A dinner inspired by cuisines from the Islamic world; a large portion of the proceeds are sent directly to refugee families in need.
Benefiting The Edible Schoolyard Project
Foods of the Islamic World: A Dinner In Support of Refugees
Banned Food is a charitable dinner event which celebrates the food from the Islamic world. Each course represents a country including dishes from Syria, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan. The majority of proceeds will go directly to local refugee families who are rebuilding their lives away from their countries of origin with little to no resources.
Arak from Syria —Anise, Mint, pomegranate
Mazza from Yemen, Syria — Hummus, tahini, tabouleh, smoked eggplant, labneh with za'atar, charred cauliflower, pickles and olives, pita
Maraq Bocor from Somalia — Pumpkin, eggplant, chili
Sabich from Iraq — Eggplant, soft boiled egg, tahini, amba
Shahan Ful from Sudan — Fava bean, berbere, cilantro
Jeweled Rice from Iran — Shallots, barberries, almonds, spices
Branzino Hraime from Lybia — Smoked tomato, harissa, cilantro, fennel
Sweets from Syria, Yemen — Halva, Madjhool dates, and Hawaij coffee
Travel Fee (in addition to experience price)
National (Greater than 60 miles from 90036): US$1,000
- Enjoy a delicious communal food from refugee banned countries for a great cause
- Learn more about East-African and Middle-Eastern cuisines
- Talk with the chef about his inspiration and motivation behind Banned Food
- A new and exciting way to contribute to those in need
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- Will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on luminary’s availability
This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete
How It Works
Provide your preferred dates and location for the experience.
The luminary will confirm the details, including schedule and location, or ask for alternatives.
Have a wonderful time. We look forward to coordinating your next IfOnly experience.