It must be the season for it — Middle Eastern events are popping up all over. My diary is filling up fast. Hot on the heels of the fabulous Carousel residency in my last post, another hot Israeli chef is preparing a feast.
On March 12, 13 and 14, Allpress Espresso Roastery and Café in Dalston will be hosting ANAN. Behind it is former head chef (and co-founder) of The Barbary, Eyal Jagermann - whose food I was lucky enough to eat in the early days of The Barbary - is offering a vegetarian mezze menu based around hummus.
Mouthwatering dishes include Medjool confit beetroot with dukkah; golden cauliflower served Jaffa style; burnt sweet potato brûlée and slow roasted kohlrabi with cured lemon chimichurri. Desserts include a coconut cream-based malabi, served with persimmon and rose water syrup.
In the kitchen with Eyal is chef Tomer Hauptman (ex-Palomar) while Zoe Tigner-Haus (previously at the River Café) will be running front of house.
Tickets are £33 and include an Arak cocktail combining Limonana, rose petals and coriander seeds. I'm so in!
If it sounds like your thing too, book here - but save me a seat!