Well, are we ever excited about this! Groundswell will host our first ever pop up dinner, featuring the culinary talent of our friend and former EPCOT Morocco executive chef, Alami Aloui.
Join us for a casual, three-course, family-style traditional Moroccan meal, while we celebrate good flavors and new friends. Chef Alami and our own Chef Pete Sauer will provide courses one and two, while our baker/owner Megan Greulich and assistant bakery manager Alesha Weber will create the third course–inspired by traditional Moroccan flavors with a bit of Groundswell flair.
This is a ticketed event–we’ll be closed to the public that evening. Get your tickets soon, because they will go fast!
WHEN AND WHERE: at Groundswell, 1340 Thomas Ave, St Paul, on May 5th, 2017, from 6:30-9pm
FOR TICKETS: To join us, tickets can be purchased at Groundswell or online at https://squareup.com/store/groundswellmn for $45.
COURSE 1: Designed by Chef Alami and prepared with Chef Pete
Harira Soup: beef, lentils, and chickpeas simmered with tomatoes, ginger, tumeric, and Chef Alami’s custom Moroccan mild spice blend.
Seafood Bastilla: crispy baked layers of pastry stuffed with shrimp, calamari, cod, and spinach, in a béchamel cheese sauce.
COURSE 2: Designed by Chef Alami and prepared with Chef Pete
Braised Beef, Tagine-Style: with ginger, saffron, mild pepper, dried plums, and sprinkled sesame seeds
Marinated Alaskan Cod, Tagine-Style: with lemon, potatoes, green peppers, carrots, tomatoes, rice, and traditional red chermula sauce.
COURSE THREE: Groundswell desserts by Bakers Megan and Alesha, inspired by traditional Moroccan flavors
Butter Cookies: Moroccan-inspired, featuring pistachios and rose water
Semolina Cake: with a sweet cream cheese custard, simple syrup, and toasted almonds, inspired by traditional Moroccan kanafa
TO DRINK: complimentary water and Moroccan tea: Chinese gunpowder tea with mint and orange flower water. (Espresso drinks and alcohol will be available for purchase at the event, for an additional cost.)