Mains

The quantities of these mains are ample and quite satisfying. If you choose two mains please discuss how many of each serving is required. As in the traditional manner, all foods prepared are not plated but served from serving ware by your dinner host or by guests,

Fattoush

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Fattoush

A rustic country style salad made with fresh garden vegetables and crispy Lebanese bread (croutons) spiced with sumac, dressed with Australian extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Fattoush like tabouleh is a great accompaniment to any of the mains described here.

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Bemeh (Okra Bean and Lamb)

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Bemeh (Okra Bean and Lamb)

A landmark dish seldom seen in restaurants, fried okra bean with chunks of tender lamb cooked in a rich spiced tomato and pomegranate sauce served with white Lebanese rice. Like the previous dish this is really a main dish but can be accompanied with a side salad. All it really needs is a little flat bread.

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Wahruk Ayrish (Rolled Grapevine Leaves)

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Wahruk Ayrish (Rolled Grapevine Leaves)

Hand rolled fresh picked grapevine leaves (when available, otherwise pickled), filled with finely chopped spiced lamb and white rice cooked in a rich tomato sauce with a hint of tangy pomegranate syrup. These rolls are stacked over tender lamb chops and slow cooked infusing them with all the flavours and spices of Lebanon. This is a sensational dish that stands on its own but can be accompanied with a side salad such as tabouleh.

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Keftah in Tomato

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Keftah in Tomato

A lovely saucy dish consisting of spiced lamb blended with onion parsley, mint, formed into meat balls, pan fried, then immersed in a rich tomato sauce. This is then served with Lebanese whit rice and flat bread.

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Tabouleh

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Tabouleh

A salad made with continental parsley, tomato, mint, and onion blended with cracked wheat dressed with lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and spices. Tabouleh is a great accompaniment to any of the mains described in this section. (V)

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Chicken Rice

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Chicken Rice

A simple rustic dish consisting of white rice cooked in freshly made chicken stock with coarse ground lamb, roasted pine nuts, almonds and chicken meat scattered through. Suggested accompaniments include tabouleh, a dip of your choice and flat bread.

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