1,001 Nights: An Evening in the Middle East
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of this amazing event! Stay tuned for announcements about our next Culture & Cuisine event!
Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Option 1: 5-course Persian Tasting Menu + Beers
705 Lite St., Point Edward
Sit down for an intimate experience, enjoying authentic dishes, each paired with a craft beer from Point Brewing Co. Roza will provide a very personal touch, teaching guests about how the dish was made, its cultural significance, why the dishes and drinks have been paired, and key flavour notes that should be looked out for.
NOTE: Your OPTION 1 ticket includes participation in OPTION 2 – you are welcome to stick around and enjoy the 2nd part of the evening!
Option 2: Tapas, Cocktails + Entertainment
705 Lite St., Point Edward
Munch on delicious Persian tapas in the bar room, while Roza mingles with the crowd and explains each bite. Live music, belly dancers, & silent auction/raffle. Roza & Point Brewing Co. will be creating 2 inspired cocktails available for purchase all night long. Your ticket includes one cocktail or mocktail.
Roza will be auctioning off a week of customized meal prep (value $450!, not. inc. grocery costs)!
Ticket sales end February 1st at 5PM!
Prefer no alcohol? We’ve got you covered. We have non-alcoholic ticket options that will replace your craft beers/cocktails with delicious mocktails instead. 🙂
Meet your host and chef
Roza Barnes, Bae Salamati
Roza’s journey with food started when she was young, watching her mother preparing beautiful Persian meals for the family. Food is a major part of the culture, cooking is how Persians show love to everyone.
Roza has been working in the food industry for over 20 years as well as cooking for her family, friends and catering special events. It was a very organic transition to start her own Personal Chef business (Bae Salamati). Many of her friends and family members enjoy her food, they are also always amazed by her ability to prepare every meal from scratch, daily. Roza started to offer her services to her close friends and the demand has been astounding. Fast forward to today where she has honed her skills, fed her passion and is excited to share it with you.
For Roza cooking is a creative process that brings great pleasure. Once she read that the mood you are in when cooking becomes absorbed into the meal you are preparing and thus offers joy with each meal, she is the happiest when cooking.
Her signature line truely sums up her love of cooking, her personality and how she has impacted her community.
Bae Salamati – Spread the joy!
Everyone at the table
Ticketed events are not always accessible to everyone. We can change that. When purchasing a ticket you can choose to gift a place for someone else to attend that otherwise couldn’t. Rayjon and Bae Salamati are also making a limited # of tickets available to community partners at no cost.
More Reasons Not to Miss This Event!
Live music all evening–starting from mellow rhythm to accompany the sit-down tasting, and ramping up to higher energy sounds in the second part of the evening.
Culture & Cuisine is designed to help people connect–across tables and across cultures. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet new people as you enjoy new food, browse the fabulous auction items, and enjoy the dancing.
Don’t miss our Persian-inspired photo booth!
There is so much to learn about both ancient and modern-day Persian history, culture, and traditions. Join us as we explore. Come with questions and an open heart/mind.