April 15, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Hi guys. Since I'm new to Meetup, I thought the most appropriate way to intro myself was inviting you to a special Lao New Year dinner celebrating the culture and food I love so much, while also talking about my project Laos In The House, for which this dinner is also a fundraiser.
Vientiane Cafe is Philly's first and longest-standing Lao restaurant (and family owned) is creating a special 8-course meal just for this occasion. I promise they will not turn down the spicy factor and there may even be an insect on the menu (still consider yourself adventurous?). Serving on 4/15 & 4/16 you can RSVP through Eventbrite here. BUT since the best way to eat Lao food is family-style, I wanted to reserve a group table just for 15 MeetUps at 7PM Tuesday, so here's a special link to RSVP (use "LITHVIP" to access if you can't see it).
I'll be sitting and eating with you guys both days, so I can go over all the food facts, how to eat it, and answer any questions about Laos and Lao culture.
FYI it's BYOB, so go ahead and break out a bottle of whatever - I suggest French, you know 'cause of the colonial influence - and since it is New Years I'll bring the champagne :)
P.S. I got approved for Heineken sponsorship so there will be complimentary Heineken beer for all!