***BOTH NIGHTS NOW SOLD OUT – SORRY***
Join us at Indie Fude in Comber on Friday 22 or Saturday 23 September for our ‘Ottolenghi Tribute Act #2’ Middle Eastern Supper Club. Back by popular demand, we last hosted this vegetarian supper club in February, and it sold out in record time. We’ve kept a few of our favourite dishes the same and updated a few for the Autumn season. This five-course meal will be packed full of middle eastern flavours (and a few more local ones too), think coriander, ginger, pistachios, mushrooms, citrus fruit, blackberries, pomegranate, saffron, and preserved lemon.
For those who don’t know, Yotam Ottolenghi is a London-based chef, originally from Israel. He draws on flavours and ingredients from the Middle East and beyond to create surprising, complex dishes that use vegetables and grains in new and interesting ways. The restaurants he runs (alongside some other fabulous chefs such as Ramael Scully and Sami Tamimi) are particularly famous for their beautiful, vibrant salads that are often displayed dramatically in the restaurant windows. Ottolenghi is not a vegetarian chef, but for several years he wrote a vegetarian column called ‘The New Vegetarian’ for the Guardian and he has authored several vegetarian cookbooks. We’re not vegetarian either, but we love to cook veggie food, hence this menu is entirely vegetarian.
Lots of the dishes we’ll be cooking will be our favourite recipes from Ottolenghi cookbooks, but we’re also including a few of our own dishes, ones we hope Ottolenghi would approve of! We’ll be matching a few of the courses with a taste of craft beers and chatting about Middle Eastern food, beer and brewing.
Indie Fude is an independent food company sourcing locally handmade Irish products. They love supporting local food makers and sharing the lovely products they find with their customers via their online shop, their deli in Comber and at a range of markets across Northern Ireland.
Middle Eastern Supper Club @Indie Fude
Friday 22 or Saturday 23 September, 7pm
Coriander & Ginger Fizz
Feta & Mint Croquettes with Pomegranate Ketchup
Mozzarella with Peach, Coriander Seeds & Lavender & Rosemary Oil
Trio of Salads:
Butternut Squash with Ginger Tomatoes & Lime Yoghurt
Burnt Spring Onion Dip with Curly Kale
Halloumi, Orange, Fennel & Pistachio Salad
All served with The Edible Flower Homemade Sourdough Bread
Lentils with Mushroom and Preserved Lemon Ragout
Lime Leaf, Ginger & Coconut Sorbet
Stewed Blackberries with Vanilla Ice Cream, Bay Custard & Gin
Mint Tea & Almond & Orange Thins
The drinks: This event is BYO. Please bring a bottle (or more) of your favourite tipple. A welcome cocktail will be provided plus a small taste of craft beer matched with a few of the courses.
The time: 7pm, Friday 22nd September or Saturday 23rd September 2017
The place: Indie Fude, The Courtyard, 5a High Street, Comber, BT23 5HJ
The cost: £32 per person (plus a £2.57 booking fee) for a five-course tasting menu plus a few extras.
Dietary Requirements: This menu is all vegetarian. For all other dietary requirements just let us know when you book and we’ll try our absolute best to accommodate you.