Ethnic and Regional American Dinners
For nearly a quarter-century, Paint Branchers have traveled across the United States and the world through their taste buds. These dinners, which began as a fundraiser to build a proper kitchen in the Meeting House, have evolved into a beloved tradition that brings young and old together for a fabulous dining experience.
Each event focuses on a single country, group of small countries, or U.S. region. Sometimes the Ethnic Dinner committee has picked a place that has been in the news recently. Other times, the group has chosen a nation because some people in the congregation are planning a vacation there, and they will be able to pick up some hard-to-find ingredients. On occasion, the dinner encompasses a single culinary or beverage tradition: California wine country, English cream tea, Hawaiian luau, New England pot roast. Background music and informational displays complement the menu items.
The dinner organizers welcome cooks and kitchen helpers as well as set-up and cleanup crew members. Most of all, we welcome people with appetites for good food! The income from these reasonably priced dinners helps to support our congregation.