Persian cuisine

Persian/Iranian cuisine… Not very well know in France… In Paris, there are few restaurants you can taste it. And the best is to discover it through friends and family, like I had the chance to… 

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Ancient Persian Feast
Shah Abbas inviting Uzbek Vali Muhammad Khan…

Shabnam Hashemi – A culinary artist

Shabnam is a friend who cooks wonderful Persian food. She started to share her passion through gastronomic consultancy, culinary stylish but also food creations. 

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Shabnam Hashemi ! A wonderful creative culinary stylist !

Iranian cuisine is mostly familial dishes with big plates of rice and stews.

Shabnam totally re-designed the traditional dishes in the most contemporary way. 

Shabnam Saveurs  Aperitif feast

Shabnam Saveurs
Aperitif feast

 

Design, gastronomy and authenticity

Shabnam Saveurs offers a wide range of delicate Iranian-style finger food for dinners, parties, cocktails and events…

Fessenjoon spoonfuls Meatballs in pomegranate and ground walnut sauce

Fessenjoon (Usually a big stew served with rice) spoonful
Meatballs in pomegranate and ground walnut sauce

Really a stew in finger food ? YES ! And it is wonderful !

Shabnam keeps the authenticity of original persian regional recipes and adds her touch of glamour and creativity. 

Tachin Canapés  Rice marinated with yoghurt and saffron.

Tachin Canapés
Rice marinated with yoghurt and saffron.

It is a very smart shape to eat rice in a cocktail party. It’s crispy and tender. The saffron flavour is a delight. 

Mirzaghasemi Tartlets Tiny tartlets garnished with mixed aubergine, grilled tomato and egg.

Mirzaghasemi Tartlets
Tiny tartlets garnished with mixed aubergine, grilled tomato and egg.

Enjoyable and convivial to taste.

My favourite !!! Koukou sabzi spirals with smoked salmon and crème fraîche.

My favourite !!! Koukou sabzi spirals with smoked salmon and crème fraîche.
Koukou is delicious savoury herbs, fried…

If you have a traditional Iranian diner you would have the chance to taste 2 or 3 specialities.

Shabnam Saveurs gives you the chance to travel through a wide landscape of Persian gastronomy.

Kashk Bademjoon Shot Eggplant with fermented yoghurt (kachk).

Kashk Bademjoon Shot
Eggplant with fermented yoghurt (kachk).

Shabnam can totally make a tailored menu for you. 

Mini Kofta Meat and grilled chickpea bites.

Mini Kofta
Meat and grilled chickpea bites.

A voyage in the tastes and perfumes of the Silk Road…

The dishes are tasty but Persian cuisine is not spicy hot, it is spicy in the perfumes… 

Delights…

Bereshtook Grilled yellow-pea flour biscuits flavoured with cardamom and sprinkled with ground pistachio.

Bereshtook
Grilled yellow-pea flour biscuits flavoured with cardamom and sprinkled with ground pistachio.

Bereshtook is tasted with dark black tea… 

Baghlava flowers Bite-size pockets of pistachio and ground almonds, bathed in a rose-water, saffron and cardamom-perfumed sirop.

Baghlava flowers
Bite-size pockets of pistachio and ground almonds, bathed in a rose-water, saffron and cardamom-perfumed sirop.

It is crispy, perfumed, rich and airy… A wonder. 

Saffron ice cream

Saffron ice cream

Addictive ! A wonder ! The textures and the flavours are perfect ! 

Rose in Paradise Rice flour, sugar, rose-water.

Rose in Paradise
Rice flour, sugar, rose-water

This desert is silky, tender and the rose water transports you in Ispahan…

Shabnam kindly gave us her Recipe of Rose in Paradise.

 خيلي ممنونتم عزيزم / khaili mamnunetam azizam

 

The work of Shabnam is truly amazing and unique… Visually and  the combination of flavours, tastes, textures. 

 

Here is a video to discover Shabnam Saveurs…  

Mille et une saveurs from Shabnam Saveurs on Vimeo.

 

www.shabnamsaveurs.com

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