME.
Ahla w sahla - meaning to open the door of becoming part of ones family where food is abundant and to be shared with visitors.
Join us as we learn to prepare a Middle Eastern Mezza (a traditional shared plate feast) consisting of 8 different Lebanese dishes.
Here is your menu:
Grilled Eggplant Salad
all served with warm Pitta Bread.
And, of course, no Mezza would be complete without desserts.
Orange Semolina Syrup Cakes sprinkled with toasted nuts.
We will cook each course together and you can share it with that special person in your home as we go.
The fruits of your labour
Instead of a shopping list for you to head out and find ingredients from all corners of Victoria, whilst we are in lockdown and unable to travel more than 5km we will deliver the majority of the ingredients needed except for pantry staples such as milk and eggs.
That's right we will deliver all ingredients needed right to your front door so all you need to do is unpack them, check your email for the Zoom link, have the kitchen equipment, ingredients and a healthy appetite to enjoy your 'Cooking School at Home' lunch. Just login in to enjoy a wonderful afternoon.
The kit required
A healthy appetite (which is exactly what you’d need if you were going to lunch in Lebanon!).
We will send you a list of equipment required, which is minimal, to prepare your Lebanese feast whilst you cook along with us.
Trained in both Commercial cookery and Patisserie, Layla is a qualified chef and pastry chef who specialises in teaching classes centred around producing restaurant quality fine food using local, sustainable and ethical ingredients and practices.