Japanese Cultural Party (SW venue)

  • January 22, 2011 · 5:30 PM

(See venue location below in the event description...)
UPDATE Jan. 16/11: Please do NOT park on the side of the street DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE APARTMENT MAIN ENTRANCE. The people living in those duplexes don't like it when their street parking is taken by others. Please find another spot.
UPDATE Dec. 28/10: If you have severe food allergies or food restrictions please note that there is no guarantee of food safety for this event. ALL members AND guests attending take their own responsibility for their own personal restrictions and risk of cross-contamination. This responsibility CANNOT be taken by the attending organizer, DSN, Meetup, nor the building management company. If you attend, then you agree to this statement. (Sorry to be formal and direct about this, but I don't want anyone suing anybody!)
WHAT: This is something a little different for DSN! I (Brian K) would like to share some of my Japanese traditions with you by hosting a fun cultural party with a cooking lesson and crafts activity. I will be teaching some of you to prepare: maki-sushi (vegetable roll, seafood roll), teriyaki chicken, and green tea ice cream....all for everyone to have and share. Later in the evening, I will be giving an "origami" lesson--traditional Japanese paper folding. For this event, I will be charging a per-person fee to cover the cost of: the room rental fee, all ingredients, beverages, tools and materials, cleaning fee (if applicable) and the regular DSN attendance loonie. Any extra money left over will be put into the DSN piggy bank. If you wish to bring your own alcohol, you may do so. Water and juice provided. If you wish to bring another side dish to share, it will be welcomed! (Optional)
WHEN: Saturday, January 22 5:30pm
WHERE: Stonecroft Richmond Apartments Main Floor Amenity Room 3810 - 43 ST SW (Located next door to a professional centre) Brian's Cell:[masked]
PARKING: Only 5 visitor parking spots in behind the apartment building. Otherwise free street parking.
MAP LINK/LOCATION:
http://mapq.st/h/3-nt...
COST AND PAYMENT: $20.00 per person CASH ONLY (Payable upon arrival) This already includes the DSN fee.
WAITING LIST: Members will have the option to sign up for a Waiting List when the attendee limit is reached. Each time a spot opens up, members on the Waiting List for this event will receive an email notification of a vacancy. You have to manually change the RSVP yourself--first RSVP come, first RSVP served. You will still be responsible for keeping your RSVP current AT ALL TIMES, INCLUDING IF YOU NEED TO DROP OUT LATER (i.e. change your RSVP from Yes to No to allow another to take your spot). You do not *need* to be on the List in order to RSVP to a vacancy, but being on the Waiting List will give you an advantage to know via automatic email about vacancies as they appear.
**Note that with all DSN events, most drop-outs occur during the week prior to the event**
WALK-INS: Sorry, absolutely no walk-ins allowed. You MUST be on the Yes list to participate.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: - Optional: you can bring another dish to share with the group if you want to--please indicate in the RSVP comments what you are bringing. - This is expected to be a high-demand event--keep your RSVP up to date and do NOT take up a spot (or spots) if you do not intend to be there. - If you are a Yes and find out later that you and/or your guest cannot attend, change your RSVP to allow others (who really want to go) to be able to RSVP in your place and/or your guest's place. - This is being held in the Amenity Room of my own apartment building...please respect the venue. A damage deposit has been submitted, and any incurred cleaning charges (eg. carpet cleaning, bathroom cleaning) will be covered by member fees/DSN piggy bank. No mess=no cleaning charge. - No profit is being made off of this event. Any spare funds will be put into the DSN piggy bank. - Be responsible if you are drinking alcohol--have a safe way to get home - This location is bus accessible: Route 108 comes from downtown and stops right beside my apartment building on Richmond Road SW at about 43 St. "Kampai!" (Cheers!) - Brian K

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  • Ron F.

    Thanks Brian for hosting a fantastic evening and sharing your knowledge of sushi making and origami. Lot of wonderful DSN people to talk to.

    January 25, 2011

  • John

    Just found this website and it's exactly what we were doing that evening, making Sushi!

    http://sushicup.com/preparation-and-making-of-california-rolls-9/2007/07/11/

    January 24, 2011

  • Brian K.

    Hi everyone, if anyone has accidentally taken a glass salad dressing bottle, can you please email me? This belongs to Monica...thanks.

    January 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was an awesome evening!! Can't wait to try this home. If it doesn't work out as well, be prepared for that emergency phone call Brian!
    Thanks to all the great people who helped wash up, slice and serve and just overall made it a wonderful evening.

    January 23, 2011

  • Stacey

    Really enjoyed the evening!! Will be making sushi soon. Loved the green tea ice cream. Thanks Brian for putting such a wonderful event together.

    January 23, 2011

  • kenzie b.

    It was a blast, it was really fun meeting everyone and making the sushi.

    January 23, 2011

  • Sabine B.

    Just had a fantastic time. Thanks so much, Brian. Great people. Great food! And we got to learn to make the food, what could be better?

    January 23, 2011

  • Seanna

    Thanks Brian for putting on such a great event. Your hard work organizing this was very much appreciated by all who attended. I'd never made or tried Sushi before, so it was especially interesting to me. It was great to meet a lot of new people I'd never met before as well. Thank you!

    January 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first DSN meet-up. The people were wonderful and the lessons were interesting and fun. I'm so glad I went. Now to practice what I have learned!!!!

    January 23, 2011

  • Jamie

    Great venue! Room had lots of space appropriate for standing or sitting never felt crowded. Washroom and full service kitchen within roomwas very convenient. Windows could be opened to cool down when it got warm. Brian did an excellent job of organizing and preparing everything. Thank you so much for your very detailed prep work and overall effort to make for an awesome event I personally loved it.

    January 23, 2011

  • Brian K.

    Thanks once again to all of you who pitched in to serve, be door greeters, wash dishes and clean up. That is so awesome! I hope you all take advantage of the recipes I gave you and try them at home!

    January 23, 2011

  • Gina

    Thank you Brian. Great teacher and great students! I was really impressed with our culinary skills. Everything was really yummy! Thanks for all the work you put into this Brian, it was a great night. It was nice to see some new people out as well.

    January 23, 2011

  • DEBRA

    great evening, Thx to all

    January 23, 2011

  • Jana

    I really enjoyed this! Brian did a great job instructing and I learned things about Japanese food and culture that I didn't know before. Also, it was fun meeting new people and watching everyone try to make sushi rolls that didn't fall apart. :) Excellent event!

    January 23, 2011

  • Gina

    I'll bring Japanese Cabbage Salad

    January 22, 2011

  • Brian K.

    Erwin is bringing pop, Seanna is bringing juice, Maria is bringin a green salad and Monica is bringing a noodle bean salad. Thanks guys!!!

    January 21, 2011

  • Gina

    If anyone from the deep south is wanting to carpool let me know.

    January 19, 2011

  • Brian K.

    The Map Link above is a bit finicky--if it doesn't load up the first time, just close the pop-up window and click the link again to reload. It should work then.

    January 5, 2011

  • Brian K.

    Keep checking! Most dropouts will occur during the week of the event (i.e. the week of January 17th)...good luck!

    December 28, 2010

  • Brian K.

    @Diane: Gemstone, Monica and Kenzie took the 3 vacancies before you had a chance to read the email notification and respond.

    December 28, 2010

  • Sabine B.

    I already bought myself a bamboo mat....watched on Youtube as to how it's done and realized that it's probably a whole lot more difficult than I first imagined. Am looking forward to doing some hands-on "training". :o)

    December 28, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sabine, I have the same issue. I was also just going to watch so I could learn the technique to try at home with veggies.

    1 · December 27, 2010

  • Brian K.

    @Sabine: I will email you to address your concern...

    December 6, 2010

  • Sabine B.

    Brian, I think this is FABULOUS and absolutely want to attend. I would love to learn to make sushi because I love it, but also happen to be deadly allergic to all bony fish other than tuna (so kinda tough for me to buy in supermarkets, as cross-contamination is prevalent)... I would be very happy to bring my own ingredients to ensure no cross contamination. Would that be ok? I'll respond 'Yes' for now, just so I can save myself a spot. But if you think this is not do-able let me know ASAP

    December 6, 2010

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