We collect payment at the event in CASH ONLY. If it is possible to have the exact amount, it will help facilitate the check-in and payment process and will be GREATLY appreciated!
We will be having a speaker at this event.
Ariane Glazer, Founder of the Raw Chicago Community will speak about her adventures in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador last year. She lived with an indigenous tribe and saw firsthand the destruction of the rainforest for our petroleum needs. She hopes to inspire you to do your part in saving the rainforests and indigenous peoples of our planet.
She will speak after dinner and while dessert is served.
Chez Violette is a recently opened Haitian family restaurant located on the far North side of Chicago.
There is easy street parking. The food will be excellent! It is a vegan healthy and individually home-cooked type food. Our menu is a good cross-section of what they offer!
Yes, it is all vegan. All for the price of $13. This restaurant is also BYOB!!
We will meet at 7 PM and have a social time until 7:30 PM to mingle with you fellow foodies.
The menu will consist of the following items.
The appetizers are the following:
Fried Plantains - both sweet and green
Pikliz (Haitian Slaw) spicy pickled carrots and cabbage
Akra (Malanga fritters) - root vegetable, seasoned with their own blend of spices
Haitian pates (if they can be made vegan) - savory and flaky filled with Caribbean spices and vegetables
The salad will be a traditional Haitian salad of Avocado, Tomato and Watercress.
Another salad will be Salad Violette (house salad).
The soups will consist of the following items.
Soup Jeromon (pumpkin) classic Haitian soup.
Bouyon (Haitian soup) hearty and spicy stew with yams, carrots and onions.
The entrees will be served buffet-style. They are:
Rice djon djon with pigeon peas
Mayi Moulen (cornmeal) wiht spinach and okra
Red Beans and Rice
The dessert will be:
Pain Patate - sweetened potato, fig and banana pudding.
The drink will be citronade (a homemade Haitian limeade).
Join us for a fun evening with good conversation and a delicious meal.
REMEMBER IF YOU RSVP YOU ARE COMMITTED TO PAY FOR YOUR RSVP WHETHER YOU SHOW OR NOT UNLESS YOU CANCEL BEFORE OCTOBER 3, 7PM. THIS INCLUDES ANY GUESTS YOU RSVP FOR ALSO. WE ARE COMMITTING TO THE RESTAURANT. WE DO THIS TO KEEP THE COST LOWER. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING!