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From a Seed Comes a Tree: A Newcomer Kitchen Community Dinner

June 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

- $5 – $35 (Sold out)

From a Seed Comes a Tree: A Community Dinner in Celebration of Eid and Newcomer Kitchen

A Joyful Night of Traditional Syrian Food, Music & Activities

Where: The 519 • 519 Church St., Toronto, just N. of Wellesley St.
When: Thursday June 29 • Doors 6pm, Dinner 7pm, Music 8:30pm
Tickets: $35 • Tables of 6 & Kid’s tix available, Cash Bar, Prizes

In the last year, Newcomer Kitchen has done some remarkable things: serving up over 4000 meals prepared by nearly 60 Syrian families, and putting over $50,000 directly into the hands of the newcomer community.

It has been made possible by the support of hundreds of individuals, many of whom have never had a chance to meet. So we invite you all to join us in the spirit of Eid for a delicious community dinner of traditional Syrian food prepared by the talented cooks of Newcomer Kitchen, along with fantastic music, activities and prizes.

With musical performance by Esmaeel Abofakher, Rahaf Al Akbani and the SyCa band


Baba Ganouj (smoky eggplant & tahini dip) v, gf
Labneh (yogurt cheese) v, gf
Muhamarra (red pepper & walnut dip) v*, gf
served with pita bread, pickles, olives, and fresh vegetables.

Kebbeh Bel Sayniyeh (savoury bulgur cake with mushroom) v
Chicken Mansaf (roasted chicken with yogurt sauce on bed of grain)
Muldoom (layered vegetable casserole) v*, gf
Auzy (green pea rice pilaf, topped with spiced beef and fried nuts) gf

Salateh Malfouf (cabbage salad with pomegranate & sumac) v*, gf
Khyar Belaban (cucumber & yogurt with mint) v, gf

Apricot Nectar, Tamarind lemonade, Sparkling water + Cash Bar

Namoura (semolina cake with almonds and rosewater syrup) v
Mahalabia (milk pudding scented with orange blossom & pistachio) v, gf
Served with fresh seasonal fruit, dry fruits & nuts

#vegetarian (v), #vegan (v*) & #glutenfree (gf) options will be available.

Reserve a table of 6 and save $10 — use the coupon code “shukran” at checkout

Press Release (pdf)  |  Media inquiries: contact Len Senater, 416-828-1990


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