HRC LA's Diversity Dining: $35 Family-Style Ethiopian Dinner @ Meals by Genet VF

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Ticket Sales Must End Friday, September 6, 2013, at 12:00 pm (Noon).

CELEBRATE ETHIOPIAN (ENKUTATASH) NEW YEAR WITH HRC LA'S DIVERSITY DINING AND LITTLE ETHIOPIA'S ETHIOPIAN NEW YEAR CULTURAL FESTIVAL!

PLEASE NOTE: Before you RSVP for this event, you must first purchase your ticket online and indicate your choice for your courses.  In addition, you can also purchase tickets for others as well.  Just be sure to indicate each additional person's choice for each course. For Ticket(s):  https://secure3.convio.net/hrc/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=115161&JServSessionIdr004=a1ib2bw1i6.app341a

Limited parking is available in the lot directly behind the restaurant and is accessible from the alley (entrances to the alley are at Olympic Blvd., from the north, and Whitworth Ave., from the south).  Street parking is also available.  Be sure to check the street signs for any parking restrictions. 

Some of you may know that Sklar is on the Steering Committee for the Los Angeles chapter of the Human Rights Organization ("HRC") as the Chair of the Diversity Committee and is hosting quarterly Diversity Dining events.

The main intentions of the Diversity Dining events are, through a communal dining set-up, to introduce members of HRC and friends of HRC to cuisines from different parts of the world, and to stimulate conversations among attendees who are like-minded individuals, adventurous foodies, and advocates of equality for the LGBT community around the world.  A portion of the proceeds from the Diversity Dining events will go to supporting HRC.

The $35.00 Price includes the family style dinner, after dinner hot Ethiopian tea, dessert, sales tax and gratuity.  In addition, the pricing includes a 1 year membership to HRC.

Yelp Reviews (4.5 Star Rating out of 5): http://www.yelp.com/biz/meals-by-genet-los-angeles

Our next Diversity Dining Event coincides with Ethiopian New Year ("Enkutatash"), which generally occurs every year on September 11th  or 12th.  Chef/Owner Genet Agonafer has been serving her amazing Ethiopian stews and vegetable accompaniments in Little Ethiopia since 2004.  Her stews that combine a long list of spices and requires two days to prepare have been highly rated by food critics and the community.  So, let's celebrate Ethiopian New Year with Agonafer, who has been a long time straight ally of the LGBT community and has made many contributions to LGBT organizations over the years.

Traditional Ethiopian meals are served Family Style, and are eaten with your hands (utensils will be provided upon request). Dinner will include a choice of entree (beef, lamb, or tofu), an order of 10 different vegetable side dishes, and injera (Ethiopian flatbread made from teff), plus after dinner hot Ethiopian tea and a dessert.

On the date of this event, Little Ethiopia will close Fairfax Avenue between Olympic Boulevard and Wentworth Avenue between Noon and about 5:00 pm in order to hold its annual New Year cultural festival featuring native dancers performing traditional Ethiopian dances.  Spend some time to enjoy the festival before heading over to Meals by Genet at 5:00 pm for an amazing night of food and wine.

5:00 pm - Arrival/Cash Bar (Wines by the glass and Ethiopian beer are available for purchase) 
5:30 pm - Seating Begins 
5:45 pm - Introductions 
5:55 pm - Dinner Service Begins

Entree (Choice of One):

- Yebere Siga Tibs -- beef sauteed in onions, green chiles and Ethiopian butter

- Chicken Tibs chicken sauteed in onions, green chiles and Ethiopian butter

- Tofu Tibs tofu sauteed in onions, green chiles and Ethiopian butter (Vegan Option available)

Accompanying Side Dishes (Includes All):

- Ethiopian Salad

- Alitcha Kik -- yellow split peas

- Shiro -- orange split peas

- Mesir -- red lentils

- Shimbira Asa -- sauteed garbanzo beans

- Atkilt -- sauteed potatoes, green beans, carrot and onions

- Gomen -- collard greens

- Tikil Gomen -- cabbage and carrot

- Timatim Fifit -- tomatoes, jalapeno, red onions, olive oil and lemon juice

- Souf Fifit -- pureed sunflowers with jalapeno, onion, olive oil and lemon juice

- Azifa -- green lentils with Ethiopian mustard

Beverages, wine, and Ethiopian beer are available for purchase separately.

Limited parking is available in the lot directly behind the restaurant and is accessible from the alley (entrances to the alley are at Olympic Blvd., from the north, and Whitworth Ave., from the south).  Street parking is also available.  Be sure to check the street signs for any parking restrictions.

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  • carol

    The event was supposed to start at 5pm. It was 6:30 before we got our meal. I had a great time getting to know the people at my table, but an hour and a half wait is ridiculous. Everyone was getting weak. And then after the entree, we had another long wait for the dessert. The only problem I had with the place is the crazy long wait.

    September 8, 2013

    • Sklar

      I apologize for the wait and for the misunderstanding, Carol, but in the heart of the event description, it mentioned that arrival starts at 5pm for a "happy hour" where attendees can buy drinks and mingle, and that the dinner service was not to start until 5:55pm.

      September 8, 2013

  • Andree

    Marriage Equality! YAY!

    September 8, 2013

  • SoCal S.

    Good outing

    September 8, 2013

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