Events / Dinner

Norouz: Persian New Year Celebration

Mon, March 21, 2016

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
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Ali Mesghali

Rumi’s Kitchen - Atlanta

Named for the famous 13th-century poet, Rumi’s Kitchen in Atlanta is lauded for its ambitious, modern Persian cuisine. For our annual celebration of Norouz, the culture’s holiday welcoming the new year, we’ve tapped the restaurant’s esteemed chef/owner Ali Mesghali to pay homage to the 3,000-year-old tradition with a delectable spread.

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  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Kookoo Sabzi > Chopped Herb Soufflé with Onions, Walnuts, and Barberries
    • Tahcheen > Baked Basmati Rice with Persian Yogurt, Shaved Garlic, Saffron, and Lemon
    • Dolmeh > Stuffed Grape Leaves with Ground Beef, Basmati Rice, Raisins, Persian Herbs, and Pomegranate Molasses
    • Beet–Labneh Purée with Za’atar, Goat Feta, and Hazelnuts
    • Butternut Squash Purée with Tahini, Date Syrup, and Sesame Seeds 
  • Dinner
    • Apricot-Braised Koofteh with Shallots and Sour Grape Juice
    • Trio of Persian Dips: 
    • Mirza Ghasemi > Fire-Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes and Garlic
    • Borani Esfanaj > Persian Yogurt with Spinach and Crispy Onions
    • Kashke Bademjan > Pan-Fried Eggplant with Whey, Crushed Mint, and Crispy Onions
    • Sabzi Polo ba Mahi > Black Bass with Herbed Rice and Potato Tahdig 
    • Soltani Kabob > Fire-Roasted Beef Tenderloin and Ground Beef Skewer with Saffron Basmati Rice
    • Makhlouf > Rice Noodles with Rose Water Sorbet, Saffron–Pistachio Ice Cream, Sour Cherries, and Lemon
    • A selection of fine wines generously provided by Darioush Winery will be served with this dinner.

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