Dinner hosted by Ayesha Nurdjaja and Antonio Bachour
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Dinner hosted by Ayesha Nurdjaja and Antonio Bachour part of The NYT Cooking Dinner Series

Friday, February 24
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Important Info
Wines 21 years of age and older Smart Casual Indoors Seated


A tangle of fresh herbs and heady spices will envelop this enchanting dinner, which comes courtesy of a few highly trained travel guides ready to transport your senses to the hypnotic hustle and bustle of a Middle Eastern bazaar. To help us set the scene, we’ve tapped Ayesha Nurdjaja, the wickedly talented chef of Shuka and Shukette, both of which have earned her universal praise (not to mention a few rave reviews from the New York Times). Joining Nurdjaja for this modern Middle Eastern feast will be Antonio Bachour, the award-winning pastry wizard of Lebanese descent who recently opened the excellent Lebanese restaurant, Habibi (in Merida, Mexico) to much acclaim. For this extraordinary dinner, he’ll welcome Nurdjaja into the kitchen of his eponymously named flagship restaurant in Coral Gables, where they’ll develop a vibrant menu that manages to capture the earthy, smoky, spicy, tangy, and altogether magical mystique of the shuk.


Guests will be assigned seating prior to this event. We can only guarantee that tickets purchased within the same transaction will be seated together. If you would like to be seated with another guest(s) who purchased ticket(s) separately, please send your request via email to [email protected]. The Festival cannot guarantee the accommodation of specific dietary requirements (including preferences and allergies) at this event. Please contact us at [email protected] no later than two (2) weeks prior to this event to inquire if the venue and chefs can assist with your request.

All net proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who assist Festival organizers in all aspects, including Festival planning, logistics and overall execution.



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