This is reservation-only event, and guests must PAY IN ADVANCE. Don’t miss limited-time, early RSVP discounted rate! Go to:
http:www.ZestWishes.CO (Click 'EVENTS' tab)
Join Lean Chef en Route/ Zest Wishes for the fifth in a series of monthly Around The World Pop-Up Dinners. Guests will be treated to culinary creations with worldly inspiration, culled with locally-grown, organic and GMO-free ingredients. The event features fun, food education and a multi-course dinner.
Chef Mya Zeronis has a background in globally-inspired contemporary American cuisine, and her now five-month-old dinner series scored a chef profile in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/recipes/2013/09/19/Food-Column-Cook-and-learn-at-pop-up-dinner/stories/201309190282 and write-up by Pop City Media http://www.popcitymedia.com/features/creativedinners0918.aspx. This month, she will be serving up flavors of the Philippines, Japan, Texas, Carolinas and Myanmar (formerly Burma) with her own modern flair, taking diners on a whirlwind delicious voyage. Themed around the New Year's Day celebration, menu includes a variety of what many cultures believe to be lucky, auspicious foods http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/holidays/new-years-eve/lucky-foods#slide-1: citrus, legumes, leafy greens, long noodles (of course, gluten-free), grapes, pomegranate and round-shaped foods. The vegan-friendly, multi-course supper includes raw food items and is free of gluten, soy, dairy, egg, refined sugar and corn syrup.
1) Play with Chef's Mya's commercial-grade juicer to cold-press pomegranates, oranges and tangerines. Mix the raw, untreated, natural juices with sparkling water to make yourself a healthy punch of citrus fruits, garnished with the rinds (where essential oils live). [The event is hosted at a BYOB restaurant. Guests may bring alcohol to mix into this beverage or champaign to toast for the successful new year.]
2) Chef Mya teaches you how to make Texas Caviar (It's vegan; Don't be fooled by the name.), using black-eyed peas, Clarion River Organics hot chilies, bell peppers, red onion, tomatoes, garlic, organic fresh lime juice & zest, kosher-certified pure sea salt and cilantro. Enjoy with organic blue corn tortilla chips.
3) You'll learn how to eat with a pair of chopsticks. For longevity, pick up long noodles and slurp them. How about warm Japanese soba noodles tossed with roasted garlic, Olive & Marlowe’s gold-medal-winning extra virgin olive oil and scallions? Served over these buckwheat noodles, there’s a choice of toasted cashews (or grilled Wild-caught, US shrimp) in homemade adobo, staple Filipino marinate that dates back to Spanish colonial times.
4) Filipino vegetable stew (think ratatouille but tastier and exotic): okra, skinny Asian eggplant, tomatoes, kabocha squash (Japanese pumpkin), bitter melon and ginger, etc. Vegan version is seasoned with nutrient-rich kelp. Non-vegans get smoked, sustainable, Food & Water Watch-recommended, wild-caught herring (in place of shrimp paste).
5) Braised organic kale with Wild Purveyors cremini mushroom "bacon" bits
6) Southern Favorite Hoppin' John: organic brown rice, onion, parsley, black-eyed peas, thyme, cayenne, oregano
7) Burmese egg-less, dairy-free rice donuts fried in virgin coconut oil (the good fat), served with Palmyra Palm syrup http://ecobuddy.in/powdered-palm-sugar/low-glycemic-index-diabetes-benefits/ and organic coconut sugar
8) Dozen grapes to take home and eat at midnight on New Year's Eve for the sweet new year
This is reservation-only event, and guests must PAY IN ADVANCE. Don’t miss limited-time, early RSVP discounted rate! Go to http:www.ZestWishes.CO (Click 'EVENTS' tab).
After buying ticket on website, RSVP here too so we can see who's coming.