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June 2014 - "A Taste for Good" Event at Karma Restaurant. Benefitted: Cradles to Crayons.
 

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Event Summary:

The Taste: Dining at Karma Restaurant & Bar will entail two prix-fixe options (3 course and 5 course) of authentic Indian food season with a creative mix of spices, prepared just the way you like it.  A complimentary glass of wine will be served with the five course to stimulate your taste buds. 

 

The Good: This event serves to help Cradles to Crayons raise money to provide children from birth to age 12, living in low-income or homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive.  

 

When: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Where: 114 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Old City)
Time: Seating is available from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 -  In The Spotlight  - 

The Cause

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12, living in low-income or homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Cradles to Crayons supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.  The organization partner with a wide range of social service agencies, including homeless and domestic violence shelters, schools, and foster homes that provide direct assistance to children.  Learn more.

The Restaurant

The idea for Karma Restaurant & Bar was born out of a simple premise of providing superior quality traditional Indian cuisine, in a great ambiance with friendly, efficient service.  The restaurant was established in 2003 in Old City, Philadelphia with the goal of bringing a taste of Indian culture and cuisine to the steadily growing and buzzing Old City scene. Since then, it has been a staple in Indian cuisine, drawing loyal customers from the City of Philadelphia and surrounding areas.  “It gives us great joy to know that Karma Restaurant can give back to children in need through the ‘A Taste for Good’ program,” said Jiji Thomas, Owner and General Manager.

 

 

The Food

Taste the authentic and contemporary style Indian cuisine from many regions of India.  Customized to your desired level of liking, let the smooth blend of spices stimulate your taste buds.  The dishes generously portioned, prepared with fresh ingredients, carefully cooked to ensure a great taste! The award winning menu and attention to details will provide you a truly memorable dining experience; leave you wanting more after each bite.

 

Vegetarian? Karma has some tasty options for you too!

 

 


March 2014 - "A Taste for Good" Event at Yanako, Japanese Restaurant. Benefitted: E.A.T.S. Philly

 

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Event Summary:

The Taste: Dining at Yanako Japanese Bistro will entail a four course meal consisting of a mix of bites and delicacies.  A complimentary glass of wine will be served to stimulate your taste buds.

 

The Good: This event serves to help E.A.T.S. Philly raise money to build a kitchen and a sustainable culinary program at Wat Bodd Voraditth orphanage in Thailand.  The kitchen will be used to provide orphans with culinary skills to earn a living as they transition into adulthood.

 

When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Where: 4255 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127 (Manayunk)
Time: Seatings available from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

 

 -  In The Spotlight  - 

The Cause

E.A.T.S. (Eat Along the Street), is a Philadelphia area nonprofit, street festival and culinary competition supporting Wat Bodd Voraditth orphanage, Thailand, where chef Moon (co-founder) was born and raised.  The orphanage provides housing and day-to-day care for nearly 600 orphans whose parents have lost their lives to AIDS or simply couldn’t afford to keep their children. E.A.T.S. aims to generate funding to support a sustainable food program for the orphanage.  This initiative aims to transform generations by providing income earning culinary skills and equipping orphans to provide for their families when they transition into adulthood. Learn more.

The Chef

Nongyao “Moon” Krapugthong  is a local chef, with a local charity and a global vision. Born and raised in Bangkok, she Thailand developed a passion for cooking while helping her father prepare quality food with fresh ingredients from the morning market.  She owns and operates two restaurants Chabaa Thai (voted “Best Thai in Philly” by Zagat in 2009) and Yanako. Outside of her restaurants, Moon gives generously to area non-profits and fundraising events.  Her heart’s desire is to serve disadvantaged women and children. This burden led her to co-found E.A.T.S., a Philadelphia based nonprofit that raises funding to help orphans in Thailand. “My heart goes out to these children who do not have their families to love and provide for them... I have to do something to help,” says Moon.

The Food

Yanako is a multi-sensory Japanese restaurant and sushi bar featuring classic dishes, superior-quality ingredients and a soothing, vibrant interior.  The restaurant provides an array of bites, and delicacies like oysters on the half shell – served with ponzu sauce and wasabi salsa, octopus takoyaki – flavorsome dumplings with bento flakes, tender bites of octopus and sauce, fresh sashimi, and tantalizing lobster tempura. The food is complimented by a three-story atrium by the sushi bar that provides a tranquil ambiance almost simulating the feeling of a relaxing evening in a traditional Japanese home.

 

Vegetarian? Yanako has something tasty for you too!

 

 


February 2014 - "A Taste for Good" Event at Le Cheri French Bistro. Benefitted: The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

 

 

Event Summary
"A Taste for Good" is a monthly event that brings charities and their supporters together for great food at participating restaurants, to support a cause that impacts Philadelphia. sitiCare will host the first event at Le Chéri, the hottest new French restaurant in Center City! The purpose of this event is to support children with critical illness at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

 

When: February 27, 2014
Where: 251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (1st Floor in the Philadelphia Alliance Museum)
Time: Seatings available from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

 

 

 -  In The Spotlight  - 

The Cause

The PRMH provide a home away from home for families with a critically ill child. While it costs the PRMH over $90 a night per family, families are only asked to contribute $15 per night. No one is ever turned away due to inability to pay. Last year PRMH served 1,380 families from 18 countries throughout the world and 44 states within the USA. Learn More.

The Chef

 Chef Pierre and Charlotte Calmels of Bibou (ranked # 10 in Philadelphia by Philly Magazine) is the dynamic duo who started, runs and operates Le Cheri. Charlotte manages the dining room, while Pierre works his magic in the kitchen. The couple’s passion for their three daughters heightened their excitement to host this event. "We just love our children... And having ill children must be the worst thing happening to parents. We hope that this project will bring more money to help families," said, Charlotte. The goal of the event is to generate funding for children with life threatening illnesses. 

The Food

Le Cheri, a french bistro, offers an unforgettable dining experience. Taste a variety of traditional French dishes like Escargot and Quenelles or be dazzled by modern French cuisine. The modern and sophisticated decor is a perfect backdrop to the rich flavors that leave your taste buds aching for more! Le Cheri begs you back with each bite.

 

Vegetarian? Le Cheri has something tasty for you too!