WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The International Center in West Lafayette is taking visitors on a culinary journey across the world.
Every Tuesday in June and July will be set aside for the 2014 Summer Supper Club series. Every session will be devoted to the cuisine of a different country.
The first country on the map? Nepal.
Nepal is a country known best for its landscape, like the famous Mount Everest, but B.J. Moyars, chairman of the International Center’s board of directors, said the country’s cuisine shouldn’t be overlooked.
Moyars, along with IC director Sarah Fehrman, appeared on News 18 This Morning and brought some samples of dishes, including something called “momo.”
“Momo is basically the Nepalese version of a dumpling that was brought over by Tibetan immigrants to Nepal,” explained Moyars.
When asked why the IC puts on the Summer Supper Club series, Fehrman replied, “The International Center really is a vibrant community that has representatives from all around the world. So, we try to different that allow us to share cross-culturally…Food is an important part of culture, and we love doing food activities.”
The series begins on Tuesday, June 10 at 6 p.m. with food from Nepal and continues every week until the end of July. Among the countries featured will be Turkey, Malaysia and Korea. There will be vegetarian and non-vegetarian options for each meal. For a schedule showing which country will be featured each week, click here.
Each meal costs $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12.
The IC requires each participant to register beforehand. You can register online, by calling 765-743-4353, or stopping by the IC at 523 Russell St. in West Lafayette.
Click the video to watch News 18’s Alex Maragos show off his chopstick skills as he samples momo and another dish some call the “Chinese mac and cheese.”