Dream Of The Other: A Tasting Of Global Flavors

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For our 2018 season opener Tapestry Suppers is proud to present legendary Canadian artist and pastry chef, Sam Shem who will offer a 6-course vegetarian tasting menu inspired by his personal journeys of food and travel.

A global traveller and dedicated yoga practitioner, Sam launched a culinary revolution in Mysore, the world capital of Ashtanga yoga with Saturday Sweets, his weekly dessert pop-up. An essential fixture in the social calendar for the past eight years, health-conscious palates line up every weekend to taste his feel-good desserts made with raw, vegan, and fresh ingredients. Don't miss this chance to taste Sam's creations for yourself as he develops a unique tasting menu only for Tapestry Suppers.

"Dream of the Other" is an exploration of self, home, longing and nostalgia; and how our experiences shape the way we see, taste and design food. It is a attempt to look through the eyes or senses of another subject, so that we can see and taste a different perspective. Sam's work explores a rich and wide landscape of flavors and textures in a personal but contemporary context. This event will showcase a menu of both sweet and savory compositions inspired over the course of his world travels.

You can read more about Sam on our website.


Truffled Cream Cheese, Pistachio and Rose Salad (D, N)**

South Indian Kitcheri with Caramelized Cashews and Tamarind Sauce (N)

Roasted Walnut Tart with a Medley of Spiced Nuts (N)

Broccoli Stem, Toasted Quinoa and Yuzu Curd (N)

Poached Pear in Kokum and Lemon Pepper, Strawberries and Labneh Cheese (D, N)

Matcha Nanaimo Bar with Raspberries (W, D, N)

*Due to the nature of this tasting menu, we regret that no substitutions are allowed.
**Allergen indicators: D = dairy, W = wheat, N = nuts.

Proceeds from this meal will benefit Tapestry Suppers, a social enterprise that seeks to elevate underrepresented immigrant voices, educate the public about the diversity of food cultures and support charities that work with immigrant and underprivileged populations. Our events strengthen relationships in local communities by creating opportunities for real, in-person connection and conversation.

In 2017, we raised over $9,000 for seven charities working to support immigrant, refugee and vulnerable populations in the US and around the world. For 2018, we have decided to focus our efforts on supporting one cause and we have selected UndocuFund as our adopted charity for the year. This fund was set up last fall to help undocumented immigrants in Sonoma County rebuild their lives after the wildfires of October 2017 with a goal of raising $5 million towards this endeavor. To date, the fund has disbursed $2.3 million to more than 1,000 families, helping close to 4,000 people, about half of whom are children.

You can learn more about the UndocuFund and their impact at: http://undocufund.org/faq/


What is your beverage policy for this event?

Tapestry Suppers will provide light refreshments like still and sparkling water, coffee and teas. Guests are encouraged to BYO if you would like to enjoy wine with your meal.

Is my ticket transferable?

Yes. If you are unable to attend an event you are welcome to pass this along to a friend who can take your place. Please send a note to hello@tapestrysuppers.org informing us of this change.

What's the refund policy?

For cancellations up to a week (7 days) prior to event date: 100% refund minus $3 cancellation fee.

For cancellations up to 3 days prior to event date: 50% refund minus cancellation fee.

No refunds for cancellations made less than 3 days prior to the event.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send an email to: hello@tapestrysuppers.org.

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