October 8, 2008

4 Course Dinner For The Kitties – Fri 10/24

by IsaChandra

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone for your incredible support. We’ll be having a December benefit for doggies so check back soon.

Join me at Sweetpea Bakery for a 4 course dinner to benefit Portland?s House of Dreams, an awesome no-kill kitty shelter going through some tough times.

These are my kitties, not shelter kitties, but kitties are kitties, right?

A few Sweetpea, Herbivore and Food Fight staffers and I will be transforming the bakery into a candlelit bistro for the evening and serving a seasonal, organic, intimate, four course vegan dinner for 40. Please see all the info below the menu for ticket purchasing info, and I bet any other questions you have will be answered. If not, then email me at postpunkkitchen@gmail.com. Thanks everyone, I?m excited to cook for you and I hope to see you there.

White Bean And Roasted Garlic
A puree of navy beans and sweet smoky roasted garlic with leeks and fresh herbs

Golden Beet And Shallot
Warm roasted golden beets and baby greens in a creamy vinaigrette with caramelized shallots and a handful of toasted walnuts

Autumn Plate
Cornbread and homemade sausage stuffed acorn squash, smoky grilled tempeh in a wild mushroom ragout served with garlicky purple kale

Caramelized Apples
Warm apples in a caramelized maple sauce, served with crisp gingerbread shortbread and topped with homemade coconut based vanilla bean ice cream

Housemade hot chai will be served. Please bring your own beer and wine.

Friday, October 24th. Please arrive between 8pm and 8:30 for a reception with House Of Dreams volunteers. Dinner will be served at 9pm.

Sweetpea Bakery
1205 SE Stark off SE 12th Ave
Google Map

Ticket Prices
Since seating limited, you must buy tickets in advance to attend the night?s festivities. Tickets are a sliding scale, from 40 to 100 dollars. Diners who pay 60 dollars or more will also be receiving a House Of Dreams 2009 calendar and a discount coupon for Herbivore. 100% of the proceeds go to the House Of Dreams shelter.

To Purchase Tickets
To purchase tickets, paypal 40 to 100 dollars to postpunkkitchen@gmail.com. Print out your thank you email, this will be your ticket when you arrive to the dinner.

If you are buying tickets for more than yourself, please put their names in the paypal comments and a table will be arranged for you. If you would like to sit with people in addition to the ones you are purchasing tickets for, please put their names in the comments as well, and let me know that you want to sit with them. If you are flying solo, you may end up sitting with strangers. But we promise that they will be fascinating strangers.

Allergies And Substitutions
If you require a gluten free dinner, your entree will come with tempeh instead of sausage and your baked ingredients will be made gluten free. If you have any other allergies please email me at postpunkkitchen@gmail.com and we’ll see what we can do. You must put your dietary concerns in the paypal comments in order to be accommodated.

Please bring your own beer and wine.

Any other questions? Just email me! postpunkkitchen@gmail.com. Thanks!

  • October 8, 2008 at 2:36 pm: Jeni Treehugger

    This sounds GREAT!!
    I hope you raise oodles of money for such a good and worthy cause.

  • October 8, 2008 at 2:42 pm: quevin

    wow, what a great thing to be doing for the kittens! i wish i lived closer.

  • October 8, 2008 at 2:46 pm: AsstroGirl

    Isa, you’re so awesome. That dinner sounds amazing and such a wonderful cause.

  • October 8, 2008 at 2:51 pm: Jay **theveganfoodie**

    I really love all the choices! Isa you’re the best for doing this for the kittens. I wish I could come but I live all the way in New York. I wish I was in Portland!!!

  • October 8, 2008 at 3:15 pm: Kati

    When I read the title of this post, I totally thought you were going to prepare a four course dinner to be fed to cats. I thought “man, lucky kitties!”

  • October 8, 2008 at 3:28 pm: Tara

    I wish I could attend! Thanks for helping out the kitties.

  • October 8, 2008 at 3:57 pm: girl least likely to

    squeee! we need more pictures of kirby. i miss him.

  • October 8, 2008 at 3:58 pm: River (Wing-it vegan)

    That’s awesome! The menu sounds amazing and your kittens are adorable! Hope you sell tons of tickets!

  • October 8, 2008 at 5:11 pm: Nix

    That menu sounds amazing! I wish I could go : (

  • October 8, 2008 at 5:30 pm: j

    I hate to be persnickety, but… will any part of the ticket price be tax deductible? I think the way it works is you can deduct the amount of the ticket price that goes to the shelter (whatever’s left over after paying for food). It’s just something that’s nice to know, because then you know you’ll “get some of that money back on taxes” which can then go to another charity.

  • October 8, 2008 at 5:38 pm: Jess

    I wish I lived in Portland just because of this!!! The menu sounds *amazing*, and what a fabulous cause! Good luck! I’m sure it will be a great success.

  • October 8, 2008 at 6:00 pm: Vegetation

    I 2nd the call for more kitty pictures! They’re adorable!! Good luck with the dinner. I can’t come in from Australia but I’d be there if I could.

  • October 9, 2008 at 9:26 am: lemonader

    This sounds delicious! I’d love to be there, but geographically it’s just not possible. Is there a way to donate directly to the shelter?

    And do you plan on posting any recipes afterward? I’d be very interested in knowing how to make the acorn squash dish. Oh heck, I’d love to know how to make all of it!

  • October 9, 2008 at 12:02 pm: mamaminimall

    If you want to donate directly to the House of Dreams, visit their website: http://www.kittydreams.org/
    Obviously donating directly to them is a GREAT choice for all of you who love kitties and don’t live in Portland!

  • October 9, 2008 at 8:16 pm: kristin

    As a volunteer at House of Dreams, I just want to say “thank you” many times over to you, Sweetpea, Herbivore, and Food Fight, for making this happen.
    We are so excited about this event, and so grateful to you for giving your time and talent in support of the shelter and our kitties.
    Purrs and thanks, and good kitty karma to you all!

  • October 9, 2008 at 9:02 pm: SallyT

    I’m sorry I won’t be in Portland then but my son will be sure to want to know if the inflatible bat will still be there to enhance the bistro appeal.

  • October 11, 2008 at 1:52 am: ashems

    that apron is to die for! color me jealous.

  • October 12, 2008 at 9:00 pm: smrty365

    What a great idea!! You guys are awesome!

  • October 14, 2008 at 10:35 am: Teddy

    I will be the first person in line if you EVER come to Austin… :)


  • October 17, 2008 at 3:28 pm: vj

    I am totally looking so forward to this! And what a great cause.

    Kristin, you do great work! (Now write some more knitting books!)


  • October 18, 2008 at 12:53 am: Krystan

    I’m so glad you and the vegan mini-mall people are doing this. I volunteer for a similar rescue organization in Eugene, and I know how hard it is to get enough funding, especially with all of the unexpected costs. Kudos.

  • October 21, 2008 at 5:08 pm: Doug M.

    Please return my cats. :)


  • October 22, 2008 at 9:57 pm: Valerie

    What a wonderful thing you are doing. I’m sorry I can’t make it … well I could, but I’d have to travel about 800 miles.

  • November 23, 2008 at 5:36 pm: Jeffrey L. New

    These are my kitties, not shelter kitties, but kitties are kitties, right?

    I agree, I have 41 kitties now ,3 are from a shelter 38 are rescued,We love all of them equaly It does not matter where they came from kitties are kitteis.

  • December 15, 2008 at 8:10 pm: Wresokeskarry

    Funny foto here

  • March 14, 2009 at 4:45 am: kitchens

    thanks for helping the kittens.. i too wish that i live closer.
    btw, that menu is too good. this is a great cause too.. :)

  • November 25, 2009 at 1:24 pm: Pam

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! Sooooooooooo cute!!!- Pam