Cooking and Dining Experiences

Taste Magazine


I host Persian and Middle-Eastern Banquet style dining events & wine tastings in Salt River at Soute and these are advertised on my Instagram and Facebook pages with tickets sold through Quicket. These events are a great way to connect and experience the music and food of Iran and the Middle east and it’s a really social and fun experience.   The cooking and dining experiences are held in my home for groups of about 8 and these involve a fun cooking experience/lesson followed by feasting on all the delicious food we have prepared. We start at 3pm with a welcome drink and chat about Persian food and generally finish at 8.30pm You can contact me directly for private group bookings or birthdays. I get booked up quickly and Fridays and Saturdays are very popular so if this is something you would like to do then don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can read plenty of reviews on these experiences on my Facebook page Aliya’s Vibrant Life.

Loved her passion

Great and informative cooking experience. Loved her passion and attention to detail, creatively taking us on an adventure of her grandmother and passion for Persian cuisine. Highly recommend this laid back, informative and DELICIOUS eventing in the City Bowl.

Zara Langford

Delicious & beautiful

We so enjoyed our Persian cookery lesson in Aliya’s fabulous house. The food is easy to prepare but utterly different, delicious & beautiful. Aliya’s way of demonstrating & teaching is spot on, so easy to follow, she gets through a lot of courses in a relatively short time and the best is that you get to eat it all afterwards. We had such a great group & all in all it was just fantastic and is highly recommended.

Lyn Stacey

Beautiful food, beautiful venue

Beautiful food, beautiful venue – Aliya’s food is on a different level! Have done her Persian cooking course last year and Moroccan this weekend – wish she would open a restaurant.

Adi Smit