If you're looking to stoke your primordial senses, Logmeh (morsel in Farsi), a pop-up by duo Alex Jermasek, head butcher of Curtis Stone's Gwen, and Belcampo's Debbie Michail, is the perfect dining experience. Each dinner is dedicated to one animal, from succulent game birds to an entire goat, cooked in a myriad of ways on a crackling open fire, seasoned with Middle Eastern spice and cooking techniques. The meal is paired with wine and cocktails and served family-style on long communal tables (most recently at Hollywood's gorgeous event space the Lombardi House). Guests bring wine to share with their tablemates and enjoy a culinary experience inspired by Michail's time spent with Bedouins in the Negev desert and her Iranian heritage. Dinner may include dishes such as naan sangaak, a large seeded flatbread cooked over pebbles, to scoop up kask o' bademjan, eggplant cooked over almond wood and finished with whey, burnt garlic and bright mint; or a pleasantly smoky grilled quail feysenjoon to be eaten with your hands. Dinners take place every few months. Guests can keep up with the upcoming dates and purchase tickets (which tend to go quickly) for this one-of-a-kind experience on Facebook or Instagram.
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