Events / Dinner

Modern Jamaican

Mon, January 28, 2019

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $140 Public Price: $180 Phone: 212.627.2308
Cancellation and Food Allergy Policy

Kwame Williams

Vital Dining, Montclair, NJ

Kanika Williams

Vital, Montclair, NJ

Nataki Williams

Vital, Montclair, NJ

Alexia Grant

Eat Me Up Cuisine, Newark, NJ

If a plane ticket to the Caribbean seems out of the question, the next best thing is chef Kwame Williams’ vibrant Jamaican fare, according to New York Times columnist Fran Schumer. Based on the fresh, pure ingredient philosophy of “Ital,” Williams’s cuisine features modern, refined spins on classic recipes that will erase all your winter doldrums.


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Hors d’Oeuvre

Pulled Jerk Chicken with Sweet Plantain Cups and Avocado Mousse

Ackee with Stewed Pepper, Onion, and Cassava Dumplings 

Curried Chicken Salad with Cucumber Cups and Micro-Cilantro


Amuse Bouche > Creamy Callaloo Dip and Grilled Coco Bread

Pumpkin–Coconut Bisque 

Jerk Salmon Gravlax and Watercress Salad with Coconut Vinaigrette  

Sorrel-Braised Octopus with Black-Eyed Pea Hummus, Pico de Gallo, and Solomon Gundy

Palate Cleanser > Ginger Sorbet

Tamarind-Spiced Pork Loin with Sweet Plantain Pureé, Yardlong Beans, and Scotch Bonnet Powder

Curried-and-Fried Chicken with Hard Dough Bread, Fried Okra, and Pickapeppa Sauce

Traditional Jamaican Black Cake with Rum Raisin Ice Cream

A selection of fine wines and cocktails will be served with this dinner.

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