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DATE NIGHT: Live Italian Cooking Demos, Stories & DIY Tips

You’re invited to a holiday date night on Friday, February 10th... Vegan Iron Chef style! This special event includes live cooking demos, stories and tips for a “DIY” date night of your own, featuring samples and a take-home recipe handout for a homemade Italian American menu by Jess “Sconé” DeNoto including:

  • Winter Bruschetta

  • Spaghetti Bolognese w/ toasted Pumpkin Seed-Hemp Parmesan

  • Sautéed Broccoli Raab

  • suggested Cocktail/Mocktail pairing

  • Limoncello-inspired dessert TBA.

Enjoy samples, live cooking and plating demos of all dishes, light refreshments and mood music by SELECTOR TNT. Gluten-free options will be marked & available.

Bring a date (or two!), bring a friend, or hey, bring yourself and come to meet new friends! “DATE NIGHT” tickets are $15 per person, $25 per couple, or $35 per trio. 

The nitty gritty

This special event will open with light refreshments and mingling. You are welcome to come with a date (or two!)...or not! You'll get to sample all dishes from the demo at the end of the evening. Please realize this is not a plated dinner and you will NOT be at your own cooking stations. That said, this will be a surely lovely, interactive evening! 

By the way, gluten-free dishes will be notated at the event and this menu is currently treenut-free. Seriously.

Individual tickets are available for $15. 
Two tickets are availalbe for $25
Three tickets are available for $35

This event is recommended for those ages 16 and up.

All event proceeds go to Vegan Iron Chef, a 100% volunteer run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded 2010 in Portland, OR. Our mission is to celebrate creative culinary achievements, bring attention to food justice issues, and unite the ever-expanding vegan community through events and programming. Past happenings include the “Summer of Brunch” series, VeganMacShowCase, Pop-Up! Taco Shop!, Scrambletown, Rainbow Brunch and city-wide competitions. Real talk: We want to show plant-based cuisine as empowering, inspiring, and exciting!

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