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Thursday
Feb232012

People Serving People's Chefs for Change Dinner Featuring Nipa Bhatt's Indian-American Fusion Cuisine

Chefs for Change is a unique dining experience held monthly at People Serving People, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting PSP programs.  Local chefs prepare special menus and wine pairings for an intimate setting of 30-40 guests.

We attended the February 21 dinner, which featured Chef Nipa Bhatt's Indian-American fusion cuisine.  Prior to the first course, Nipa (pictured below with Gwen Campbell, PSP's Relationships and Systems Coordinator) introduced herself and the dishes. 

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

From the appetizers to dessert, each dish was incredibly flavorful.

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

The main course started with a plate of Basmati rice, Naan bread and condiments, followed by a parade of large bowls containing four Curry dishes.  (We all dug in so quickly I only captured pictures of two Curries.)

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

Nipa prepared a sampling of spices she uses:

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

Darrin at Sorella Wine and Spirits did an expert job selecting wines for this dinner.

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

The volunteers who serve Chefs for Change dinners are friendly and professional.

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

Below, Daniel Gumnit, PSP's Chief Executive Officer, welcomed guests and provided some impressive statistics on the services PSP delivers and the number of families they are able to assist.

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

At the end of the evening, attendees took home "swag bags".

PSP Chefs for Change 2-21-2012

Attending a Chefs for Change dinner is a win-win for everyone.  You'll enjoy a lovely meal, plus meet a local chef and other interesting people.  Attendees who arrive a half hour prior to dinner can join PSP staff members for a tour of this amazing facility, and learn about the valuable services PSP provides families in transition.  Finally, the entire ticket fee goes towards PSP programs.

Upcoming Chefs for Change dinners include:

March 19 - The Oceanaire Seafood Room
April 17 - Barbary Fig
May 21 - The Capital Grille
June 18 - PSP All Star Chefs

Please contact Lauren Rimestad, Development Manager, for reservations.  She can be reached at 612-277-0219 or lrimestad@peopleservingpeople.org.

Wednesday
Feb222012

Mill District Would Move to the 3rd Ward Under Redistricting Plan

The City Council Ward maps proposed by the 2012 Redistricting Group would move the Mill District and most of the Downtown East & West neighborhoods to the 3rd Ward represented by Council Member Diane Hofstede.  The above mentioned neighborhoods are currently represented by 7th Ward Council Member Lisa Goodman.

The Park District would also change for the Mill District from Dist. 3 represented by Scott Vreeland to Dist. 4 represented by anita Tabb.

The 2012 Redistricting Group will hold 2 meetings next week at which the public can offer comments on the proposals:

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Webber Community Center

4400 Dupont Avenue North

Minneapolis, Minnesota

612-370-4916

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Hosmer Community Library

347 East 36th Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota

612-543-6900

 

For the latest on the 2012 Minneapolis Redistricting process visit:

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/redistricting2012/index.htm

Tuesday
Feb212012

Arboretum to Host Mill City Farmers Market on Saturday, March 17

Tuesday
Feb212012

2012 Stone Arch Festival of Arts in the Works

Good News!  Per Chris Riemenschneider's February 20 Star Trib article, the Stone Arch Festival of Arts will live on in 2012.  Full Story

Our grandson got to experience this Festival last year for the first time...

...we're happy to learn it won't be his last time.

Monday
Feb202012

The Week Ahead in Mill City / February 20-26

Friday
Feb172012

This Weekend in Mill City / February 17-19