Events / Dinner

Eating the African Diaspora

Mon, January 12, 2015

8:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy


Alexander Smalls

The Cecil and Minton's, NYC

One of the country’s hottest of-the-moment dining experiences, the Cecil is riding into the New Year on a wave of adoration, having just been crowned Esquire magazine’s restaurant of the year for 2014. Created by chef/owner Alexander Smalls and rising culinary talent JJ Johnson, the Harlem brasserie’s exciting menu uses African inspiration to create a global table.


  • Hors d’Oeuvre
    • Foie Gras Biscuits with Bourbon–Fruit Compote 
    • Lamb Ribs with Goat’s Milk Yogurt and Curry Crunch 
    • Tuna Tartare with Cassava, Daikon, and Benne Seed Dressing
    • Noble Hill Blanc de Blancs 2011 
  • Dinner
    • Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Carpaccio with Silken Tofu, Crispy Curry Leaves, and Pink Peppercorns 
    • Ouled Thaleb Médallion Sauvignon Blanc 2012 
    • Pan-Roasted Grouper with Spiced Macadamia Nuts, African Nectar Broth, and Hong Kong Noodles
    • Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2005
    • Pan-Roasted Duck Breast with Kabocha Squash, Dusted Chinese Broccoli, and Mandarin Duck Jus
    • DFE Premium 2007
    • Sweet-and-Savory Palate Cleanser > Mint-Pickled Mango Carpaccio with Calamansi Sorbet, Avocado Cream, and Lime Meringue
    • Iqhilika Honey Sun African Herbal Blossom Mead
    • Baobab > Olive Oil Cake with Baobab Ganache, Hibiscus Cream, Honey–Lavender Ice Cream, and Raspberries
    • Iqhilika Honey Sun African Herbal Blossom Mead

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