A Pomegranate Odyssey: From Istanbul to Yerevan

28 // 29 October

Armenian Supper Clubs at e5 Bakehouse

 
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Join Irem Aksu, chef at e5 and founder of Topik London for a night of food inspired by one of the oldest cuisines in Asia Minor hailing from the lands of Istanbul to Armenia. 

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The pomegranate has long been recognised as a cultural symbol of the Armenian people and this supper club will focus on dishes inspired by their rich food heritage.

 

Expect a selection of starters and meze plates for sharing with aromatic and spiced flavours. 

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Chemen butter, Armenian spiced marinated olives, wood fired baked flat bread

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Topik

caramelised onions, currants, pine nuts in chickpea dough

Midye Salma

mussels with nutty, spiced rice

Lahana Dolma  

cabbage rolls with minced beef and smoked warm yogurt

vegetarian option available

Borlotti Pilaki   

slow cooked beans in aromatic broth with fresh herbs

Yalanchi Sarma

lentil stuffed sour vine leaves

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            Golden walnut kadaif with pears and pomegranates 

 

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Irem says...

The aim of Topik is to present ‘food without borders’;  creating a space to explore traditional dishes from the many different minority cultures found throughout Turkey and share the stories and histories behind them.

Focusing specifically on the diverse cultures of Istanbul and Anatolia - such as Jewish, Istanbul Greek, Armenian, Kurdish, Arabic and Circassian: which have had undeniable influence on modern day Turkish cuisine and culture.

 

Tickets are £20 per person for food.

Seating at 8pm.

Drinks not included but there will be selected Turkish and Armenian wines available.