Category Archives: Tapestry Suppers

Tapestry Suppers Now Live

Proud to share that after starting off on this blog, Tapestry Suppers now has its own home on the Internet. Head over to TapestrySuppers.org to read about our Hosts’ stories, try their Recipes and, of course, save the dates for upcoming events. I’ll see you there!Read More >>

Tapestry Suppers: Italian Lunch For Mercy Corps

And there’s another event on the books. This past Sunday over 30 of us gathered in Palo Alto for a homecooked Italian meal whipped up by our three talented Italian hosts! There were olives and cheese, salami, bruschetta, amaretti and a big pot of Pasta e Fagioli that offered multiple helpings and then some. Along with a silent auction of some beautiful Italian platters and ceramics, we raised about $800 for Mercy Corps! Thank you to all those who came and we hope to see you next month inRead More >>

Tapestry Suppers: Italian Summer Lunch Benefiting Mercy Corps

Our Italian hosts, from left: Valentina Cogoni (Sardinia), Enza Sebastiani (Rome) and Rita Corona (Naples). Our next event is a collaboration among three women from different parts of Italy whose life paths brought them to the Bay Area. Their stories speak of grit and determination in building a life for themselves in a new country and culture, even when things don’t turn out as planned. This lunch takes place in Palo Alto, on Sunday, June 25 with proceeds benefiting Mercy Corps. Join usRead More >>

Tapestry Suppers: Persian Feast Benefiting Moms Against Poverty

Tapestry Suppers had our third event in as many months last weekend, this time featuring a spread of veritable Persian delights for almost 40 guests. We raised over $1,000 for the selected charity Moms Against Poverty (MAP), and everyone went home with full bellies and full hearts. Can’t wait to do this again for our next event, an Italian lunch benefiting Mercy Corps on Sunday June 25. Tickets go on sale June 12 and if you’re on our mailing list you’ll be the first to getRead More >>

Tapestry Suppers: A Persian Feast with Mojdeh Z.

Persian food is really about pouring your love into your food so that the people you share it with feel that love.Read More >>

Tapestry Suppers: Burmese Luncheon

And just like that,  Tapestry Suppers held its second, sold-out event yesterday, in as many months as we’ve been around. Over 30 guests gamely played along with our randomized ‘seating lottery’ system, sparking new connections and conversations over a spread of Burmese hors d’oeuvres, curries and tea leaf salad. As a lovely bonus, one of our guests contributed an entire dessert table of homemade desserts – from a gorgeous tarte tatin to an almond tart and tastyRead More >>

Tapestry Suppers: Burmese Lunch For Refugee Aid

After last month’s  Vietnamese lunch for The IRC, we head West across the Chinese subcontinent to Burma/Myanmar, also known as The Golden Land for the sheer numbers of golden pagodas around the country. I met April Chou, our next host, two years ago through our common interest in Ashtanga Yoga. A side effect of knowing April is discovering the world of Burmese cuisine. Coming from another Southeast Asian country, I found the salty, sour, bitter and spicy notes comfortingly familiar, evenRead More >>

A Vietnamese Lunch For The IRC

We held Tapestry Suppers‘ inaugural event in Palo Alto yesterday and if empty plates and happy faces are any indication, I suppose you could say that this gathering was a success. AND we raised $350 for the International Rescue Committee (IRC)! I owe a major debt of thanks to the friends and family who showed up early to help, ran errands, kept our glasses full and cleared the dishes after. Most of all, a huge thank you to Thoa for opening your home and sharing your incredibly movingRead More >>

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