April 16, 2009

4 Course Benefit Dinner, Spring Edition, Friday May 1st

by IsaChandra

CANCELED! Thanks for your support everyone, but this event is being canceled!

The Apron Activists are back! This time, a benefit for the 2009 Let Live Conference. Our menu is focusing on all the lush local seasonal produce that Oregon has to offer. Think lots of fresh, green flavors and creamy textures with with some crunch.

Root Veggie Sushi
Roasted rutabaga, parsnip, beet in beet-pink sushi rice

Shiitake Tempura Over Red Cabbage Pear Slaw
Light rice flour battered tempura over a red cabbage slaw in a creamy avocado dressing with slivered pears

Spring Green Risotto With Creamy Spinach
Risotto in a rich puree of green spring veggies and cashew creme over creamy spinach, topped with grilled asparagus and toasted hazelnut

Lemon Coconut Creme Pie
Graham cracker crust, meyer lemon syrup, cashew macadamia base

Friday, May 1st. Please arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 for a reception with Let Live organizers. Dinner will be served at 8pm.

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 an as of yet undetermined cool goodie bag. 100% of the proceeds go to the Let Live conference.

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. Please put “May Dinner” in the subject. Or, drop by Herbivore store to purchase tickets.

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! postpunkkitchen@gmail.com. Thanks!

  • April 17, 2009 at 2:30 am: DJ Karma (VegSpinz)

    Sound like a great event. Wish I lived closer!

  • April 17, 2009 at 4:01 pm: dreamin'itvegan

    Oh if only I lived closer. This sounds like an amazing event. Have fun!

  • April 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm: melomeals: Vegan For $3.33 a Day

    Sounds awesome! I wish I was in Portland.

  • April 24, 2009 at 5:48 pm: VeganMama

    Damn, all these people saying they wished they lived closer. Well, I live in Portland but I’m too damn poor! :( Maybe one of these times I will get to go!

  • April 27, 2009 at 6:38 pm: M.J.

    I’m also in town and just *cannot* justify a $40 meal (I’d love to give much more if I could!)…It’s hard, I know everyone’s tight right now and that includes totally awesome activism conferences. But I have to feed my dog. I’ll talk to some friends and my partner…we really want to support this.

  • April 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm: IsaChandra

    Actually, we’re canceling the event because we didn’t sell enough tickets. Maybe next time!

  • April 28, 2009 at 8:01 pm: Ren

    Oh damn. I wanted to go to this SO BAD but we weren’t sure if we could afford it until just now. I’m sad to see this isn’t happening, hopefully there will be another chance to eat such a menu! I guess there aren’t enough affluent vegans in PDX, $40 a seat is really, really tough.

  • May 1, 2009 at 6:35 pm: KC

    Sorry it fizzled instead of fizzing…at first I thought it was because of H1N1A flu!

  • August 6, 2009 at 2:39 am: marilyn wales

    Do you need volunteers for this benefit?