by David Kennedy
Satari’s Restaurant in Moraira has long been a favourite with the Dining Out Group of Moraira-Teulada U3A, but in March the group were treated to a special Persian evening. Pat and Brian Clarke, who organised and hosted the evening, introduced Abi, Satari’s owner/chef, who explained that Persian food is full of flavour and cooked in a healthy way with lots of fresh herbs, but is not hot and spicy. Typical Persian dishes are combinations of rice with meat (lamb, chicken or fish), vegetables and various herbs and nuts. Characteristic Persian flavourings such as saffron, cinnamon and turmeric are mixed and used in some special dishes.
This was amply demonstrated in the mixed starter combining wild herbs, walnuts and berries into a cake, along with stuffed red pepper and a delicious minced beef and potato ring with yoghurt and cucumber dip. The main course was a choice of Persian Meze, Persian style fish or Moussaka, all offering a taste sensation. The meal concluded with a selection of homemade Baklavas dripping with honey or a deliciously light Persian Roulade.
Service throughout was exceptional, which, together with the food on offer, provided yet another triumph for Moraira-Teulada U3A Dining Out Group.
Photos by John Snell