Nowruz with Homa: A Persian New Year Celebration Reimagined at Highly Likely
Nowruz, the Persian New Year, celebrates the return of Spring as a symbol of hope, renewal and triumph of joy over sorrow. Among the most widespread of Nowruz traditions is the “Sofreh-ye Haft Sin,” the setting of the Nowruz dinner table displaying symbolic objects that represent different aspects of life and the natural world. The table is set as an altar and centerpiece to the feast, a ritual to start off the new year filled with the joy and love of community and an abundance of delicious foods.
Join us on Saturday March 11th for a Nowruz inspired family-style meal as Chef Nima Jahromi of HOMA teams up with Chef Kat Turner of Highly Likely to celebrate the richness of Persian culture and tradition through food.
$85 prix fixe, gratuity included
Homa Dolmas: Figs, herbed Rice, red lentil, honey harissa
Homemade Pita: Thai Basil, fresh mint, radishes, nut blend, whipped Feta.
Kuku Sabzi: Herb Frittata, Shallot and yogurt dressing.
Shirazi Salad: Heirloom tomatoes, crispy pita, pickled veg, market greens, tangerines, tahini sumac dressing
Plant-Based Koftas: preserved walnuts, barberries, caramelized onions, chutney.
Saffron Joojeh Kabobs: chicken, fermented cucumber yogurt, herb salad, charred onions, toy box confit tomatoes.
Pistachio crusted lamb chops: Tarragon beurre blanc, pomegranate molasses.
Saffron and orange blossom pot de creme: with bitter orange curd and sohan crisp
Optional Wine Pairing (+$30)
WHAT: Nowruz with Homa: A Persian New Year Celebration Reimagined at Highly Likely
($85pp prix fixe menu, $115 with wine supplement)
WHEN: Saturday March 11th, 2023, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Highly Likely Cafe, 4310 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
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Chef Nima has worked in hospitality for over a decade in cities such as New York, Paris, San Francisco and Los Angeles, which he now calls home. The concept behind HOMA is a take on the food he grew up with and how he remembers these dishes through memories; childhood spent in Iran and around his family. Nima’s intention is to transcend the stereotypes and exoctism of the Middle East and instead lean into a vision of Persian cuisine reimagine for contemporary dines. Homa is an Homage to his grandmother and her cuisine. It draws upon childhood memories of the wild scents of warm rice emitting from her kitchen, of dipping their fingers into rich sauces and tasting the all day stews their "madar joon" (grandma) would be preparing. At HOMA, the food is simple Persian comfort food with California Sensibilities: bright, authentic, rustic, and crafted with care, love and nostalgia. Come have a seat at her table.
About Highly Likely Cafe
Highly Likely Cafe, located in West Adams Los Angeles has created an all-day community gathering space serving great food, awesome coffee, and natural wine. Sourcing from sustainable and local vendors, their goal is to serve the neighborhood delicious food, drinks, and vibes 7 days a week. After 10 years of traveling around the globe as a private chef, Kat Turner is forever on a mission to provide guests with a menu that emphasizes freshness and comfort, while giving them the sense that they are experiencing something new and unique.
About Omid Foundation
Omid Foundation empowers marginalized young women in the Persian-speaking world via opportunities, programs, self-empowerment, education, and training. https://omidfoundation.com/