Always on the look-out for exciting and creative underground projects in the city, last weekend five hungry Huskies headed along to events collective Hunt & Gather's latest venture; an intimate Moroccan meal in a beautiful Victorian house on Dublin’s South Circular Road.
Inspired by the opium-fuelled vision of Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Kahn’, organisers Miss Day and Miss Night welcomed 15 curious adventurers to the enchanting Middle East, aka their beautifully-decorated sitting-room setting.
There, by twinkling lamplight and surrounded by lush, colourful fabrics, we sat on comfy cushions and were served up an amazing feast; tasty tzatziki slaw, kalamata olives, fresh homemade hummous and smoked almond salad to start, while mains consisted of souvlakia, grilled flatbread piled high with tahini, skewers of succulent lamb (falafel for the veggies), and mixed grilled vegetables. Dessert was a delicious offering of pistachio ice-cream (mmm) and baklava; a dark chocolate peanut-butter cup. We were invited to bring our own buidéal to the event – and so washed down this sumptuous meal with plenty of vino.
Entertainment was provided throughout by some talented slam poets and fringe musicians, and a shadow play paying tribute to early cinema (and impromptu sing-song!) rounded up what was a truly enchanting evening.
Hunt & Gather regularly host events like this in quirky locations around the city. Their next project is ‘The Enchanted Banquet’ which is part of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Tickets are priced €50.