Eggplant Dishes of Turkey and Lebanon – Dinner at Efendy, Balmain

Around three months ago, I ran an event with Somer Sivrioglu, owner and head chef at Efendy, Balmain, that brought to Sydney the chickpea dishes of Lebanon and Turkey. The event was a great success – we even got a full page write-up in The Sydney Morning Herlad’s Good Living.

Well, we loved it so much that we decided to do this all over again, but this time, the central ingredient is changing. We’ve signed up for Crave Sydney Food Festival and will be showcasing the eggplant dishes of our countries. The event is for only $65 per person and includes a tasting menu of 8 different eggplant dishes. We are running the dinner over 2 nights, the 25th and 26th of October. The rest of that week will also see some other great events at Efendy.

I don’t want my readers to miss out, since I know how quickly Crave Sydney events book out, so call Efendy on 02 9810 5466 to book asap so as to guarantee yourself a spot. You can also check out the Efendy website or the Crave Sydney website for more details.

Hope to see you there!


  • I love eggplant! In all of its incarnations and have recently been infatuated by Middle Eastern flavours, but unfortunately I will be on my way to China that weekend. Boo Hoo…. Have a great night though!

  • we were at your eggplant dinner…fantastic. thank you both! we’ll be back at efendy. are we allowed to have the recipe for the babaganoush? the best we’ve ever tasted. ever!

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