I am set to cook another dinner at Caffe Torino. Here are the details:
Caffe Torino Pop-up Dinner
Saturday, June 6 2015 – 5:30 PM
…Time flies! It seems like yesterday that we had that wonderful Chilean-themed dinner and here we are again. By popular demand, we’re bringing back Ekin Yasin who will share once again with us the amazing food of her native Turkey.
For tonight’s dinner, Ekin has planned a menu that is heavily inspired by the South-East region and the spices that are typical of that area:
Amuse-bouche: Chilled spring onion soup topped with spices from Gaziantep
Antipasto/Appetizer: Gavurdagi – A refreshing salad from the Southeast of Turkey of herbs including mint and parsley, tomatoes and walnuts topped with a sumac lemon vinaigrette served with pita zahtar croutons.
Piatto principale/Main Course: Braised lamb shank with Gaziantep spices served with hunkar begendi (a traditional Turkish eggplant puree with cheese – the name means the king has liked it)
Vegetarian Option: Imam Bayildi – An eggplant stuffed with onions, tomatoes and other seasonal vegetables – served with a side of spicy bulgur pilav – (a type of bulgur dish with herbs, tomatoes, garlic and peppers)
Dolce/Dessert: Rev-lava: a fusion of the traditional Turko-Greek dish Revani – which is a semolina yoghurt cake and baklava – the semolina cake is topped with baklava syrup and pistachios that just arrived from the Southeast of Turkey, served with honey mascarpone cream.
We can accommodate Vegetarians/Gluten-Free requests, but not Vegans, so please specify when reserving whether you have any dietary restrictions and/or allergies.
Please remember that our kitchen is not completely Gluten-Free so traces might be present.
Dinner will be $35 per person plus tax, wine and/or other beverages excluded.
Space is limited so confirm via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (206-6822099) as soon as possible and we’ll reserve a spot for you!
A few days before the dinner a reminder email will be sent out.