- Moroccan Inspired Dinner prepared by Chef Pip Harragin (with Foodnome)
This is our first foray exploring the chefs who have signed up with the Foodnome.com platform. Events will be reserved-ticket, pay-in-advance meals hosted in homes rather than restaurants (if you want to be a future host and can seat 15, let us know). Event listing is here: https://foodnome.com/events/O31-Moroccan-Dinner Chef Pip Harragin went to school in Davis, moved to Seattle and became a vegan personal chef. She just moved back to Davis. Her menu sounds delicious for a warm summer evening. We'll be eating on a screened in porch - dress accordingly and BYOB (bring your own booze). Here is the menu as envisioned now, but it could be changed a little depending on what is seasonal and fresh: MOROCCAN-INSPIRED VEGAN SUMMER DINNER FIRST- Harissa spiced watermelon with a fresh mint salad MAIN- Stuffed eggplant with cumin baby carrots (Eggplant stuffed with couscous, golden raisins, pomegranates, pine nuts and warm, earthy spices dressed in chermoula with a lemon tahini sauce.) DESSERT- Spiced strawberry sorbet with Moroccan chocolate cake (Warm, earthy spices such as cumin, cinnamon, and sumac add a twist to the classic sorbet and chocolate cake.) PRICE: $20 per person, limited to 15 people TICKETS: Go to FOODNOME.COM, create an account and purchase the amount of Gnomes (dollars, credits) you need (this dinner is = to 20 Gnomes). Apply the Gnomes to this event. The event should be posted by the evening of Monday, May 13. (as of 5/14/19 the ticket page was not live yet - keep checking, it should be posted by 5/15/19) Questions? Email: [masked].
- COOL Cuisine Burger Battle Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM, Tuesday, April 23 at City Council Chambers 6:00-6:10 Presentation 6:30-7:00 Reception The COOL Cuisine Burger Battle planning committee is pleased to announce we will present awards to chefs and restaurants that participated in the March 2019 plant-based Burger Battle in Davis. The awards will be announced promptly at 6:00 pm in a short ceremony, witnessed by the City Council, followed by the City's Environmental Recognition Awards and followed by a short reception during a break before the City Council meeting continues. Note: the Davis Enterprise will have an article discussing the statistics of the event on Sunday, April 21, and awards list will be published there April 24. This event is open to the public! Please respond if you plan to come so we have enough snacks!
- COOL Commotion: Farmers Market Lunch and Food Recovery
COOL Cuisine is broadening our outreach this year including community actions (COOL Commotions) that help those in need have access to fresh vegetables and fruit and encourage plant-based eating. This is the first of 4 quarterly events (Jan/April/July/October) where we: 1) meet at the Farmers Market food court (11:30), show the vendors with plant based options some love by buying brunch/lunch to eat together at the tables (11:30-12:45), 2) then we will supply the volunteer power to the Food Recovery Network at UC Davis and Yolo Food Bank by collecting donated veggies and fruit from the farmers (12:45 meet at C/3rd), 3) transport over to Solano Park Apartments (a short bike/walk away) to 4) set up and distribute the food to residents (1:30-3:00). Wear warm clothes--this is all outdoors. Be prepared to bike/walk or drive between locations. Learn more about the successes of the Food Recovery Network at UC Davis: https://foodrecoverynetworkatucd.github.io/ Contact us on FB or by email if you have questions: [masked]
- Four Burger Battle March Meetups with COOL Cuisine (read)
FOUR COOL CUISINE MEETUPS on ONE INVITATION - IGNORE THE MEETUP.COM reservations - please use the Eventbrite Links below. See coolcuisine.net for the Burger Battle details and the Burger Descriptions for dining all through March. 20 chefs are competing for your taste buds with plant-based burgers! You be the judge, rate every burger you taste! Click the links below each date to get to the invitation! If you would be willing to host an event at a different location, contact Anya at [masked] We would like to have an event at each location. As always, reserve a seat so there are enough seats and food (use Eventbrite links), please give us 24 hours notice for cancellations, and please bring cash if you can. MARCH 8 (Fri), Lunch 12-1:30pm at Smokin' Ewe BBQ (Host - Joanna) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cool-cuisine-burger-battle-meetup-lunch-at-smokin-ewe-bbq-march-8-noon-tickets-57910905076 MARCH 12 (Tue), dinner 6:30pm at Yeti Restaurant (Hosts Jillian/Eric) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cool-cuisine-burger-battle-meetup-at-yeti-restaurant-tues-march-12-630pm-tickets-57911201964 MARCH 13 (Wed), dinner 6:00pm at Chay Corner (Hosts Anya/Richard) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cool-cuisine-burger-battle-meetup-at-chay-corner-march-13-6pm-tickets-57912905058 MARCH 20 (Wed), dinner 6:30pm at de Vere's Irish Pub (Hosts Joe/Judy) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cool-cuisine-burger-battle-de-veres-irish-pub-311-630pm-tickets-57803687385 ALL BURGER COMPETITOR DETAILS are at http://coolcuisine.net/
- 2nd Annual COOL Pre-Thanksgiving Recipe Try-Out Potluck
Join us in our 2nd Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Recipe Try-Out Potluck! Test out a recipe you are thinking of sharing with your omnivorous family for the holiday and come get ideas of other dishes you could make. We can all share our tips and tricks. We love our COOL community and everyone had a blast doing this last year! I recommend bringing a few empty containers to take home leftovers and share them with one another. We are not assigning dishes--bring an appetizer, side, main or dessert enough to serve 8 servings. Email your recipe to [masked] and we'll compile and send out to the group. Dress warm, we will have indoor and outdoor/patio seating. Phone (in case you need it for some reason):[masked]
- Beyond Sausage at Sunrise Rotary Oktoberfest
Support one of the COOLest service organizations in Davis! Enjoy Beyond Sausage bratz at the annual Sunrise Rotary Oktoberfest BBQ. Includes bratz, side salads, and a complementary wine or beer at an event with 400 community members. COOL Cuisine will host a separate plant-based grill and serve up Beyond Sausage, which will not be available in Northern California until the end of October. Be among the first locals to try it out! We are happy for the opportunity to make such a community event COOLer. This rotary club is working to make their annual event more sustainable and COOL Cuisine is part of that effort. This is a fundraiser and your $35 ticket helps many local organizations. (We have a few tickets for those who cannot afford the price, donated by a club member, message Anya if you would like one.) If you want a plant-based meal, please arrive in the first hour, we will be serving Beyond Sausage until we run out (we will have 60 servings) and have other sausages after that. 1) RSVP on this invitation or at meetup.com (so we count you in for Beyond) AND 2) PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE HERE for $35: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-davis-sunrise-rotary-oktoberfest-tickets-49459408422 WHERE DO FUNDS GO? Their activities and giving focuses on raising funds mostly for children. Proceeds go to Rotary grants to things like: child abuse prevention, Davis Phoenix Coalition (LGBTQ support), Empower Yolo (battered women's support), Fourth & Hope Homeless Shelter, Meals on Wheels, Progress Ranch (residential home for boys), Suicide Prevention Yolo County, Yolo Conflict Resolution Center, Yolo County Food Bank, Yolo County CASA (support for children in foster care) and more.
- COOL Cuisine this Thursday try deVere's New Plant Based Burger and Appetizers
At COOL Cuisine, we have fun events an vote with our wallets for COOL (planet friendly, plant based) menu items at local restaurants. This is a BIG change at deVere's, which previously had almost no items for plant based people. This burger was super popular in the Sacramento Vegan Burger Battle and they've added it to the Davis menu permanently. The appetizers are a special only in September. We tried them last night and they were completely popping with flavor!! Sorry for the short notice, but we wanted you to have time to go back again during this month. We are aiming for 30 guests. 1. Please RSVP by the day before, so we save you a seat. 2. As usual, bring cash to settle the bill, they will do one bill for every 4-6 people. Pay for what you order. Prices: -Burger $14.50 (based on Beyond Burger, comes with choice of fries or house salad) -Appetizers are $8-$10.50 (see photo) each and feed 2-3 people -Booze - you gotta ask :-)
- COOL Cuisine at Nami Sushi - All You Can Eat
Back by popular demand, All You Can Eat at Nami Sushi! They prepare special plant-based rolls and nigiri that are not on the menu, just for us. Includes miso soup, sunamono, wakami, veg tempura, and a bunch of sushi rolls and nigiri. You must RSVP by Monday before the event so there is enough food and seats. Adults $26 (cash)/$28 (credit). Kids pricing: for ages 4-7 = $10, and ages 8-11 = $13. All are welcome, you do not have to be living a plant based life, curious and supporters are welcome!
- COOL Cuisine June Potluck
Please bring a dish that will serve 6-8 people one serving. We will supply paper plates and utensils and drinks. We will be outside or on a porch, so dress accordingly. House phone:[masked] Kid friendly, plant-based curious people are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you soon!!
- COOL Cuisine picnic at Celebrate Davis event
Celebrate Davis event starts at 4:30pm. We'll meet around 7pm. Buy a meal from a vendor or bring a picnic, bring a sweater and blanket so you can watch the fireworks. This is not a potluck, but it is always nice to bring something to share. Call Anya if you cannot find us:[masked]