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
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
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)
Hurmasica – Traditional Bosnian cakes in sugar and lemon syrup
Kaak – Middle eastern biscuits stuffed with Turkish delight
Fresh dates stuffed with walnuts
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.
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.
Justins Park, The EsplanadeBurleigh Heads QLD 4220
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.