Unique Dining Experience: My Lucky Tummy


Another local project that began as a concept on Kickstarter.com, My Lucky Tummy got funded last year and they’ve been bringing an extremely cool and lesser known dinner series to Syracuse. Instead of the standard in-restaurant dinner event, My Lucky Tummy presents food prepared by people from Syracuse’s refugee and immigrant population in a true pop-up format. Past utilized venues include ArtRage Gallery and ProLiteracy. Each dinner represents a wide array of world food culture and gives it authenticity. The next one is coming up on Saturday, February 8th from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Alibrandi Catholic Center and I highly recommend getting in on the experience. It’s only $20 for advance tickets. Don’t miss it!

My Lucky Tummy happens three times a year (annually in October, May, and February) and this is the third one. It marks a successful first year for this innovative dining concept that gives an underrepresented Syracuse population a voice. Not only is it a great cultural offering that does social good, it’s also an unprecedented local dining experience. The first two events traced the globe’s food traditions hitting countries like Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, Poland, Cuba, Iran, Ghana, Cambodia and many more. Previous dinners offered six or seven courses including lamb kibbeh, curry dishes, and a generally delicious sounding, and most important, authentic lineup.

The upcoming dinner, like all Tummy events, features five countries. You’ll get to try food that’s unavailable in Syracuse from the food cultures of Afghanistan, Bhutan, Mohawk Nation, South Sudan, and Iran.¬†Each food culture is represented by a talented home chef from the respective country or region. Those with adventurous palettes simple cannot miss out on this. And that’s all I’m allowed to tell you since the menu is top secret.

Those expecting a sit-down dinner will find something quite different. My Lucky Tummy has minimal seating to encourage mingling among guests. The courses are not taken in any specific order so you’re perfectly welcome to grab a second plate and freely experience the featured world food cultures. Chefs are paid fairly for their efforts, leftovers are donated to shelters, and everything used is composted. Delicious, authentic world cuisine AND social consciousness–doesn’t get much better than that!

GET TICKETS NOW – $20 advance, $25 at the door

Any questions? Email sudadam@gmail.com.

My Lucky Tummy
Saturday, February 8th from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Alibrandi Catholic Center
110 Walnut Place (Directions)
$20 advance/$25 at door

Collage via My Lucky Tummy.

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