The Philadelphia TCC chapter met on Sunday, Sept. 30, at Sazon, the only Venezuelan restaurant in the state of Pennsylvania, to eat South American delicacies and to hear a talk from Franco-US business consultant Danielle Thomas Easton, who has been fostering economic ties between the two countries since 1995. The group of 14 enjoyed arepas, chile-spiced hot chocolate and churros, and a succulent roasted pork special called patacon that the venue is renowned for, among other dishes.
The chapter’s next meeting will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at 5 p.m. at Monsu, a well-loved Sicilian restaurant in the Italian Market area of Philly (901 Christian Street). The location may pose parking challenges, so please factor that into your plans. The restaurant is a cash only, BYOB establishment. Ahead of the chapter coordinator’s trip to Antarctica/Patagonia from Dec. 7 to Jan. 18, a headcount for that meeting will be requested. Please send an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 6. Special guests for that meeting will be Michael and Larissa Milne , who are currently circumnavigating the world and writing about their experiences for the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Travel section. Please see their website, www.changesinlongitude.com, for more information.