Day, 40+ Elites and their guests came
out for Yelp’s Welcome To Kabul House Elite event where Kabul House graciously showcased more
memorable food than one’s taste buds could have ever imagined. Serving a three-course spread of Afghan delights, unlimited wine and tea, everyone got to meet
the Qazi family and explore the magic behind their traditional recipes.
The night kicked off at the wine table and Cassie D was:
“Completely blown away" by the food. Some of the mouth-watering dishes prepared by Chef Abdul Qazi included: Leek, pumpkin, and potato Bulanee (turnover pancakes), Mantoo (beef-filled
dumplings), Murgh (chicken skewers), Afghan rice (with caramelized carrots and raisins), Kadu (honey-sauteed pumpkin), and specialty desserts including petite cakes, milk pudding and walnut baklawa. Vegetarian Carolyn T “went totally nuts" and "could rave about every single morsel of
food I tried. I have
never yet left a Yelp event feeling so full, so satisfied, and with leftover
The evening continued with giveaways for gift certificates to Kabul House and a personal visit to each table by owner Akmal Qazi and introductions to his other family members. In celebration of Earth Day, and to make for even more clever conversation, tables displayed a container of popsicle sticks with hand-written facts and jokes related to recycling, water, and the earth.
At the end of the
night everyone sipped Afghan tea and got a bag to take with them. Joanne B reflected, "I felt like I had dinner at someone's house. The owners welcomed
us into the restaurant like their home and truly wanted to share and
I'd like to extend my deepest and most sincere thanks to Akmal Qazi, Chef (and father) Abdul, and the rest of the amazing Qazi family and friends at Kabul House (Facebook, Twitter) who helped make this an evening we'll never forget. And a big shout out to photographer Lee Klawans
who captured all the special moments of the evening. You can view his
and event reviews here.
everyone for coming, and remember it's neat to be Elite!
next time…See You On Yelp (SYOY)
North Shore Community Manager,