Next Cooking Demo and Dinner: March 21, 2015

by Chef Nabavi on February 26, 2015

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Join Us for a Special Dinner Celebrating Persian New Year

Join Chef Paris Nabavi as he hosts an intimate group in his home to celebrate the first day of spring and Persian New Year, an ancient tradition. Paris invites you for good food and good company as he shares some secrets from his homeland.

Seating is limited to 19 guests. Please visit the EventBrite page to register.

Persian New Year – Nowruz or Norouz which means “new day” – is the one of the happiest family holidays and is celebrated on the first day of spring on the vernal equinox – March 20, 21, or 22. During Nowruz, perhaps the most beautiful tradition is the holiday table arranged in every Persian household. The elements on the table are centered on two important themes: the number seven and the letter S. The number seven harkens back to the ancient belief in the number’s mystic power; in ancient Persia, people celebrated Nowruz by growing seven kinds of seeds on seven pillars. If the seed prospered, so would the crop in the coming year. The letter “S” (in Persian language) is also central to the Nowruz table. Each item on the Nowruz table also recalls and symbolizes the qualities of seven immortals, which in ancient times guarded all of creation, and the letter “S”.

A traditional menu for this occasion is below:

Fresh Herbs, French Feta, Goat Cheese, Almonds, Flat Bread


Kuku Sabzi

Fresh Herb Soufflé, Barberry, Walnut


Young Cucumber Pickle, 9 Years Old Pickled Mixed Vegetables, Spicy Olives


Most-O Mousir

Wild Shallot Yogurt



Cucumber, Tomatoes, Red onion, Parsley, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Citrus Juice


Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi

Fresh Herb Rice with Wild Salmon, Sour Orange


Persian Ice Cream

Saffron, Rosewater, Cinnamon, Pistachio


Persian Tea


Noon Kishmishi. Hand Cut Sugar


About Our Cooking Events

If you have attended a cooking demo and dinner before, you know how fun these can be. If not, here’s your chance! Classes are limited to 19 people and a donation of $100 a person will benefit (in full) Grow Some Good.

Please make reservations through EventBrite. Please register early to confirm your space. The first 19 reservations will be accepted. You will be emailed details of event, including directions, by March 19.

Please make $100 donation per person in the form of a check made out Grow Some Good’s fiscal sponsor Tri- Isle RC& D, remitted the evening of the event. Please note Grow Some Good in your memo.

About Grow Some Good

Grow Some Good is a nonprofit community program dedicated to creating hands-on, outdoor learning experiences that cultivate curiosity about natural life cycles, connect students to their food sources, and inspire better nutrition choices. In addition to helping establish food gardens and living science labs in local schools, they provide resources and curriculum support through community partnerships in agriculture, science, food education and nutrition.

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