Feast Steward: Niamh ingen Dhomnaill | Robyn Beth Priestley
Contact the Feast Steward with dietary concerns prior to December 28, 2016.
Gluten-free bread and desserts, vegetarian and/or nut free versions of the pilaf, vegetarian kefte, or servings of plain chicken and rice can be prepared for you in advance if the kitchen has notice.
We will not be serving pork, cloves, or brassicas. Dairy and onions will be included in some dishes. The pilaf contains nuts! All dishes will be cooked in kitchens where wheat, dairy, and nuts have been worked with. Menu substitutions may occur; see your table menu for exact ingredients. Inform your server of any food allergies before the meal begins.
Join us as we travel the Silk Road and sample some of the wide variety of dishes that merchants and travelers may have encountered.—Niamh ingen Dhomnaill, Feast Steward
Foccacia—a type of flat Italian bread (flour, olive oil, herbs, yeast)
Hummus (chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, other ingredients TBA)
Pickled Onions (onions, white vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, mint, caraway, possible coriander TBA)
Pickled Beans (beans, caraway, cinnamon, sesame, vinegar)
Tzatziki— a Minted Yogurt Cucumber Sauce
Flatbread (wheat flour, yeast, recipe TBA)
Kefte— Middle Eastern All-Beef Meatballs & Chickpeas (ground beef, onion, egg, bread crumbs, cumin, thyme, cinnamon, fenugreek, oregano, olive oil, garlic, vinegar, chickpeas, purchased broth, chard or other seasonal greens, black pepper, salt)
Vegetarian Chickpeas (onion, cumin, thyme, cinnamon, fenugreek, oregano, olive oil, garlic, vinegar, chickpeas, purchased/homemade broth, chard or other seasonal greens, black pepper, salt)
Mediterranean Lettuce Salad with Vegetables & Lemon-Herb Dressing (lettuce – mixed leaf, celery, artichoke hearts, other vegetables TBA, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, Pecorino cheese, basil)
Zarda— a Mongolian Orange Chicken Rice Pilaf (oranges, sugar, lemon juice, vegetable oil, chicken, onion, purchased chicken stock, rice, turmeric, paprika, almonds, pistachios, black pepper, salt)
Vegetarian Zarda (oranges, sugar, lemon juice, vegetable oil, rice, vegetarian broth, green peas, turmeric, paprika, almonds, pistachios, black pepper, salt)
Glazed Carrots with Ghee— a drawn or clarified butter (carrots, butter)
Semekhura— Himalayan split-pea pancakes (split peas – yellow & green, garlic, ginger, shallots, turmeric, cumin, thyme, onion, wheat flour, vegetable oil, parsley, black pepper, salt)
Tea (green or black tea)
Pryanik— Russian Silk Road Gingerbread (wheat flour, sugar, eggs, butter or margarine, honey, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, jam)
Capacity & Seating
Feast capacity will be for 90 individuals. See the Gate & Registrar page for pre-registration details.
Limited offboard seating will be available.