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Persian Cuisine Luncheon with Mme Shahin, Chef Extraordinaire

  • Oakville Grille and Wine Bar 10257 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD, 20814 United States (map)
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This event is limited to members of the Harvard Club and MIT Architecture Alumni. The fee is $40.
Shahin Riahi, our host and chef, was born in Isfahan, holds a master's degree from India and is part owner together with Abby Ansari, of Oakville Grille, an upscale neighborhood bistro crafting high-end New American cuisine in an upscale strip-mall setting in Bethesda, MD.  
This Persian buffet lunch promises a very stunning variety of culinary delights. The menu is a phantasmagoria of Persian food, all made with fresh, organic ingredients according to traditions that date back over two thousand years. Guests will enjoy a buffet meal for both carnivores and vegetarians and a glass of house wine.

Shirazi Salad (tomato, cucumber and herbs vinaigrette)
MastoKhiyar (Homemade yogurt and cucumbers with fresh mint and nuts)
Sabzi Khordan  (A colorful array of fresh herbs, radish, feta cheese, and walnuts)
MAIN DISHES (served with a variety of rice dishes)
Fesenjan  (pomegranates and walnut stew)
Bademjan  (vegetarian tomato based eggplant dish)  
Joojeh Kabab (Persian chicken kabab)
Gowjeh & kadoo (Persian vegetable kabab)
Berenj  Saffron white rice
Tahdig  Crunchy fried rice (the soul of Persian meals)
Sholeh Zard Persian Saffron rice pudding 


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$40 MIT Alumni
$40 Guests of MIT Alumni

Earlier Event: November 17
Alumni/Student Fall Happy Hour