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One Night in Bang Chop featuring Ethiopian cuisine from Demera Restaurant

605 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60661


The owners of Saigon Sisters/Bang Chop Thai Kitchen and Demera (Ethiopian restaurant in Uptown) are collaborating together as two women-owned restauranteurs with an exclusive Ethiopian dinner for one night only at Bang Chop Thai Kitchen on Wednesday, Sept 26th. Part of the proceeds will be donated to RefugeeOne.org

“I respect and admire Tigist who is the Chef Owner of Demera restaurant for over 10 years in Uptown and I love how she connects her business to her heritage similar to what I have done with Vietnamese and Thai cuisines. I love the flavor of her food and the authenticity and care she put into her restaurant. There is not a forum for independent restaurant owners/chefs to collaborate and showcase their unique cuisine in downtown Chicago so I had this idea of featuring Tigist as my first guest Chef at Bang Chop.” – Mary Aregoni, founder of Saigon Sisters and Bang Chop Thai Kitchen

Join us for an authentic and flavorful dining adventure as guests get transported to the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Couples and singles alike will partake in the unique hand-eaten family-style dining customs for which Ethiopia is known for, as Chef Tigist explains more about the exotic ingredients and customs of her cuisine. The 3 courses will boast a wide variety of dishes including cultural staples and delicacies dating back over 2,000 years, traditional street food, a variety of vegan and gluten-free dishes, along with some unique desserts samplings.

Appetizers:
KAYSEER SELATA - Chopped beets, potatoes, onion, and sliced and seeded jalapenos served with fresh lime vinaigrette.
SAMBUSAS - Fried dumplings with a filling of minced CHICKEN OR FRESH LENTILS, sautéed onions, bell peppers and our special combination of Demera seasonings and spices.
AMBASHA – A traditional mildly-sweet skillet-baked bread served with home-made Ethiopian farmers cheese, flavored with onion, cardamom, salt, and chopped collard greens.

KITFO - Ethiopian Steak tartar mixed with herbed butter, spicy mitmita, and a side of ayib (farmer’s cheese).

Entrée:
Family-style messob platters:
DEMERA MESSOB (REGULAR PACKAGE):
DORO WOT – tender Amish chicken marinated in lemon and stewed in a delicious spicy berbere sauce with onions, garlic and ginger root, served with hardboiled egg and a side of ayib cheese.
LEGA TIBS - Tender pieces of cubed lamb seasoned with onion and sautéed with fresh tomatoes, garlic, sliced jalapenos, spicy awaze seasoning, cardamom and rosemary.
YE-SIGA ALICHA - Beef stewed in our mild sauce of onions, garlic, ginger root, and turmeric.
YE-MISIR WOT (SPICY) - Split red lentils stewed in our deliciously rich berbere sauce with onions, garlic, and ginger.
GOMEN - Chopped collard greens sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger and then lightly mixed with sliced & seeded jalapenos.
YATKILT ENA CARROT ALICHA - Potatoes and carrots stewed with onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and special Demera seasoning.

OR

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN MESSOB:
KIK ALICHA - Yellow split peas prepared with onion, garlic, ginger, and turmeric.
TIKLE GOMEN - Cabbage and carrot cooked with onion, garlic and ginger and seasoned with seeded jalapenos.
YE-MISIR WOT (SPICY) - Split red lentils stewed in our deliciously rich berbere sauce with onions, garlic, and ginger.
GOMEN - Chopped collard greens sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger and then lightly mixed with sliced & seeded jalapenos.
YATKILT ENA CARROT ALICHA - Potatoes and carrots stewed with onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and special Demera seasoning.

Desserts:
Ethiopian Style Tiramisu - Delicate ladyfinger cookies soaked in our homemade Buna (Ethiopian coffee) and brandy, layered with mascarpone cheese, and covered in ground chocolate
Basil-Lime Sorbet - A refreshing and palate cleansing dessert made from fresh basil and lime juice that is both vegan friendly and gluten free.

Drink pairing:
Tej – Traditional Ethiopian honey wine, made in-house from our centuries old family recipe
Ethiopian Beer
Coffee/Tea


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