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Help us re-open the kitchen at Carte Blanche and bring our food back to the streets of Portland, Oregon.
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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Friendship! My heartfelt gratitude expressed with your name on our website, plus a knowing glance + a definitive thumbs-up between pals.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    You will receive a personal hand-written message on a custom-made Carte Blanche post card. The message will definitely contain my gratitude, but it may also contain my recipe for kale chips, a prophecy of good fortune, and other secrets. There will probably be a cool stamp, too, because I got a book of baobab tree stamps and I haven't used them yet.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    You will receive a miniature and ridiculous piece of Carte Blanche history - a very small plastic egg filled with a thimbleberry-sized scroll entitling you to some delicious sweet potato tots (or an equivalent snack) at Carte Blanche and at least 2 of the following: a detailed tiny food sculpture, a confusing yet generous hand-written prophecy, a page of stickers featuring weird dinosaurs, outer space, muffins, birds of paradise, shiny turtles, or dogs wearing hats. Plus, all the delights of the $10 package.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    A bounty! you will receive a container of highly coveted, cart-made crispy shallots. These are the favorite garnish of Carte Blanche. Impress your enemies and friends with some relentlessly crunchy accoutrement on salads and curries, in sandwiches and stews, underneath wedges of brie, and nestled in waffles. Crispy shallots are delicious on every edible thing, except tiramisu and pudding. Also, you receive the $10 package.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Music! You will be sent the first and second albums of the gleefully unmarketable rock band A Cautionary Tale (www.itsacautionarytale.com). What does this have to do with Carte Blanche? Very little! Except I am in love with one of the band members. And I believe this music deserves an audience. And it's "Carte Blanche," so....We play Calvinball on this team. Also, you will receive the full $10 package.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Fashion! Along with your post card, You will receive a fashion-forward, pajama-appropriate silk screened Carte Blanche T-shirt. 100% cotton, made by American Apparel. They are available in women's size medium or large in mint or cranberry, men's size medium or large in cranberry or royal blue.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    This is where it gets serious. You will be postally presented with an invitation to the (invitation-only) Soft Re-opening of Carte Blanche. We will be offering a full tasting of the first menu, and you will be encouraged to eat your fill! Music, suspense, friendship, intrigue, and mischief will meet you at every turn. See and be seen as all of Portland's food scene glitterati will totally be there.* Plus, you'll get the $10 package. If you are out of the Portland area or can't make it that night, I will gladly arrange a different reward with you through email.

    *Unless the glitterati are busy or haven't heard of Carte Blanche or don't like crispy shallots.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    No nonsense! The $50 package plus the $35 music package. Blam!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Two invitations (one for you and one for someone you like) to our amazing soft opening party. Also, predictably, you will receive an assortment of previously mentioned tokens of sincere thanks. Your postcard, however, will be violently adorned with dinosaur stickers and will include a proclamation entitling you carte blanche at Carte Blanche on one day of your choice. This sounds confusing. What it means is that for one day, you will eat free of charge and order what you like (up to $30 worth), feeling free to artistically re-interpret and re-design the dishes to suit your liking. Extra sugar snaps? No aioli? Mashed potatoes sculpted to look like Chairman Mao? No problem! Plus, you'll get the $35 music package, handed to you when you visit the cart. As always, if you are geographically out of reach, I will arrange an alternative reward with you personally.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Wow. Thank you. A dish on one of our menus will be named to honor you. Also, you will receive 2 passes to our amazing soft re-opening party, a day of free meals at Carte Blanche for you and 3 of your chosen family/associates/entourage (up to $100 worth), a personal thank you, a place of honor on our website, the $35 music package (handed to you when you visit the cart), and my socks being blown off by your incredible generosity.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    The complete $250 package, quadrupled, and Alli Wong's first-born (subject to availability)**

    **This statement is completely false. Sorry, Alli!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    If, in real life, you are able to contribute this miraculous amount, I will design a reward based on your preferences. Cooking lessons, a private dinner party, free Carte Blanche for a year, everything is possible.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    You, culinary enthusiast, will be entitled to a private cooking lesson, followed by a tasting of our lesson's exquisite results. The class will be held on the date of your choice, in my kitchen or yours. You may include as many as two other lucky aspiring chefs in your entourage (any age or experience level is welcome). You will choose your favorite dishes for the class, and I will provide the ingredients, equipment, recipes, and guidance to coax a feast onto your table. In addition, you will receive the complete $100 package and the $35 music package.

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