The International Institute of Buffalo’s beloved event, Buffalo Without Borders, will go on!

 

Buffalo Without Borders has been a significant celebration of Buffalo’s diversity for 11 years, sharing and commemorating the outstanding immigrant, refugee, and ethnic restaurateursartisans, and entertainers we are lucky to have in our community!

 

Due the current safety precautions,  we cannot proceed with Buffalo without Borders in the traditional sense this year, however we are pleased to be able to continue to bring the spirit of that event to Buffalo Without Borders TO GO, which will take place over the course of four Monday evenings, 10/19, 10/26, 11/9 and 11/16. The re-imagined event will consist of an event box with a carry-out cuisine for two, cultural activities and enrichment. Scroll down to read more about what will be included in our boxes!

 

We will be selling pre sale SERIES tickets starting on 9/1/2020, the exclusive series tickets will include a pass to all four nights of the event, allowing ticket holders to experience four cuisines (a dinner for two each night) and four cultural boxes.

 

It is possible that the series tickets may sell out the entire event, however, if we have extra tickets they will be sold as single night tickets starting 10/1/2020 and they will include one night of dinner for two and one cultural box!

 

We hope this event will serve to continue to build cross-cultural knowledge, and celebrate the best of Buffalo, while following safety guidelines!

 

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Ticket and Box Information:

VIP Tickets Series Tickets are $750 and include VIP boxes to all four evenings. All boxes include a fantastic dinner for two from Buffalo’s finest immigrant run restaurants, an interactive culture packet on the country of each night, including a dinner playlist, a craft, a staycation travel story experience, traditional recipes from community members, and historical content about each culture! The VIP boxes will also include a paired wine for dinner, chocolates from Blue Table Chocolates,  a custom flavor popcorn bag from What’s Poppin’ and an insulated International Institute Bag!

We will be offering a limited amount of series tickets, starting September 1st!

 

General Series Tickets are $250 and include a general event box with all four evenings, including a dinner for two, recipes from the culture of each restauranteur, and other cultural additions! All boxes include a fantastic dinner for two from Buffalo’s finest immigrant run restaurants, an interactive culture packet on the country of each night, including a dinner playlist, a craft, a staycation travel story experience, traditional recipes from community members, and historical content about each culture!

We will be offering a limited amount of series tickets, starting September 1st.

 

VIP Single Tickets are $200 each night and include dinner for two and a VIP box for one evening. The box will include a fantastic dinner for two from Buffalo’s finest immigrant run restaurants, an interactive culture packet on the country of each night, including a dinner playlist, a craft, a staycation travel story experience, traditional recipes from community members, and historical content about each culture! The VIP boxes will also include a paired wine for dinner, chocolates from Blue Table Chocolates,  a custom flavor popcorn bag from What’s Poppin’ and an insulated International Institute Bag!

Ticket sales permitting we will be offering a limited amount of single night tickets, starting October 1st.

 

General Single Tickets are $75 each night and include a general event box, including a dinner for two, recipes from the culture of each restauranteur, and other cultural additions! All boxes include a fantastic dinner for two from Buffalo’s finest immigrant run restaurants, an interactive culture packet on the country of each night, including a dinner playlist, a craft, a staycation travel story experience, traditional recipes from community members, and historical content about each culture!

Ticket sales permitting we will be offering a limited amount of single night tickets, starting October 1st.

 

 

Buffalo Without Borders TO GO series line up:

Night one: 10/19 5-7pm: Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine: Zelalem Gemmeda sells a variety of authentic Ethiopian Cuisine. She uses spices sent to her from her sister in Ethiopia to create her own flavors.

Night two: 10/26 5-7pm: Kiosko Latino: Maria serves both Mexican and Puerto Rican cuisine. Her husband was in the US Navy, stationed in San Diego, California. While there, Maria and her family lived with another Mexican family. They taught Maria how to cook the traditional dishes of Puebla Mexico, and she taught them traditional dishes from her home country of Puerto Rico.

Night three: 11/9 5-7pm: Sun Cuisine: Burmese businessman and Master Sushi Chef Kevin Lin and his wife Stephanie, came to the United States in July 1996 after studying authentic Asian cuisine and food trade in Tokyo, Japan. Landing first in Erie, PA, the Lins brought healthy, tasty, and quality foods to customers while buying and operating a franchise store.

Night four: 11/16 5-7pm: TBD

 

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