Events / Dinner

Odyssey Across Africa 2018

In Partnership with New York African Restaurant Week 2018

Fri, October 05, 2018

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

Victor Bongo

Village Grounds Bistro, Naramata, British Columbia

Dr. Greg Chang

SuperChefs Cookery for Kids, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, and NYC

Ejhadji Cisse

Ponty Bistro, NYC

Nadege Fleurimond

Fleurimond Catering, NYC

Kevin Lewis

MIST Harlem, NYC

Bryan Lindsay

Sacred Chef & Company, Brooklyn NY

Philipos Mengistu

Queen of Sheba, NYC

Segun Odofa

Delicious African Orchards, Brooklyn NY

Dadisi Olutosin

Plated Food Groupe, Washington D.C.

Charmain Sithappah

The Seasoned Pot, NYC

From Nigeria to Ethiopia to the Congo, the delectable diversity of African cuisines is matched only by the sheer vibrancy of their flavors. To help celebrate New York African Restaurant Week, chef Victor Bongo and friends will bring both time-honored traditions and innovative new styles from across the diaspora to the Beard House.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Nigeria > Spiced Beef Short Rib Suya Skewers with Crispy Peanuts, Fresno Chiles, and Micro-Sorrel

Creole > Blue Crab with Cornbread Toast, Callaloo, Salmon Roe, Golden Okra, and Micro-Shiso

African Fusion > Green Plantain Cups with Pulled Pork, Pickled Red Cabbage Slaw, and Harissa Mayonnaise; and Shrimp–Conch Grits with Avocado Mousse

Ethiopia > Injera Tacos with Berbere-Spiced Lamb, Cardamom Crema, and Pickled Cabbage


Congo > Chef Bongo’s Famous African Peanut Soup with Coconut and Chive Crème Fraîche

Senegal > Poisson Yassa

Nigeria > Asaro with Buka Sauce

West African Fusion > Poulet Yassa Osso Buco with Jollof Risotto and Maafé

Ethiopia > Lamb Awake Tibs

Madagascar and African Fusion Desserts > Madagascar Lychee Sago Pudding with Iced Passion Fruit Parfait and Rice Bubbles; Honey Crisp Apple Tart with Yuzu Glaze; and White Chocolate–Passion Fruit Cheesecake Tart

South African Malva Pudding

A selection of fine African wines and African-inspired beverages will be served with this dinner.