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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Announcing "Thankful" a Vegan Family Dinner - 11/27 at Gramercy Schoolhouse

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PRESS RELEASE - Verite Catering Announces Thankful: A NYC #Vegan Family Thanksgiving Dinner @tastetruth
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Contact - Andy Stepanian
Verite Catering Announces "Thank
A Family-Style Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner
7pm November 27th at the Gramercy Schoolhouse

New York, NY: At a time when "going green" dominates the consumer landscape as well as the lifestyle choices of New Yorkers, more and more people are making the shift to plant-based dishes in place of turkeys on their thanksgiving table and Daphne Cheng of Verite Catering wants to make that shift a delicious and accessible one.  Cheng, the brainchild behind Verite invites New Yorkers to join her and the vibrant and friendly NYC veg community for "Thankful" a grand, family-style vegan dinner benefiting the Farm Animal Sanctuary at 7pm on Sunday, November 27th 2011 at the Gramercy Schoolhouse located at 277 Park Ave. South, New York, 10010
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Thankful is certain to dazzle both seasoned vegans and the most discerning foodies with a cornicopia of conscious food choices radiant with the comforting colors, warm flavors and floral smells of Fall.  Cheng's take on these classic Fall flavors (pumpkin, cranberry, sweet potato) are braided with contemporary vegan favorites, all with a brilliant flare and meticulous attention to detail.  Moreover, Thankful's family-style atmosphere encourages a sense of community when dining, stripping away exclusivity and encouraging conversation, laughter, and celebration. To make the deal sweeter in a testament to giving thanks proceeds from Thankful will be supporting the efforts of the Farm Animal Sanctuary.


Assorted artisanal bread w/ roasted garlic cream cheese

Creamy sweet potato bisque

Roasted seitan w/ cornbread stuffing & strawberry cranberry chutney

Baked macaroni & cheese w/ shiitake bacon crumbles

Roasted green beans topped w/ toasted walnuts & crisp onion rings

Mashed Yukon gold potatoes w/ cremini mushroom gravy

Pumpkin cake w/ toasted pecans, chocolate ganache & caramel sauce

DRINK MENU (not included)

Mulled apple cider

Sparkling cranberry juice

Ginger sangria

Various beers & wine


$15 for the 1st 30 tickets sold, $25 for general admission, and $60 for VIP admission (includes unlimited free drinks and a vegan goodies gift box).

About Daphne Cheng
Daphne Cheng is a young and ambitious chef who adores making people happy with delicious, vegan food.  Having overcome anorexia nervosa in her early teens, she has a deep seated appreciation and respect for food.  Her care and gastronomic passion is apparent in every bite of her creations.  She is determined to make a difference in people's lives by showing them how satisfying healthy and compassionate food can be. 


About Verite Catering
Verite Catering, Inc. exists to feed the hungry bodies, minds, and souls of New Yorkers.  On a mission "to seduce the conscious epicure within through honestly delicious plant-based food," the extraordinary chefs at Verite will cater to your every desire for all occasions from a romantic dinner for two to a grand wedding reception.  Satisfy and educate your palate with their eclectic, contemporary vegan fine dining.  

For press comps, high resolution images or to arrange an interview with Daphne Cheng please contact Andy Stepanian at or via phone at 631.291.3010

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