Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Subway Moroccan Feasts dinner & new Moroccan Lamb sub

On Monday night, I had the pleasure of attending Subway's Moroccan feast.  This was to celebrate the release of it's new limited addition Moroccan Lamb sub with Mint Yoghurt dressing.

A cocktail to start off the night - SUBlime Peach, Vodka, black tea, fresh mint and fresh peach

A refreshing drink to start with - I couldn't really detect the vodka or peach. The mint was really refreshing though, and loved the cute glass that it came in. Actually, I loved all the crockery - there were these awesome mini tagines for salt and pepper/condiments that I was admiring, and they ended up being in the goodie bag that we received at the end of the night, so that was very cool!

The Moroccan Feasts menu - all the dishes for the night were all made from Subway ingredients, with a Moroccan theme. 

I wasn't sure what to expect before arriving at the restaurant, but the concept ended up being quite cool. The chef was given the regular Subway ingredients, and given the instructions to come up with his own interpretation of them.

First up, dips served with warm bread:

Cooked green olives in tomato and chilli jam

Open-fire roasted aubergine with home-made aioli

This was my favourite dip - it was delicious slathered on generously on the bread (had to try and stop myself from filling up on the yummy bread, and leave room for everything else!)

Nothing better than freshly baked bread sprinkled with rock salt, crisp on the outside with a fluffy soft centre. 

Our entertainment for the night - belly dancing. She was great, getting the bloggers involved in the dancing which got a good laugh from everyone. 

There were also a selection of wines by McWilliam's - I tried the Brands Laira Coonawarra Chardonnay

Spiced lamb cigars - deep fried morsels filled with the succulent lamb that you'll find in the new sub, I especially enjoyed the accompanying mint yoghurt.

Vegetarian pastiles served with mint yoghurt - I tried one of these and they were not bad, however I did find myself choosing the lamb cigars over these. 

Had to get a snap of the pretty tagine before it was opened to reveal...

The main dish of Moroccan lamb meatballs and aubergine tagine slow-cooked in root-vegetable and tomato sauce, served next to a bed of couscous 

This was lovely and hearty, the perfect comfort food for winter.  I'm almost inspired to go and buy a tagine for the impending cooler months. 

Side of mint yoghurt

Side salads - Finely shredded red cabbage, grilled haloumi, pomegranate and coriander

I have to say, any kind of salad that has pomegranate in it, always looks spectacular.

  Mixed herbs and rocket with hazelnuts and citrus vinaigrette - I'm not a huge fan of the taste rocket, so I'd have to say I preferred the red cabbage salad

Fresh figs, grapes and Silan (which is a delicious date honey)

And last but not least... my favourite part of any meal - DESSERT!

Pistachio ice cream with crushed cookies and raw tahini - loved the addition of the crushed cookies which gave it that extra crunch.  I can totally do this at home for an easy dessert!

Goodies to take home (with the aforementioned mini tagine!), some harissa, T2 red chai tea, and a discount voucher for the Fleur de Lys Medispa

It was such a fun night, especially seeing the fellow bloggers get up and attempt a belly dance (I'm glad I wasn't picked!) Looking forward to trying the new sub!

*missklicious attended courtesy of Subway and Hill + Knowlton Strategies


mashi said...

So lucky to be invited. The lamb cigars sound so yummy. I had stopped frequenting subway since uni but this will definitely get me back :)

tastyfoodsnaps said...

ohh i just saw another post on this. youre so lucky to be invited as well! :( looks like a good feed!

Food is our religion said...

Was so nice to see you again that night! I was so full! Could barely stomach in anymore food!

Flick Your Food said...

It was a great night and it was lovely to meet you.
I agree the lmb cigard were amazing!

Vivian - vxdollface said...

hehe i like it when places make people get up and dance :)

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