Saturday, October 17, 2009

Benefit dinner for the chimps!

Last night I was lucky to attend an Apron Activist's benefit for the NW Chimp Sanctuary! Before dinner, we were treated to a slideshow from one of the chimp outreach employees and she told us all about where the chimps came from and how they've improved.

Now, I forgot my camera. I sat next to Jess, who took lots of pictures, but she probably won't have them up for a couple days. Dinner included a bread basket with a mushroom walnut pate and carrot ginger spread, salad with a cilantro drizzle and fresh figs (which were a first for me!), creamy butternut squash risotto and apple pie with Coconut Bliss ice cream. Whew!

Dinner was outrageously good, and the people I got to share it with were amazing. Having Isa and employees of the vegan mini-mall cook for you isn't too bad, either. I can't wait for the next one!


K.E.N. said...

you forgot about the delicious peanut butter (and caramel?) drizzle on the pie! :o)

how did you like the figs? it was one of my favorite parts! that reminds me, have you had the marzipan stuffed dried fig dipped in chocolate at Pix? so good!

sgcorrie said...

Oh dear, you're right about the caramel drizzle. It was one of my favorite parts of the evening, for sure! The figs were awesome, and I must go to Pix now! Thanks for volunteering last night!

glasvegan said...

Oh my! I am so freakin' jealous!

(also- haha, I didn't realise that was gonna publish my full name when I posted it... or not let me delete it properly. Blogging fail! :) )