In planning this party menu, I wanted something pleasing to both children and adults, super easy and inspired by my mother's pre-revolution trip to Libya and post revolution trip to Egypt!
I made Cornish Game Hen (Le Petite Poulet) with Preserved Lemons and Orange Blossom Water using local and sustainable hens from Epicurian Farms -- fragrant, tender, delicious.
I served dinner with homemade mint tea, Sauvignon Blanc, Mediterranean chopped salad, toasted pita bread and hummus, grape leaves, Moroccan olives and couscous. I added raisins to the couscous water before cooking and tossed a handful of toasted almonds after the couscous was cooked.
The only thing missing from this Arabian feast was the belly dancers!