The theme for the evening is “Decolonized Caribbean Cuisine", featuring Chef Julio of OMG Alchemy + Chef Brandon of the Charlotte Herbal Accessibility Project, and supported by us - Executive Chef Julia + Sous Chef Sara! This special dinner will open with a "happy half hour" where we will serve light hors d'oeuvres and Fonta Flora beer while guests mingle and enjoy sounds curated by Claudio Ortiz, and will then follow it with a unique 3-course sit down dinner.
Hibiscus Deep Infusion
Foraged Malagueta, Cinnamon, Sugarcane
Taro, Local Poleo, Local Brujo Oregano, Cabo Rojo Salt
Course One: Plantains 2 Ways
Local Callaloo, Mojito, Local Verdolaga, Local Oreganillo
Course Two: Rondon
Tamal de Arroz con Gandules, Bixa Oil, Local Aji Dulce and Moringa Sofrito, Local Recao
Course Three: Coconut-Guayaba Ice Cream and Medicinal Molasses Caramel
Starfruit Salsa, Coconut Cookie Crumble, Bixa Seeds, Tamarindo
Most importantly, this dinner will be a benefit for Brandon’s not-for-profit, the Charlotte Herbal Accessibility Project! We appreciate all the good work he is doing in Charlotte and are eager to support his mission of providing easy and affordable access to herbal medicine for residents in low-income and marginalized communities.
Want to learn more? Watch a short interview with Brandon and Viva Raw owner, Scott, here.
All in all, a great way to enjoy fabulous food while supporting one of Charlotte's fastest-growing not-for-profits.
Ready for tickets? Reserve your seats here!