The Berwick sponsors AND recommends AND enjoys Bitter Melon - May 7
Come celebrate the nutritional, culinary, and creative possibilities of Bitter Melon with the National Bitter Melon Council on Sunday, May 7, in Cambridge.
Goya Honoring Day, originating in Okinawa, Japan, is a special day to recognize Bitter Melon as a featured product of that tropical island (“Goya” is the term for Bitter Melon in Okinawa dialect.) In Japan, Goya Day is celebrated on May 8th because the Japanese pronunciation of the date “May” and “8” sounds the same as “Go-Ya”. Because of the time difference between Boston and Japan our celebration will occur on May 7th, which is actually May 8th in Okinawa.
Bitter Melon Honoring Day Highlights include:
Friday, May 5, 7 – 9:00 PM: Bitterware Party: Sweet Stories, Bitter Flavors
Hosted by Lisa Davis and Janice Sutton
Start the weekend off at the Bitterware Party, hosted by Midwest regional Bitter Melon ambassador and NBMC board member Janice Sutton. The evening will include Bitter Melon hors d’oeuvres, tea, and conversation about the emotional and physical health benefits of Bitter Melon.
Sunday, May 7 Bitter Melon Honoring Day
290 Main Street (Kendall Square), Cambridge
12 – 4:30 PM: Bitter Melon Cook-off
Five visiting chefs will create a unique Bitter Melon dish before your very eyes!
4:30 5:30 PM: NBMC Annual Meeting
Join the staff, board and friends of the NBMC for it Annual Meeting, where
we will celebrate our past year¹s accomplishments and give a taste of the
exciting events to come in the summer of 2006.
5:30 – 9:00 PM: Goya Celebration Banquet
Gather for an evening of food, drink, and song to celebrate Goya Honoring Day. The banquet will include 10 different courses of Bitter Melon, from drinks to soup to a dessert and aperitif! *Space is limited! Contact the NBMC to reserve a seat at the banquet table email@example.com
Goya Honoring Day is hosted by Spurse and the Cambridge Arts Council as part of The Public Table, a provisional restaurant of The Collective for the Finding of the Commons, a project of the CAC initiative Public Art/Moving Site.
All projects of the NBMC are generously supported by the LEF Foundation and the Berwick Research Institute.