Burst of Beirut is inspired by an original Lebanese dish made from cabbage rolls filled with rice and meat. In this version, the cabbage is cooked till it's transparent and wrapped with the tip of veal tongue and cracked wheat, mixed with toasted almonds and pomegranate. It is accompanied with a sauce from the stock of the veal and the cabbage, then reduced with pomegranate molasses and balsamic vinegar
Chef Elissa Abou Tasse created this dish as a tribute to all the victims of the Beirut explosion on 4 August, 2020. The cracked wheat in this dish represents the destruction of the city's wheat stocks that were destroyed in the explosion. It is full of simple and everyday produce, like the farmer’s cuts of meat found at the market. The name 'Burst of Beirut', comes from the fact this dish is full of aromas and flavours. as well as from the tragedy that is affecting the city of Beirut.
See how to prepare it below.