This recipe gives back to United for Iran.
United for Iran is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization started and operated by Iranian activists, dissidents, and former political prisoners. They advance civil liberties and human rights in Iran by strengthening Iranian civil society, supporting Iranian freedom movements, and building people power through cutting-edge research and technology.
OWNER SARA CONKLIN’S STORY
Having grown up overseas, Conklin was exposed to many cuisines and cultures at an early age. The ritual Friday afternoon Indian buffet in Arabian Gulf, simple penne rosso in Ticino, the roadside, Pakistani feast at the back of the gas station in Oman, golden grilled Halloumi and morning-caught red mullet in Cyprus, her Lebanese grandmother’s green beans, and uni-don breakfast of champions in Sapporo, the list goes on.
Conklin honed her professional skills with the Cipriani empire as Director of Operations, starting with the world-renowned family business when she was 22 and exiting only once the plan for Glasserie had been formulated, over eleven years later. After opening locations for Cipriani in Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles, and having a toe in all of their 8 NYC Banquet &
Restaurant locations, she felt ready to embark on her own Greenpoint adventure in 2011.