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Taste of Burma hosts benefit dinner Nov. 15

Lahpet popup and chef Paul Chell present a dinner at Live Oak Cafe

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Local Burmese pop-up Lahpet (www.facebook.com/lahpetkitchen) hosts its third annual Taste of Burma benefit dinner Nov. 15. The six-course meal will be prepared in collaboration with MoPho chef Paul Chell at Live Oak Cafe (8140 Oak St.). The menu includes traditional Burmese dishes such as pumpkin curry, tea leaf salad and sweet potato samosas, among others. Vegan dishes will be available.

  NOLA Brewing Company beer and rice whiskey made with "medicinal" bark from jungles in Thailand will be available. There will be a food-themed auction with rare edible plants and Asian kitchen equipment.

  The dinner has seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and pianist Tom McDermott performs.

  Proceeds go to One World Family (www.oneworldfamilyonline.org), a local nonprofit that works to provide educational access to refugees from Myanmar. Tickets are $65 and available at www.tasteofburma.eventbrite.com.

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