Events / Dinner

Odyssey Across Africa

In Partnership with New York African Restaurant Week 2017.

Sat, October 07, 2017

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Pierre Thiam

Senegal, Brooklyn, NY

Victor Bongo

Culinary Adventures with Chef Bongo, British Columbia, Canada

Selassie Atadika

Midunu, Accra, Ghana

Nadine Nelson

Global Local Gourmet, Hamden, CT

Serge Pambo

Pure Kitchen Culinary Concept, Washington, D.C.

Charmain Sithappah

The Seasoned Pot, NYC

From Ethiopia to Morocco and beyond, Africa presents a diverse array of delicious options for the globe-trotting gourmand. Save on airfare and come to the Beard House as chefs from some of the city’s best African restaurants present a transporting feast celebrating their homelands as part of the fifth annual New York African Restaurant Week.

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Hors d’Oeuvre

West Africa > Collard-Wrapped Jollof Sushi with Peanut Sauce 

South Africa > Samosa Naan Bites with Cilantro Chutney

Democratic Republic of Congo > Grilled Goat and Wild Mushrooms with Mwambe Sauce

Ethiopia > Salmon Kitfo with Injera Crisps 

Morocco > Oasis Chicken Koftas 

The Sankofa > Watermelon–African Basil Kingfish Gold Rum with Birds of Paradise   

The Teranga > Hibiscus–Rose Ashuelot Vodka Martini

Dinner 

Ethiopia > Niter Kibbeh with Roasted Cauliflower, Kolo, Avocado Crème, Papaya Slaw, and Berbere–Onion Confit

Senegal > Casamance Caldou with Wild Bass Fillet, Fonio, Sorrel, Okra, and Fermented Dawadawa

Gabon > Fried Sesame Seed Chicken with Peanut Butter Sauce, Crispy White Sweet Potato, and Plantain and Peanut Butter–Stuffed and Candied Okra 

Democratic Republic of Congo > African-Spiced Lamb Loin with Cassava Purée, Plantain Gnocchi, French Asparagus, Palm Oil–Infused Butternut Squash, and Habanero–Lamb Jus

South Africa > Apricot Malva Pudding with Oude Meester Brandy Sauce and Cream

Ghana > Selassie’s Chocolate Truffles    

Beverages courtesy of New England Sweetwater Farm and Distillery.

Additional selections of fine African wines and African-inspired beverages will be served with this dinner.