Profit-for-good eatery Folonomo transformed into an events space earlier this year, opening its doors for parties, pop-ups and some of Sydney’s top restaurants looking to give back.
As part of its ongoing chef series, Sharon Salloum of Almond Bar in Darlinghurst is set to take over the kitchen with a seven-course pop-up dinner this month.
For one night the chef, whose parents were born in Syria, will serve up a shared feast influenced by Aleppo, Syria.
Shared on a long, communal table, dishes will include ocean trout Basturma, a cured trout with goat milk labne, almond and shiso, Salatet Baqli, a herbal lemony salad with purslane and Freekeh bu Shayriyeh, with smoked eggplant, grilled wheat and olives.
For dessert, Salloum will create Halowet il jibin, a sweetened cheese with clotted cream and pistachio, that involves diners to make.
Tickets are just $95, which includes an Aleppo Sour cocktail of vodka infused with cinnamon, sour cherry, lemon, walnut bitter and dehydrated passion fruit seeds on arrival.
Guests can also choose to add craft beer donated by Young Henrys for the night or natural session wines from Newtown’s P&V merchants.
All proceeds from the event will go to Metro Assist’s SkillME program. A community initiative that helps newly-arrived refugees, asylum seekers and migrants get skills and qualifications to find suitable employment.