Henrietta’s First Birthday

Mon 15th November, 2021 – Sun 5th December, 2021
Shop 1 500 Crown Street Surry Hills 2010
Price: $25–$28
The fun charcoal chook diner will celebrate by hosting collabs with top Aussie chefs, putting Middle Eastern flavours front and centre.

Henrietta isn’t your typical charcoal chicken joint, so its first birthday won’t feature a sprinkle-covered cake and sparklers, either.

Instead, restaurateur Ibby Moubadder (Nour, Lilymu and Cuckoo Callay) has enlisted three top chefs to bring their own Middle Eastern twist to the Henrietta menu for three weeks.

From Monday November 15 until Sunday November 21, the man behind Melbourne’s best hummus, Tom Sarafian (ex-Bar Saracen), has shared his recipe for Palestinian charcoal chicken, served alongside caramelised onions, sumac and pine-nut butter with barbequed cauliflower on a toasted pita.

The next week, 22 to 28 November, the restaurant will be serving harissa and honey-rubbed barbeque chicken with flat beans grilled over coals, toum, za’atar and chips courtesy of Maha’s Shane Delia.

Finally, the week from Monday November 29 to Sunday December 5 will see a dish from Adam Wolfers of Gerard’s Bistro on the menu: Yemeni hawaij chicken with fattouche salad and sumac dressing.

And if you order one of the special birthday dishes, you can get a signature Henrietta cocktail for just $10. Choose from a Lychee Cosmo, Watermelon Spritz, Passionfruit Margarita or Negroni.

More information here.