Sunset – when the day’s fasting ends with a feast.
Featuring – Shared Sofra Tables – Contemporary Turkish Food
As if by fate Lezzet’s new ‘Ottoman Room’ will be open just in time to celebrate Ramadan, the ‘fasting’ time of devotion. Sunset signifies the time to end the day’s fast, by sitting down with family and friends to a multi course meal that begins with the most luscious dates and a long cooling glass of water.
Ramadan is the most holy and blessed month, a time to donate to charity or offer voluntary contributions. Lezzet’s owner Kemal Barut will set off after Ramadan fasting to Ghana, where he annually visits an orphanage for a fortnight of support and food offerings (the traditional gift of lambs).
Back at Lezzet the Ottoman Room will be up and running, a clever extension of his already popular contemporary Turkish space with its trademark moody ambiance. The room is flanked by swirling curlicue textured deep dark red walls, traditional Ankaran Turkish Rugs and Ottoman decorations.
‘Sofra’ is the Turkish word for Shared tables, where many courses share centre stage.
An example of a ‘Sofra’ shared menu:
Beetroot discs, champagne reduction, whipped goats cheese and honey
Victorian Mussels, cream and wine, Turkish croutons
Prawn & Scallop Mousse wrapped in Kadayif pastry
Slow cooked ribs, honey and sumak
Cured Wagu with pomegranate and capsicum
18 Hour slow cooked Lamb Shoulder, Date jus, Pearl cous cous
Cabbage, walnut & chilli salad
Atlantic Salmon, in vine leaves, Pinot Grigio, Date Mousse
A trio of Kazan Dibi, Persian Fairy Floss, Chocolate Ganache Cones,
Strawberry & Frangelico Sorbet & Limonata Foam
Sofra ‘Shared Table’ 5 course menu $58pp