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Flavors of Pakistan at Feastly Venice Pop-Up

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(Gerry Furth-Sides) Feastly is designed for food lovers looking for authentic flavors in freshly prepared catered meals.   Feastly is more than a regular Restaurant dinning experience. It’s a stage where passionate chefs get the opportunity to showcase their hidden talents and feasters get to enjoy chef’s creative menus. Its an adventure!


Noah Karesh is the force behind this Inspired by his travels and unique food experiences abroad, wanted to unlock the diverse food and cultural potential of cities everywhere. e sought to reintroduce the original social dining option: the home cooked meal.

From this Feastly is grown into a central marketplace where passionate chefs connect with adventurous eaters seeking more authentic dining options by offering unique meals served in a chef’s home. In lowering the barriers to entry for chef to share their culinary skills and stories with the world, he wanted to let chefs monetize their passions and provide exciting new food opportunities for eaters.

At present, Feastly is a growing community of eaters and chefs who want more from dining. Feasters seek authentic food, served around big tables with good people. They are adventurous, but remember their humble food beginnings. A Feaster may be just as excited about an inviting bowl of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich as she is for a goat roast. And, our chefs are a talented, hospitable group of food lovers with incredible abilities to turn their homes into warm, inviting spaces filled with the wonderful flavors and aromas of their favorite dishes.

Chef Rubina Khan, who cooked a communal meal became acquainted with FEASTLY when she herself attended a dinner.  She reported,  “Dining at Feastly myself reminded me of my college days dining in the friendly school cafeteria where everyone could talk to each other. The communal style seating created a warm and intimate setting for dinning with strangers.   We sat across from an amazing young couple next to us that dines at the Abbot Kinney Feastly every other week to try new food. There was great energy in the room. That’s when I decided to be part of Feastly.

Rubina hosted her first dinner on Friday July 21,2017 at FeastlyLA’s Abbot Kinney location.

I am presenting traditional Pakistani food. Everything  is prepared from scratch. http://fst.im/s/38ba39f1 .

Shami Kabob, a popular snack in South Asia. it is a small patty ,consists meat and ground chickpeas cooked with spices. I served it with mint aioli fennel, radish and arugula salad tossed with cilantro dressing.

Chicken Samosa;

My very favorite Chicken samosas, made it with chicken, Scallion, herbs and spices . I served it with cabbage slaw and tamarind chutney.

Lentil Soup:

Brown Masoor Daal with fresh vegetables was topped with crispy roti and micro greens.


Sindhi biryani:

Chef Rubina’s Sindhi Biryani was prepared with shank, long grain basmati rice, golden potatoes, saffron, layered with herbs and spices.

Carrot Halwa is Chef Rubina’s favorite dessert. it is a combination of  freshly grated carrots, Koya cheese, cardimom and ghee.

Salad and chutneys:

dinner was served with sides of  freshly cut salad  dressed in lemon juice. cumin raita, Tamarind chutney and mint chutney.

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Gerry Furth-Sides

Gerry Furth-Sides

Content Editor/Columnist

Photo-journalist Gerry Furth-Sides has been covering the ethnic and American culinary scene in California since it first came into prominence 25 years ago.