SOLD OUT!! Nov. 14 – Cooking Kabobs with Chef Nabavi!


chef-paris-nabavi_400x400Join us this fall with Chef Paris Nabavi and his wife Donna, for a special home-cooked dinner event on November 14, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

UPDATE: This event is SOLD OUT, but we are still taking RSVP requests for cancellations. If you want to be put on a wait list, fill out the form below. Also, sign up for Chef Paris’ early bird email list to be first to RSVP for the next event!

Chef Nabavi, Owner of Sangrita Grill and Cantina will be preparing traditional Kabob Barg and Koo-bi-deh paired with Saffron Rice and Roasted Tomato. He will skewer and roast these delicious delights on an outside fire BBQ grill. The dinner menu will also include Salad Shirazi and Mast-0-Maousir with a sweet finish of Noon-Khamei-ie; a cream puff with rose water and fresh whipped cream, enjoyed with hot Chai tea made in Samavar. Scroll down to view the full menu.

Guests are invited to bring a favorite bottle of wine or enjoy a variety of wines chosen from Chef Nabavi’s private collection. Paris invites you to enjoy his garden under the stars among friends, while he shares culinary secrets from his Persian homeland.

We welcome you to join us for this special dinner with friends, fine wine and mouth watering food. We are limited to 20 people and a donation of $150 a person will be given (in full) to Grow Some Good.
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See pictures of another recent cooking event here. (photo credit Mieko Photography)

RSVP

Only the first 20 reservations will be accepted. Ages 21 and older.  Please make reservations through Eventbrite link here.

Chef Nabavi’s dinner events sell out quickly, make sure you are the first to hear about his next dinner by signing up for his newsletter.

If you would like to be put on a wait list for cancellations please RSVP directly in the box below and we will put you on a list.

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November 14, 2015
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Kashk-o- Badem-Joon
Roasted eggplant, onion, garlic, whey, mint
Mast-o-Mousir
Yogurt, wild shallot, fresh herbs, raisin, walnutsPersian pickles, aged pickles, spicy mixed olives, French feta, goat cheese, salted walnut, salted almondFresh herbs, Persian Lavash/ Pita/ Nan BreadsSalad- ShiraziCucumber, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Parsley, Mint, Olive Oil, Citrus Juice***Kabob BargLamb Tenderloin KabobKabob Koo-bi-dehGround Beef Kabob on a stick – served with Persian SumacSaffron RiceRoasted Tomato***Noon-Khame-ie

Cream puff, fresh whipped cream, rose water, saffron, pistachios

***Chai made in Samavar

Persian tea – Raisin cookie – Hand cut sugar

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Taste of School Gardens Raises $54,000

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What an amazing celebration! Big MAHALO to 450 new and old friends who gathered for the 3rd Annual Taste of School Gardens event Saturday night at Hotel Wailea.

Guests enjoyed delicious gourmet cuisine made with local and school garden- grown ingredients, sipped fine wines and local brews, took in the beautiful ocean views and kicked up their heels to bluegrass music by Aloha Chicken.

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Together, we raised more than $54,000 in ticket sales and donations!

Thanks to you, Grow Some Good is continuing to grow and support school garden programs on Maui – currently serving more than 3,000 students in 12 school gardens in South, Central and West Maui. That’s double where we were last year at this time.

Looking forward to digging into another year of supporting community food and healthy keiki programs on Maui.  We still have more funds to raise for our 2015-16 school year, so stay tuned for more opportunities to help us grow our programs.

Check out our Facebook album to see more beautiful moments from the event captured by Mieko Photography.

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We have a long list of personal thank-yous on the way, but here’s a start: All the incredible sponsors you see listed below:

Hotel Wailea, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Makana Aloha Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine, Maui Time Weekly, Capische?, Private Maui Chef, Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman, Spago, DUO and Ferraro’s at Four Seasons Maui, Cow Pig Bun, Fabiani’s, Sangrita, The Outrigger Pizza Company, Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods, Whole Foods Market Maui, Surf Rents Trucks, Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Council Inc., Ali’i Linens, Maui Culinary Academy, Young’s Market Maui, Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, Kupa’a Farms, See Farms, Simpli-fresh Farms, Ainalani Farms / Fresh Island Herbs, Oko’a Farms, Oprah’s Farm, Epic Lighting LLC, All Pure Media

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…and all the restaurants, chefs, teachers, parents, volunteers, long time supporters and new friends who truly made this a memorable evening for everyone.

More great events to support school gardens to come!

MAHALO NUI LOA!

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Menu + Wines Announced! March 7 Taste of School Gardens #GSGTaste

Click Here: 2015 Taste of School Gardens Menus Announced!

Click Here for the List of Wine and Beer Selections

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grow some good taste of school gardens kihei wailea maui hawaiiYou are invited to the 3rd Annual Grow Some Good: Taste of School Gardens event March 7, 2015 at the Hotel Wailea! Local chefs and school garden supporters will celebrate all the good things growing for more than 3,000 students in South, Central, and West Maui school garden programs.

Guests at this special sunset event will enjoy gourmet dishes prepared with local and school garden-grown ingredients by Mauiʻs top chefs, including:

Click Here: 2015 Taste of School Gardens Menus Announced!

Click Here for the List of Wine and Beer Selections

Fine wines and local brews – ALL INCLUDED in your ticket price. Wine selections by Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, Southern Wine & Spirits, and Young’s Market Company. Beer cocktails designed by Four Seasons Resort Maui Mixologist Gabe Harvey, including Maui Brewing Company‘s Lahaina Town Brown elixirs with espresso and Bikini Blonde Lager shandies made with fresh lemon and cane juice.

++ Amazing Silent Auction Prizes!

aloha chicken bluegrassBluegrass music by Aloha Chicken will serenade you into a gorgeous sunset view during this gathering of ʻohana, growing a bountiful future on Maui.

WHEN

Saturday, March 7, 2015
5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

WHERE

Hotel Wailea
555 Kaukahi Street Wailea, HI 96753

TICKETS
Advance Tickets: $99 per person | $105 per person after March 1 | $950 table of 10

All guests must be 21+ to attend this event.  

Event Hashtag #GSGTaste

Parking for Event:

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Mahalo Nui Loa to Our Sponsors

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Special thanks to: Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development CouncilMulligan’s on the BlueMaui Culinary Academy … And every wonderful teacher, parent, volunteer and local business that digs in to help school gardens on Maui thrive!

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Dec. 5 Vintage Wine Weekend Ocean Front Gala with Makana to Benefit Grow Some Good

vwwmasthead-imagesonlyDecember 5th-7th, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea presents an exclusive three-day tour of the vine with the nation’s top winemakers, including concerts performed by internationally acclaimed musicians and opportunities to savour the imaginative cuisine of the Resort’s award-winning culinary team. Perched above the stunning Wailea coast, this intimate weekend affair is the best little wine event in the Pacific.

A portion of proceeds from the weekend’s opening night — Ocean Front Gala Featuring Makana Dec. 5 — will benefit Grow Some Good school garden programs!

Purchase your ticket for opening night or click here to view all events and purchase tickets for the entire weekend, including violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn, who performs on the legendary 1720 “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius. Guests may also contact the Four Seasons concierge for more information and ticket purchases over the phone: 808.874.8000.

This 3rd annual event is sure to sell out, so RSVP today!

#FSWineGala

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Dec. 27 Holiday Home Cooking with Chef Nabavi!

chef-paris-nabavi_400x400The holidays are here!  And what do we love to do on the holidays?  Eat, drink, give back, and be merry!  In this very special Cooking Demo and Dinner on December 27, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., to benefit Grow Some Good, Chef Paris Nabavi will talk you through the intricacies of some Persian holiday delights- including Pomegranate Walnut Stew and Roasted Goose!

Guests are invited to bring a favorite bottle of wine or enjoy a variety of wines chosen from Chef Nabavi’s private selection. Paris invites you for food, fine wine, and good company as he shares secrets from his homeland.

If you have attended a cooking class before, you know how fun these can be. If not, here’s your chance. Classes are limited to 20 people and a donation of $100 a person will be given (in full) to Grow Some Good.

 pariscookingcollageSee pictures of the last Cooking Demo in October here. (photo credit Mieko Photography)

RSVP

Only the first 20 reservations will be accepted. Ages 21 and older.  Please make reservations through Eventbrite link here.
To sign up to receive email updates from ChefNabavi.com please sign up here: http://chefnabavi.com/

Any questions or problems with reservations, please contact Kristin Hettermann at kristin@gracedelivers.com.
SEE YOU THERE!
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[RESCHEDULED] Wailuku Elementary Work & Learn Day —> Saturday, Sept. 13

Wailuku Elementary School work & learn day with grow some good.UPDATE: DUE TO WATER SHUT OFF ISSUES ON CAMPUS, WORK & LEARN DAY RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

Calling all Wailuku Elementary School parents, teachers and ohana! Grow Some Good in your neighborhood Saturday, September 13, as we prepare the school garden for a new year of outdoor learning adventures.  Join us as we weed, till cover crops, recondition soil, compost and give the garden some extra TLC to prepare for our first year of integrating the school garden into daily curriculum with K-5th graders.

The Wailuku Elementary School garden is growing from an after-school program to a daily curriculum-focused outdoor learning space to support hands-on learning in science, math, history, Hawaiian culture, literacy and health.

No experience necessary. Work & Learn stations provide tasks for volunteers of all ages and skill levels.

You’re invited to dig in for all or part of the day this Saturday morning… and stay for our garden ohana picnic to celebrate all the good things growing at Wailuku Elementary School + Register for our School Garden Club for free garden plants, discounts with Kihei Ace Hardware and other local businesses in Central and South Maui.

WHAT TO BRING
Hat, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, drinking container and a fresh snack or dish to share.

WHERE
Wailuku Elementary School IMG_8022
355 S. High Street
Wailuku, HI  96793
Note: Garden is located in back of campus behind buildings K and L, adjacent to Koeli Street.

WHEN

Saturday, September 13
8:30 am – Noon (Work & Learn Day in the garden)
Noon (Potluck picnic)

See you there!

 

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1st West Side Fundraiser with Chef Nabavi

Nabavi1_ (1 of 4)Saturday, June 28, seventeen guests joined Chef Paris Nabavi at his home in Ka’anapali for a scrumptious meal, good wine and a little insight into the amazing Persian dishes he makes.

The evening started with everyone enjoying from a nice selection of wine as old friends reconnected and new friends met.  Some people had been to many of Chef Nabavi’s private dinners while this was a first time for many.  We gathered in his outdoor kitchen area which is right next to his garden.

Nabavi1_ (2 of 4) We were invited inside for the unveiling of the meatballs which came out of the oven in cheesecloth packages that each looked big enough to feed a family.  Chef Nabavi explained how this was a revision of a typical Persian meatball recipe and did admit that these were the largest ones he’d made.  The time in preparation and care for each step to the final product shows the passion that Chef Nabavi puts into his creations.

Nabavi1_ (3 of 4)The appetizers were served and everyone filled their plates with variety of sauces, condiments, crudités and bread that were both beautiful and tasty.

The Mega Meatball!

Meatball When the main meal was served,  the meatballs suddenly seemed even bigger!  Although everyone could have one, many people shared.  I shared mine and still took half of it home.  Chef Nabavi explained how to eat the meatball by breaking it up, letting the meats soak in the delightful saffron sauce and enjoy the fruit surprise in the middle of the meatball! This surprise was a delightful mix of fruits that perfectly complemented the meat.

Dessert was a rosewater and saffron ice cream with crispy cookies.  I didn’t think I could possibly finish it but the ice cream was so light and refreshing that large bowls were emptied quickly. If you haven’t tasted this ice cream, you are missing an amazing treat.

The evening went by quickly and soon it was time to go.  It was great to meet new friends and share plans for Grow Some Good.

Mahalo to Chef Nabavi and his family and staff for a wonderful meal and opening his home for this event.   All money collected went straight to Grow Some Good to help fund a West Side School Garden Coordinator.

If you’d like to enjoy more of Chef Nabavi’s cooking watch for future events like this and visit him at one of his two restaurants – the new Sangrita Grill and Pizza Paradiso.

 

 

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March 8 Gala: Taste of School Gardens

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Grow Some Good school garden programs are planting seeds for Mauiʻs next generation of farmers, chefs, teachers, scientists and entrepreneurs.

Local chefs and school garden supporters will celebrate all the good things growing for more than 2,500 students in South and Central Maui school garden programs at the 2nd Annual Grow Some Good:  Taste of School Gardens event.

Hotel Waileaʻs Sunset Lawn will host this special sunset event serving gourmet dishes prepared from local and school garden-grown ingredients by Mauiʻs top chefs, including:

Lots of vegetarian options available. CLICK HERE for Menu and list of 27 fine wines and local brews included in your ticket price.

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Music by BrownChicken BrownCow String Band and Master of Ceremonies Dean Wong (Exec. Director of Imua Family Services), and amazing live and silent auction (AUCTION PREVIEW LINK) and a gorgeous sunset view greets this gathering of ʻohana, growing a bountiful future on Maui.

Saturday, March 8, 2014
5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Hotel Wailea
555 Kaukahi Street
Wailea, HI 96753
Parking Note:
Guest parking is located in the large grassy lot on the corner of Wailea Ike Drive and Kalai Waa Drive. Shuttles will be running regularly from the parking lot to Hotel Wailea from 2 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.  See the map below for details. Guests who park on Kaukahi Street may be ticketed by the Maui County Police. Parking_for_GSG_Event

 

Advance Tickets:
$89 per person
$850 table of 10*

$99 per person at the door

All guests must be 21+ to attend this event.

NOTICE: ADVANCE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT, BUT $99 TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. WE HAVE A BIG BEAUTIFUL TENT IN CASE WE GET SOME SPRINKLES, BUT FORECAST LOOKS CLEAR FOR EVENT TIME. SEE YOU THERE!

To get the latest updates on Grow Some Good events, sign up for our newsletter. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Mahalo Nui Loa to Our Sponsors

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Special thanks to:

Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Council
Mulligan’s on the Blue
Maui Culinary Academy

… And every wonderful teacher, parent, volunteer and local business that digs in to help school gardens on Maui thrive!

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Friday, Nov. 1 – Ferraroʻs Hosts Grow Some Good Dinner

Grow Some Good school garden fundraiser Four seasons resort mauiMark your calendars! Friday, November 1 – Ferraroʻs Bar e Ristorante at Four Seasons Resort Maui will host a school garden-inspired dinner with gorgeous sunset views and wine pairings to raise funds for more than 2,000 students participating in Grow Some Good programs. Make your reservations today! Only 38 guests will be seated for this intimate four course menu engagement, created by Chef Nicholas Porreca.

In addition to helping Grow Some Good raise funds to support school gardens, Chef Porreca (pictured below) also participates in annual school garden harvests fests, teaching students how to create delicious dishes from school garden-grown produce. Mahalo to Chef Porreca and all our chef mentors who inspire our keiki to grow some good … and eat it too!

Hereʻs a sneak peak at the Nov 1 dinner menu:

6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Pupus
Lemongrass Basil Margarita

Pesto Flatbread, Tomato Confit, Taro Chips

6:30 p.m. Dinner with Wine Pairings

Note: Chef Porreca is offering vegetarian options in each course for guests who make their requests at time of reservation.
1st Course

Anthill Farms Chardonnay 2010
Green Papaya with Grilled Flank Steak
Garnished with Haiku Cherry Tomatoes, Mint

2nd Course

Evening Land Pinot Noir 2009
Grilled Line-Caught Ono
Purple Hawaiian Eggplant
Pine Nuts, Yogurt-Lemon Drizzle

3rd Course

Brewer Clifton Clos Pepe Pinot Noir 2009
Ko Sugar Cane Lemongrass Pork Ribs
Braised Kale
Plantain, Chili Pepper Mango Compote

Dessert

Chocolate Budino

Carmelized Apple Banana Compote with Candied Walnuts

MENU PRICE:
$89 per person

WHEN:
Friday, November 1
6 p.m. Cocktails and Pupus
6:30 p.m. Sunset Four-Course Dinner with Wine Pairings

WHERE:
Ferraroʻs Bar e Ristorante
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
3900 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Maui

RESERVATIONS:
Call (808) 874-8000.  Ask for Ferraroʻs and mention Grow Some Good dinner when reserving.

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Friday, Sept. 27 – Spago Hosts Grow Some Good Dinner

Our school garden inspired dinner series continues with breathtaking sunset ocean views and extraordinary cuisine and wine with Chef Cameron Lewark and his awesome team at Spago. Guests will enjoy drinks at sunset, a four course meal with wine pairings and one amazing evening highly regarded by last yearʻs attendees as the “Babbetteʻs Feast” of the year!

Menu:

Scallop Thai Sashimi with Spicy Green Curry and Lemongrass Vinaigrette

Basil Ravioli with “Surfing Goat” Cheese and Heirloom Tomatoes

Duo of:
– Local Fish with Parsnip Puree, Confit Bacon, Roasted Kula Onions and Mushroom Nage
– Grilled Prime Beef with Horseradish Puree and Béarnaise

Upcountry Banana Cream Pie
Puff Pastry, Bananas, Crème Brûlée, Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream & Chocolate Sauce

When:
Friday, September 27
6:30 p.m.

Where:
Spago at Four Seasons Resort Maui
3900 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Maui

Menu Price:
$122 per person

Reservations:
Call (808) 874-8000

Proceeds benefit more than 2,000 elementary and middle school students who participate in Grow Some Good garden programs in South and Central Maui. Bon appetit!

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