HYDE PARK — The Oriental Institute is serving a meal in its galleries Wednesday night for diners who like classic recipes, dishes that have been served for at least 3,000 years.
Chef Atorina Zomaya will serve dishes like lahmajeen, a Middle Eastern-style pizza; boorak, a meat-stuffed egg roll; and other dishes of her Assyrian heritage that have survived since the Assyrians ruled Mesopotamia.
From 5-8 p.m., visitors will be able to try the ancient recipes among the pots in the museum galleries that were used to cook similar dishes 3,000 years ago.
Museum docents will explain the history of brewing and other cooking techniques at the museum, 1155 E. 58th St.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, with discounts available for museum members.
Tickets are available at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes/
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