Cafe Paci x Shwarmama
Finnish chef Pasi Petänen is taking over the Surry Hills kebab shop for a day of ox-tongue shawarma and choc-meringue cookies.
One of the best in the west is heading to Surry Hills this weekend, when chef Pasi Petänen takes over the grill at Shwarmama for one day only. The famed Finnish chef who is behind Newtown restaurant Cafe Paci — and an earlier Darlinghurst pop-up of the same name — is heading east to serve up ox-tongue shawarma and loaded snack packs, plus choc-meringue cookies.
The limited-edition dishes will be available from midday until sold out. After that, it'll be the kebab shop's usual lineup of sabich stuffed with eggplant and egg, hummus plates and shawarma filled with spiced, marinated chicken. To drink, you'll find coffee, Yulli's Brews beers and a couple of wines on tap.
The takeover is to celebrate the first birthday of Shwarmama, which is a joint project by Mat Lindsay (Ester, Poly) and Paramount Coffee Project's Russell Beard (Reuben Hills), Mark Dundon and Jin Ng. Making it through the past 365 days (relatively) unscathed is definitely worth celebrating.
Images: Kitti Gould
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