Name: Sarah Orr
Location: Toronto, Canada
Cause: Greatest Need
Event: 5th Annual Event - Peruvian Dinner!
Description: "So this year is my 5th Year in hosting ESTC in my house. Such a wonderful evening each and every year. I really do love doing this. Each year is a different food theme from a country that GVN has projects in. This year, for a change, I decided to get my guests to vote out of 4 countries. I nearly fell off my chair when it became a unanimous vote for Peruvian! I then wondered what on earth I was thinking!!?!!?!? I suspect my friends like to give me a challenge .. lol.. hmmm.. and I of course had to rise to it.
I discovered from a work colleague that there is only one Peruvian recipe book in English, that she had found, when she cooked Peruvian, so she very kindly lent it to me. Phew!! Between that, the internet and the help of a good friend Dawn we cooked up another fine feast from a country from far far away.
I had 22 people this year for a seated dinner in my house and it was definitely a capacity event. The awesome evening contained the following Peruvian treats: Empanada’s, Ceviche, Lomo Saltado (beef stir fry), Quinoa, Peruvian Purple (white) potato Salad, and Rocoto Belleno (stuffed peppers) and then we ended with some western desserts cheesecake, pavlova and choc mousse. Goodness I’m hungry again just writing about it!
I also do a quiz each year for fun and awareness, and a raffle to raise some extra $$. My friends and neighbours donate some absolutely outstanding things for the raffle so nearly everyone comes away with something in addition to a full belly.
I raised $895 USD this year which is just outstanding I think. I have such wonderful, generous friends who just continue to make this event such a pleasure to host so a BIG Thanks goes out to them.
Also a BIG thanks ETSC for enabling us all to be a part of something great where we can also have such a great time in the process!" - Sarah
Thank you so much Sarah!
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