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IRC Hosts New Roots Pop-Up with Chef David Burke

We had the pleasure of being invited to the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) First Ever New Roots Pop-Up During New York Fashion Week, held at the Empire Hotel. We were invited to experience Chef Burke’s specially-crafted lunch will provide a nutrient and protein-rich meal – a welcomed change from scarfing down whatever you could grab in between shows. Long time IRC supporter, Threads for Thought, outfitted the staff in t-shirts made from sustainable materials and Limoneira supplied all of the lemons for the recipes that was created at the IRC New Roots Pop-Up.

Celebrity Chef and New Roots Spokesperson David Burke prepared and served a Grab & Go lunch consisting of amazingly delicious organic salads and sandwiches for guests of the pop-up featuring fresh produce from the IRC’s fifteen New Roots Gardens. These life changing gardens are located in major cities across the United States, including New York, Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Seattle, Sacramento, etc.

February 9th Menu
Pastrami Salmon Reuben with red cabbage salad, mustard Russian dressing and Limoneira lemon zest
Quinoa Cucumber Salad
David Burke’s Cheesecake Lollipops

February 10th Menu
Truffle Chicken Salad served on a baguette with crispy apples, brie and Limoneira lemon zest
Quinoa Cucumber Salad
David Burke’s Cheesecake Lollipops

The IRC is one of the world’s leading humanitarian aid organizations, working in the world’s most conflict-ridden zones, including Syria, Afghanistan, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Guests also enjoyed delicious juices by Suja Juice, their Elements Tropicaloe drink was highlighted at the pop-up. A portion of the sale of the delicious Suja flavor is donated to support the IRC. 

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