This event is now closed. If you would like to join the waiting list send me an mail. Please include your phone number so I can contact you quickly if there's a cancellation. Signing up for the waiting list does not commit you to going if space becomes available. There is no fee involved in joining the waiting list.
If you are interested in this event it's important to add your name to the waiting list even if you think it's unlikely you'll be contacted to go:
1) There could be last-minute cancellations and the people ahead of you on the list might not be able to go -- or I might not be able to get ahold of them.
2) It gives me a better indication of the interest level, which can help in planning future events.
Liliana's is a New Orleans style fine-dining restaurant featuring fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Our menu will be completely vegan and includes the following:
We'll start out mingling with drinks and appetizers (using ingredients fresh from the farmers' market). Only water is included the price, but Liliana's has a full bar for those who would like other beverages.
Organic green salad with grilled sweet corn, cilantro, black beans, and peppers with caramelized onion creole vinaigrette.
Entrees (served family style):
Blackened house made seitan with sweet potato puree and grilled summer squashes.
Grilled mushroom polenta with char roasted vegetables and chimmi churri.
Vegan bananas foster with house made vegan banana ice cream.
Outdoor seating will be available if weather permits.
The $18.00 fee includes the tax, tip, and everything mentioned above (except the noted beverages). That breaks down to about $13.50 for the meal, plus tax, tip, and a little to cover the meetup.com and PayPal fees. Liliana's is giving our group a great deal. A meal like this would normally cost over $65, with tax and tip.
Pre-payment is required to RSVP (see exception below). Meetup.com automates this process when you pay via PayPal. If you want to pay by check, contact me and I will give you my mailing address. I will manually update your RSVP as soon as I receive your request, but since our events fill up quickly, out of fairness to other group members I will remove the RSVP if the check is not received within four business days.
Special honor system exception: If you have been in the group for a while and have a history of attending and paying for events without any problems you can contact me about paying me at the event. This accommodation is provided as a convenience -- you are still responsible for paying even if you do not attend.
Important Note: I will manually update the RSVPs of people who pay by check or use the honor system, but it's possible the event will fill up before I check my email. If that happens I will add you to the waiting list.
The $18.00 fee includes a little extra to cover PayPal's fees (82 cents) as well as Meetup.com's $144 annual cost.
If you cancel on or before Thursday, August 4th you will get a full refund. There are no refunds for cancellations after the deadline or if you do not show up to the event. If something comes up at the last minute you are welcome to find someone else to attend instead of you. The reason refunds are not given after the deadline is that I agree to pay for everyone who has paid me at that point.
What about kids?
Kids are welcome, but pay full price. However, young children who will only nibble off of your plate can attend at no charge. Please note in the comment section of your RSVP if kids will be joining you.
This is a vegetarian group. Why is the dinner vegan?
This group has members who are vegetarian, vegan, and just interested. Everyone is welcome. I think it's important for our events to have a menu that not only has something for everyone, but where everyone can eat everything.