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May 11 in Palo Alto: 22nd Anniversary Celebration of the Monday Dinners!

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  • Gerard T. Lum
    On Monday, May 11 at 6:30 pm, the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community serves a special 22nd Anniversary Dinner! On May 11, 1987, Chef Gary Alinder cooked a Gourmet
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      On Monday, May 11 at 6:30 pm, the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community serves a special 22nd Anniversary Dinner!

      On May 11, 1987, Chef Gary Alinder cooked a Gourmet Vegetarian Dinner for the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community. That first cooking gig marked the start of a regular Monday Dinner event--along with its associated friendships, educational activities, and community--which has kept on going about 1000 times. Join us on May 11, 2009 to celebrate our remarkable 22nd Anniversary!

      After the Anniversary Dinner, join us for a Community Sing-Along with some of the musicians and singers in our group!


      GOURMET VEGETARIAN DINNER MENU, 22ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
      CHEFS GARY ALINDER AND JAMES HOLLOWAY
      MAY 11, 6:30 PM

      Sparkling Fruit Juice Punch
      Sweet Potato Coconut Soup
      Browned Cutlets of Tofu with Onion Herb Sauce
      Long Grain Rice Pilaf
      Green Beans with Caramelized Onion, Julienne Carrots, and Slivered Almonds
      Farmers Market Greens with Meyer Lemon Silky Dressing
      Almond Lemon Cake with Chocolate Mousse and Raspberry Sauce
      Assorted Teas

      Dinner Details:
      • Monday, May 11, 6:30 pm
      • $18 for Anniversary Dinner (normally $15)
      • please reserve for Dinner by Monday morning, 9:30 AM (650 599-3320)
      • Dinner served at the First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue at Bryant, Palo Alto, 1/4 mile East of Alma and the California Avenue Caltrain Station
      • for more Monday dinner menus, visit http://peninsulamacro.org


      MONDAY GOURMET VEGETARIAN DINNERS IN PALO ALTO

      The Peninsula Macrobiotic Community serves a Gourmet Vegetarian Dinner every Monday (except major holidays) in Palo Alto. This is a full vegan dinner which includes soup, grain, beans or bean products, vegetables, dessert, and beverage, prepared by expert natural foods Chef Gary Alinder, our Chef since our inception in 1987.

      WEBSITE: http://peninsulamacro.org - featuring newsletter, dinner menus, and related information.

      DINNER RESERVATIONS: please try to make your Dinner reservations by Monday morning, 9:30 AM; call 650 599-3320. If it's after 9:30 and you're still interested in coming, call and leave a number for the manager to call you back if there is space. It is not necessary to reserve for the After-Dinner presentation.

      TIME: dinner is served at 6:30 pm every Monday except major holidays; the after-dinner presentation (once per month) starts at 8 pm.

      PRICE: $18 for special Anniversary Dinner on May 11 (normal dinner price is $15), $5-10 donation suggested for after-dinner presentation (usually once per month)

      LOCATION: The First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue at Bryant, Palo Alto, 1/4 mile East of Alma and the California Avenue Caltrain Station.

      AFTER-DINNER PRESENTATION: each month we feature an After-Dinner Lecture or Event, described in the newsletter and website. Lectures are usually on macrobiotic or other health related topics, by a variety of speakers including macrobiotic counselors, medical doctors, cooking teachers, and people who have dealt successfully with serious diseases using macrobiotic or similar approaches. Other events have included performances by folk singers and vegetarian Chinese acrobats. We have a pass-the-hat policy for our events; we suggest a donation of $5-10.

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND: all are welcome at our Dinners, vegetarian or not. The Dinners are particularly helpful for those who want to eat in healthy ways, but may not know how to get started. Many who attend may have the same health concerns you have. Also, choosing locally grown, vegetarian foods is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint on the planet.

      Dinner attendance ranges from 40 to 100, with a full spectrum of ages spanning newborns to grandparents, including quite a few interesting singles. Come with a friend or by yourself; singles easily integrate into our friendly group, where seating is communal. Many long-term friendships have started at a Monday Dinner, and are renewed every week!

      We hope to see you at a Monday Dinner! Please forward this message to friends who may be interested.

      Gerard T. Lum, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster
      Peninsula Macrobiotic Community, http://peninsulamacro.org
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