An Evening of Culinary Excellence: CUISINE NOIR Celebrates the Smithsonian's NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE
Thursday, October 6, 2016
#CULINARYDC2016 Meets #NMAAHC
The reception, held at Toolbox Pilates Art Studio (1627 Connecticut Ave. NW) was to celebrate the opening of The National Museum of African American History & Culture, as Cuisine Noir's magazine cover featuring Chef Joe Randall is a part of the museum's Cultural Expressions exhibit featuring black chefs.
The celebrity chefs at the event shared gourmet tribute dishes and desserts:
What I enjoyed about this dish the very tender chicken texture and the unexpected mixture for the stuffing.
What I really loved about this Gumbo was the fried okra and normally I detest okra!
Listen to Chef Harper present his dish
Trust me the dish was far, far more tasty then the name suggests :)
Listen to Chef Jackson present his dish
Chef Padua Player (Contestant, 2015 Food Network Holiday Baking Championship)
Paired with Wines from Black WinemakersMouton Noir
André was not able to attend the event, he procured a celebrity pourer for the evening Phyllis Bowie of Lifestyle Talk Show Living with Phyllis
Listen to Kelly describe the wines
I love all things wine because it is one of those simple pleasures that seamlessly intertwine people from all walks of life, creating genuine friendships - Paula Harrell of PHarrell Wines
All the Chefs gave speeches at the end of the night praising Chef Randall.
Then Chef Randall spoke eloquently about his cooking journey and his father's
Civil Rights Activism
Sheree graciously offered me a ticket to the NMAAHC for the next day, and I was so happy to take advantage of it. If you've tried to get tickets, you know the museum is sold out til Jan 2017.
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