Traditional multi-cultural treat for Easter

Published March 25th, 2010 - 10:28 GMT

Rather than the usual chocolate egg why not try a festive Easter treat with a distinctive Middle East twist this year. Dubai’s Al Samadi Café and Sweet Shop are offering a free half kilo of mouthwatering ma'amoul pastries over the Easter period for each kilo of baklavas purchased.

Ma'amoul are small handmade shortbread pastries filled with dates and nuts and are generally eaten regionally during religious festivals. The multi-cultural treat is traditionally eaten by Muslim Arabs at night during Ramadan and Christian Arabs eat them at Easter.

A special Easter menu is also on offer at Al Samadi Café which including a welcome mocktail, a selection of hot and cold mezze, a choice of either beef steak with mushroom sauce or hammour fillet with sauce meuniere plus a selection of Al Samadi sweets, tea, coffee and gourmet chocolates at only AED 185 for two people. The special Easter menu will be available from Thursday April 1 until Monday April 5 from 11 a.m. until late.

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Ma’amoul are traditionally eaten by Muslim Arabs at night during Ramadan and Christian Arabs eat them at Easter.


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