Mezze Christmas Gift Guide

We are 6 months open in the deli in Tramore, Co. Waterford and we are really excited about our first Christmas! Our deli combines our love for Middle Eastern food with products from our fellow Irish artisan food producers, growers and makers.

For gifts this Christmas we have a range of beautiful hampers for those who love to cook, those that love to eat and the eco-concious. You can find our full range of hampers in our deli or our online shop. We also have a number of events happening early 2020 which would be a great gift for a foodie friend or loved one. If you can't decide you are welcome to pick up some vouchers from the deli and let them choose!

Here's a selection of some of our favourite hampers and upcoming events:

HAMPERS

Sugar & Spice hamper

All things nice in this hamper with locally sourced Kilmeaden honey (from Nicola’s dad), Zaytoun za’atar, Bean & Goose spiced hazelnut, honey & Ecuador 70%, Zaytoun fair trade medjoul dates, Belazu rose harissa, White Mausu peanut rayu, West Cork Cookies Ginger Spice biscuits, and two Mezze spice blends (baharat & peanut dukkah).

Middle Eastern Cook's hamper

For someone who loves experimenting in the kitchen this hamper includes a wonderful range of products to bring the flavours of the Middle East to your table. This flavourful hamper includes Zaytoun fairtrade Palestinian olive oil, Cortas Pomegranate molasses, Belazu preserved lemons, Belazu rose harissa, Mezze spice blends (peanut dukkah, baharat, hawaiij) , Mezze za’atar lavosh flatbreads, Zaytoun za’atar, Al Nakhil tahini.

Add to this Ottolenghi’s Simple cookbook for a wonderful gift.

We strive to run our business in support of small businesses and the environment; each hamper reflects our aim by including local products with each hamper packed in a certified compostable box without any plastic packaging.

EXPERIENCE GIFTS

From our new space in our deli we are running dining events (also available to buy from our online shop). Events that can be bought for Christmas are:

Falafel & Flatbreads Demo & Dine (vegan) - Jan 18th 2020

Whether you're looking for some new plant-based recipes for you or the vegan in your life or you're a fiend for falafel this Demo and Dine will take you through the secrets to making perfect falafel. Dvir and Nicola will demonstrate how to make two traditional falafel recipes, easy flatbreads and all the trimmings to go with them. Once you've gained had a go at making your own you'll sit down to a Middle Eastern style shared plates meal of falafels, salads, dips, sauces and flatbreads. The night will be finished off with some Middle Eastern sweet treats and mint tea/Turkish coffee.

Food Photography & Food Styling with Monika Coghlan - 26th January 2020

Join Monika Coghlan of Pepperazzi for a hands-on day of food styling and photography with a Mezze Middle Eastern style lunch.

Monika is an award-winning Food Stylist, Photographer, Recipe Developer and Educator based in Cork. She has worked with some of the best food brands and restaurants in the country including Loving Salads, Rebel Chilli, Chia Bia and of course us! She has hosted Food Styling & Photography workshops in Ballymaloe, Dingle and Kinsale and is thrilled to have her next one in Tramore!

A Mezze lunch will be served mid-way through the session.

Middle Eastern Feast - Tu Bishvat - Saturday 15th February

Tu Bishvat is an eco-themed holiday celebrated in Israel in February where many people plant trees and celebrate with meals containing an array of available fruits and vegetables such as dates, figs, pomegranate and roots. We will build an eco themed menu with locally sourced veg and dried fruits all flavoured with the fragrances & spices of the Middle East. We will also donate €2 from every ticket to the Native Woodland Trust to plant trees in Ireland.

Happy Gifting!

Nicola

Mezze, 14-15 Main Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford

Contact Nicola @ 085-1852538/ info@mideastmezze.com

Website: www.mideastmezze.com

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