May Events (Updated) – Wok Star appearances

Street Festival is FREE
$75 admission for wine and food tastings with over 60 restaurants
proceeds to benefit American Lung Association

The new Culinary Pavilion is on the corner of SE 9th Avenue and Las Olas Blvd. Do come out and join us in this very worthy cause to raise funds for American Lung Association. There are Romero Britto posters and festival tee shirts, all very affordable and you can never have enough tee-shirts! I love to support causes I believe in and donate gift certificates to many auctions. My Dad passed away from lung cancer, so Dad, this one’s for you.

Join me for a delicious, Pineapple Stir Fried Rice, an all-time favorite and most requested dish. Find out the “secrets to a successful stir-fry” using my Wok Star Kit, get a tasting, a free recipe postcard, a San-J tamari sampling and a chance to ask questions. See schedule for line up of wonderful chefs below.

3 – 4 Wok Star Eleanor Hoh

4 – 5 Chef Hugh Sinclair, Caribbean Cuisine, Personal Chef, Iriespice, Inc.

5 – 6 Joy Sterling, Iron Horse Vineyards

6 – 7 Milo Rodriguez, Master Mixologist, Bombay Sapphire Gin

7 – 8 Chef Alex M. Gulal, Executive Chef, Grill Room on Las Olas .Riverside Hotel

8 – 9 Chef Jean Pierre, CEO, Owner , Chef Jean Pierre Cooking School, Viking Range Celebrity Chef

9 – 10 Chef Paula DaSilva, 3030 Ocean Restaurant at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & contestant on national TV Hell’s Kitchen with Chef Gordon Ramsay

Visakhabucha Day Ceremony
Wat Buddharangsri of Miami
15200 SW 240th St, Miami, FL 33032

source and photo : watmiami.org

I’ve been to many events at this Buddhist Temple and it’s always fun and very serene and peaceful. There will be a few Thai families offering lunch so you can purchase from them but PLEASE remember to donate something towards the Temple! Visit their website for other events throughout the year and I hope to be there…

Visakhabucha Day is considered the most important day in Buddhism because it combines three important days of the Buddha’s life. These days are The Day of Birth, Enlightenment Day, and The Day of Death (Parinipana).

On this day please bring food and dessert to offer the monks and to share with others. The schedule for these days are as follows:

Sunday May 10th, 2009
10:30 a.m. Monks chanting in Pali and laypeople taking “RUB SIL”, monks collect alms.
11:00 a.m. “TUK BARD” (Offering foods to the monks in the alm bowl), followed by lunch for the laypeople.
1:00 p.m. “Wien Thien” (To walk/meditate around the religious hall with candle, incense and flowers in remembrance of the Triple Gem in the evening of the Vesak full moon day) ceremony, followed by the Dharma teachings (in Thai).
6:00 p.m. Monks and laypeople do evening chanting and meditation.

Practicing the Dharma and chanting is a way of building and accumulating your own inner power, peace and happiness that will be with you for eternity. We hope you can join us on this important occasion.

16th Asian Food Fair & Cultural Show
Sat. & Sun.May 9-10
$10 admission
51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

I’ve not attended this event before but looks very interesting. Let me know what you think if you go. On their site, it looks more Indian, I love Indian food, yummy.

JAPAN CULTURE WEEK
FREE and open to the public

May 11th – 16th, 2009
The Alliance Francaise de Miami
618 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL. 33130
(305) 859-8760

Source: excerpt from press release issued by Japanese Consulate

For a complete schedule of activities, please contact (305) 530-9090 or check their website.

Wok Star cooking presentation, Friday May 15: 6:30pm-7:00pm when there is a sushi competition. There will be famous sushi chefs from local restaurants. Chefs will compete for the honor of Florida’s top sushi chef live on stage in the SushiMasters Florida Regional Competition. Attendees of this competition can sample delicious Japanese and Asian-fusion delicacies.

This week-long celebration to share Japan’s traditional and contemporary culture. Activities and exhibitions will highlight the best in Japanese art, music, photography, dance, fashion, martial arts, anime, robot technology, and cuisine.

Also, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will host an evening full of wonderful activities designed with the museum in mind. Visitors will witness a special tea ceremony presentation and are invited to participate in an exclusive raffle and receive coupons for discounts in admission – courtesy of the Morikami Museum.

Link
Great Mother’s Day (May 10) Gift Idea…
Wok Star cooking class
Saturday, May 23: 12pm-3pm

$55 per person
Click here for reservations and prepayment or to buy a gift certificate

My latest thing is to bring together interesting groups in unique spaces. People are constantly saying one of the best things about my classes is how lovely it is to meet other neat folks, it’s like an exclusive, private party.

So, if you want to come…spaces are on a first come, first served basis, prepayment will guarantee your space(s). So, please don’t leave till last minute and be disappointed when you cannot get in…commit now.

Arclinea
upscale Italian kitchens by designer, Antonio Citterio
3140 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134

A perfect combination of socializing, entertaining and learning

Crash course in a recipe-free, stir fry technique to make weeknight, quick, easy meals in a lightweight, cast iron wok with little cleanup. You’ll see how everyday dinners can be delicious by simply using readily available fresh ingredients and a few seasonings. Get tips on how to organize ingredients, work-space and get the scoop on Asian ingredients. There’s a door prize for a lucky winner.

Wok Stars say “easy style” is very liberating and encourages them to be expressive, creative and to improvise.

Dining at home is much cheaper, cozier and healthier, plus you know what’s going into your food and you can cook it exactly how you like it! Even better when cooked in an Arclinea kitchen!!!

A Wok Star Kit will get you started so you can BE A WOK STAR! (also name of my blog)

3 dishes savored with Tiger Beer and Fiji Water
Rainbow lettuce wrap appetizer with ground turkey, hoisin sauce & crunchy pumpkin seeds
Simple Asian veggie stir fry served with soy chicken & char siu (roast pork)
Shrimp with asparagus, carrot & topped with cashews
Tilapia with zucchini, squash & bell peppers in spicy, brown bean sauce

For more details of Eleanor’s personal appearances as well as TV, radio and reviews:

Look forward to meeting you at this class…
Eleanor

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