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Buffalo first walking Progressive Dinner September 20 will feature five Buffalo businesses at four Elmwood restaurants, three debuts of vegan fare, two hours of dining fun, and one afterparty!
The meeting place is at Forty Thieves, 727 Elmwood Avenue, with an hors d’oeuvres social where the restaurant will present new items on their menu.
Successive courses will continue as a guided tour with Cecelia’s Ristorante debut of their new Romanesco with kale and penne, also available gluten-free. The entree from Root & Bloom will be the newly unveiled pistachio and hemp crusted cauliflower steak atop mashed purple potatoes, topped with roasted asparagus and drizzled with a pumpkin crema.
Desserts will be served from Mama Rosas’s Kitchen at Milkie’s on Elmwood as the last leg of the dinner, and include a vegan version of Quaker Bonnet’s Buffalo’s famous coconut macaroon – the “Buffalo Chip,” along with guava empanadas and vegan vanilla cakes.
Milkie’s is hosting the 21 and over afterparty which includes karaoke night and their first vegan menu item, mini pizzas. Venues are conveniently located, allowing for refreshing strolls in the Elmwood Village.
Reservations are required, and they public is invited. Limited seating is available at 5 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:15 p.m. For the menu and reservations, visit AmericanVegan.org or call 856-694-2887. The cost for the evening is $39 for adults, $29 for students age 21+, $27 anyone under 21, $50 supporter. Free parking is available on side streets.
The event is hosted by American Vegan Society (AVS), a 501 c3 nonprofit. Proceeds benefit AVS’ healthy-eating initiatives in Western NY.