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Habibi – a Sankara Valentine Pop-Up

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Habibi – A Sankara Pop-Up

Love, adoration, respect and passion translate in thousands of different ways across the globe. Physical touch or comfortable distance, holding hands, bowing or a warm embrace are all specific to culture, time and place. We’re bringing all of the world’s diverse flavors and languages of love to Uptown Saint John this valentine’s day! Habibi, an Arabic term for “my love”, is used in most Arab nations to express the closeness, love and admiration felt for a spouse, partner, child, family or dear friend. During the dessert course the Chef will share some special Arabic phrases for expressing love.

– Menu –

Appetizer: Syrian Traditional Lentil Soup – a delicious, golden soup spiced with garlic and cumin and served with fresh lemon wedges.

Main: Maqluba (Upside-Down Chicken and Rice) – pot of stewed chicken, rice and eggplant, cooked and flipped onto a serving dish to form an impressive tower. Served with sauce and yogurt.

Dessert: Knafeh – crunchy shredded filo pastry filled with a mixed mild cheese (akawi and others) drenched in the sweetest sugar syrup lightly flavored with rose water.

*Dinner is always served on real dinnerware

This event features two ticket options:

1) “Dine with your Habibi” on February 14th to celebrate your love over a delectable meal by Sankara Syrian Chef Abdul. Spend the evening with your valentine talking all things food, drink, love and culture or choose from a collection of prompts stacked on your table to steer your conversation.


2) “Find your Habibi” in a casual setting at our singles table to enjoy the delicacies of Syrian cuisine. Join a common table where you can enjoy a meal in a relaxed yet charming setting and meet like-minded people. Enjoy an organic conversation about past life experiences or dive into a collection of questions stacked on your table to guide you, your choice.

To keep the evening intimate we limit reservations to 24 guests. Our products, events and pop-ups are always designed with you in mind. We know Saint John is growing and transforming and we hope to see all walks of life enjoying the events. Bring your stories, your history and your true self to Five & Dime on February 14th and show your Habibi how much they mean to you. If there is anything we can do to make our events more inclusive and welcoming, don’t hesitate to reach out on any of our social platforms.

Tickets are $40 per person.

Please email us at info@sankaracuisine.com if you require dietary accommodations, we will do our best.

To view photos from past Pop Ups & to learn more about Sankara visit our Facebook page (@SankaraCuisine) and follow us on Instagram (@sankaramarket). Visit www.sankaracuisine.com anytime to order from our Online Multicultural Marketplace for Lunch Box, delivery and catering.


February 14 2019 -2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


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