Here’s a lovely way to make a donation to Gaza.
There will be a Palestinian twist to the upcoming Supper Club organised by the kind-hearted folk at The Bookshelf in the Elysian.
On November 25th, an entirely Palestinian menu will be served up, raising funds for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is providing humanitarian services during the current conflict.
Not only have the food and wines been donated from many suppliers, but the GentleJAZZMan has kindly offered to play for free and The Bookshelf crew is also generously contributing their time without pay. This is to ensure that money spent at this event translates into tangible aid for those in urgent need.
The culinary odyssey kicks off with a refreshing Tamar Al-Hindi, a tamarind drink. Next, diners will dive into a fresh Salata Falahiyeh, a Palestinian take on the classic tomato and cucumber salad, jazzed up with onions and fresh herbs, and dressed simply with lemon juice and olive oil.
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The flavour journey continues with Kafta bi Bandora, the Bookshelf’s playful spin on the traditional mixture of ground lamb, beef, goat meat, and spices in a tantalising tomato sauce, before Maqlubeh is served, a dish of layered chicken, rice, and vegetables cooked to perfection in a stew pot with stock.
To cap off the evening on a sweet note, M’tabbak is on the menu, a traditional dessert from Hebron featuring crispy filo pastry stuffed with a heavenly mix of nuts, sugar, and cinnamon.
The five-course tasting menu is €50 per person, and if you’re feeling extra fancy, opt for the wine pairings at an additional €30 per person.
If the menu sounds tempting, you can make a reservation for the fundraising evening here.