My first supper club experience of mouthwatering Persian grub from Sabrina Ghayour was a winner (read about it here). So when I heard she was planning a brand new menu based on seafood and spice, I couldn’t waddle there fast enough.
Check out the menu we feasted on below. Amazing sounding isn’t it. Though incorporating pomegranate, sumac, barberries, roses etc which I think of as being quintessentially Persian ingredients, it was a departure from the Persian food I’ve previously eaten. Generally I find the food to be very aromatic but not spicy at all. Also the protein tends to be chicken and lamb, neither of which I eat. I love me some spice so along with the seafood fest, knew I was heading to culinary heaven.
Sabrina explained that the food from the Bandari province in Southern Iran is quite different from most Persian food. It’s a port region with a rich mix of cultures as well as influences from Arabia and India which make the food much spicier. The access to fresh fish from the Persian Gulf means more seafood is eaten. She was making many of the dishes for the first time herself so had been on a food journey too.
Feast your eyes on the food glorious food that what we ate below. Lucky me getting to chow down on this lot!
The showstopping rice dish which even the inclusion of my food hate raisins didn’t put me off. Layers of rice including a layer of prawns topped with Tahdig (the crispy layer).
All in all the spicy, succulent seafood with delicately balanced herb and sour notes rounding everything out had my tastebuds seriously excited. I’m not sure how often this menu will be offered but if it’s on again I highly recommend you grab the chance to try. For further information on supper club dates, visit www.sabrinaghayour.com