Cook for Syria

Feast and raise funds

Enjoy a taste of Syria and help victims of war at an exclusive London Food Month pop-up

GET ready for an exclusive one-week pop-up hosted by friends of #CookForSyria, as part of London Food Month. #CookForSyria is an international fundraising initiative, curated by Clerkenwell Boy and SUITCASE Magazine, to preserve and celebrate Syrian culture amid one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time.

The pop-up event, at The Store Kitchen, 180 Strand, is inspired by Imad Alarnab, a successful restaurant entrepreneur from Syria, who owned several popular restaurants, juice bars and cafés in his native country.

When war broke out, Imad had to flee and leave his business empire behind, but now living in the UK with his family, he is determined to make his dream of running his own restaurant a reality once more.

Following the success of Imad’s Syrian Kitchen in Columbia Road Market, this latest pop-up will see some of Syria’s most popular dishes served during a week that will  celebrate making ideas happen against the odds.

Imad will be cooking alongside a different chef each evening as well as #CookForSyria contributors Melissa Hemsley and Rosie Birkett, serving a signature seasonal dish with a Syrian twist.

The menu will be inspired by the bestselling cookbook #CookForSyria, with participating chefs coming from some of London’s most exciting restaurants, including The Barbary, The Good Egg, Berber & Q, Salon Brixton, Caravan, Breddos Tacos, and The Hampstead Kitchen. There are 60 covers per night in one sitting.

The #CookForSyria campaign officially launched in London on October 31 last year, followed by Sydney and Melbourne in February and March this year. It will launch in the USA in June. The initiative hopes to encourage everyone, from the UK’s top chefs to aspiring home cooks, to raise money for Unicef’s Syria Relief Fund.

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