Events / Dinner

Modern Griots: Chefs and their Stories

Thu, February 27, 2020

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $140 Public Price: $180 Click here for tickets.
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Kurt Evans

Drive Change, NYC

Omar Tate

Honeysuckle Projects, NYC

Join us as chefs Chris Scott, Omar Tate, and Kurt Evans craft a memorable evening of stories and hearty fare in the tradition of West African griot storytellers. You won’t soon forget this celebration of African-American culture as the chefs use their dishes—and passion for storytelling—to share history, tradition, and their personal experiences growing up in Philadelphia.

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Hors d’Oeurve

Cornbread Toasts with Chicken Liver Pâté, Chicken Skin, and Apple Jam

Chicken Bog with Carolina Rice Cake, Pulled Chicken, Smoked Sausage, Onion and Pepper

Okra Chips with Roasted Peanuts, Benne Seeds, and Smoked Paprika

Deviled Eggs with Smoked Paprika


Stigma > Crispy Chicken Rillettes with Chicken Liver Mousse, Chicken Skin Cracklings Rice, Cockscomb, and Watermelon Vindaloo

Remelluri Rioja Reserva 2012

Notes from a Black Pantry > Bell Peppers with Mustard Greens, Pickled Okra, Toasted Benne, Candied Lemon, and Dried Spices

Finca Vina Mein Ribeiro Blanco 2017

A Line Catch > Coal-Cooked Perch with Smashed New Potatoes, Turnip, Celery, Hopped Butter, Black Walnut, and Ash

Ameztoi Txakoli de Getaria Rubentis Rosado 2018

The Not So’s > Pickled Beef Short Rib–Black-Eyed Pea Beignets with Turnip Greens, Lacto-Fermented Butternut Radish, and Turnip Velouté

Bodegas Ostatu Rioja Blanco 2018

Representation of a New Culture > Bean Pie with Espresso Whipped Cream

The Benediction > Sweet Potato Syrup Sandwiches with Sweet Milk and Prune Butter

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