The Georgetown Ballroom is once again the setting for a fresh, eclectic, world-traveling evening of culture in Seattle. This year, transport your mind, palate and dancing shoes to Morocco! Upon your arrival, sample some great seasonal mezze2 and try a signature cocktail or a glass of wine. We’re not sure what we’re serving yet, probably a safe bet that there will be couscous3, and at least something with harissa4! Matthew Dillon, the award-winning chef behind the inspired food at Sitka & Spruce and The Corson Building will be manning the grill.
Feel free to come relax, gather with old and new friends, eat great food, and be entertained. After dinner there will be dance beats, we’re not sure yet what we will be dancing to, although we’re pretty sure it will not be anything from the Top 40!
Caravale is a fundraiser for Neighborhood House. You will be invited to make a donation at this event to support our programs and services. Anyone donating $500 or more prior to the event will have a surprise waiting for them!
To register online, click here
1. As-Salāmu `Alaykum is an Arabic spoken greeting, often translated as Peace be upon you.
2. Meze or mezze is a selection of small dishes served in the Mediterranean and Middle East as dinner or lunch, with or without drinks.
3. Couscous is a North African and Sicilian dish of semolina traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. Couscous is a staple food throughout West Africa, Morocco, the Sahel, France, Brazil, Italy (particularly in western Sicily's province of Trapani), as well as in Turkey, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, the Middle East and India.
4. Harissa is a Tunisian hot chili sauce commonly eaten in North Africa whose main ingredients are bird's eye chili peppers, serrano peppers and other hot chilies and spices such as garlic paste, coriander, red chili powder, caraway as well as some vegetable or olive oil. It is a standard ingredient of North African cuisine, most closely associated with Tunisia and Algeria but recently also making inroads into Morocco.