Narsai’s Annual Fundraiser, Big Success

3062364745_a7af92fc751.jpgLisa Mirza Grotts, Narsai David and Mona Malik

We are pleased to hear the good news from Lisa Grotts that the “Narsai’s Seventh Annual Taste of the Mediterranean” event which recently took place raised over $200,000! Proceeds will go to displaced Assyrians in Iraq.

3062364621_2a545de98f1.jpgNarsai David, host & president of The Assyrian Aid Society, San Francisco with RNM chef Justine Miner

The event was hosted by Narsai David, KCBS Food & Wine Editor and President of The Assyrian Aid Society of America, a charitable organization dedicated to helping Assyrians in need.


Mona, Phil and Pilo Malik


Kirsten, Helen and Joe Tuman


KCBS news team of Dory Culver, Mike Sugarman, Janice Wright and Dory’s husband Walter


 The Miner Family: Ed, Gloria, Dave, Emily & Ed Jr.


Lisa Schreiber and Aabi Shapoorian, with Lisa Mirza Grotts


San Jose Magazine Publisher Gilbert Sangari with wife Caroline


Caroline & Joseph Schmidt with Stephanie & Ashur Yoseph

Guests included Venus and Narsai David; board member Mona Malik with husband Phil; Lisa Mirza Grottsand John Grotts; Dave and Emily Miner of Miner Family Wines; KPIX political commentator Joe Tuman and wife Kirsten; KCBS reporter Mike Sugarman with radio personality Janice Wright; Joseph Schmidt with wife Carolyn; San Jose Magazine Publisher Gilbert Sangari and Caroline Sangari; Assyrian Aid founder Lincoln Malik and wife Emma Malik.

Our thanks to Eliot Khuner for photos from the fun event.


Guest chefs included Assyrian Justine Miner of RNM; Gerald Hirigoyen of Piperade and Faz Poursohi of Faz and MacArthur Park.

Photos: Eliot Khuner []
Charity Information: Assyrian Aid Society of America []