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My food trip with Chef Kevin

My Kevs with Ashley and Alexis Gabriel

My Kevs with Ashley and Alexis Gabriel

Spring break here he comes…my dear chef Kevin. I was excited to see my youngest son, so eager to know what had transpired from his 6 months studies in Culinary Arts Academy of Switzerland. I was looking forward for this moment, to see the changes, physically, mentally and gastronomically speaking.

I also braced myself by going to the gym everyday and get a balanced diet before this moment comes, because I know very well that our common ground is …FOOD! huh..eating is fun but gaining weight is not 🙂

So here it is, Enjoy our Food Trip:

salad preparation

salad preparation

First stop: Our Kitchen, though I have 4 burner stove at home, only two are working, with 16 guest on Friday “brunch”, I was thinking he wont make it on time but I was wrong. First ,only one stove works because one of our friend decided to show his expertise in Lebanese cuisine. Chef Kevin was very cool, answering all our questions, teaching us how to cut and do simple plating. At the same time he was also learning how to do lebanese dish “wara en áb”(grape leaves with rice and meat). It was fun working with family friends and most of all-seeing chef kevin doing his thing with gusto, I am relieved that he is happy where he is at this point of his life.

homemade sauces

homemade sauces

chicken/beef risotto

chicken/beef risotto

beetroot salad

beetroot salad

lamb chop with pasta

lamb chop with pasta

We are grateful to our family and friends and of course,to our guest server, Ashley Gabriel. Yes, they did survive all,… kidding aside, it was an enjoyable day!

homemade vanilla ice cream with kiwi sauce

homemade vanilla ice cream with kiwi sauce

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Ashley – server of the day

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and this how preparation of Wara enáb looks like:

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improvised cooking…only in Jeddah

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    Second stop: Being away for six months who would not crave for “Shawerma” ? An arabic sandwich stuffed with chicken or beef mixed with arabic garlic sauce,parsley ,tomato, pickled cucumber and french fries.

Shawerma

Shawerma

Third stop: Business Lunch at Outback steakehouse, situated along thalia road in Teatro Mall. The bread crust is dark chocolate brown in color , hard  but so soft inside was delicious, though Chef Kevin was not amused completely, he went along eating his steak. He commented that the soup is like an instant soup out of maggi bouillon cube.:-)

refreshing

refreshing

Outback steakhouse

Outback steakhouse

 

Fourth stop: Raj- Finest Indian Cuisine, located at Thalia road serving indian and continental cuisine. We opted for indian super spicy meal! yummy and chillin hot!

mix kebab,chicken tandouri, nan and beryani

mix kebab,chicken tandouri, nan and beryani

The fifth and last day of eating out, feeling already bloated and can not imagine the hours I will spend in the gym, once this is all over, huh!

Mayrig resto

Mayrig resto

Mayrig, is an armenian restaurant serving armenian and mediterrian cuisine. He asked, Where is Armenia? oh well I really don’t know but according to my research :Armenia is landlocked in the South Caucasus. Located between the Black and Caspian Seas, the country is bordered on the north and east by Georgia and Azerbaijan, and on the south and west by Iran and Turkey.(Wikipedia)

Armenian Cuisine

Armenian Cuisine

Anyhow, the place is along Andalus district, it looks like a private villa restaurant, a refreshing site along the corniche area.I like the Armenian tabouli as cold appetizer.

Well that’s all folks, till Chef Kevin comes again!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. reemaui
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 10:36:02

    Dear jamilamimi,

    thank you for sharing your wonderful moments with your lovable son.Its so interesting to know that he is taking up culinary arts and practicing to cook native foods of gulf countries. Its so exciting and happy to know that u love to dine out together as a way of bonding 2gether as mother and son. I do admire your closeness..and especially the love of the same food that u eat. Again, thank u so much.

    Regards,

    Maui

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    • jamilamimi
      Apr 06, 2013 @ 11:52:26

      Dear Maui,
      greetings from jamilamimi, yes we do love food! we like to taste different dishes from different countries.Thank you for taking time reading my blog and for your nice comments too! Cheers!
      kind regards,
      jamilamimi

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