Paul Young

Educator, Designer, Culinary Explorer

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pop-up events

Champaign-Urbana is home to an amazing variety of restaurants serving a broad range of international cuisines. Despite all this abundance, we’re still missing out on several important culinary traditions. Our goal is to fill in that gap with unique dining experiences not typically available in the Champaign-Urbana area. We hope these pop-up events will offer adventurous foodies exciting new culinary experiences without having to drive to Chicago, St Louis, or Indianapolis.

 

Our common vision is to encourage new cultural discoveries by sharing celebrations of diversity and making more meaningful connections to the world — a mission that is more precious now than ever. Each pop-up event will be a unique experience hosted by locals with a passion for ethnic cuisine and international travel.

 

Reservations: These pop-up experiences are private events by invitation only. To receive an invitation, please join the popup_dinners_cu Facebook group, follow @popup_dinners_cu on Instagram, or subscribe to my email newsletter.

 

 

 

Mumbai Street Food Tour
Mumbai Street Food Tour

A guided survey of all the best eats available in this vibrant Indian city on Sunday, April 14, 2024 (Guest chef: Sirisha Bhandaru)

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Bullet Train to Kyoto
Pan-Asian Singapore Hawker Tour

A vegetarian foodie safari at Strawberry Fields Café on Sunday, May 19, 2024

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Bullet Train to Kyoto
Bullet Train to Kyoto

A multi-course Japanese fantasy foodie safari with sake, wine, highball, and beer pairings on Sunday, June 9, 2024

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An Evening in Český Krumlov

An authentic five-course traditional Czech meal with wine and beer pairings on Sunday, March 17, 2024

 

Valentine's Dinner in Napa

A romantic five-course gourmet meal on Sunday, February 11, 2024

 

Formal French Dinner in Paris

A classic seven-course gastronomic meal on Sunday, November 12, 2023

 

Tapas Crawl in Barcelona

A Spanish small plates feast on Sunday, October 22, 2023

 

Greek Sunset in Santorini

A six-course Greek meze dinner on Sunday, September 17, 2023

 

An Evening in the Cinque Terre

A four-course Italian pesto feast on Sunday, August 20, 2023

 

Bullet Train to Osaka

A six-course Japanese fantasy foodie safari on Sunday, July 16, 2023





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