LEVANTINE MENU

You can get in touch with us by Email info@eleneskitchen.com or phone 02083544287 to see how we can cater for you and create a bespoke Levantine menu for your event. Please don’t forget to inform us of any dietary requirements you or your party have.

BRUNCH

Hummus Balila (v) Chickpeas in olive oil, garlic and parsley

Foul Moudammas (v) Crushed broad beans in olive oil, garlic and parsley

Manakish Zaatar (v) Flat bread with Lebanese thyme, sesame seeds, onion and olive oil

Manakish Cheese (v) Flat bread with halloumi cheese

Lahem Bel Ajin Flat Bread with Minced Lamb, Finely Chopped Tomato and Onion

SOUPS

Lentil (V) Pureed Lentil, rice, onion and Olive Oil

Aadas Bel Hamod (V) Lentil, Rice, onion, Potato, Swiss chard, Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

Kishek Dried Fermented Cheese, Minced Lamb, Garlic and Olive Oil

DIPS 

Hummus (v) Pureed chickpeas with Tahini paste

Hummus beiruty (v) Pureed chickpeas with Tahini paste mixed with parsley and chilli

Hummus with Awarma Pureed chickpeas with Tahini paste topped with Minced Lamb

Moutabal (v) Pureed Chargrilled Aubergine with tahini paste

Labneh (v) Strained yoghurt. Have it with garlic and/or mint if you prefer

Muhammara (v) Hot and sweet pureed red pepper and chopped walnut

Tzatziki (v) Greek Yoghurt with finely chopped cucumber and mint

Taramasalata Cured cod fish roe mixed with olive oil and lemon juice

Fava Bean (v) Yellow split pea puree with olive oil and lemon juice

COLD MEZAS 

Stuffed Vine Leaves (v) Vine leaves stuffed with rice, tomato and chickpeas

Beans Bel Zeit (v) Stewed flat green beans in tomato, onion, garlic and olive oil

Okra Bel Zeit (v) Stewed okra in tomato, onion, garlic and olive oil

Aubergine Mousakaat (v) Layered aubergine cooked with tomato, chickpeas, onions and garlic

Moujaddara (v) Pureed Lentil and Rice served with fried onions

Kibbeh Nayeh Raw minced lamb tartar mixed with bulgur wheat and 7 spice

Habra Nayeh Raw minced lamb tartar mixed with 7 spice

Aubergine El Rahib (V) Finely Chopped Grilled Aubergine, Onion, Tomato and Garlic in Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

Shankleesh (V) Lebanese Speciality Aged Cheese in Thyme, Chopped Tomato, Onion and Parsley in Olive Oil

Basturma Thinly sliced pieces of air cured dried beef

Batrakh Thinly sliced salted and smoked fish roe

Makdous (v) Pickled Baby aubergines stuffed with walnuts and red peppers in olive oil

Kabis – House Pickles (v) A selection of pickled cucumbers, peppers, turnips and carrots

HOT MEZAS

Spinach Fatayer (v) Triangle pastries stuffed with spinach, onion and lemon juice

Lamb Sfeeha Open top square pastries stuffed with minced lamb, pine nuts, tomato and onion

Lamb Sambousek Half moon Pastries stuffed with minced meat, onions and pine nuts

Lamb Kibbeh Minced lamb and bulgur wheat shells stuffed with minced lamb, onions and pine nuts

Pumpkin Kibbeh (v) Pumpkin and bulgur wheat shells stuffed with spinach, onions and walnuts

Feta Cheese Rikakat (v) Filo pastry parcels stuffed with feta cheese and parsley

Falafel (v) fried broad bean balls served with pickles, tomato, parsley and taratour sauce

Batata Harra (v) Fried potato cubes in coriander, chilli and garlic

Grilled Halloumi Cheese (v) Sliced halloumi pieces cooked on the griddle

Spicy Sojuk Armenian spicy sausage cooked with tomato and garlic

Makanek Lamb sausage with pine nuts cooked with lemon juice

Sautéed Chicken Livers Chicken livers cooked in lemon juice

Jawaneh Grilled Chicken wings marinated in coriander and garlic

SALADS 

Elene’s Kitchen Salad Conchiglie pasta, prawns, cucumber, gherkins and apples made with homemade mayonnaise and zataar

Tabbouleh (V) Finely Sliced Parsley, Bulgur wheat, tomato and onion in Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

Fattoush (V) Chopped Mixed Salad, Bakle, Tomato, Cucumber, Mint, Radish, Sumac and Toasted Pitta Bread

Greek Salad (V) Sliced Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Sweet Pepper, Feta Cheese, Olives, oregano in olive Oil and Lemon Juice

Orange & Beetroot (V) Sliced Orange, Fennel and Beetroot in Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar

Zaatar & Rokka (V) Fresh Thyme and Rocket in Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

MAIN COURSE

Lamb Meshwi Marinated lamb cubes, baby onions and tomato on skewers

Lamb Kafta Minced lamb, onion, parsley and mixed spices on skewers

Chicken Taouk Marinated chicken fillet cubes on skewers

Mixed Grill A selection of lamb meshwi, lamb kafta and chicken taouk skewers

Kibbeh Bissayniyeh Minced lamb and bulgur wheat patties stuffed with minced lamb, onion and pine nuts. Served with cucumber & yoghurt

Lamb Cutlets Marinated lamb cutlets

Roasted Baby Chicken Spit Roaster Baby Chicken served with Garlic Sauce

Tomato Stewed Kibbeh Minced lamb and bulgur wheat shells cooked in tomato sauce. Served with Rice

Yoghurt Stewed Kibbeh Minced lamb and bulgur wheat shells cooked in yoghurt and garlic sauce. Served with Rice

Lamb with Rice Leg of lamb pieces served with rice, roasted nuts and a gravy sauce

Chicken with Rice Roast chicken served with rice, roasted nuts and a gravy sauce

Cod Sayadiyeh Cod fillet served with browned rice, roasted nuts and a gravy sauce

Molokhiye Stewed molokhiye leaves served with rice, chicken, pitta crostini and a mignonette sauce

Chicken Moghrabiyeh Moghrabiyeh Balls stewed with Chickpeas, chicken and baby onions

Okra with lamb Okra and Lamb tomato stew. Served with Rice

Flat Beans with Lamb Flat beans and Lamb Pieces with garlic, onion and a tomato sauce. Served with Rice

Lamb Shawarma Slices of marinated lamb served with pickles, tomato, parsley and tarator sauce

Chicken Shawarma Slices of marinated chicken served with pickles, tomato, parsley and tarator sauce

Mixed Shawarma Slices of marinated lamb and chicken served with pickles, tomato, parsley and tarator sauce

Shish Barak Lamb and parsley dumplings in a yoghurt, garlic and coriander stew. Served with Rice

Fattet Aubergine Baked aubergine topped with minced meat, pine nuts and rich tomato sauce served with yoghurt and crispy pita croutons

Makloubet Aubergine Jordanian rice dish with layers of aubergine, lamb, tomato and pine nuts

Koussa Mehshi White marrow Courgettes stuffed with rice and minced meat cooked in a tomato sauce

Samke Harra Sea bass fillets in a chopped walnut and tahini sauce

Whole Grilled Seabass Seabass fish marinated with lemon, sea salt and pepper

Fried Red Mullet Deep fried whole red mullet fish

Garlic King Prawns Grilled King prawns marinated in garlic and parsley

SIDES

Plain Rice (V) Plain Cooked Basmati Rice

Rice With Vermicelli (V) Basmati Rice and Vermicelli

Rice With Minced Meat Basmati Rice Cooked with Minced Lamb

Moudardara (V) Lentil and Rice Served with Fried Onions

Seasonal Vegetables (V) Grilled Aubergine, Courgette, Sweet Pepper and Tomato

Cucumber & Yoghurt Chopped Cucumber, Yoghurt and dried mint

DESSERTS

Seasonal Fruit Tart Orange & almond, Plum, Raspberry Crème Patisserie, Strawberry Crème Patisserie, Tarte Tatin

Elene’s Chocolate Cake Rich chocolate cake with a soft gooey centre