04 Jun WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CROSS KAFTA WITH A PANCAKE?
A Kafta Pancake is not your usual Middle Eastern dish. Check out below how and why it was dreamt up by Julian Cincotta.
Traditionally Kafta is known to be seasoned shish meat around a metal skewer cooked over the fire with herbs, spices, served with a variety of condiments and warmed bread. It’s a wonderful dish to enjoy with family and friends especially during the colder months with its rich flavours and exotic spices.
Julian Cincotta (our Exec Chef) has reimagined the traditional Kafta by utilising the dough of the Chinese shallot pancake to wrap our beautifully seasoned lamb kafta! The Kafta Pancake is made by carefully folding over our fresh dough into half-moon shapes and then cooking it in rich wagyu fat until they are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The crispy shell contrasted against the juicy contents of the Kafta Pancake is what makes it so incredible! We dress our Kafta filling with the aromatic flavours of sumac onions and pickle liquids that altogether enhance the flavour of the lamb! Julian loves experimenting with contradicting flavours so we’ve combined sumac berries to add a slightly acidic flavour to our Kafta!
This delicious dish is served with a side of sheep yoghurt to not only cut through the spices but to encourage our friends and families to break, dip and have fun with it. It is truly a wonderful dish that’s perfectly suitable for sharing!
We recommend pairing this dish with a bottle of the Cochon Volant Syrah blend!