Masahat: Al Rosanna dinner - Food, storytelling and music


Al Rosanna Dinner: A Levantine Culinary Odyssey
Venue: Hos Arne
Tickets: 620 NOK

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What does Ibsen’s “Terje Vigen” poem have to do with Al Rosanna and the great famine of Lebanon (1915-1918)? How does food history contribute to our grand national narratives? Can recipes, food stories, and memories offer an alternative view to our national imagination?

Just as recipes evolve over time to incorporate inspiration from different corners around the world, so should our foundational national myths. Can we think of the recipes we use and the food we eat as a way to consider how our pasts and futures are connected beyond borders and nation states?These questions and the stories around them are the backdrop of our dinner in collaboration with Hos Arne.Join us at Al Rosanna Dinner for a unique culinary journey that transcends time and space. Step into a world of exquisite flavors as we sail in memory from Røst in north Norway all the way to Beirut to experience the rich heritage of the Levant.Al Rosanna Dinner will serve you history, flavors, aromas and melodies from Norway, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Iraq. Palestinian chef Thurayya Alkury and Norwegian author and cook Andreas Delsett present their own interpretation of the myths of Al Rosanna and Terje Vigen.

Your ticket includes:
- Six-course dinner
- Food weaved with storytelling and music
- Meeting and mingling with Masahat festival guests
- Entrance to solo concert + club night at Blå following the dinner
- Print-out of a medieval recipe, retrieved from one of the earliest cook books in history

Baghdad: Cheese Boreg - savory pastry with side of bitter orange jam
Beirut: Yalanji - wrapped grape leaves with fresh herbs
Røst: Fish and grain snack
Aleppo: Fattet Makdous - layered eggplant with crisp bread, minced lamb meat, yogourt and pomegranate sauce
Safad: Walnut Kullaj - sweet pastry served with dried apricot pure
Back in the times: surprise medieval dish

Bring your own drink!

Come on board, and as we indulge in the tapestry of Levantine culinary treasures, let's re-create and re-tell the stories of our pasts and futures.