The Lebanese Bakery launches traditional Middle Eastern Inspired Hampers:
Are you a fan of Lebanese food? If so you may already know about The Lebanese Bakery in Covent Garden. Founded by brothers Samer and Basam Chamoun in Lebanon two years ago, The Lebanese Bakery opened its flagship London restaurant in Covent Garden earlier this year. One of only around 160 Lebanese restaurants across the UK, its signature dish is a traditional flatbread called Manousheh, made using soft dough and topped with customary Lebanese ingredients including hummus and herbal za’atar (a wild thyme-sesame blend).
As well as specialising in Manousheh, the authentic Lebanese eatery also serves bite-sized bakes Mouajjanet, using traditional ingredients sourced directly from Lebanese farmers. All items are freshly prepared in minutes and quickly cooked to perfection in the restaurant’s Arabic basalt rock oven.
This year they have launched a selection of hampers too, the perfect gift for any food lover. Each one contains a range of specially sourced Lebanese ingredients. There’s The Prestige, priced at £75 and containing pomegranate molasses, sumac, za’atar, olive oil, whole figs, rose petals, mulberry jam, apple cider vinegar, creme of dates with almonds, The Classic Lebanese Bakery Hamper for £55 with pomegranate molasses, sumac, zaatar, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, rose petals. or , for an introduction to Lebanese food, the Voyage au Liban Hamper, £28.99 with pickles, labneh, zaatar, olive oil, apple cider vinegar.
I’ve been sent one to try – and I’m thrilled to have a few of those hard to find ingredients that make it easy to cook authentic tasting Lebanese dishes. So far I haven’t got any further than opening it up and taking a few pictures, but I’m planning to update this feature with a recipe when I’ve made one that I’m happy with.
And I’m delighted to be able to offer one lucky London Unattached reader the chance to win a Prestige Hamper of their own for the holiday season. As The Lebanese Bakery only delivers with zone 6, you’ll need to live in or around London for this one I’m afraid – or have a friend or family member who can accept the delivery for you if you are lucky enough to win.
The gourmet and quintessentially Lebanese hampers, embrace the sense of community created by sharing good food, an ethos echoed in The Lebanese Bakery, and are available in store and online for pick-up via the website: https://thelebanesebakery.orderswift.com/menu/re_Q7FYs3C9xrr7oDS
Now, to enter this giveaway, what I’d like from you is an idea of what kind of recipe you’d like me to share that uses za’atar or sumac. My own favourite is a dish of oven-baked seasonal vegetables with za’atar. But, I could make a chicken dish for you or a lamb meatball recipe. Or maybe you have an idea of your own? Why not check out The Lebanese Bakery menu for some ideas – I’d love to hear your suggestion – I just want a recipe that needs za’atar or sumac to make it work. Let me know in the comments below and complete the rafflecopter and I promise to make at least one dish and share the recipe once the giveaway is over.
And don’t forget to check out my Lebanese inspired chickpea, chicken and aubergine dish. I promise it’s delicious and healthy too!