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Open Potluck at Delyla's (no theme)

Hosted by the Consul of the Beirut Pot Luck Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 14 Sep 20:00 - 23:30

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Hey everyone! I’m finally back in Lebanon! It's potluck time! Here's how it works:

PLEASE remember to bring your own alcohol if you want to drink.

1) Everyone prepares a homemade dish and brings it to Delyla's.

2) Feel free to also bring along whatever you like to drink.

3) Paper plates and cups will be made available for all, but we strongly encourage you to help mother Earth and bring your own reusable plate, fork, knife and cup so we create less waste.

4) We simply enjoy the food and drink everyone contributed while socializing. It's as simple as that!

5) Arrive at 8:00 pm to put out your dish and mingle over a drink. Eating will begin at 8:30 pm once all dishes have been set out.

Theme: sometimes we will have a theme to stretch the talent and creativity of your inner chef and make the potluck more creative. For the first one, however, let's keep it easy. Simply bring any dish that you enjoy making.

SPECIAL NOTE--PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T BE A NO-SHOW FOR THIS ACTIVITY. We are not meeting in a restaurant or bar, but in my private home. It take me a lot of time, energy, and resources to prepare for events in my home, and how I prepare is based on the number of people I am expecting to arrive. The more people who are signed up to come the more time and money I spend. I love to have people in my house for food and drink--it's one of my favorite things to do. However, no-shows are incredibly frustrating since I am not a restaurant or bar. Please don't be a no-show.


Q1) What if I want to come but I don't cook?
A--Bring something as simple as cheese and crackers, veggies and dip, charcuterie, or a delicious beverage to share with all attendees.

Q2) Can I bring take out from a restaurant?
A--We won't kick you out if you do this, but it is not encouraged. The point of a potluck is to share home-cooked (or at least home-prepared) food.

Q3) Can I steal a homemade dish from my grandma's kitchen and bring that?
A--Absolutely! :)

Q4) What exactly should I bring?
A--the best potlucks have a nice mixture of dishes including appetizers, salads, side dishes, main dishes, and desserts. If you know in advance what you would like to bring, please post it to the comments section of the activity for all to see. This will help us get a nicer balance of food. For example, if you see that 2 people are already bringing a salad, perhaps sign up for a side dish for main dish instead. It is not required that you post what you are bringing in advance, but it is helpful so we don't end up with 10 trays of cookies for our dinner. :) Sometimes we will have a theme to guide what you should bring and sometimes we will ask that you bring any type of cuisine you prefer.

Q5) Should I bring serving utensil for my dish?
A--If you have one available, that would be very helpful.

Q6) Do I bring my serving dish, utensils, and leftover food and drink back home with me?
A--Of course, it's expected that you will!

Q7) Can I host a future pot luck at my house, in my garden, or in my backyard?
A--Absolutely! If you are interested in hosting one of our activities, just let Delyla know and she will assist you with everything you need. Changes of scenery are always a fun addition to good food and friends.

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