An evening of north African food, cultural exchange and music.
A caravanserai is a traditional roadside inn where travelers, and their camels, could rest and recover from the day's journey. They supported the flow of commerce, information and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia and North Africa into Europe. These inns brought traders together, creating a platform for cultural and economic exchange.
Over the past few months artist in residence Omar Afif has been attempting, through his project Caravanserai, to foster a culture of exchange inspired by the example of these inns, bringing people together through a programme of ‘pop-ups’ and structured activities — with or without a camel. Through this Omar has hoped to reveal the value of sharing culture and practical skills that have been handed down over generations.
To celebrate the launch of Omar's new business inspired by the culture of the caravanserai, he is holding a special evening event to showcase his skills as both a chef and and a musician. Expect wonderful Moroccan food and a fusion of Scottish and Moroccan music.
Moroccan lentil and pumpkin tajine / Moroccan Zaalouk with roasted aubergine, peppers and tomatoes / Omar's meatballs and preserved lemon tajine / & more / B.Y.O.B