Supper clubs aim to raise awareness of Syrian culture
Syrian cuisine and its people will be at the heart of two London-based supper clubs being held tomorrow.
While one will be “in honour of International Women’s Day” today, the other will be fundraising for a charity that “puts the Syrian refugee crisis at its heart”.
The Syrian Supper Club ‘SUP?’ will be serving “dinner prepared by aspiring chefs from refugee backgrounds, celebrating their journeys and debunking myths spurred by mainstream media concerning the refugee population”.
With the refugee crisis said to “have slipped from the public eye”, organiser Mahnoor hopes to raise money for the charity group Help Refugees UK.
While her 3-course meal will consist of Halal Syrian specials, with veg and non-veg options available, people are being encouraged to donate to her cause of raising £750 “to help showcase the local heritage of Syria through food cooked by migrant chefs”.
This particular supper club’s menu will be prepared by reputable Syrian chef Ahmed.
The Syrian Flower
The second supper club has been organised by Majeda who has invited people “for a culture filled evening” learning to cook some of her favorite Syrian delicacies for International Women’s Day.
Cooking and tasting two authentic Syrian dishes, the woman from Syria will be “sharing powerful stories of the strong women in my country who face daily challenges”.
But while this event has now sold out, the previous one she held last month was also in collaboration with Help Refugees UK and aimed at raising money towards helping her achieve the goal of setting up a catering company for women refugees.
You can keep track of her next project by following her Facebook page: The Syrian Flower.