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An Eastern flair

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM
With fingers of gold in the kitchen, famed caterer Lorraine Fung with a plate of chicken gow gee and vegetable spring role from her oriental station.
Chicken kebab was one of the appetising offerings from the Lebanese station.
A classic Lebanese dish - parsley salad, prepared by Chez Maria.
Knowing her father's love for chocolate, Tamara obliged with his chocolate birthday cake and a lychee cake for her brother Jason.
Arabic dessert baklava. - photos by Colin Hamilton/Freelance Photographer
Tamara Younis' miniature red velvet cupcake.
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Nashauna Drummond, Lifestyle Coordinator

The theme of his party was: to live, to love, to forget time. And to do that, some good food is a necessity. When it came to the food for Sameer Younis' 70th birthday party last Saturday, it was a collaborative and family affair.

Flavours of the East permeated through every dish from the Oriental and Lebanese stations. Overseeing the whole process was caterer extraordinaire, Lorraine Fung. While she had full grips on the Oriental station, Chez Maria catered some classic dishes on the Lebanese station.

But whatever your choice, they were all mouth-watering. Dishes ranged from: baba ghanouj, tabouleh, spicy noodles, chicken gow gee, lamb and rice with pine nuts, chicken and beef kebabs, and a parsley salad which was absolutely delightful. A cold salad from the Lebanese station was spicy but not overbearing, and was a great accompaniment to anything taken from either station.

When it came to mouth-watering desserts, that was a family affair and Tamara Younis had it covered. The sinfully delightful treats took her three days to create and ranged from mini velvet cakes, white chocolate bread pudding and, knowing her father's love for sweet things, a chocolate birthday cake and a lychee one for her brother Jason, who celebrated his birthday a few days earlier.

Here are some of the tantalising fare that was at the party: