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Cultural Cuisine at Sahara's Turkish Restaurant


Event Details

Date: 03/29/17 Cost: $25 Time: 6:30 PM Location: Manhattan

Our next Cultural Cuisine takes us to Sahara's Turkish Cuisine, a delicious restaurant in the Kips Bay neighborhood on the east side of Manhattan! With the help of one of our Kurdish students, we were able to work with the restaurant owners to come up with a truly authentic and robust menu for you to try. Come and meet other international students and our new Coordinator of Enrichment Programs, Marisa Silva, while we enjoy great conversation, plenty of food, and new friends! 

This menu has been specifically designed for One To World guests. All of the dishes will be served family style. 

 Cold Appetizers (served family style)
*Stuffed Grape Leaves: fresh grape leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts & currants cooked in olive oil
*Eggplant Salad: char-grilled eggplant with peppers, parsley & lemon juice
*Hummus: chickpea & tahini paste seasoned with garlic & olive oil
*Tabuleh: cracked wheat with mixed parsley, scallions, red pepper & dill
*Soslu Patlican: chopped eggplant cooked in moderately spicy sauce of fresh tomatoes, green peppers & garlic
*Babaganoush: char-grilled smoked eggplant puree flavored with tahini, garlic, olive oil & lemon
*Lebni: thick homemade yogurt with walnuts, garlic & dill
*Ezme: spicy, mashed vegetables mixed with walnuts, garlic, paprika, olive oil, & lemon juice

 Hot Appetizers (served family style)
*Cheese Pastries: crispy phyllo rolls stuffed with feta cheese & cooked until golden brown
*Mucver: pan-fried zucchini pancakes served with homemade garlic yogurt sauce on the side  

Entrees (served family style)
*Falafel Dinner (vegetarian): ground & fried chickpeas, seasoned with celery, parsley, garlic, onion & tomatoes served with tahini sauce, vegetables & rice
*Adana Kebab Chicken: finely chopped chicken, seasoned with peppers & parsley then grilled, served with grilled vegetables & rice
*Kofte: char-grilled lamb meatballs, served with grilled vegetables & rice

Dessert (served family style)
*Baklava: thin layers of phyllo with walnuts & honey                                                    

*Traditional Turkish Tea: 
unsweetened black tea 

Date: Wednesday, March 29th 

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (approx.)

LocationSahara's Turkish Cuisine, 513 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016 - see map here

Cost:* $25 (includes meal & tip)

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 28th

Contact: Zeïneb Boughzou, Enrichment Programs Global Fellow, or at (212) 431-1195 ext. 26

*All program fees are non-refundable.