Arlington Baha’is to hold dynamic, tasty and fun themed parties.

It is often said that the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomachs, and the newly inaugurated Iron Chef™ style parties held by a new couple in Arlington aim to provide just that: an opportunity to make new friends, enjoy the company of old friends and create – through culinary endeavors with that month’s theme product- a feast for both eyes and tummies!

These have been a great success in bringing new friends and the community together. Being new to Arlington, to the East Coast, to marriage and their first home together, Mojdeh S. and her husband Chris S. set out to share their love for cooking. Since it’s inception in June, they have welcomed many friends – new and old – in their home and elsewhere to share fellowship, food and fun. Conversations have inspired, life milestones have been celebrated and new friendships have blossomed. It has become the place to be each month for those wishing to try out a new recipe, get creative with a family favorite and enjoy the scrumptious dishes being prepared by friends from Bristow to McLean, Germantown to Fairlington, even New York to Washington State.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, the inspiration for their parties comes from Iron Chef™, a culinary game show – based on the Japanese original – where a challenger chef competes against one of the resident “Iron Chefs” in a one-hour cooking competition based around a secret, theme ingredient. The “secret” ingredient at the parties is provided in the invitation and participants are asked to prepare an appetizer, main entree or dessert using (at least) that one ingredient in their dish(es).

Future parties will be announced with details in the calendar section of the Arlington Baha’i website.