Who: Members of the Minnesota International Center, Members of the local Turkish Community, Guests and Friends
What: MIC Celebration of Türkiye Gala
Where: At a private home in Long Lake
When: June 2, 2012
Why: To celebrate the culture and cuisine of Turkey, while raising funds for the Minnesota International Center
Spotted: Turkish Consul General Fatih Yildiz and family, MIC President Carol Engebretson Byrne, gala host Tom Colwell and family.
Dress code: Garden party formal with a Turkish flair
Memorable moment: Performance of traditional Turkish dances with modern Western techniques by Collage Dance Ensemble from Boston
Kudos: Guest chef Chef Kurdulus, owner of the Orchid Café in Chicago and caterer to the Turkish Consulate General in Chicago, worked with D'Amico Catering to cook a delicious sampling of Turkish cuisine. Plus, we always get jazzed for every cause where Karen Sorbo is the auctioneer.
Photos by Craig Bares Photography