Gather around our family table with your loved ones this Mothers Day for brunch in downtown LA featuring new arrival cook Sara Gomaa of Egypt alongside Chef Vartan Abgaryan of Yours Truly in Venice.
Bring your mom, kids or best friend and join us for this special family-friendly meal benefitting Miry's List to support families resettling in Southern CA as refugees.
Conversation with the cooks following our meal about the menu and the connection between food and a sense of home.
SPREAD THE LOVE is a 4-part dinner series at Spread Mediterranean Kitchen featuring new arrival chefs partnering with American chefs for true cross-cultural fusion menus benefitting Miry’s List, serving families resettling in America as refugees.
ABOUT THE CHEFS:
As a child growing up in Los Angeles, Vartan Abgaryan was deeply moved by the way his family’s Armenian-American culture celebrated all occasions, both happy and somber, with food. Inspired by the pure joy of cooking and how food brought many generations together, Abgaryan decidedly embarked on a career in the culinary realm.
Abgaryan’s latest culinary endeavor, Yours Truly in Venice, allows him to focus less on the number of guests and work within a more intimate dinner setting. A nod to his Armenian heritage, diners will find Middle Eastern elements in such dishes as Crispy Octopus with strawberry harissa, lebni, walnut dukkah, sprouts; Skate Wing with chermoula, couscous, pickled raisins, pine nuts, fennel, lemon; and Avocado Hummus with salsa matcha, peanut, lime, za’atar flatbread.
“I always cook from my heart...but this time it feels a little different,” says Chef/Partner Vartan Abgaryan. “I put my heart and soul into the menu and food.”