By Kathy Hull
Tonight, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) welcomes Azita Bina-Seibel, one of Boston’s top chefs and restauranteurs, for her talk “Cooking: The Recipe for Success.” Included in Esquire’s “Female Universe of Culinary Bostonians,” Ms. Bina-Seibel is co-owner of the Beacon Hill gems LaLa Rokh and Bin 26 Enoteca. She cultivated her passion for exceptional home-style cuisine in her native Azerbaijan Iran, famous for its use of seasonal vegetables, greens, and fresh herbs. These fundamentals have translated well to the cuisine of Northern Italy. Azita came to the US to attend Boston University in the 70s and began her journey into the world of restaurants soon after graduation. An impassioned women’s rights activist and an art collector, she lives in Back Bay with her husband, Elmar Seibel, a dealer in rare books on art and architecture. She has advised the Boston MFA, given talks at Harvard University and RISD on Persian food and culture, appeared on TV food shows, and garnered both local and national recognition for her many talents.
BHWF brings together women from Beacon Hill and surrounding neighborhoods with the mission to “connect, inspire, and enjoy.” Tonight’s meeting takes place at Hampshire House on Beacon Street, with a cash bar and hor d’oeuvres at 6 pm; the program begins promptly at 6:45. To find out more about BHWF and to join the organization, go to www.beaconhillwomensforum.org. A “season pass,” including monthly events through the May fashion show, is $200 ($100 for those under 30). To attend a single event, the cost is $40, paid online. All are welcome to join.