EAHA/Kokeb/CTS fund-raising party for Eritrean kids, Kokeb Restaurant & Cafe, 247 Barkly Street, Footscray. Phone: 9689 0157
Tuesday, July 22.
It was an evening to raise funds to support the work of Eritrean Australian Humanitarian Aid.
It was held at Kokeb Restaurant & Cafe in Footscray.
It was beaut!
Thanks go to many people …
Thanks to everyone who supported the event through their credit cards and their presence.
Thanks to the Kokeb family – Helen, Melaku, Naeb … and, most particularly, thanks to Demet, who spent the whole day cooking the wonderful food we enjoyed so much!
Thanks to Louise and Noray from EAHA for telling us about Eritrea and the group’s work.
Thanks to the rest of EAHA gang – Wafa, Namarek, Aziza and Amira – for providing smiles, great ginger-infused Eritrean coffee and popcorn, dates and sweet cake hombasha to go with it.
Thanks to Nat Stockley for his as-always fantastic pics. He really saved me. Maybe it’s time to face reality – that hosting these events AND taking good blog pics is too much of a stretch!
Thanks to Matt from Westgate Party Hire for providing the serving platters free of charge.
What we enjoyed food-wise:
Yebeg wat: Freshly made beef stew served with injera.
Doro wat: Chicken drumsticks slow cooked in dense stew of onions, berbere and Ethiopian butter. Boiled eggs are knife-poked and simmered in the stew. A high holiday treat in Ethiopia.
Misir wat: Split lentils stewed with onion, garlic and a blend of Ethiopian herbs.
Alecha: Potatoes, carrot and split peas cooked in onion, garlic and olive oil. A mild dish with a touch of turmeric and a subtle blend of herbs and spices.
$1000 has been deposited in the EAHA bank account.