On April 25, 2015 the country of Nepal was devastated by a long-anticipated earthquake. This country has been close to my heart since I visited in 2007. The lovely people of this nation of 28 million demonstrated to me how kindness can exist as a whole in the most gentle and compassionate ways.

If there was a fortunate light amidst this disaster, it was that it occurred on a Saturday when no schools were in session and many were at home. However, many lives were lost, even more injured, and the weak infrastructure of this nation suffered dramatically. Even more problems lay ahead in the days, months, and years to come.

Dawa Williams, born and raised in Nepal and now a resident of Buena Vista, knows of many family members, friends, and communities that need help, and has trusted contacts in the field of aid relief. Although there are many organizations that need funding to help orchestrate relief efforts, it has been brought to our attention that many people are without food and basic shelter, particularly in remote areas. We feel we can make an immediate and positive impact by addressing these needs. With our contacts in Nepal, we are also certain that 100% of the money we raise will go directly to the people.

On Thursday May 21st, we will be hosting a fundraising event at The Asian Palate to raise money for the very remote village of Beding in the Rolwaling valley. This is a village that I have spent time in and is also the residence of Dawa’s brother-in-law. We are asking community members and business owners for donations for a silent auction. All of the proceeds from these donations will go to Beding for food and basic needs. The Asian Palate will be donating 10% of sales from the day, and the public will be able to bid on silent auction items from 11am-9pm.

If you are interested in donating, please email me at theasianpalate@gmail.com. We will be collecting donations at The Asian Palate on Wednesday May 20th from 11am-2pm. If you cannot meet this request we will be happy to come to your business Wednesday afternoon/ evening.

Thank you so much for your consideration.

With Respect,


Welcome to this year's 2nd Annual Art Roulette!

Friday, May 1st, 2015

4pm - 11pm (dinner service from 5-9pm)

Art Roulette is a grant program organized by artists to benefit the artistic community. Here's how to play: each artist donates a piece of work valued at a minimum of $200. We then hold a silent auction\awesome party where the works are sold, and all of the proceeds from the night become the grant. All 30 artists whose pieces sell are entered into the grant roulette. The wheel is spun and one lucky artist win's The Art Roulette Grant.

From 4-5pm the restaurant will be open for bidding and cocktail hour for those who want to get the ball rolling. The event will continue through the dinner service 5-9pm. At 9pm the Art Roulette winner will be announced and a dance party shall commence!




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