Fundraiser for Green Plate Special

What:  Benefit for Green Plate Special at the Corner Table
When:  Tuesday September 24, 2013, 6:30pm
Where:  The back room at Cafe Presse

Cafe Presse is proud to Welcome Green Plate Special to the Corner Table!

We are pleased to announce that the September 2013 Corner Table Dinner at Cafe Presse will be a fundraising event to benefit Green Plate Special.

Café Presse’s Corner Table dinners are designed to celebrate the changing season and the conviviality of the table. This special edition of the Corner Table will feature a menu designed by GPS Director and Chef Laura Dewell in collaboration with Chef Jim Drohman of Le Pichet and Cafe Presse.  Laura’s menu has been designed around fresh produce picked just a few minutes away, in the Central District, where Green Plate Special’s garden has been inspiring and empowering middle school youth to grow, cook, and enjoy healthy foods for the past three years.

The cost is $75 per person, which includes wine, tax and tip.  All proceeds will go directly to Green Place Special. Space is limited.  For information or reservations please call Café Presse at 206.70


Falafels des fèves, condiment aux courgettes, sauce blanche
“Amuse bouche of crispy dried fava fritters served with zucchini relish and garlic-yogurt sauce”

Salade aux légumes « fin d’été », croutons aux rillettes de thon
“Salad of Romano beans, sweet peppers, tomatoes, basil and chicory, with local albacore rillettes on grilled baguette slices”

Ragoût au porc et aux haricots blancs, chou frisée et confiture de tomates
“Natural pork shoulder braised with white wine, scarlet runner beans and rosemary, served with toasted garlic kale and tomato jam”

Clafouti aux poires et aux groseilles du Cap, et sa crème fouettée
“Dense vanilla custard baked with ground cherries and pears, with ground cherry purée and whipped cream”

Here’s more info about GPS and Laura in their own words:

Green Plate Special (GPS) is a cooking and food-growing nonprofit program, supporting the nutritional and physical health of middle school youth, grades 5-8, primarily low income. As an after-school, field trip and holiday-camp program, we teach young people how to grow and cook healthy whole foods in a home-garden and home-kitchen setting. We are located in Seattle’s Central District, on the corner of MLK Jr. Way and East Union Street. Our programing is free and sliding-scale need based.

Through teaching home-focused cooking, food growing and how to shop for food;  we will inspire and empower middle school youth in our community to eat and live healthier lives. We will be a part of the solution to breaking the cycle of childhood obesity and other food related health issues.

Laura Dewell, Founder and Executive Director –Green Plate Special
Laura has been cooking and working in the culinary world for over 25 years. She has owned and operated multiple restaurants, including Pirosmani in Seattle and taught cooking privately and through culinary programs around Seattle.  In the last 10 years, Laura has worked with elementary and middle school children, teaching hands-on cooking classes. With a BA in Child Psychology from the University of Oregon, Laura is now doing her life’s (other dream) of working with middle school youth in both the kitchen and garden in the central district of Seattle. She now digs in the dirt and stirs a pot of soup quite regularly.

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