Anahita & Negar run the Golpar Supper Club, cooking regional Persian dishes. Events happen twice a month- focusing on different regions and cities each time, and the next one takes place at Gitane restaurant in Great Titchfield Street, north of Oxford Street, on Saturday 24th January, with dishes from the city of Qazvin, which was former capital of the Persian Empire under the Safavid dynasty. Tickets are just £30 per head (£35 inc half a bottle of wine) - full details below.
"In this Supper club, we are paying a visit to the province of Qazvin.
The city of Qazvin, which is the capital of the province is located in northwest of Tehran and was former capital of the Persian Empire under the Safavid dynasty. Qazvin geographically connects Tehran, Isfahan, and the Persian Gulf to the Caspian seacoast; hence the region has a strategic location in the country. In the 19th Century Qazvin flourished as a centre of trade and its Bazaars’ expanded.
People of Qazvin are passionate about food and in particular anything sweet. One of the best types of Baklava in Iran comes from this region. The signature dish of this region is called Gheymeh Nesar which is lamb stew cooked yellow split pea and Iranian dried lime. This dish is served with jeweled rice which contains pistachios, almond, saffron, barberries and orange peels.
Another important city in this region is the city of Takestan which in English translates to “vineyard”. In total an area 350,000 km2 of vineyards covers the region of Qazvin. The grapes are mainly used to produce vinegar, raisins and grape molasses!
We truly hope that you enjoy the menu that we have created for you from this gastronomically passionate province.
Rose Water & Apple Cooler (V) (GF)
Mint & Cucumber Cooler – Sekanjabin (V) (GF)
Cheese, Walnut & Herb Dip - Doymaj (V) (GF)
Yogurt and Cooked Beetroot Dip – Borani-E-Labu (V) (GF)
Sweet & Sour Soup – Ash – E- Miveh (GF)
(Vegetarian Option available)
Main Course -
Lamb, yellow split pea & dried lime stew
Served with jewelled Saffron Rice
(Vegetarian option available)
Homemade Traditional Ice Cream ( Saffron & Pistachio )
Damnoosh-E-Delara (Mixed herb & fruit tea) or Fresh Mint Tea"
When - Saturday 24th January 2015 - 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Where - Gitane, 60 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7QF
Tickets - £30 or £35 (with half bottle of wine) for a five course meal with a cocktail on arrival.
Please make reservation by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Negar 07810196973
Link - Golpar Supper Club
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