Global Passport Meals

Want to explore the world right here in Northeast Ohio? 
Join us for our
Global Passport Meals! Global Ties Akron introduces the community to the world of Northeast Ohio through a series of ethnic dinners and speakers.
Join us as we explore a special country or region of the world throughout the year with our fellow Ohioans through cultural cuisine and immigrant/refugee speakers.

POSTPONED until 2020
date to be announced

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POSTPONED UNTIL 2020- date to be
Lunch- 12:00-1:30pm
180 West Streetsboro Road #5,
Hudson, Ohio 44236
Menu Served buffet style
Appetizers:  Samosa, Papdi Chat
Entrees:  Chicken Tikka Masala, Tandoor Chicken, Aloo Gobi,  Dal Makhani, Rice, Naan, Salad, Raita
Dessert:  Ras Malai
Beverage included
Speaker Restaurant owner-
Abul Hashem will share
with us his
experience as a restaurateur
sharing Indian cuisine
in Hudson, Ohio
since 2012 and in
Northeast Ohio,
Indiana & New York
in the past.
Mr. Hashem has been
featured in various
radio stations, newspapers, and some news channels for my restaurants.
More Culinary Adventures coming soon:

Additional tasting opportunities scattered throughout the year (2019 – 2020) including at least one special wine, beer and/or dessert, coffee tasting!  

What is included? 
At the first meal you attend, you will receive your Global Ties Akron Passport!  At each venue, your passport will be stamped and, periodically, those with the most stamps will be entered into a drawing to win a free meal or other special culturally authentic gift! 
At each culinary club experience, you will travel vicariously through the
personal story of a cultural speaker who will share their experience growing up in that specific culture/country and a little bit about the meal selection.  
The meal will include a vegetarian option and a non-alcoholic beverage.  If you would like alcohol, and it is offered at that restaurant, then you are responsible for that cost.  Details will be included in the summary sent to global passport holders.  

Beginning in October 2019, we will be offering a minimum of one lunch, dinner, or special tasting per month through June 2020. 

These lunches and dinners will be offered through local cultural centers, religious places of worship or restaurants in Northeast Ohio.  

Each meal or tasting varies in cost from $15 to $35 depending on the venue, the meal and what is included.  All costs for meals/tastings include tax, tip, & administration fee.
How does it work?
Select the meals that you are interested in attending and register by the deadline on-line, pre-paying for the meal.   We are unable to accept “walk-ins”. We will accept registrations until the space is filled. We generally have a limit from 20 – 40 people depending on the location. 
How do I register and pay for my passport meal?
We accept Debit card, Mastercard or Visa via on-line Paypal payments.  If you are not able to make an online payment- contact us at 330-972-8296 or by email at (Checks/cash may be accepted with prior notification).

Ages 12 and up, are able to join us for this set meal.* 

What do I wear?  
There is generally no dress code unless others stated in the overview of the dinner you are selecting.  At times, depending on the location of the dinner, particularly if it will be in a place of worship, we will share any special requests from the facility hosting.

How do we get there? 
You are responsible for your own transportation. 

What if I can not join you that evening but I registered?  
There are no refunds, however, if you would like to give your “seat” to someone else, then you may let us know 24 hours in advance who that person will be by emailing us at:

* Important Note: We are sorry, we are not able to accommodate special requests such as dietary restrictions or order off the menu if you join us and do not like what is served. No refunds will be provided.

Questions?  Contact us at or by calling the Global Ties Office at 330-972-8296.