Curry night @ The Picnic Basket – a fundraising for Thai flood victims
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
It’s not easy to cook a hot meal in 5ft of floodwater. This Sunday November 13, my friends at the Picnic Basket, the Penny Ice Creamery and I will take the time to appreciate our warm, dry kitchen by making a delicious Thai curry to benefit the people of Thailand who have been struggling with catastrophic floods and unable to cook a meal of their own for some time.
Come join us in a bowl of Khao Soi, a curry noodle dish from the Northern region of Thailand. Picture a piping hot bowl of tender egg noodles, smothered in fragrant, warmly spiced curry, topped with squiggles of crispy noodles, pickled mustard greens, shallots, and a wedge of lime. The cilantro on top is optional. As are the fried chili and the smoky, spicy chili oil that you can add if you like it super spicy. Sounds good, no? Even better, the curry will be made entirely from scratch, and with no shrimp paste (so no need to worry if you’re allergic.) There will be two versions of the curry available, one with Mary’s free range chicken, the other tofu (and no fish sauce) – because vegetarians love people too.
All proceeds go directly to people on the ground in Thailand working to feed those in need. And if you’re on Facebook you will be able to follow our progress and see directly how your money goes to help.
Now you’re interested? Good! To make sure things go smoothly, and that we have enough food for all of you, we’ve set up a ticket system on EventBrite. You can buy a bowl of curry now (for $10, $20, or $50, your heart and/or pocketbook may decide), and tell us which block of time you’ll be coming for your curry (5-7pm, 7-9pm, or 9-11pm). There will likely be curry for walk-ins that day too, but the priority will be given to those who bought the tickets. There will also be other refreshing and delicious items to purchase too, and the proceeds from that go as well to feed those in need in Thailand.
I hope to see you all there. We’ll have a great time and make some good karma together. Thank you ever so much!
P.S. Even if you can’t come, you can still help us by buying a ticket. You’ll get a virtual bowl of curry and a very huge thank you from us! And did I mention extra good karma too? (We’ll bring all leftover to a local shelter so your virtual bowl of curry won’t go to waste but instead will go to help feed those in need right here in Santa Cruz.)
What: Curry Night with Pim at the Picnic Basket
Where: The Picnic Basket, 125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (right across the street from the Santa Cruz Wharf)
When: Sunday, November 13, from 5pm – 11pm
Buy your curry ticket(s) here: http://currywithpim.eventbrite.com/
P.P.S. Julia Hartz, Co-Founder & President of Eventbrite, who also happens to be a homegirl here in Santa Cruz, just told us that Eventbrite will waive their fees on the tickets so that more money we raise goes to support the relief efforts in Thailand. This is awesome, thanks so much Julia and Eventbrite. You’re awesome!