November 18, 2008

4 Course Dinner For The Doggies – Fri 12/12

by IsaChandra

It’s on again! Join us at Sweetpea Bakery for a 4 course dinner to benefit Portland?s Family Dogs New Life Shelter, an non-profit no-kill dog shelter for, but not limited to, pups who are at risk of going to doggy heaven before their time.

Wild and free. Ish.

Once again, we will transform Sweetpea into a candlelit bistro and you will be waited on hand and foot by Herbivore, Food Fight and Scapegoat staffers. And now we have a website! Please visit us for more info on our elite cadre of Apron Activists.

This month’s dinner is inspired by the cuisine of Jamaica. It might be cold and rainy in Portland, but let’s keep our bellies warm and cozy and lounging in the sun.

This was from a test run for Jamaican night, yours will be plated much fancier

Plantain Rice Paper Rolls
Rice noodles, sweet plantains and toasted pumpkin seeds in a fresh rice paper roll with chili dipping sauce

Jamaican Curry With Roti Bread
Sweet potatoes, kidney beans and baby limas in a rich Jamaican spiced coconut curry served with flat bread for dipping

Jerk Tofu And Yucca
Marinated and grilled jerk tofu and green beans served over mashed yucca and topped with a fresh mango salsa

Pumpkin Rum Bread Pudding
A lush and spicy pumpkin bread pudding spiked with rum, served warm with vanilla ice cream

Ginger Tea will be served. Please bring your own beer and wine.
Friday, December 12th. Please arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 for a reception with Family Dogs volunteers. Dinner will be served at 8pm. Note the new dining time! Some found 9 pm to be too late.

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 really neat bag of holiday goodies that will include fresh baked cookies. 100% of the proceeds go to the Family Dogs shelter.

To Purchase Tickets
To purchase tickets, paypal 40 to 100 dollars to Print out your thank you email, this will be your ticket when you arrive to the dinner. Please put “December Dinner” in the subject. Thanks!
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 at the community table. But we promise that they will be fascinating strangers.

Allergies And Substitutions
Please email us with any dietary needs you have and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Please bring your own beer and wine.

Any other questions? Just email us! Thanks!

I know this is a doggy dinner, but how cute does Kirby look in the wild?

And here is a link to past dinners, in case you are not entirely convinced yet.

  • November 18, 2008 at 9:58 am: Laurel from Simple Spoonful

    Wow! Sounds incredibly delicious. And timely. I visiting my momoo in Wisconsin right now, which means that I get to help her make Thanksgiving food (payback for the guest post she wrote for me!) and could use delicious inspiration to convince my brothers that cruelty-free food can taste divine.

    Besides that, staying with my momoo also means living with 3 shelter rescue doggies, and who knows how many others. (She’s a doggie foster mom for dogs that have been rescued and are waiting for their forever home.) Great cause, glad you’ve got the chance to be involved!

  • November 18, 2008 at 11:12 am: AM

    Why don’t I live in Portland? *sobs* I hope you will publish some of the recipes, especially the bread pudding and the appetizer (always looking for something to do with plantains besides the usual). Hope you raise lots of $ for the dogs!

  • November 18, 2008 at 11:34 am: Abby

    You made it Jamaican-themed just to make sure I’d be there, right? Well, it worked.

  • November 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm: Amy

    I’ll be there!

  • November 18, 2008 at 5:40 pm: Vegetation

    Good luck with the dinner! And Kirby is adorable!

  • November 18, 2008 at 6:10 pm: Adriana

    For us non-Portlanders, is there a way to donate without attending the dinner?

  • November 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm: Rhonda

    Ahhhh!!! I seriously need those recipes! Any chance you feel like sharing them? I live in Illinois so no chance of me attending and trying to guess the ingredients! But I love me some Jamaican food and it seems to be lacking out here!

  • November 18, 2008 at 7:21 pm: Katie

    Holy crap, if I paypal you $60 will you have that meal overnighted to my house?

  • November 19, 2008 at 12:28 am: Tofulish

    Kirby got so big! And regal looking.

    And your dinner sounds fantastic as always.

  • November 21, 2008 at 7:14 pm: Monique

    I really wish I was in Portland right about now.

  • November 21, 2008 at 7:58 pm: bex

    Kirby is growing up so fast!

    If I wasn’t trying to get my shit together and move states I would book a flight for dindin. A little extravagant but you gotta treat yourself sometimes.

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