If there’s one thing different cultures can agree on, it’s that flavorful bites of food stuffed into pockets of dough are delicious. You can put this theory to the test at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE)’s big spring fundraiser, Dumplings, Of Course, on Thursday, June 8th at The Courtyard at the Blacksmith House (56 Brattle Street in Cambridge). The immersive evening of dumplingry will feature bites from Felipe’s Taqueria, Honeycomb Creamery, The House of Kebabs, Mamaleh’s Delicatessen, Mei Mei Dumplings, Pammy’s, and Wusong Road. Whether you’re a wonton person or more of a pierogi connoisseur, you can nosh to your heart’s content because it’s all in support of a good cause: the funds raised from the evening will go toward funding scholarships at CCAE, which allows folks who would otherwise not be able to take classes to join in on their educational programming. Tickets for the evening cost $135 and you can grab them here for either 5:30 or 8:00pm sessions — or go for both if you’ve always got room for one more empanada.
While you’re gobbling up gyoza, be sure to pick up a couple of raffle tickets, which are $20 each (or 3 for $50 and 6 for $100). Raffle prizes include dinner for four at Myers + Chang and a cookbook signed by award-winning chef Joanne Chang, or an 8-person private class led by CCAE’s beloved instructor Jade Li learning how to make dumplings from scratch. If you can’t make it to the dumplingfest you can still enter the raffle by picking up a few tickets online, and you can find out more about CCAE’s mission, courses and other upcoming events on their website or by following them on their socials (FB, IG, TW).