October 31, 2014

DC, Jan 15: Dr. Ami Bera Fundraiser

We the Asian American Action Fund (AAAF) kick off our 2014 fundraising with an intimate dinner with Congressman Ami Bera on Wednesday, January 15th. The event will feature delicious food and wine pairings. Tickets start at $500 and we encourage advance online contributions.

Dr. Ami Bera (also see Wikipedia article) is an AAAF 2013 Endorsed Candidate. His campaign for both his re-election as well as representing California’s 7th congressional district embodies the AAAF’s mission & spirit. Please join us in celebrating & supporting his work.

Asian American Action Fund
Cordially invites you to a
Dinner
with
Congressman Ami Bera

An intimate evening with Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) highlighting delicious food and delightful wine pairings.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
7:00 pm
Monisha and Robb Santamaria Residence 913 8 St., NE
Washington, DC 20002

Suggested Donations
Friend | $500 • Sponsor | $1,000
Individuals:
PAC Donations: Silver | $2500 • Gold | $5000

Donations will go to the AAA-Fund to support its continuing efforts to elect Asian American Democrats and politically activate the Asian American community.

Limited Space – RSVP Required!

Please RSVP to Monisha Santamaria monishasantamaria@gmail.com 646-479-0554

Menu

Asian American Action Fund’s
Dinner with Congressman Ami Bera January 15, 2013

To Start
POLENTA WITH CREAMY GORGONZOLA & WALNUTS AND
CROSTINI WITH CREAMY PESTO & TOMATOES
Lancyre Rose 2012
89 Points Wine Spectator – A vibrant style, with concentrated dried berry and melon flavors accented by dashes of pepper. Dried mango and pineapple notes emerge on the rich finish.

Mains
WILD MUSHROOM ARRANCINI (RISOTTO CAKES)
Barrique Cellars Pinot Noir 2012
92 Points Schneider’s of Capitol Hill – Inky purple in color with lots of blackberry and dark cherry fruit, a big, fat, soft middle, excellent juicy mouthfeel and a soft finish.

BROCIOLINI (ROLLED BEEF)
Antucura Calcura 2008
90 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar – Juicy and suave, with a fine-grained texture to the blackberry, cassis and spice flavors

To Finish
CHOCOLATE DIPPED CANNOLI
Jorge Ordonez No.2 Victoria 2012
93 Points Stephen Tanzer ́s International Wine Celler – Brilliant yellow hue. Fresh and intense, with a mix of sensations of freshly peeled apple, orange peel, bee pollen and aromatic herbs. Concentrated, fat but refreshing. Long finish. Served at the banquet of the 2012 Nobel Awards.

Catering by Joey Garlic; Wine Pairings by Schneider’s of Capitol Hill

Paid for by the Asian American Action Fund 510 I St NW, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20001
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee

AAA Board of Directors
Marybelle Ang
K.J. Bagchi, Deputy Secretary
Irene Bueno
Gloria T. Caoile
Richard Chen, Blog Executive Editor
Rose Chu
Gautam Dutta, Executive Director
Caroline Fan
Thomas Goldstein
Melissa Hampe, Deputy Executive Director
Ken Inouye
Bel Leong-Hong, Chair-Elect
Jae Choi Kim
Otto Lee
Irene Lin
Howard Moon
Monisha Santamaria, Secretary
John Tagami
Paul Tiao
Yeni Wong, Chair
AAA Fund Advisory Board
Phil Nash
Toby Chaudhuri Kahan S. Dhillon, Jr. Justin Gillenwater Hon. Paul Igasaki Erika Moritsugu
AAA Fund Honorary Board
US Representative Honda (CA), Chair US Senator Akaka (HI)
US Senator Inouye (HI)
Secretary of Commerce Locke (Fmr.) Secretary of Transportation Mineta (Fmr.)
US Representative Becerra (CA)
US Representative Bera (CA)
US Representative Bordallo (Guam) US Representative Chu (CA)
US Representative Clarke (MI)
US Rep. Faleomavaega (American Samoa)
US Representative Green (TX)
US Representative Hanabusa (HI)
US Senator Hirono (HI)
US Representative Matsui (CA)
US Representative Scott (VA)
US Representative Underwood (Guam) (Ret.)
CA Controller John Chiang
CA Assemblymember Eng (Ret.)
CA Assemblymember Furutani (Ret.) CA Senator Lieu
IA Senator Dandekar (Ret.)
MD Delegate Barve
MD Delegate Lee
MD Delegate Valderrama
MN Senator Moua (Ret.)
OH Representative Goyal (Ret.)
TX Representative Vo
VA Representative Keam

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