Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Layalena- an Mediterranean Experience

Recently went to a party hosted by some of our Middle Eastern friends at “Layalena- Mediterranean Experience” in the city. It was a night filled with laughter, friends, good food and drinks and singing and dancing…… ahem…yes dancing ……
Star of the show- Roxana- had many-a-men drooling! :)


My attempts at creative touch…



Got to experience live band playing Lebanese, Jordanian, Iranian, and Iraqi and so forth Middle Eastern songs….. very melodious and powerful music…

Fun…friends…and laughter…..


Eating experience started with “The Sample Mezza” with Hummus, baba ganouj, falafel, labneh, m’hammara, and grape leaves............served with a side of stuffed olives and pickled cucumber and carrots


Some Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs …. I am a-veggi!


And last but not least- the most popular drink of the night – Lebanese beer- Almaza!!

20 comments:

Ash said...

Looks like fun :-)

sukku said...

Well the food looks yummy and so does the other stuff...bet you had great fun that night.

Mampi said...

Wow, the change in the template looks good. But I am used to the old style of your blog. Made me feel very travel-tempted. I dont know why.

Pics as usual are your forte and the description leaves the reader drooling as you aimed at. The food is simply yumm.
Glad you updated real quick.

ray said...

Hi ,

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Rahul said...

Awesome posts ...! Nice snaps... Nicer descriptions indeed..!
Regds
Rahul

marybeth said...

food looks yummy! i'm really enjoying reading your blog.

Lakshmi said...

sounds like a lot of fun..I need to go partying sometime

Mampi said...

RUSH TO MY PAGE .... QUICK.

Jeevan said...

There is lot of fun! glad u people enjoyed with moment.

Indrani said...

Food and friends keep our lives rocking! Glad you enjoyed. :)

Pinku said...

hi!

came here thru mampi's blog...and must say you have tempted me greatly.

The food looks great...especially since i love this cuisine.

Must say u missed something by being a veggie. :)

Mampi said...

Sujata, you are tied with a tag.
Pick it from my page please. I want you to use more of your pics there in the tag.

Do it at leisure, i mean asap, he he he.

dharmabum said...

am not a party person myself, but the pics sure look like it was fun!

Pecos Blue said...

Looks great and like lots of fun. I would love to learn to dance like that.

Meenu said...

:) u have a great blog yaar ..
1stly thank u for posting comments in my blog./. was away from blogging 4 a while ..
u travel a lot i guess must be great :)
superb pics u have

Sujata said...

Mampi: First of all I want to apologize to you for not responding to you on time. I was away taking care of certain things. I hope you will understand. I really appreciate your comments! Your ward and also your Tag!! Believe it or not I was looking forward to getting back to it all!!
I wonder if you noticed. I had changed the template of my blog on your request!! :)

Sujata said...

Ash: Thanks for visiting. It was a lot of fun….

Sukku: we had great time. You said it right –food was delicious.

Sujata said...

Rahul: Thanks for visiting. I am glad you enjoyed the posts and pictures as well!

Thanks Marybeth! Please visit again. :)

Ray: Thanks!!

Sujata said...

Laskshmi: It was a of fun. You are welcome to come to Az any time :)

Thanks Jeevan.

Thanks Indrani for visiting. Yes it was a lot of fun!

Pinku: thanks for visiting! Food was great as I said earlier- as for missing out- well ignorance is bliss! Please visit again.

Dharmabum: first of all thanks for visiting. I think when one is company of people who are not judgmental it becomes quite enjoyable a time.

Pecos blue- She was a great dancer. So are couple of my friends. Learning to belly dance was on my list of to do things even after few weeks of the party!

Sujata said...

Meenu: Thank you for visiting. I am glad you like the post.