Lao New Year Dinner on April 15th

  • 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!

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  • Catzie V.

    Also forgot, the MENU for dinner is posted, check it out here:­

    April 12

  • Catzie V.

    Hi everyone, please don't forget to use the SPECIAL LINK above to buy your tickets to RSVP your seat for Tuesday at 7PM, as well as for your guests.

    I also also changed the invite to reflect the FREE HEINEKEN compliments of their sponsorship of the dinner.

    Any questions please feel free to ask!

    April 12

  • Catzie V.

    Hi guys, I just wanna remind you to buy your Eventbrite tickets to ensure you have a seat for the 7PM dinner, and this goes for your guests as well.

    I'm so excited!

    April 6

    • Catzie V.

      Molly, yes in the description right above the image of the rice baskets, it says "here's a special link" and should be highlighted so you can click on it.

      April 7

    • Catzie V.

      If it asks you for an access or promo code use "LITHVIP"

      April 7

  • Ann M.

    I want to change my reservation to +1 but the site won't let me. Is it alright to do that?

    1 · April 5

    • David

      hi Anne Marie - I just changed it so that you now are showing "+1", and each member can now bring up to 2 guests w/ them. If you have more friends than that who want to come, then tell them to join the group!

      April 5

    • Ann M.

      Thank you, David!

      April 6

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