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Carnival in Rio! - VSH Dine-Out With Dr. Melanie Joy

You're invited to an evening of gourmet vegan dining, and a delightful opportunity to meet VSH's August lecturer, Dr. Melanie Joy!

Govinda's Vegetarian Buffet and

the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii present

Carnival in Rio!

A Vegan Culinary Journey to Brazil

Guest of Honor Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M.

author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows


5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Govinda’s Vegetarian Buffet

51 Coelho Way, Honolulu, HI 96817

$18, ages 8-12, $10, ages 0-7 free

To RSVP (please note that this is separate from your Oahu Vegan Meetup Group RSVP) and pay by August 12, 2013

Please call [masked] or email [masked].

(some walk-ins possible)


Carnival in Rio!

Brazilian Vegan Buffet Menu

Pick up your forks and enjoy festive dishes, all vegan and gluten-free, from the land of the samba!

Table top appetizer

Starter:  Feijao de Coco, coconut bean soup, creamy and rich in flavor

Feijoada, the national dish of Brazil,

Slow-simmered black beans with traditional herbs and spices served over a warm polenta

Almondegas Ao Molho de Tomates,

Veggie balls cooked in a spiced tomato sauce

Arroz Brasileiro, Brazilian rice, savory herb and tomato rice

Legumes Cozidos,

A Brazilian vegetable dish made with sweet potatoes, spinach, potato and chayote

Green Garden Salad with Herb Dressing


Doce de Banana, sweet bananas, bananas cooked in a caramel sauce

Docinhos de Abobora, pumpkin candy

Broinhas, sweet corn cookies

Cashew Cookies

Served with a refreshing Pineapple Mint Tea

Bring your friends and family for relaxing outdoor dining as the sun sets in verdant Nuuanu Valley!

Proceeds will go towards continuing Govinda's mission of promoting and bringing healthy vegan/vegetarian meals to the students and faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Please come early to be seated with other Oahu Vegan Meetup Group members.  Otherwise, come at any time during the event just to enjoy the food (buffet will be served until the end, although early arrival will assure the best variety of dishes)!

Keiki and their adult friends will have fun at the free activities table!


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  • Kristina

    Oh no! I have a work obligation and can't come to this! Que tristeza!! Will there be any future opportunities for vegan/vegetarian Brazilian dining? Someone please say yes before my little brazilian heart breaks..

    August 10, 2013

    • Lorraine

      Kristina, I'm sorry you can't come to today's dinner. Is there any chance you can send someone to pick up a take out dinner for you, or you can come at the end of the event (there should still be a good amount of food left)?

      August 14, 2013

  • Rebecca

    This sounds amazing !! We are so excited for our 1st vegan food meet up here :) :)

    August 6, 2013

  • Scott

    The last vegan dinner at Govinda's was worth the admission price. The event organizers are friendly, and the food tasted delicious. Looking forward to this one.

    July 31, 2013

  • Laretta Totton D.

    The above menu sounds so wonderfully delicious....can't wait!

    July 9, 2013

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