Global Tastes of Scranton Held for Sold-Out Crowd

    April 17, 2019

    ThThe fourth Global Tastes of Scranton event took place on Sunday, April 7, 2019, for a sold-out crowd of over 200 guests at the Scranton Cultural Center. Traditional Bhutanese-Nepali food was served such as momos, fried rice, chawmin, samosas, datshi curry, and rice pudding. Food was prepared by two local refugee-owned businesses, Momo King, which is located in the Scranton Public Market on the 2nd floor of the Marketplace at Steamtown, and Nepali Kitchen, located at 723 Prospect Avenue in Scranton's South Side, with assistance from the staff of Terra Preta Prime. A welcome to the Scranton community was given by Hema Pokhrel, the first Bhutanese-Nepali refugee to settle in Scranton. 

    Along with this food sampling, the event included traditional musical and dance performances by members of the Bhutanese-Nepali community. 

    Partners for this event included: Catholic Social Services, The Greenhouse Project, Lackawanna County Department of Arts & Culture, Momo King, Namaste Grocery & Nepali Kitchen, Scranton Cultural Center, Terra Preta Prime Restaurant, and The University of Scranton Office of Community & Government Relations. All proceeds received from the event will benefit refugee support activities of Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton and other Global Tastes partners. 

    Check out additional coverage on the event on The Times-Tribune, Fox 56 WOLF, and Facebook.

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