Casa Ali dinners and lunches in april turned out amazing. Dinners were totally booked out and sunday lunches saw rather intimate gatherings which resulted in cooking sessions with guests and on an other occasion, planning the performative culinary collaboration with Gabriela Parra.
As promised, a Romainian treat graced one of the dinners made by my flatmate and his girl-friend visiting from Milan. Reconnected with some old friends after many years and via Casa Ali I was introduced to some new faces. Continue reading Casa Ali ~ Supperclub dates – May
Nowruz special photo album and April gatherings at Casa Ali in the first and third weeks of the month.
I associate the month of april with the following in no particular order
Continue reading Casa Ali ~ April dates and menu
Celebrate Nowruz and Spring Equinox in the Casa Ali style!
The ancient Persian spring festival of Nowruz, Persian for “new day,” is considered the beginning of the New Year not only in Iran, but throughout Central Asia. The holiday falls on the first day of spring, usually March 21st, and celebrations continue for 13 days.Wear something green. Please observe the timing.
FRIDAY 20th March 6.30 – 10.30pm Book Tickets
FRIDAY 22nd March 6.30 – 10.30pm Book Tickets
Menu Plantain, avocado, herbs || Courgette, halloumi, mushroom || Mixed lentils soup || Artichoke hearts, spinach, prawns, lotus root || Rice, herbs, tilapia, fresh pomegranate seeds || Rice and kiwi pudding with cardamom and nuts.
SUNDAY 24th March 12.30 – 4.30pm Book Tickets
Menu Plantain, avocado, herbs || Courgette, halloumi, mushroom || Mixed lentils soup with ginger || Artichoke hearts, spinach and lotus root || Rice, herbs, fresh pomegranate seeds || Rice and kiwi pudding with cardamom and nuts.
Welcome drinks (non-alco) on the house. Bring your own wine.
At my supperclub; Casa Ali, I am channelling my creative energies into experimenting with different tastes and textures. Tears my mum shed, while chopping onions in turn made us kids cry along with her in the small kitchen in Lahore. Many beautiful curries were cooked in that kitchen and even though I don’t remember half of them… the stinging sensation as I chop onions today fondly takes me back all those decades. Continue reading Tears make a great ice cream!
14 Feb dinner update and gallery
Why did I buy into the glamour of Valentines day when after all it was a Thurs-day? The symbolic has great power to re-ignite the past in a jiffy. I love all things ritualistic which you can make your own. It was a very intimate dinner for four guests and three arrived. Sebastian my sous chef had to go rescue a friend in need who was under pressure from the enormous expectations of the day. Valentines day was worth £1.3 billion to UK retailers and American spend on the day fetched $17.6 billion.
I was well chuffed at how the evening turned out at Casa Ali. Jon and Sara both live within 10 miles of South Norwood, where as Kehkashan made an epic journey all the way from Continue reading Casa Ali ~ March menu + <3 dinner update