WATCH: Learn the art of marination from Michelin Chef Abdul Yaseen

The mastermind chef behind the renowned Cinnamon Club will be coming to London Halal Festival 2017 and sharing his culinary expertise with thousands of eager halal foodie fans.

Michelin Chef Abdul Yaseen will be appearing in the Tariq Halal Cookery Theatre at the world's biggest halal food festival next month 19th & 20th August.

Chef Yaseen, now heads up his first solo: Darbaar, an expansive 220 cover restaurant in Moorgate. Featuring an open kitchen with counter seating, a wood fired oven (for the artisan bread, Nanza), a charcoal Robata grill, 20 cover private dining area and a 12 cover Chef’s Table.

Darbaar’s menu and interiors are inspired by the banquets of the Royal Courts of India, with midnight blue walls, gold chandeliers, copper tones and elephant heads adorning the walls. Drapes and ornate mirrors hang in the interior, creating a grand atmosphere.

Chef Yaseen was formerly head chef of the renowned Cinnamon Club. Arriving in Britain 15 years ago from Jaipur, Abdul is well known for being a dynamic, creative and innovative Indian chef; his style a combination of the highlights of the East and best of the West. As his patrons of the Cinnamon club will be aware, he pushes boundaries, experimenting with different flavours and reinterpreting staple traditional dishes. Abdul won the British BBQ championships and the Canapé Cup at Square Meal Venues and Events three years in a row, and regularly features on ITV and BBC2. He has recently been featured in the Celebrity Master Chef UK 2016.

The mouth-watering menu features an array of healthy grills, street food, spit roasts, a Thrill of the Grill set menu, and sharing dishes. Punjabi Spiced Kentish Lamb Chops with Haryali Rarha Keema, Tawa-Macchli Bream in Banana Leaf, Keralan Shrimp Cocktail, and Kid Goat Biryani feature. In true modern Maharaja style, a dish called “The Royal Pot”, popularly known as Shahi Degh, is served in an earthenware pot and inspired by the feasting dishes straight from the royal court. For dessert – halwa spiced carrot cake with lemon figs, or a lemon and stem ginger brulee with rhubarb compote
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 “My vision of ‘Darbaar’ is to re-create memories where my diners will love to host and encourage sharing the food which once was the charm of the royal courts.  Love for food has shaped the course of my life, taking me on a fascinating journey from India to the UK where I have spent over a decade promoting modern Indian cuisine to London restaurant-goers. Now I’m delighted to offer my take at ‘Darbaar’ and I look forward to giving you a royal welcome.” - Chef Abdul Yaseen

 “My vision of ‘Darbaar’ is to re-create memories where my diners will love to host and encourage sharing the food which once was the charm of the royal courts.  Love for food has shaped the course of my life, taking me on a fascinating journey from India to the UK where I have spent over a decade promoting modern Indian cuisine to London restaurant-goers. Now I’m delighted to offer my take at ‘Darbaar’ and I look forward to giving you a royal welcome.” - Chef Abdul Yaseen

Chefs in the Tariq Halal Cookery Theatre
at London Halal Food Festival 2017