The Cook For Syria movement in Hong Kong
continues its success with a traditional Syrian style banquet dinner featuring authetic dishes from Aleppo and Damascus, curated by Crave Magazine Mediterranean Bites of Distinction winner and Lebanese born Maria Bizri, founder of Pomegranate Kitchen
CookForSYRIA is a global fundraising initiative
curated by Clerkenwell Boy and SUITCASE Magazine in
partnership with Unicef NEXTGeneration London. #CookForSYRIA first started as a simple supper club, where a group of foodie friends came together to celebrate Syrian cuisine and raise money to help Unicef protect Syrian children. Now it’s a global movement, and everybody is invited to the table. From cookbooks to supper clubs, #CookForSYRIA is raising vital funds for Unicef with support from the world’s top chefs, restaurants and volunteers.
War has raged in the country for nearly seven years, and in 2016 the UN identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance of which more than 6 million are internally displaced within Syria, and around 5 million are refugees outside of Syria.
Affecting over 8 million children, one in three Syrian children have grown up knowing only crisis. Their childhoods are filled with fear and insecurity
Spending much of her childhood in Damascus, Syria, and Lebanon, where family, friendship and community have always revolved around food. Maria Bizri, Pomegranate Kitchen founder and chef remembers a word “kelou,” meaning “eat” in Lebanese, a word mothers and grandmothers live by- in fact, it denotes a crazy maternal desire to feed, to serve and to be generous, to create a shared sense of happiness where none before existed.
Join Maria Bizri and her all star team at Pomegranate as they hope to take you on a journey and tell you our story of Syria, a country steeped in history, culture and great culinary traditions that need our help.
Where: Pomegranate Kitchen (4B, Sing Tech Factory Building, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road)
When: January 25th
Tickets: 800 HKD per person
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Free-flow prosecco, red and white wine, and beer are included.