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Omani Tourism Dinner – Photos

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Above is a collage of photos from the dinner I planned and executed for Omani Tourism. We had the dinner at the beautiful Embers Mezze Bar in Darlinghurst. My main man was head chef Simon Zalloua – a brilliant Lebanese-Australian chef who trained at Rockpool and who brings much needed discipline, skill and technique to Sydney’s Middle-Eastern scene. I totally encourage you to go try out Simon’s food. It’s contemporary and clever without being pretentious. I included some of Simon’s dishes for the event and they worked perfectly with mine.

From top left:

  • Baba Ghanouj with Green Chili Pistachio Relish and Pomegranates
  • Puy Lentil Salad with Hazelnuts, Roast Pumpkin, Thyme and Isot Pepper
  • Shanklish Sambousek with Preserved Lemon Salsa (Simon’s Recipe)
  • Lentil Salad
  • Scallops
  • Scallop Moghrabieh with Chickpeas and Caraway Jus
  • Spatchcocked Poussin with Shish Tawook Spices (Simon’s Recipe) & Muhammara (my recipe)
  • Chef Simon dishing out the Slow-cooked Lamb Shoulder with Cardamom and Cinnamon Pilaf, topped with Crisp Onions, Barberries and Almonds
  • Embers’ Trifle: Sumac Strawberries, Rose and Lychee Jelly with Peanut Brittle (Simon’s recipe and one hell of a dessert)