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Cuisine Safari Hosts Adventure-Dining

Nov 05, 2014 09:28AM ● By Erica Shames

According to founder David Maynard, the goal of Cuisine Safari is to explore various ethnic cuisines and unique dining experiences. His goal is to expand the existing meet-up groups, one in Harrisburg, and another in Boston. 

“The long term goal is to expand to other cities and create a community where members can interact and share their love of exploring ethnic foods,” he stressed.

Unlike other dining meet-up groups that focus mainly on the dining experience, Cuisine Safari seeks to provide educational enrichment in addition to the dining experience for its members, otherwise known as Cuisine Explorers, about the diverse foods and countries they are exploring. For instance, the group might do a spotlight night where members get to sample from a particular county hosted by a Cuisine Ambassador—the person or persons who prepares a meal for the meet-up group and shares information about dining in their respective culture.

“The group is always seeking new Cuisine Ambassadors,” said Maynard. “If you come from a cultural background or have extensive knowledge of a culture and would like to share with the group please contact the organizer. Cuisine Ambassadors are compensated monetarily for their time and energy.”

In addition to spotlight events, members can engage in other activities that include: International holiday socials; International potluck dinners; International buffet nights; and Cuisine adventure bus trips.

Upcoming Cuisine Safari events in and around Harrisburg include: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 6 p.m., Meetup at Aromas Del Sur Colombian Restaurant (for members only); and Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, 7 p.m., Annual International Holiday Social Meet & Greet.

For more information, contact David Maynard at 617-306-6806 or For more information about upcoming Cuisine Safari events, visit

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