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Culinary Salon Dinner with Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich

Tuesday, November 07 2023, 7pm - 10.30pm, at Academy Restaurant, Ulster University, York Street, Belfast


The Oxford Cultural Collective and Ulster University are staging a Culinary Salon: a series of dinners hosted by some of the UK and Ireland’s most admired chefs and food writers. The events, which are held in the Academy restaurant in central Belfast, celebrate the cultural diversity that characterises our contemporary hospitality scene, celebrate Northern Ireland as a leading food and drink destination and provide outstanding learning opportunities for students.

This creative initiative has been made possible through generous funding from the Savoy Educational Trust.


TO BOOK YOUR TABLE, EMAIL academyrestaurant@ulster.ac.uk 


Sarit and Itamar opened Honey & Co. – a modest, whitewashed restaurant serving Middle Eastern food, on Fitzrovia’s Warren Street, in 2012, before launching their restaurant Honey & Smoke: Grill House and deli Honey & Spice: Food Store. After 10 years, Honey & Co. is now at home on Bloomsbury’s Lambs Conduit Street. In September 2023, the couple opened Honey & Co. Daily, their new deli, bakery and café on Store Street, London.

Their debut book, Honey & Co: Food From the Middle East (2015), was named ‘Cookbook of the Year’ by The Sunday Times (UK), Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards ‘Cookery Book of the Year 2015’ and The Guild of Food Writers’ (UK) Award Winner for ‘Best First Book’. They have written three more books, Honey & Co: The Baking BookHoney & Co At Home and most recently Chasing Smoke: Cooking Over Fire Around the Levant.

They host a podcast, Honey & Co: The Food Sessions, which won ‘Fortnum & Mason Podcast of the Year 2021’, talking to influential guests from the food and drink industry, and they write a recipe column for FT Weekend.



Yemeni style falafel with tahini

Dried apricot and pistachio tabule with orange blossom

Baba ganoush with pomegranate

Homemade pitta bread

Saffron pears with walnut sauce


Rolled lamb shoulder, borlotti beans & olives, green leaves

Borlotti bean stew, roasted aubergine steaks, green leaves (Vegan option)


Honey & Co. fete cheesecake on a kadaif pastry

Tea or coffee

Marunchino cookies

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