Imad Alarnab is a chef and restaurateur from Damascus who was forced to leave his home country and seek asylum in the UK. Due to the war, raging since the Spring of 2011, he left behind a string of successful business including several restaurants and juice bars.
Yet you can never stop a great chef from cooking, so of course he has simply started again in the UK.
Following an initial popup in Shoreditch, which sold out every night for almost 3 months, he built up a successful private dining business, drawing crowds from across the country and in May 2021 he finally opened a new permanent restaurant in Carnaby Street, London. You can read about his amazing story in this recent news article or book a table through his website.
Imad is a great friend of Marlow Refugee Action and in collaboration with Coopers, we are able to bring Imad’s Syrian Kitchen experience to Marlow. The menu is set for each night, consisting of a mezze of 8 to 10 starters followed by 3 main courses and a dessert.
In the meantime, as part of Refugee Week 2020 we brought Syrian Suppers straight to your kitchen with a live cook along demonstration; the replay of which can be found on our YouTube channel.
These recipes are exclusive Syrian creations, made especially for MRA by Imad as a fundraiser during the Covid-19 lockdown.