Celebrating Cultural Food Traditions: Iran with Hanif Sadr
Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

Celebrating Cultural Food Traditions: Iran with Hanif Sadr

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Join Slow Food East Bay for the next in our 2019 series celebrating diverse culinary traditions!

On Sunday July 28, join us to eat delicious Persian food while Chef Hanif shares his stories of Iran's culinary traditions and the similarities of the Northern Iran and Northern Californian ecosystems. The world is small and we have more in common than we know. Take this chance to deepen your knowledge of the Middle East and the ways in which countries and peoples connect.

Slow Food East Bay’s upcoming series of events celebrates the cultural food traditions of immigrants and displaced people, learning how food helps people stay connected to homeland and also engage with new communities. Attendees will be inspired by stories from chefs and community organizations, learning how diversity and migration have helped our food system evolve.... And, frankly, be more delicious!

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Pelaa, Northern Iraninan rice bowl dinner
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Pelaa, Northern Iraninan rice bowl dinner

PELAA is a northern Iranian word for Polo (Persian rice)! Rice plays a huge role in Persian cuisine and rice farmers in northern Iran have been The main producers in the whole country for the past five hundred years. This four course menu will be focusing on different rice cooking techniques and varieties of Rice bowls served with Locally sourced Ingredients. We'll be using California rice from Lundberg Family farm. Come feast at our table, break bread with us, taste the flavors of northern Iran and experience the Persian hospitality at its best! We offer two serving times each night! The venue is a cozy café with multiple small tables.

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Pelaa,Northern Iranian rice bowl dinner
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

Pelaa,Northern Iranian rice bowl dinner

PELAA is a northern Iranian word for Polo (Persian rice)! Rice plays a huge role in Persian cuisine and rice farmers in northern Iran have been The main producers in the whole country for the past five hundred years. This four course menu will be focusing on different rice cooking techniques and varieties of Rice bowls served with Locally sourced Ingredients. We'll be using California rice from Lundberg Family farm. Come feast at our table, break bread with us, taste the flavors of northern Iran and experience the Persian hospitality at its best! We offer two serving times each night! The venue is a cozy café with multiple small tables.

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Pelaa, Northern Iranian rice bowl dinner
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Pelaa, Northern Iranian rice bowl dinner

PELAA is a northern Iranian word for Polo (Persian rice)! Rice plays a huge role in Persian cuisine and rice farmers in northern Iran have been The main producers in the whole country for the past five hundred years. This four course menu will be focusing on different rice cooking techniques and varieties of Rice bowls served with Locally sourced Ingredients. We'll be using California rice from Lundberg Family farm. Come feast at our table, break bread with us, taste the flavors of northern Iran and experience the Persian hospitality at its best! We offer two serving times each night! The venue is a cozy café with multiple small tables.

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Pelaa, Northern Iranian rice bowl dinner
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Pelaa, Northern Iranian rice bowl dinner

PELAA is a northern Iranian word for Polo (Persian rice)! Rice plays a huge role in Persian cuisine and rice farmers in northern Iran have been The main producers in the whole country for the past five hundred years. This four course menu will be focusing on different rice cooking techniques and varieties of Rice bowls served with Locally sourced Ingredients. We'll be using California rice from Lundberg Family farm. Come feast at our table, break bread with us, taste the flavors of northern Iran and experience the Persian hospitality at its best! We offer two serving times each night! The venue is a cozy café with multiple small tables.

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Flavors of Northern Iran
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Flavors of Northern Iran

From walnut, herb, olives to saffron & orange syrup pastry, Komaaj delivers unique flavors, gluten-free dishes, and a truly special learning and dining experience. Come feast at our table, break bread with us and taste the flavors of The northern Iran and experience the Persian hospitality at its best!

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PELAA, Northern Iranian Rice bowl dinner
Jun
26
8:00 PM20:00

PELAA, Northern Iranian Rice bowl dinner

PELAA is a northern Iranian word for Polo (Persian rice)! Rice plays a huge role in Persian cuisine and rice farmers in northern Iran have been The main producers in the whole country for the past five hundred years. This three course menu will be focusing on different rice cooking techniques and varieties of Rice bowls served with Locally sourced Ingredients. We'll be using California rice from Lundberg Family farm.

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PELAA, Northern Iranian Rice bowl dinner
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

PELAA, Northern Iranian Rice bowl dinner

PELAA is a northern Iranian word for Polo (Persian rice)! Rice plays a huge role in Persian cuisine and rice farmers in northern Iran have been The main producers in the whole country for the past five hundred years. This three course menu will be focusing on different rice cooking techniques and varieties of Rice bowls served with Locally sourced Ingredients. We'll be using California rice from Lundberg Family farm.

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Flavors of Northern Iran
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Flavors of Northern Iran

From walnut, herb, olives to saffron & orange syrup pastry, Komaaj delivers unique flavors, gluten-free dishes, and a truly special learning and dining experience. Come feast at our table, break bread with us and taste the flavors of The northern Iran and experience the Persian hospitality at its best!

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Northern Iranian bar bites with wine pairing
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

Northern Iranian bar bites with wine pairing

Spring is here and we are excited to share some Northern Iranian Spring dishes with our guests! We will be pouring a selection of Wines, beers and cocktails! each of these options will pair Strategically with a selection of Small plates. Komaaj Delivers unique flavors and a truly special learning and Dining Experience. Come feast at our table and taste the flavors Of Northern Iranian cuisine.

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Northern Iranian bar bites with wine pairing
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Northern Iranian bar bites with wine pairing

Spring is here and we are excited to share some Northern Iranian Spring dishes with our guests! We will be pouring a selection of Wines, beers and cocktails! each of these options will pair Strategically with a selection of Small plates. Komaaj Delivers unique flavors and a truly special learning and Dining Experience. Come feast at our table and taste the flavors Of Northern Iranian cuisine.

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Northern Iranian bar bites with wine pairing
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Northern Iranian bar bites with wine pairing

Spring is here and we are excited to share some Northern Iranian Spring dishes with our guests! We will be pouring a selection of Wines, beers and cocktails! each of these options will pair Strategically with a selection of Small plates. Komaaj Delivers unique flavors and a truly special learning and Dining Experience. Come feast at our table and taste the flavors Of Northern Iranian cuisine.

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Northern Iranian bar bites with wine pairing
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Northern Iranian bar bites with wine pairing

Spring is here and we are excited to share some Northern Iranian Spring dishes with our guests! We will be pouring a selection of Wines, beers and cocktails! each of these options will pair Strategically with a selection of Small plates. Komaaj Delivers unique flavors and a truly special learning and Dining Experience. Come feast at our table and taste the flavors Of Northern Iranian cuisine.

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Northern Iranian bar bites with wine pairing
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Northern Iranian bar bites with wine pairing

We will be pouring a selection of California white wine, rose and Pomegranate wine to match the menu. Each of these wines will pair strategically with a selection of Northern Iranian small plates. Komaaj Delivers unique flavors and a truly special learning and Dining Experience. Come feast at our table and taste the flavors of Northern Iranian cuisine.

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Narenj, Northern Iranian winter menu
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Narenj, Northern Iranian winter menu

Experience the flavors of Northern Iran with this 6-course taste of Winter! The cuisine of this coastal and mountainous region is one Of the most unique in the Middle East. It is characterized by rice, Tea, pomegranates, herbs, nuts and citrus.
Komaaj Delivers unique flavors and a truly special learning and Dining Experience. Come feast at our table and taste the flavors Of Northern Iranian cuisine.
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Narenj, Spring Menu
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Narenj, Spring Menu

From walnut herb olives to saffron & orange syrup pastry, Komaaj delivers unique flavors, gluten-free dishes, and a truly special learning and dining experience. Come feast at our table, break bread with us and taste the flavors of The Gilan Province and experience the Persian hospitality at its best!

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Narenj, Winter Menu
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Narenj, Winter Menu

From walnut herb olives to saffron & orange syrup pastry, Komaaj delivers unique flavors, gluten-free dishes, and a truly special learning and dining experience. Come feast at our table, break bread with us and taste the flavors of The Gilan Province and experience the Persian hospitality at its best!

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Flavors of Northern Iran, Lunch
Dec
23
12:30 PM12:30

Flavors of Northern Iran, Lunch

From walnut herb olives to saffron & orange syrup pastry, Komaaj delivers unique flavors, gluten-free dishes, and a truly special learning and dining experience. Come feast at our table, break bread with us and taste the flavors of The Gilan Province and experience the Persian hospitality at its best!

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Caspian Tea party
Nov
19
2:30 PM14:30

Caspian Tea party

A trip to Iran!

After an absence of decades, I returned to Iran to visit my 86-year-old father and got to roam the world's biggest bazaars and chat with the people in the streets.
At the same time, Hanif Sadr of culinary start-up Komaaj.com also visited his grandfather's farm house in the Caspian region to help sustain the small family village farms that grow unique teas and herbs.
Now back in Berkeley, we will share images of Iran's diverse people and places, and the wondrous things we saw, ate, drank and felt. Join us for afternoon Persian tea, home-made refreshments and an intimate encounter with a changing, bustling and forever surprising Iran.

We may even show you some of the goodies we sneaked past the border....If they only knew how good Iranian grandmothers are in packing contraband in your carry-on!

Babak Nahid

~ Alembique Apothecary
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Narenj, Fall Menu
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Narenj, Fall Menu

 

From walnut herb olives to saffron & orange syrup pastry, Komaaj delivers unique flavors, gluten-free dishes, and a truly special learning and dining experience. Come feast at our table, break bread with us and taste the flavors of The Gilan Province and experience the Persian hospitality at its best!

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Narenj, Summer Menu
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Narenj, Summer Menu

From walnut herb olives to saffron & orange syrup pastry, Komaaj delivers unique flavors, gluten-free dishes, and a truly special learning and dining experience. Come feast at our table, break bread with us and taste the flavors of The Gilan Province and experience the Persian hospitality at its best!

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Narenj, Summer Menu
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Narenj, Summer Menu

From walnut herb olives to saffron & orange syrup pastry, Komaaj delivers unique flavors, gluten-free dishes, and a truly special learning and dining experience. Come feast at our table, break bread with us and taste the flavors of The Gilan Province and experience the Persian hospitality at its best!

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Narenj, Summer Menu
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Narenj, Summer Menu

From walnut herb olives to saffron & orange syrup pastry, Komaaj delivers unique flavors, gluten-free dishes, and a truly special learning and dining experience. Come feast at our table, break bread with us and taste the flavors of The Gilan Province and experience the Persian hospitality at its best!

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Narenj, Summer Menu
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Narenj, Summer Menu

From walnut herb olives to saffron & orange syrup pastry, Komaaj delivers unique flavors, gluten-free dishes, and a truly special learning and dining experience. Come feast at our table, break bread with us and taste the flavors of The Gilan Province and experience the Persian hospitality at its best!

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Narenj, Spring Menu
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

Narenj, Spring Menu

From walnut herb olives to saffron & orange syrup pastry, Komaaj delivers unique flavors, gluten-free dishes, and a truly special learning and dining experience. Come feast at our table, break bread with us and taste the flavors of The Gilan Province and experience the Persian hospitality at its best!

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Caspian Tea Party
Jun
25
3:00 PM15:00

Caspian Tea Party

Come celebrate at the apothecary magical courtyard.
Please join us to explore the taste, color, aroma and benefits of Northern Iranian teas as home-made Gilani confectionery melt in your mouth. This presentation will include unique hand-dried teas and home-made Caspian confectionaries found nowhere else, including quince and orange blossom tea and wild borage tea from the Mazandaran province, as well as sweet and savory dishes like sugar-free pastry with orange syrup, pistachio and roses. 
Persian Tea Tasting pop-up!
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