Lahpet hosts Taste of Burma fundraiser June 15

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Burmese-inspired dishes will be served at the Taste of Burma Benefit Dinner at Live Oak Cafe on June 15. - COURTESY LAHPET/FACEBOOK
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  • Burmese-inspired dishes will be served at the Taste of Burma Benefit Dinner at Live Oak Cafe on June 15.

Burmese concept Lahpet is popping up one last time this summer with a fundraiser on June 15.

The multi-course event Taste of Burma Benefit Dinner at Live Oak Cafe (8140 Oak St., (504) 265-0050) is the last pop-up from the team before they hit the road for Southeast Asia next month.

The dinner will be a similar setup to last year’s sold-out event, with all proceeds going toward One World Family, a New Orleans-based nonprofit that sponsors ethnic refugees from Myanmar in southeast Asia and helps them to attend school in Thailand.


  The dinner features a seven-course meal from chefs Mark LaMaire and Blake Smithson, including the team’s popular pickled tea leaf salad, sweet potato samosas with Azul Dulce Farms blueberry herb chutney, Red Wattle pork curry with coconut rice grits and a golden semolina pudding and more. Members of the local Burmese community also  will prepare dishes for the event, and LaMaire said a full vegan menu will be available.

The two-tiered menu includes two seatings — 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. — and a $65 option includes a wine and cocktail pairing; the regular menu without pairings is $45. Drinks include a vodka blueberry cocktail courtesy Cathead Vodka and Azul Dulce Farms, beer from NOLA Brewing Co, and Snake and Jake’s Christmas Lounge, and wines from Circle Bar and Martin Wine Cellar. Live piano music will be provided by Josh Wexler.

Tickets to the event must be purchased in advance  here.

For more information on One World Family, visit www.oneworldfamilyonline.org.

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