Middle-eastern Food & Tea Pairing

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In Persian culture, having a cup of tea every few hours is a way of life. Tea is life as Persian tea was traditionally known for its medicinal properties before it became a beverage of leisure.


At Shabestan, we carry the finest range of artisanal tea from Julius Meinl. Julius Meinl started importing its own premium tea in 1894 from high-quality plantations in leading tea regions in China, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

East meets West, Julius Meinl combines the tea-drinking culture of the East with the Western tea-time tradition, where the emphasis lies on enjoyment and socializing.


The new menu offers guests a choice between a 1 dish + tea or a 3 course meal paired with tea. There are three options available for each course: Vegetarian, Chicken and Lamb. Each option includes a selection of dishes, which include rice, salad, bread, pickles, hummus, pomegranate juice, fresh herbs, nuts, olives, and dessert.


FOOD & TEA PAIRING MENU

SALADS

SALAD & WILD BERRY TEA PAIRING $22++

WILD BERRY TEA

A fine balance of sweetness coming from apple pieces, berries and the sweet blackberries on the one side and a pleasant, refreshing sourness from hibiscus and rosehip on the other side

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TABOULI SALAD ⓥ

Chopped parsley, onions, tomatoes, olive oil and couscous

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SHIRAZI SALAD ⓥ

Freshly chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions with Shabestan's Shirazi dressing

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GULF SALAD ⓥ

Lettuce, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese with Shabestan’s Gulf Dressing

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CAESAR PERSIA ⓥ

Our classic Caesar salad comes with a unique Persian dressing that consists of mayonnaise, zereshk (barberries), apple cider, salt and crushed black peppers


CHARCOAL GRILLED KEBABS

LAMB & PEPPERMINT PAIRING $60++

PEPPERMINT

The cooling freshness of mint tea satisfies your thirst on a scorching day, refreshes and calms you down.

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SHANDIZ

Tender chunks of spring lamb on the bone, charcoal grilled to perfection with grilled tomato. Served with Basmati rice

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SOLTANI

Duo of tender lamb fillet and minced lamb kebabs served with 'chelow', Steamed Persian saffron rice

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LAMB KUBIDEH

Tender ground lamb leg and lamb shoulder with whole tomatoes skewered and charcoal grilled to perfection

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CHICKEN & OOLONG PAIRING $48++

MILKY OOLONG

Tea-Picking Region: China

Hard, tightly rolled and lightly fermented tea leaves, vaporized with milk steam. Thanks to this effect the natural delicacy and sweetness of this tea type – creamy-milky note that spoils your taste buds.

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CHICKEN MASTI

Tender chicken ground with saffron, vegetables and herbs, all grilled to perfection.

Served with saffron basmati rice

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JUJEH SAFFRONI

Tender and fresh whole spring chicken marinated in our special sauce, charcoal grilled with tomato and bell peppers. Served with fresh lemon & rice


PERSIAN STEWS

VEGETARIAN & ASSAM PAIRING $36++

ASSAM HARMUTTY

Tea-Picking Region: North India, the state of Assam

Established in 1870, Harmutty Estate offers tea with incredible full-bodied smoothness and a mat sweetness. Assam teas are famous for their full-bodied, intensive taste. Aromatic black tea – strong and robust, but wonderfully balanced. Also perfect to enjoy with a dash of milk or cream.

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VEGETARIAN KORESHT-E-BAMIEH ⓥ

Okra cooked in tomato sauce & garlic, served with basmati rice

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VEGETARIAN GHORMEH SABZI ⓥ

Savoury medley of red beans, herbs, sun-dried lime and fresh vegetables. Served with Persian rice


DESSERTS

ROOIBOS & DESSERT PAIRING $18++

ROOIBOS STRAWBERRY CREAM

The smooth, creamy character of rooibos tea and the fruity flavor of strawberries go together very well.

In the shiny, intensive infusion you will find a hint of the sun setting over the African savanna.

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BAKLAVA

Classic Middle-eastern pastry made of many layers of filo pastries, filled with chopped nuts,

sweetened with honey and rose water

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PERSIAN SAFFRON ICE CREAM

Homemade special recipe ice cream with pistachio, cream and saffron


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EARL GREY & DESSERT PAIRING $20++

EARL GREY

Tea-Picking Region: North India, foothills of the Himalayas

An absolute specialty from China with a fascinatingly creamy taste. Hard, tightly rolled and lightly fermented tea leaves, vaporized with milk steam. Thanks to this effect the natural delicacy and sweetness of this tea type–creamy-milky note that spoils your taste buds.

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CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

Freshly baked in-house daily

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ARABICA CHEESECAKE

Homemade cheesecake infused with Arabica coffee



3-Course Food & Tea Pairing Menu is available too!

Vegetarian $75++ per person | Chicken $85++ per person | Lamb $95++ per person


Available from 1 November 2022!





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