Global Cafe sells out evening of international cuisine as Charles City Arts Center fundraiser
By Bob Steenson, email@example.com
A large group of culinarily curious folks gathered at the Elks Lodge Saturday evening to sample the offerings of the Global Cafe, a twice-a-year fundraiser for the Charles City Arts Center.
Eleven guest chefs created 14 examples of cuisine from a dozen countries or regions of the world, and the event sold out.
The food was served buffet style, so patrons could go down the line trying whichever dishes they desired. A “passport” listing the dishes and countries was given to each guest to mark off the ones they tried.
The dishes were, alphabetically by country or region:
- Pacoca (a candy made from peanuts, sugar and salt) from Brazil.
- Red Cabbage, from Denmark.
- Onion soup from France.
- Kharcho (beef soup containing rice, cherry plum puree and chopped walnuts) and ajapsandali (eggplant stew), from the country Georgia.
- Warm potato salad from Germany.
- Boxty (potato pancakes) from Ireland.
- Bulgogi (thinly sliced marinated and seasoned beef) and bap (a rice dish) from Korea.
- Curry chicken from Malaysia.
- Rumaki (water chestnuts and chicken liver wrapped in bacon) from Polynesia.
- Peri peri chicken (barbecued chicken with chili glaze) from Portugal.
- Chocolate malva (Pudding) from South America.
- Kålpudding (cabbage casserole) from Sweden.
Chefs were Elissa Ellis, Par Holmberg, Emily Kiewel, Dave Lusk, Robert Mulcahy, Krista Noah, Patricia Points, Lance Schreier, Barbara Thomsen, Nancy Clarke and Kira Thomsen.