I’m thrilled to announce that I’m starting a weekly Monday night pop-up dinner featuring Iranian street food and home cooking. The dinners are based on the food I tasted during my month of traveling in Iran. The guy above is selling crisp and juicy green almonds in the shell at Tabriz Bazaar, you eat them with a pinch of salt – khoshmazas! Delicious!
Here are all the details:
Lakh Lakh: Persian Street Food Pop-up
Mondays 5:30-10 pm, through fall 2014, beginning September 15. No reservations.
Porsena Extra Bar, 21 E 7th St (btw 2ndand 3rd Aves), NY 10003
For more info, call Porsena at (212) 228-4923
My pop-up dinner series, Lakh Lakh, is named after a famous rice dish from the Persian Gulf region, made with tamarind, fish, and hot chiles. It’s delicious, and unlike any of the Iranian food I’ve tasted in the US. The idea behind the pop-up is to give people a taste of Iranian regional cooking, like lakh lakh and other dishes, most of which can’t be found here.
The menu will feature small plates between $5-$7, and will update continuously throughout the fall. Below is the menu for September 15, the first Monday of the pop-up. I look forward to seeing you there!
Menu (all items $5-$7)
- Sambuseh, crispy phyllo triangles stuffed with vegetables and lentils, with spicy relish, nigella seeds
- Aloo mosama, chicken cooked with apricots and salty plums
- Gondy, aka “Persian matzo balls,” made from ground chicken and chickpea flour, in chicken broth with dried limes
- Kufteh Tabrizi, Tabriz-style lamb meatballs stuffed with caramelized onions, prunes, walnuts
- Lakh Lakh Polo, tamarind rice with fish, chiles, coriander
- Kebab-e Torsh, lamb kebabs in sour pomegranate walnut marinade
- Mast-o khiar cucumber yogurt, and sabzi khordan herb and cheese plate