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Date(s) - 25/02/2024
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Join us for the month of February as we celebrate Black History Month. Each week we will feature a Black culinary innovator who, through their contributions to the food industry, changed the landscape of the culinary world. All features will be available at both lunch and dinner service.
Monday, February 19 – Sunday, February 25
Innovator: Edna Lewis: Grande Dame of Southern Cooking
Featured Dish: Hoppin’ John
Edna Lewis spent more than 75 years in the culinary world, where she was hailed as an esteemed chef of Southern cooking. During her career, she published three acclaimed cookbooks and won multiple James Beard awards. Her most famous cookbook, “In Pursuit of Flavor” is featured at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History.
Innovator: George Washington Carver: Prince of Peanuts
Featured Dish: Boiled Peanuts
George Washington Carver is known as one of the most prominent scientists of the 20th century, specifically for his methods to prevent soil depletion and the use of alternative crops to cotton most importantly, peanuts. In all, he developed over 300 products from peanuts, revolutionizing the culinary industry.
Innovator: Nathan “Nearest” Green: The Original Jack Daniels
Featured Drinks: Nearest’s Old Fashioned and Uncle’s Kentucky Mule
Jack Daniel’s, the most famous whiskey, was originally created by Nathan “Nearest” Green. Green, a former slave, taught Jack Daniel the techniques for distilling in the 1800s. Green was then hired as the first master distiller for Jack Daniels and became known to all as Uncle Nearest. In 2017 Uncle Nearest Inc. created by Green’s descendants, created a whiskey to honor Green’s legacy.