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MFO MULTICULTURAL FAMILIES ORGANISATION

MFO MULTICULTURAL FAMILIES ORGANISATION

Let’s break bread with each other and commune by the sea at the second of our trilogy of feasts under the stars.

We welcome an eclectic group of women from the Multicultural Families Organisation, who are delighted to cook the fresh, hearty and flavourful foods from their home countries to share with their new community. Originally from Eritrea, Egypt, Lebanon/Syria, and Bosnia, our hosts are all migrants and refugees, who are happy to call the Gold Coast home. Join our table and meet new friends, and celebrate the generous spirit and exciting cuisines from around the globe.

“A SHARED COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE WHICH CELEBRATES HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF TRADITIONS AND STORIES THAT HAVE CULMINATED IN THE ARRAY OF INGREDIENTS AND SPICES AND PERFECTED OVER GENERATIONS.”

– Rana Al Mekarry, MFO

Global Sufra Feast Menu

Entrée
Bosnian Pita – handmade pastries filled with either meat and/or cheese
Egyptian Mousaa – fried eggplant cooked with minced meat and sauce (served cold)
Middle Eastern Falafel – fried chickpea patties
Traditional Hummus – Chickpea dip drizzled with olive oil
Bosnian smoked cold meats, olives and cheese
Syrian Fattoush Salad – a fresh crispy salad served with toasted Lebanese bread

Main Course
Bosnian Sarma – stuffed cabbage leaves filled with smoked minced beef and rice cooked in paprika sauce
Egyptian Kabsa – slow cooked lamb with a spiced rice topped with mixed nuts
Eritrean Zigni – slow cooked traditional chicken curry served on Anjera (savoury pancake)
Turkish Bread

Dessert
Hurmasica – Traditional Bosnian cakes in sugar and lemon syrup
Kaak – Middle eastern biscuits stuffed with Turkish delight
Fresh dates stuffed with walnuts

Please note that due to the nature of the event, FEAST WITH US – Global Sufra is unable to change its menu items to accommodate specific dietary requirements. This feast is alcohol free. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be available to purchase. Group bookings may not be seated together.

About the artist

MFO, Multicultural Families Organisation Inc., provides services for newly arrived migrants and their families, including refugees, humanitarian entrants, and new family stream migrants, during the first five years from their arrival in Australia. These services are funded by the Australian Department of Social Services (DSS).

MFO was founded in 1996 and is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation and registered as a Public Benevolent Institution.

Musicians:
Greta and Samira first appeared together at Bleach* 2020 on Chevron Island playing traditional instruments the Oud and Shahkaman and will join us again in 2021 at Feast with Us: Global Sufra.

Celebrated vocalist Samira sings classical and folk songs from Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Egypt. Greta Kelly’s soulful shah kaman (a spike-fiddle with sympathetic strings) accompany Samira’s rich, passionate and nuanced voice. Journey with us on a musical, magical carpet ride.

Presented byBLEACH*
Photo CreditClaudio Kirac, Art-Work Agency
Creative CreditWooden Anchor, sustainable wood table design
Ticket prices
  • Per person. Strictly limited capacity$155

Burleigh Hub

Justins Park, The EsplanadeBurleigh Heads QLD 4220

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Friday 13 AugArrive 5:30pmFeast 6:00pm
All times are QLD AEST
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilet
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Important Info
  • Covid Safe
  • Food & beverage available on site
  • Transport options available
  • Allocated seating
  • Ticketed
  • Food
  • Music

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