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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eating Haitian for Haitians

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 2:05 PM

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Dinner to Benefit Grassroots Haiti Groups

Where: Station 40, 330B 16th St. (at Mission)

When: Sun., Feb. 20, 8 p.m.

Cost: $50, cash or check at the door

The rundown: Underground chef Leif Hedendal is fixing what he calls a "multi-course family-style feast," rendered from produce sourced at local farms. It's a benefit for three groups in Jakmel, Haiti, working to heal ruptures from the earthquake of January 2010: the Jakmel Ekspresyon community arts center, the KOLAJ artist collective, and MESS, a student nonprofit working on physical and mental health issues. Live music, plus multimedia presentations about the work the recipient groups are doing in Haiti. Something tells us that, though the dinner's designed to provide relief for people still ― tragically recovering from a tragedy, this is going to be fun.

Menu highlights: fried plantains, "picklese" cabbage and carrots, red beans and rice, braised greens, pain patate


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