Break Bread with us this summer
Join us as we break bread with our neighbors and learn more about the cultural wealth of resettled communities that call Richmond, Virginia home. Our first event in the Breaking Bread Series is a night of dinner, drinks, and conversation featuring a tasting menu prepared by local Afghan chefs.
Friday, July 12, 2019 | 6-9pm | Mobelux at Saunders Station: 1635 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220
About the Chefs
Jalal and Zakia are a husband a wife team who resettled in Richmond, Virginia in 2015. In Afghanistan, Jalal worked as a human resources manager and supported the U.S. mission against terrorism; doing so put him and his family in danger. With the support of the Richmond community and ReEstablish Richmond, Jalal is working as a workforce management analyst and Zakia is working as a tailor at a local bridal shop. They both dream of opening their own food truck or restaurant. Though accustomed to catering for large family and community gatherings, Breaking Bread is Jalal and Zakia's debut in sharing their food and culture with the Richmond food scene.
About the Event
6-7pm | Cocktails
7-9pm | Seated, family-style dinner and cultural presentation about Afghan cuisine
Ticket price includes drink, dinner, and dessert. Additional drinks and desserts to take home will be for sale during the event.
About the Menu
The Breaking Bread Afghan meal will be served family style, and it will be accompanied by a presentation and discussion of the power of food in Afghan culture.
Qabeli Palau with meat | rice mixed with carrot, raisin, almond, and veal
Chicken Karai | chicken with tomato and pepper with seasoning
Afghanistan Salata | onion, tomato, pepper, mint leaves and traditional Afghan spices
Gosh-e-Feel or Elephant Ear | a traditional Afghan dessert of fried sweet bread with green cardamom