A flavour of Persia in West Cork

Posted on: 9th October, 2017

Category: Food & Wine

Contributor: West Cork People

It’s been quite a year for Flavour.ie with successful pop up events that make the most of collaborations with talented chefs from across Cork, dining in castles, barns, art studios, around the fire and on the beach.

The next food adventure is one that explores Levant cuisine. Levant food stretches from the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey to North Africa and into the Persian countries of Iran, Iraq and beyond. It’s a food that it epitomised by fresh vegetables, aromatic spices, sweet fruits and exotic scents of rose.

Flavour.ie is delighted to welcome to West Cork from Galway Levantine specialist Mitzi’s Mezze, in an exploration of flavours, texture and music inspired by the flavours of Persia in ‘Persiana’. The event takes place on Saturday, October 14 at 7.30pm in Tots Pub, Ballygurteen (10 mins from Clonakilty).

Mary Toomey is the driving force behind Mitzi’s Mezze based in Galway on Ireland’s West Coast. Kate Ryan of Flavour.ie said, “Mary created Mitzi’s Mezze as a way of sharing her love of Middle Eastern cuisine created using the best of Irish food. Starting out as a Supper Club, Mitzi’s Mezze quickly grew on a reputation of fantastic food, authentically prepared using recipes that are meticulously researched, tried and tested. Mitzi’s Mezze is now recognised for her unique style producing excellent food catering for events, cookery demonstrations and classes. I am delighted to host Mary to West Cork in an event that excites my taste buds enormously and I hope will do yours too.”

Persiana places glorious vegetables centre stage of the menu. Ireland in October is in the throes of harvest as we prepare for our winter ahead, and is perfect for celebrating Vegetables with dishes that sing of the summer gone by and in anticipation of the summer to come, and the best of the Autumn bounty.

Diners can choose to go Fully Veggie or A Bit Meaty. Levant food is a style that easily lends itself to tasty vegetarian food so guests can select on booking to have either a 100 per cent vegetarian meal or go a bit meaty for the main course.

Mitzi’s Mezze has created a menu that will pack punches of flavour into every bite, and to satisfy your musical taste buds, a West Cork based drumming group will welcome guests and get everyone into the spirit of the evening, and DJ Paul Cullen will once again produce a music menu to accompany the food menu!

Booking: www.flavour.ie/persiana or phone Kate on 086 205 9360.

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