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New Year's Eve Dinner at Burma Toyko! Happy New Years Eve N Happy Bellies!

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 and write-up by Pop City Media 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 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 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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy Holidays! I have one more reason to Q & A with Pittsburgh Magazine. (Scroll down to the bottom of article page.)

    1 · December 24, 2013

  • Ola

    I would like to come with three other friends. What is the price per person? Thank you.

    December 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Ola, Price starts at $35/ person. Basically, the sooner you reserve a seat, the less it costs. Please see website for details.

      December 19, 2013

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