Thank you for attending and donating to our 2016 Chinese New Year Dinner. We raised over $4000 for People For Acupuncture, Inc, a non-profit dedicated towards achieving health care insurance reform to include acupuncture for all Vermonters. Enjoy the year of the Monkey, we’ll see you in 2017.
February 6, 2016
Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year Dinner
Hosted at Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, VT
$65 Per Person
Please join us for our annual Chinese New Year dinner, Saturday, February 6, 2016. This year all proceeds will benefit People For Acupuncture, Inc. PFA is a non-profit founded by Kerry Jenni and Joshua Singer to advance insurance coverage for acupuncture for all Vermonters. Your help is appreciated, please celebrate with us with a five course, authentic Chinese, gourmet meal.
I. Steamed Vegetable and Pork Dumplings
II. Chinese Long Life Noodles
III. Shanghai Pork With Bean Spouts and Chinese Long Green Beans
IV. Mongolian Beef and Stir Fried Vegetables
V. Traditional Sticky Rice Cake
Main courses served with Mandarin Fried Rice and Brown Rice
Most dietary requests can be accommodated for please let us know ahead of time
Vegetarian options at every course
Our chef, Jean-Luc Jenni, trained in culinary arts in Switzerland over 20 years ago. Jean-Luc has travelled the world, including many parts of China and Asia, while cooking on board luxury cruise ships. His 2015 Chinese New Year feast garnered an enthusiastic standing ovation and people still talk about the Sizzling Orange Beef and delicious Plum Rice Cakes. Jean-Luc will focus on incorporating as much local and organic ingredients as possible while using traditional Chinese cooking techniques and recipes.
Three licensed acupuncturists will participate throughout the evening with talks about the Chinese horoscope and the year of Monkey. What’s in store for our finances, love life, health and social changes in 2016. Kerry Jenni, Josh Singer and Jen Etheridge will also entertain between courses with information about our food as medicine.
Our event is generously hosted by our friends at University of Vermont Health Network- Central Vermont Medical Center. With their support, we are able to offer this event at an affordable price, so many people can participate. Their commitment to our community’s health and wellbeing is strong.
People For Acupuncture, Inc is a non-profit association led by Kerry Jenni and Joshua Singer. PFA is attempting to increase access to licensed acupuncturists’ services for pain management, PTSD, nausea, anxiety and addictions by having insurance cover it. We hope by allowing people in pain access to try acupuncture, prescriptions for dangerous opiates may reduce. Patients addicted to pain killers and other opiates may also benefit from acupuncture, to reduce their cravings and side effects while detoxing. PFA will be presenting a bill to the Vermont legislature this session.
Last Year Attendees Say
“My sister and I attended Chinese New Year last year and had an enjoyable time. The food was outstanding, we learned new acupuncture factoids and met wonderful new people. I most definitely recommend attending if you have the opportunity to do so.” Sharon Olson
This year we will have a silent auction with items from generous local businesses. Door prizes for those born in the year of the monkey.