Contra Kitchen by The Curatorialist

Last week I attended a delicious event at Pacific Restaurant Supply, it was a pop-up food event produced by Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu and his partner Hakan Burcuoglu. Featuring a selection of curated cocktails with an esoteric menu inspired by the bounties of Asia Minor [Turkey].

Pie of Saryer



Food was served family/buffet style and the evening began with an incredible spread of appetizers featuring Wild sourdough and brioches, Sun-dried Chili pate, Pie of Saryer, Hummus, Babaganoush, and nuts.

Then there were more dishes served including an Albacore Tuna dish, Octopus, a French lentil Salad, Zucchini Pancakes and other dishes.

Sabiha’s Sakshuka

Slow-roasted lamb dish

Then a selection of main dishes including Sabiha’s Sakshuka, David’s Oyster Mushrooms, Kabuli Chickpea Stew, Meyhane pilaf, Haydari and an outstanding Slow-roasted lamb dish.

The Demlicay cocktail

There was a selection of cocktails as well as local craft beers and wine for people to enjoy with the food. A DJ was spinning music and there were unique artifacts in random places around the room. It was a packed house of foodies enjoying the space, upstairs of the restaurant kitchen supplier Pacific Restaurant Supply.

The Chefs team Emily, Deniz, Dan.

Keep an eye out for future events this team creates.

By: Richard Wolak

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