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The Virginia Wine Club Message Board › Persian Wine Dinner to bring in Nowruz (Persian New Year)

Persian Wine Dinner to bring in Nowruz (Persian New Year)

A former member
Post #: 39
It's coming soon folks if you are intersetd. More details to come!

Come and join us for our Persian Wine Dinner celebrating Nowruz (Persian New Year) on Friday March 15, 2013 at 8pm at the Columbus Grill 8349 Centreville Road Manassas, VA.

The ancient Persian spring festival of Nowruz, Persian for "new day," is considered the beginning of the New Year not only in Iran, but throughout Central Asia. The holiday falls on the first day of spring, usually March 21st, and celebrations continue for 13 days.

We will have so much fun entertainment and I am working on the following (Silk Road Dance Company, Belly Dancing, Haji Firooz, Comedian, Persian Singer, music and so much more!!)

When I have more details I will post them.

Persian Appetizers, 2 main traditional persian courses, and persian desserts will all be pair with Shiraz wines from around the world.

This is one wine dinner you do not want to miss.

Cost is $89.00 all inclusive. This is not a tasting folks, this is a wine dinner. Fun, fantastic, entertaining, like nothing you have ever attended. Get your seats fast because they will sell out for sure.
A former member
Post #: 40
Food, dance, bellydancer, Haji Firooz, Tehran (comedian from Shahs of Sunset TV show), music and so much more.
Course 1: Appetizers
Koo Koo Sabzi - A Persian-style egg herb omelette flavored with a variety of green herbs that is similar to an Italian frittata or an open-faced omelette. Iranians make many, many different types with a variety of flavorings. The kookoo sabzi, flavored with a variety of herbs and tinted a deep green.

Dolmeh - Stuffed grape leaves with rice, vegetables and ground beef.

Sabzi Khordan - A Persian food that’s name literally means eating greens. While in most cuisines, you’d find “eating greens” consists of a rather boring lettuce salad with a few scattered tomatoes and maybe some shaved carrots and a slice or two of cucumbers, Iranian cuisine serves a variety of fresh greens with every meal. The traditional plate of sabzi khordan consists of chives, green onions, mint, cilantro, radish, parsley, dill, Feta Cheese and walnuts. It’s decoratively arranged on a large platter and passed with the family meal. Everyone grabs a handful of herbs and eats the greens along with their meal.

Fresh Homemade Persian Bread

WINE: Hob Nob Shiraz (France)
This is a full-bodied, dark-colored dry red with good syrah overtones, rich in the mouth, with a slightly spicy, somewhat tannic finish. Aroma consists of a bouquet of blackberry jam, leather, plum, black olive and black pepper.

Course 2: Soup
Aash-e Reshteh - Persian herb & Noodle Soup. For Persian New Year, Norouz, this traditional soup is always served. Noodles are believed to bring good fortune, and it is customary to serve Ash-e Reshteh or any noodles before embarking on something new.

WINE: Wolf Blass Yellow Label Shiraz (Australia)
In the glass: Wolf Blass blended wine is a deep opaque inky-red color with a solid garnet-red core going out into a clean crimson rim definition with high viscosity. On the nose: There are opulent crushed black fruits, pungent blackberry jam, blueberry pie, raspberry sorbet, soft oak and vanilla references, spice box, wet tobacco, minerals and alcohol elements, with a hint of underlying anise and licorice root.
On the palate: Wolf Blass is a huge mouthful of bold, spice-laden, slightly chewy wine with loads of crushed black currants, mint leaf, chewing tobacco, blackberry jam, boysenberry juice, vanilla and mineral elements, as well as soft oak references. The midpalate is incredibly well-balanced with a great backbone, showing beautifully restrained tannins, soft black fruit intermixed with oak, and then even amounts of acidity and alcohol. The finish is what can be expected: tremendous, supple and lengthy on the palate with a touch of licorice at the end. It is an overachieving wine that transcends its pricing category.

Course 3: Main Course
Sabzi Polo bah Mahi - is a traditional Persian dish, which sabzi means herb, polo means rice, mahi means fish.

Wine: Trapiche Syrah Oak Cask (Australia)
Light entry with dark cherry, dark licorice, and other soft fruits on entry. These are joined midpalate by spice notes and a faint sense of airy tobacco. Sublte finish that ligners a short while.

Course 4: Dessert
Shirini - Rich and sweet homemade variety of Persian Pastries.

Wine: The Jumping Grape Shiraz (Australia)
Light yellow. Smoky apple and pear aromas are complicated by notes of anise and lemon pith. Fleshy and smooth in texture, offering gently sweet orchard fruit flavors and a peppery quality. The dry finish features a nutty note of pear skin.

ENTERTAINMENT: Silk Road Dance Company
Baba Karam - This humurous Iranian Piece is a playful imitation of the machismo style of dance done by working class men in South Tehran.

Dokhtar-e-Khorasan - Khorasan is an area of eastern Iran known as the place ''where the sun arrives from.'' Bright and lively, this dance includes elements of the famous Soghdian ''whirling dance.''

Ghassemabdi - From the southern Caspian region, this Iranian folk dance celebrates the bounty of Nature. The movements depict the work of the women in the fields.

Larzan - In Kurdish, ''larzan'' means ''to shake or tremble.'' This festive line dance is based on traditional Kurdish folk dance steps. The fiery energy of this piece

Persian Dance of the Princess of the White Dome from Haft Paykar: Seven Beauties - Dance of the Persian Princess of the White Dome from the concert work Haft Paykar: Seven Beauties melts the snows of Winter.

ENTERTAINMENT - Sahara Dance Entertainment - Belly Dancer
Shahrzad is highly sought after performer who enchants audiences with her emotive and exciting Bellydance shows

ENTERTAINMENT - Tehran (Comedian)
Tehran Ghasri is a second generation Iranian-Amercian and was born and raised in the Washington, DC Metro Area to an Iranian father and an Afican-American mother. He received his B.S. and Masters degree from George Mason University in International Politics and in Economic Theory and Principle. Tehran has hosted his own radio & TV shows and on Rangarang and Tapesh Satellite TV. He also performs stand-up comedy in clubs all over the U.S.

In Iranian culture, Haji Firooz is the traditional herald of the Norooz season. Wearing black make-up and a red costume, Haji Firooz sings and dances through the streets with tambourines and trumpets for a few coins, spreading good cheer and the news of the coming New Year. It is believed that originally he was accompanied by one or two other persons although that has been discontinued.

This is one wine dinner you do not want to miss.

Cost is $89.00 all inclusive. This is not a tasting folks, this is a wine dinner. Fun, fantastic, entertaining, like nothing you have ever attended. Get your seats fast because they will sell out for sure.
Only 4 tables left email for your tickets.
A former member
Post #: 41
Only 24 seats left!
A former member
Post #: 42

Hello Everyone, Hope you had a wonderful week.
I want you all to take a look at this Persian Wine Dinner that we are having on March 15, 2013 at 8pm.
This is your chance to taste Shiraz wines paired with authentic Persian cuisine. Not only can you enjoy this dinner and 4 different types of wines (it is not a tasting) you get to experience a different culture. This is why they throw these dinners from different countries.
We have the Silk Road Dance Company coming in beautiful costume to bring magical performances. We have a comedian from the TV Show Shahs of Sunset, Tehran SoParvaz. We have an awesome belly dancer that will perform as well as a Haji Firooz (read about him), and then we have a Persian singer that will wow you with his beautiful voice. A packed night of great food, good wine and cultural entertainment.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Sign up today as we only have limited seating remaining. We have already sold 80 seats.
A former member
Post #: 43
Greetings Everyone,
This coming friday is the Persian wine dinner. Chock full of Persian Food & Desserts, Shiraz Wines, Belly Dancing, Authentic Costumed Persian Dancers, Comedian, Singer, Haji Firooz and dancing. You don't want to miss this awesome cultural event.

Only one table left
email me with any questions!!
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