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New Persian Restaurant Will Preview Its Dishes With a Pop-Up Dinner

Get ready for labneh and a pistachio cake

Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Roya, the forthcoming Persian restaurant from chef Amir Hajimaleki, is previewing its dishes with a pop-up dinner this month. The dinner will be held at Eden East at 755 Springdale Road in Govalle on Thursday, March 21,

The pop-up dinner will celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, which falls on the same date. The the menu of the three-course dinner includes a royal egg with labneh and chives; sous vide halibut with saffron and pistachio sauce, sabzi polo (herbed rice), sabzi kuku (herb cake) and condiments; and a pistachio cake for dessert.

The dinner will also feature wine parings from Darioush Winery, a Napa-based winery owned by Persian winemaker Darioush Khaledi. The evening also includes a haft-seen (a display of items that symbolize spring renewal) and live music.

The dinner was originally slated for October but rescheduled due to the water crisis. It will start at 6 p.m. and tickets are $100. The dinner benefits the Austin Food and Wine Alliance.

Details on Roya’s opening are still scarce — there is still no address for the restaurant.

Chef Hajimaleki currently operates District Kitchen + Cocktails in Circle C, which opened in 2013, and Oasthouse, which opened in 2015. He’s opening a second location of District in North Shoal Creek this year. He and the restaurants’ pastry chef Dennis Van won an episode of Netflix baking competition show Sugar Rush last summer.

Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

5701 West Slaughter Lane, , TX 78749 (512) 284-7600 Visit Website

Eden East

755 Springdale Road, , TX 78702 (512) 428-6500 Visit Website