Feb 8 2014
Olympic Games 2014 Dinner: Four Courses, Four Countries Plant-Based Parties

Olympic Games 2014 Dinner: Four Courses, Four Countries
Plant-Based Parties (Jennie Cooks Catering)
Los Angeles, CA

Olympic Games 2014 Dinner: Four Courses, Four Countries
Celebrate international friendship at our Olympic Games 2014 Dinner! Join the Urban Dinner Socials on Sunday, February 16, with four courses from four countries.

This menu is a tribute to the Olympic Parade of Nations, that powerful and peaceful vision of hundreds of flags and proud young people from all across the globe celebrating their homelands. Our four-course menu showcases four classic yet hard-to-find world cuisines: We’re waving the flags of Jamaica, Sri Lanka, Iceland, and Mongolia.

We’ll also have a brief presentation on the Olympic Games, human rights, and the Olympic triumphs of our featured four.

Seeded Rúgbrauð (Thunder Bread) with Coconut Butter, Eggplant Lox, and Chives

Buuz (Savory Steamed Dumplings) with Almond Cabbage Vinaigrette Salad

Spicy Grilled Jackfruit Jerk with Sweet Plantain and Coconut Rice

Sri Lanka:
Love Cake with Lemon Rind, Cardamom, and Puhul Dosi (Pumpkin Candy)


Sunday, February 16
7:30 p.m.
3048 Fletcher Drive, 90065
$25 online ($20 pre-sale tickets available)
Tickets at the door $40
Buy tickets here


All menu items are vegan.

Local and organic where possible. Menu is gluten-free with one exception: Our Buuz (Mongolian Dumplings) are wheat-based. All other menu items, including Icelandic Thunder Bread and Sri Lankan Love Cake, are gluten-free.

Produce from Whittier Backyard Farms for this dinner includes cabbage, scallions, carrots, onions, garlic, pumpkin, thyme, and apples.


Tickets online are $20-25 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Alternately, you’re invited to join our volunteer kitchen crew: Purchase a volunteer dinner ticket online for $5 (must be purchased 24 hours or more before event). Arrive at the kitchen at 4:30PM on Sunday and we’ll show you what to do from there.

A two-course child’s menu is available for $7.


Whittier Backyard Farms provides the Whittier area with a CSA of fresh organic backyard produce and food education.

What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture offers different ways for community members to invest in local food. Join the Whittier Backyard Farms newsletter for updates on farm days, gardening workshops, artisan products, and produce box subscriptions: https://goo.gl/7Kavx


Urban Dinner Socials: We are a pop-up vegan dinner project that reinvents world cuisine and comfort food using local, organic produce. For recipes, stories, and dinner dates, subscribe to our newsletter: https://eepurl.com/kJfpz

Why dinner? You’ll sit down with a stranger and get up with a friend at our community table. Come dine with some of the nicest people in L.A.

Why vegan? Our inclusive cuisine welcomes everyone. Not only is it vegan, we generally make it gluten-free, and it’s always GMO-free.

Why local? Supporting a neighborhood farm* means eating healthy, pure, sustainably grown food. It also means a reduced carbon footprint, increased independence for our local economy, and reduced reliance on non-local resources.

Why experimental? Vegan and allergen-free cuisine is the new Wild West for food lovers. We are at our happiest when pioneering this cuisine.

*The primary produce supplier for the Urban Dinner Socials is Whittier Backyard Farms, a community-supported local agriculture project in Whittier, CA.

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