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Clerkenwell Boy and Unicef team up for #CookForSyria

25/10/16 - Updated with a full run-down of the dishes on offer...

There's a new fundraising initiative coming our way in November that's well worth supporting. Instagrammer supreme Clerkenwell Boy is teaming up with SUITCASE Magazine and Unicef's NEXTGen London for #CookForSyria. With that, lots of London restaurants will be putting a ‘Syrian inspired twist’ on one of their signature dishes or they'll create a new dish - and £2 from each sale will go to the charity.

And there are some great names involved - the full list (and dishes) so far is:

  • Arabica Bar & Kitchen - Porcini mushroom broth with smoked green wheat Freeke and Za’atar oil
  • Barrafina - Grilled quail, green harissa, pomegranate and date sauce
  • Berber & Q - Aleppo kofte kebab with blackened chilli sauce
  • Ben's Canteen - The Syrian Burger, a lamb, rosemary, sumac, lemon, garlic, mint, zatar and chilli patty, topped with falafel, pickled cucumber, pickled red onion, rocket, harissa and sumac mayo, roasted red peppers, pomegranate molasses and feta.
  • Black Axe Mangal - Lamb tongue fatteh
  • Breddos Tacos - Mutton 'al pastor' with muhammara salsa roja and roasted medjool dates
  • Brunswick House - Roast Black Figs, Baklava Ice Cream, Walnut Brittle
  • Cafe Murano St James & Covent Garden Olive oil cake with pistachio ice cream
  • Carousel - Roast guinea fowl, labneh and za'atar
  • Chick'N'Sours - Crispy chicken, Syrian Hamud, rose & pomegranate
  • Chiltern Firehouse - Beef tartare with a Syrian inspired twist
  • Crosstown Doughnuts - Cinnamon scrolls with # CookForSyria symbol
  • Dock Kitchen - Pistachio and Nutmeg Cake
  • Foleys - Beetroot puree with labneh, burnt date, a hazelnut mousse and candied hazelnuts
  • Frenchie - Pomegranate glazed guineafowl, medjool dates and tamarind
  • Grain Store - Raw salmon kibbeh with yoghurt & flatbread
  • Gunpowder - Grilled aubergine with beef keema and pine nuts kachumber
  • Honey & Co - Msabacha
  • Hoppers - Beef brisket curry, Ceylonese stretched roti, walnut chickpea and pistachio sambol, smoked aubergine and pomegranate raita, oxtail pickle
  • Jamie Oliver's Fifteen – Syrian spiced orange blossom Rice pudding with dates
  • Jose Pizarro - Slow cooked neck of lamb with hummus and herb oil
  • Lyles - Pheasant kebab
  • Kricket - Sabudana Vada - muhammara, sesame raita, coriander
  • Marksman Pub Pickled aubergine, salt lemon and chilli
  • Morito Hackney Road – Syrian fattoush salad with crisp bread, winter vegetables, fried aubergines and pomegranates
  • Ottolenghi - Hark Osbao (Lentils and pasta with tamarind, sumac and pomegranate)
  • Oklava - Winter fattoush with tamarind sticky beef, roasted pears, cavalo nero, bitter leaves and crispy Baharat bread
  • Paradise Garage - Spiced quail, maqluba, fennel, pomegranate and mint salad
  • Patty & Bun - Aged lamb burger with braised lamb shoulder, feta and garlic sauce plus Aleppo pepper relish
  • Petersham Nurseries Pot roast poussin with preserved lemons, rose and pistachios for 2 - with flat breads, yoghurt, fennel, pomegranate, parsley salad
  • Pizza Pilgrims - Spiced beef pizza
  • Quo Vadis - Chickpea, squash, aubergine dip with a pastry brick (à l’oeuf) with Za’tar
  • Salon Brixton - Roasted roots, candied sesame, tahini yoghurt
  • Salt Yard Group - Slow cooked Syrian spiced lamb shoulder with flatbread
  • Shawarma Bar - Syrian kofte, pickled white cabbage, preserved lemon and yoghurt pita sandwich
  • Silo Brighton - Sumac baked squash, tahini & marigold glaze and rose hip harissa
  • Spring Syrian dumplings with smoked aubergine, yoghurt, za'atar and dill
  • Taberna do Mercado - Sweet yabraq (rice pudding wrapped in vine leaves with poached figs)
  • The Good Egg - Duck kibbeh with pomegranate molasses and smoked aubergine labneh
  • The Manor - Smoked aubergine & sour potato flatbread
  • The Modern Pantry - Sugar cured prawn omelette made with Aleppo chili
  • The Providores and Tapa Room - Turkish eggs - two poached eggs, whipped yoghurt, hot Aleppo-chilli butter and toast
  • Yosma - Cilbir - baked eggs, yoghurt, leek and chili butter

There will also be a Syrian breakfast by Symmetry Breakfast, a Syrian pop-up at Brixton's Salon, a one-night-only kebab feast in East London by Honest Burgers, a Syrian inspired brunch at Arabica Bar & Kitchen and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant will be holding a charity supperclub.

Find out more on the official website

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