THE MIDDLE FEAST, a hummus-tasting competition at Openhouse Gallery

The Middle Feast is Sunday June 12 from 11 am-7:30 pm.

THE MIDDLE FEAST is a hummus-tasting competition and the only Middle East battle worth fighting. Peacefully, with a glass of white, rosé or gris from Le Poisson as well as North African-inspired juice from Bella Lula and baklava from Zalatimo’s Old City Bakery. Openhouse Gallery tapped our Nolita neighbor Gawker Artists to curate paintings for the space, and they’ll be featuring big pieces from Brooklyn-based Malado Baldwin. Eco-Products is providing vegetable-based biodegradable tasting bowls.

The centerpiece of course are the chickpea-based dishes made by New York City’s finest hummus chefs. Participants include 12 Chairs, Ba’al Café, Le Sajj, Moustache, Pita Joe and Toum. The chefs will be creating their signature hummus dishes, pitas and homemade breads for Openhouse’s Middle Feast.

Get Your Tickets by 10 a.m. on Friday

Tickets to the tasting showdown are currently on sale via Gilt City, and the $20 entrance fee includes a glass of wine from Le Poisson, a sample of each restaurant’s homemade hummus, baklava from Zalatimo’s and juice from Bella Lula. Plus the opportunity to declare the tastiest hummus in NYC.

At the end of the day, votes will be tallied and the top hummus chef will get their winning recipe published in the next edition of Edible Manhattan.

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