Iranian event in London a huge success

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE TASTES OF IRAN

Our founder, Victoria Burrows, took 30 members of the Kensington & Chelsea Women's Club (KCWC) on a journey to Iran through a talk, slideshow and Persian food tasting on Friday 16 March.

Guests were welcomed downstairs at the elegant new Schiffini show kitchen just off Oxford Street, London, with a Persian-inspired pomegranate bellini. Victoria then gave insight into the many different sides of this multi-faceted and much-misunderstood country.

Guests then sampled the tastes of Persia through a menu of traditional and more modern dishes.

The menu for the evening included:

STARTERS

Yoghurt with beetroot and dried mint, sprinkled with toasted almonds

Aubergine with pomegranate molasses and golpar

Served with freshly baked nan bread

MAINS

Gormeh sabzi – Iran's unofficial national dish made with lamb, huge handfuls of fresh herbs, red beans and dried limes

Chicken with apricots and prunes – a dish from Northern Iran that's sweet with caramelised onions and aromatic with cinnamon and turmeric

Served with rice

DESSERT

Persian love cake – not so traditional but authentic to the flavours of Iran with its scent of rose water, lemon and cardamom

Served with purple flower tea called gol gav zaban, which translates as "purple tongue of cow", or borage, in English

It was a very enjoyable night of new friends and culinary experiences.

If you would like Victoria to give a talk on Iran and/ or give your guests a taste of the exotic flavours of Persia through delicious home-cooked food and Persian-inspired cocktails, please get in touch.