Across Iran, Afghanistan, and many other countries, millions celebrate the arrival of spring with Nowruz, the Persian New Year. For more than 3,000 years, the New Year has held great significance for those of Persian origin – giving hope by bringing loved ones together to celebrate traditions, honor the past, and look to the future. Join Omid Roustaei for this special class, where you’ll learn how to make a classic Persian New Year’s feast of salad shirazi (tomato and cucumber salad with mint vinaigrette); aash reshteh (noodle soup with herbs and garlic mint sauce); sabzi polo ba mahi (herby rice pilaf with saffron-scented fish); and naan-e keshmeshi (rosewater and raisin cookies), just like mom used to make.
We are excited to welcome you into our space and would like to remind you of our covid policy. For the safety and comfort of our staff, guests, and their loved ones at home, we are requiring proof of vaccination and ID to attend in-person events in our space. Please make sure you and your guests know to bring either their vaccination card or a photo of their card as well as their ID. All guests will be required to wear a mask during instruction regardless of vaccination status. If you have had symptoms of covid or if you have been in close contact with someone with covid in the past 14 days, you will need a negative covid test to attend class. If you are sick, please stay home. Thank you for your help keeping each other and our staff safe!
Itching to get back into the Pantry kitchen, but still feel hesitant about the end-of-class dinner party? We get it! We are happy to pack up your meal at the end of class for you to enjoy at home. We’ll check in at the start of class to see what you’d prefer!