Curious about Persian food? Considering Persian catering for your next event? You’re not alone. Persian food has become a very a popular menu choice for special events around the world. Weddings, corporate parties, and anniversary celebrations are made perfect with the delicious tastes of this Mediterranean cuisine. If you’re new to Persian dining, don’t fret. Not all of the catering services in Los Angeles specialize in this type of food. But the ones that do are worth giving a try. Here’s a look at the classic Persian dishes you might see at a wedding or corporate event, starting with the appetizer and ending with sweet dessert.
Although a Levantine Arab salad, Tabbouleh is a healthy salad you will see at nearly every Persian-catered event. This light and tasty appetizer is made with finely chopped parsley, tomato, and bulgur topped with a tangy dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Other classic appetizers such as hummus dip and grilled eggplant go perfect with this dish, and can be enjoyed with a side of pita bread.
Persian event catering is not complete without Kabob. Usually the main dish of the night, Persian-style Kabob comes in many forms. Classic beef dishes include Soltani Kabob (filet mignon and ground beef), Barg Kabob (thinly sliced beef), Shish Kabob (chunks of beef), and Luleh Kabob (lean ground beef). All types of kabob are charbroiled to perfection and delicious.
This sweet pastry is a Mediterranean staple often served with black tea. Baklava is made of filo pastry filled with nuts and drizzled with honey. It’s the perfect ending to a Persian meal.