The Plates of Persia at Parmys
Two weeks ago, Parmys Persian Fusion hosted Komeaters to a flavorful Iranian feast. We started the night by watching Croatia destroy Cameroon and talked about the past World Cup games and the big U.S. game against Portugal. It was the conversation to start the night, then the appetizers were served and the fresh warm bread made their way to our hands of for dipping and scooping.
For this event, we didn't worry about rating the food, we were interested in learning about it and interacting with one another. Most of us never have had Iranian cuisine before and they found this social dining event as an opportunity to try it all out!
Chef/owner Mojgan Raoufi joined us to explain the dishes, their origins and how to eat them. The appetizers included hummus, babaghanoush and kashk-bedemjan which is a mix of roasted eggplant, caramelized onions, dried mint and yogurt. The appetizers were supplemented with freshly baked bread, yogurts and a Mediterranean salad. As we ate, the conversations jumped from one extreme topic to another, social media trends, to how the women thought the World Cup players were attractive, LSD, Yemeni food, traveling and many others.
Then the monster entrees came out. Beef & chicken kabobs, lamb chops, beef and lentil stews, grilled veggies, more bread and some sangria. We were amazed about the amount of food and the mouthwatering flavors of the meat. The Fesenjan Stew which was a combination of beef, crushed walnuts, pomegranate, sweet potato puree sauce, was the plate of the dinner. The taste of the sweet flavor accompanied with beef had us baffled and wondering about what we've been missing!
The night continued with conversation, desert and of course... tea. Sorry that we don't have photos of the desert, we devoured the baklava and almond pudding in a heartbeat.
For three hours we bonded over a wonderful meal, shared our stories and made new friends. With six events under our belt, we are proud to have had many great experiences, encountered newly discovered dishes & cuisines and connecting people; whether it be for dinner for possibly a lifetime.
We highly recommend Parmy Persian Fusion restaurant for a savory meal and a great dining experience for a date or a group of friends. We can guarantee that the food will not disappoint and we suggest you get a glass of their sangria!
*If you're interested in joining us for an all encompassing night of dining, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our subscriber list. You can also go through our event gallery to get some eye candy on Komeeda events.
About Parmys Persian Fusion:
Parmys, located in the East Village is a family owned and operated Persian fusion restaurant featuring their mom’s traditional and innovative Iranian recipes. In November of 2013, Parmys opened its doors to NYC and has created a stir in the restaurant scene since with its Persian cuisine.
Address: 125 1st Avenue, New York, NY (East Village)