Tawla is happy to announce Sunday Supper Club, a chance to cast a spotlight on a specific part of the Eastern Mediterranean. For the upcoming few Sundays and starting this Sunday Dec. 3, we'll be featuring Aleppo, the 'Culinary Capital' of the Middle East. For Aleppo natives, food is an especially important part of national identity. Aleppo, first settled in 5000BC, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Its cuisine has evolved over thousands of years of conquests, trading and migrations, shaped and blended by dozens of peoples. The Aleppo table is an expression of the ebb and flow of all these cultures.
Our supper club is here to celebrate this magical city of happier, more peaceful times past and bring a taste of Aleppo to San Francisco.
BREAD + ACCOMPANIMENTS
BITTER GREEN SALAD
sumac onion, lemon, pomegranate
Aleppo boasts upward of twenty kinds of Kibbeh making a rotating flight of Kibbeh a must.
raw lamb, baharat
red lentils, shatta
baked lamb, pistachio, pomegranate molasses
garlic, tahini, pine nuts
'Fustuq Halabi' is Arabic for Aleppo peanuts or the official name for Pistachio since historically Aleppo had been the producer of the best Pistachio in the region.
beef, pork and lamb, pistachio, sour cherry
DELICATA SQUASH SHAKERIYEH
An old world, slow cooked yogurt-based stew, known for its iconically deep onion and coriander flavor.
yogurt, onion, cardamom, bay
A puff pastry parcel stuffed with a fragrant vegetable rice, often a perfect accompaniment to stews.
ouzi rice, mint
semolina cake, sour orange, hibiscus, whipped labneh
49 per person