August is such a great month for getting freash local farm produce. We generally try to buy local but for this dinner we are particularly celebrating the bounty of the region. Our goal is to provide a menu with diverse global influences but which is centered on the vegetables, cheese and meat available from our regions farms.
We will be exploring the interesting and diverse array of flavors and foods from Iran this month. Iran and Persia are often used interchangeably but strictly speaking although the Persian empire was perhaps the largest in history, Persia or Persa is today only one of the regions within Iran. As the styles and flow of ingredients through regions is always fluid and hence borders on food are less distinct than borders of countries, we will focus as usual on flavors and dishes of the broader country without too much concern for whether one might call a dish Persian or not.
For many people the thought of British food conjures up horror; a bland meal of overcooked meat and veg, or at best an homage to pub grub: tasty but unimaginative. Overcoming this is the challenge we took on when we selected this theme this month and we predict and hope that guests will be pleasantly surprised. The bland options that represent British cuisine are similar to the boring meals made in average household in many cultures and not the rich potential of the country's history.
Our monthly dinner is a week earlier than usual this month to accomodate a big birthday bash the following weekend. This is the first time we are repeating a country in two and a half years of Orbis being around. The last time we toured through Spanish flavors and cuisine our format for the dinner was very different and we are excited to give it another go!
Cost is $35 / person. BYOB - no corkage. Please make your reservation with Sonja or leave your number with the barista and she will confirm with you.
Our chosen country for this month's brunches and dinner is Sweden.
Reservations are required for the dinner as seating is limited. The menu is fixed and as usual will involve a series of appetizers and small plates featuring vegetable, fish and meat dishes. We will try to accomodate eating restrictions if advance notice is received but for some plates this might not be possible. The price is $35 per person and we are BYOB.
The Chalk Outlines return to Orbis Caffe on Black Friday. If the show is as good as the last time it will be a blast. We be serving up some Black Friday small plates and of course its BYOB. Seating is limited so if you want to secure a spot, cough up the $5 cover ahead of time and get on the list.
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Orbis Caffe is hosting Jazz for Tapagem! The event is for University of Pittsburgh's chapter of Engineers without Borders' international project - bringing clean water to a group of villages in the Tapagem, Para, region in Brazil. Live music by a Jazz combo, featuring Jake Churton and Alex Kaufman. There will be a complimentary cocktail and a dinner menu available. BYOB.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Orbis Caffe or by emailing email@example.com.