Eat your way around the world at special event at popular downtown restaurant

This event will let you sample some of your favorite international cuisines and cocktails without stepping foot outside Dayton.

On Thursday, April 25, Lily's Bistro will host Dayton Sister City Soiree, a fundraising cocktail party for the Dayton Sister City Soiree Scholarship Program. Fifteen dollars of each ticket will be donated to the scholarship program.

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Dayton's Sister Cities include Oiso, Japan; Augsburg, Germany; Monrovia, Liberia ; Holon, Israel; and Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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Featured appetizers include:

• Oiso, Japan: Ahi tuna fried wonton chips with marinated bamboo shoots, seaweed salad, wasabi mayo and dehydrated kimchi

• Augsburg, Germany: House-stuffed pork sausage with beer braised cabbage

• Monrovia, Liberia: Tomato, onion, and yellow African pepper stew with sorghum, ginger, coriander, and thyme on banana leaf

• Holon, Israel: Grilled garlic flat bread with fresh herbs and feta

• Sarajevo, Bosnia: Braised lamb skewers with tomato and jasmine rice

Featured drinks include: Riegele Privat beer and cocktails Oiso Sour, Holon Sunrise, Sarajito, Monrovian Storm.

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“Last year was such a great event we knew that we wanted to bring the Sister City back,” Emily Mendenhall, owner of Lily’s Bistro said. “Food and drink are a great way to share a cultural experience and at the Soiree you get to do that while helping out a great cause!”

Tickets include one drink ticket, appetizers, along with tax and tip for $35 with $15 from each ticket will be donated to the Dayton Sister City's organization for The Dayton Sister City Committee Scholarship Fund.

The mission of the Dayton Sister City Committee is to provide community leadership, promote Dayton internationally, and to increase global awareness of Dayton residents through developing and maintaining active Sister City relationships.

“The scholarship fund is set in place to help students from Dayton participate in the exchange program who might otherwise be unable to,” Mendenhall said. “Having been fortunate enough to travel myself, I know how meaningful these cross-cultural experiences can be.”

Want to go?

WHAT: Dayton Sister City Soiree

WHERE: Lily's Bistro, 329 E. Fifth St., Dayton

TIME: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

PRICE: $35 (with a $15 donation to the Dayton Sister City Committee Scholarship Fund)

INFO: Facebook

Tickets are available through Eventbrite 

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