Refugee Cafe first dinner // The Syrian Feast

Simon Ware
Simon Ware

Our first pop-up dinner at the incredible Parlez in Brockley was a massive success with tickets sold out early and a relaxed atmosphere the whole night through.

Syrian chefs Mahir and Abdullah created a delicious feast, whilst guests were also treated to live music from Catford based lute player Rick Jones and a speech from Karen Canty, Chair of Refugee Welcome. Thanks to everyone that made it a success and a special shout out to Lewisham Food Centre, SWOP shop and Lee Greens Veg Box who all donated beautiful produce!

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Abdullah co-cheffed with Mahir and brought his experience as Damascus Chef to design the menu:
“Drawing on the many threads of Syrian Cuisine I aim to stimulate the senses of vegans and carnivores alike, the gluten lovers and gluten free, the light snackers and the heavy eaters among us with zest, passion and precision.”

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