Triangle Vegetarian Society Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Feast,
Country's Largest with Approximately 925 (capacity) Expected
What: Annual vegetarian Thanksgiving feast
When: Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 Noon-5:00 pm (Washington Duke Inn) AND Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, 11:30 am-5:00 pm (Cafe Parizade)
Where: Washington Duke Inn, 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham (Sunday) AND Cafe Parizade, 2200 W. Main St. (Erwin Square), Durham (Thanksgiving)
Cost: $23.50 members, $27 other adults; $7 ages 5-10, free under 5; price is all-inclusive
Reservations: Reservations are required and can be made online at www.trianglevegsociety.org/thanksgiving . Please note that we will likely sell out. Reservations are expected to open on Saturday, November 3. Please do not contact the restaurants directly.
Sponsor: Triangle Vegetarian Society, P.O. Box 3364, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3364, (919) 943-8784, www.trianglevegsociety.org
The Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS) is pleased to announce its 14th annual Thanksgiving feast and raffle will be held at Cafe Parizade in Durham on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, from 11:30 am through 5:00 pm. In addition, we are offering a pre-Thanksgiving feast at Washington Duke Inn also in Durham, the Sunday before Thanksgiving from noon to 5:00 pm.
Cafe Parizade is one of the Triangle's finest restaurants with a gourmet flair for fresh ingredients with Mediterranean influences. Executive Chef Robert Adams has a well-deserved very strong reputation among peers and the dining public, and has proven over and over for TVS his passion for creating fabulous meals.
Washington Duke Inn is a four-diamond hotel and restaurant. Executive Chef Jason Cunningham is widely known beyond the Triangle area of North Carolina. He is one of about two dozen chefs featured in Great Chefs Cook Vegan, a book that challenged top chefs to create gourmet vegan multi-course meals.
Since 2004 with an attendance of 360, this annual event has become the largest vegetarian Thanksgiving in the country, attracting national attention. In 2011, we had 876 attendees from at least 50 cities in 12 states. Regulars and new attendees are again expected this year.
The all-inclusive price is $23.50 for TVS members, $27 for non-members, $7 for children ages 5-10, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.trianglevegsociety.org/thanksgiving starting on Saturday, November 3.
Our Cafe Parizade menu, subject to change, is expected to include the following dishes. (All dishes will be strictly vegan with no animal, egg or dairy products. No honey or white sugar will be used.)
(SF = soy free, GF = gluten free, NAF = no added fats)
As in previous years, we will have a generous raffle with prizes ranging from gift certificates from area businesses to cases of whole food products, fine chocolates, non-animal gardening fertilizers, and much more.
Cafe Parizade is at 2200 W. Main in Durham. Take the Durham Expressway (NC 147) either north from I-40, or south from I-85/15-501, and exit at Swift Avenue. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right if coming from I-40, or left if coming from I-85/15-501. At the light just ahead, turn left onto Main Street. Go through one light at Ninth Street and in 100 yards or so, turn right into the Erwin Square complex. Cafe Parizade's number is 919-286-9712, but please don't call the restaurant for reservations.
Washington Duke Inn is on Duke University's West Campus at 3001 Cameron Blvd. in Durham. From I-40 in either direction, take the Jordan Lake exit for NC 751, turning toward Durham and away from Jordan Lake. Stay on NC 751 even as it zigs and zags to Duke University; the Inn and golf course are on your left. Washington Duke Inn's number is 919-490-0999, but please don't call them for reservations.
The Triangle Vegetarian Society is an active group with monthly potlucks and restaurant reviews, as well as many special events. Our web page is www.trianglevegsociety.org. We encourage membership not just for vegetarians, but for all who have an interest in any aspect of vegetarianism. Membership dues for one year are $15 for an individual, $20 for a family, or $10 for a student; a 27-month membership is $30 for an individual or $40 for a family.