Events / Dinner

African Diaspora: Voodoo Culture Celebration

Fri, November 01, 2019

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $140 Public Price: $180 Click here for tickets.
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Cybille St. Aude

Earthseed Provisions, NYC

Stephan Berrouet-Durand

Culinary by Design and the Haitian Culinary Alliance, Tampa, FL

Maame Boakye

W.A.R. LLC, NYC and Ghana

Louie Estrada

My Cuban Spot, Brooklyn, NY

Rosemarie Tolbert

RoZi Sweets, Dix Hills, NY

Dominique Tolbert

TLBRT Hospitality, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, NYC

Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell Wine and Skurnik Wines, NYC

Melody Capote

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, NYC

From West Africa, to the Caribbean, to the Americas, different cultures and religions take time in the autumn to ponder death and honor those who have passed away. This year at the Beard House we’ve tapped a global group of chefs to help us celebrate Fête Ghede, one of the most significant celebrations in the Voodoo religion. 


Hors d’Oeuvre

Ghanaian Street Food Eggs

Pepper Soup Shooters with Shrimp and Goat Fufu Sticks

Lump Crab Croquettes with Chicharrón Crust, Cilantro Aïoli, and Lime Zest

Cassava Fritters with Palm Nut Sauce

Filipa Pato 3B Método Tradicional Rosé NV

Ten To One Rum Caribeño Cocktail


Aprapransa > West African Toasted Corn Pudding and Palm Nut Soup with Smoked Fish and Crab

Schlossgut Diel Von der Nahe Riesling Feinherb 2017

Palate Cleanser > Soursop Sorbet with Smoked Bourbon and Champagne

Yuca Empanada with Malta-Glazed Oyster Mushrooms, Ají Dulce, and Micro-Cilantro

Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez Ultreia Saint Jacques 2017

Grilled Goat with Fire-Roasted Root Vegetables and Clairin–Scotch-Bonnet Ti-Malice

La Maison & Velier Clairin Le Rocher

Rabo Encendido > Slow-Cooked Oxtail Cuban Stew with Whipped Brown Butter–Malanga Purée

J. Boutin Parcelle de Jean 2018

Rum Cake with Ten To one Rum–Cane Juice Libation

Wines are generously provided by Skurnik Wines.