Eid Celebration

  • April 22, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    1934 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Ticket Price $0.00-$60.00 This event is now over
Description

Join us for an amazing family-style tasting dinner to celebrate Eid this year! Loaf will showcase prominent dishes from a bunch of different Islamic communities around the globe.
 

Appetizers: 

For the Appetizers we are doing a Desi favorite "papdi chaat" which is a savory kind of salad packed with chickpeas, potatoes, crispy sev, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions tossed in yogurt and a tamarind chutney. We've also got some chicken Satay, a famous dish from across South East Asia brought to the region by Muslim immigrants. The final portion of the Appetizers is the most famous dish of Central Asia, particularly the Uyghers, a Muslim group living on the far Western border of China. Laghman is hand pulled noodles tossed in a saucy broth with ground beef and veggies.

Mains:

The first main course is Jollof Rice, one of the most unifying dishes across the countless cultures and countries of Western Africa. It's a big one-pot rice dish made with tomatoes, meat, and veggies. It's often used to break fasts in West Africa and is synonymous with "Party." The main meat portion will be Lamb Mechoui, a North African dish of lamb marinated in a yogurt sauce and slowly roasted for about 9 hours till perfectly tender.

 

Desserts:

Since Eid is so known for it's many delicious desserts, our first dessert course is dates stuffed with mix nuts soaked in honey, a dish that is used to break fasts ubiquitously across the Muslim world. We've also got Baklava, the most famous dessert of Turkey, of nuts pressed between phyllo dough and baked till crispy. As well as Sheer Khurma, the dessert eaten on Eid across most of South Asia, Afghanistan, and much of Central Asia. It's a dessert of vermicelli noodles, saffron, nuts, fruits, and spices cooked slowly in a heavily spiced milk. Last but not least we'll be making navy bean pie. A major staple of Nation of Islam and American Muslim households. It's a sweet Custard pie similar to pumpkin or chess pie with navy beans pureed into the filling to create a really wonderful and unique texture.

 

Beverages:

We'll be serving different beverages with each course. The Appetizers we'll serve with Kampot, a juice/tea drink made of cherries that is used to break fasts in Tajikistan as well as through the many Muslim communities of eastern Europe and the Balkans. The main courses will come with Qamar al-Din, which is a juice from Syria made from dried apricots that is standard during Ramadan in Levantine households. For dessert we'll be serving a classic Persian sherbat. Sherbat, which is actually the historic ancestor of sherbert, sorbet, and a ton of other sweet frozen treats, is a sweet drink made with rose syrup, fruit juices, ice, and often saffron and basil seeds.

This event is open to anyone respectful of the culture or open to learning more about this important spiritual event celebrated globally by more than 25% of the people on Earth.

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 22, 2023 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue Details

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104 Memphis Brooks Museum of Art