Soul•Fête: From Africa to America, A Culinary Tasting Immersion
In keeping with our tradition of highlighting American Blackness in its fullness, Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R.) invites you to wrap up and celebrate the end of Black History Month by exploring the influence of Black cuisine on American food culture writ large at their first annual Soul•Fête: From Africa to America, A Culinary Tasting Immersion.
Come sip and dance the night away with local band The Misfits while enjoying tasty soul food from local Black-owned restaurants on March 2nd from 7 pm to 9 pm. Special Guests, Chef Damon Sawyer of 29 Markle Ct, Chef Jean Gabriel of Soul Tasty, Chef Eric Bryson of Miss Thelma’s, Chef Ashley Baptiste of Vegan Eats, and Chef Sandra Pittman, of Sandra’s Next Generation will regale us with the past, present, and future of Black food, while local Celebrity Judges choose the best Mac & Cheese from our impressive list of restaurateurs. Our Panel will include Celebrity Judge Stephanie Webster, Editor in Chief of CT Bites. Nineteen70Something will be curating a delicious bourbon sampling that you will not want to miss!
S.T.A.R. is also seeking additional sponsors for this event; kindly reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive additional promotional materials and learn of exclusive opportunities including day of VIP offerings.
Feel free to send us an email with any questions!
A portion of your proceeds will be used as a donation and will be tax-deductible.
This event is 21+
Chef Damon Sawyer
29 Markle Ct
29 Markle Ct, Bridgeport, CT
Chef Eric Bryson
140 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT
Chef Jean Gabriel, Jr.
29 Main Street, Stamford, CT
Chef Sandra Pittman
Sandra's Next Generation
636 Congress Ave, New Haven, CT
Chef Ashley Baptiste
Black Excellence Month: Feed Your Soul
We’re thrilled to collaborate with NewCanaanite.com on what we are rebranding as “Black Excellence Month: Feed Your Soul" all Black History Month long. We kicked off the month with our Founder and President Fatou Niang's interview with NewCanaanite.com, which you can read here.
In our second week of Black Excellence Month: Feed Your Soul with NewCanaanite.com, we're sharing Ms. Georgia Gilmore's story. Ms. Gilmore fed and funded the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott, and that's not all she did for the Civil Rights Movement in her 70 years. In our third week, we're sharing local artist, poet, educator, and President of diverse LGBTQIA+ and women led grassroots org R.A.G.E.T.I.M.E. Kyla Johns, who is a New Canaan Country School alum as well as a graduate of Darien High School. Finally, we're wrapping up with Executive Chef Damon Sawyer of 29 Markle Ct in Bridgeport, CT, who will be joining us at Soul•Fête: From Africa to America, A Culinary Tasting Immersion. You can read more about Soul•Fête above!
Check out Black Excellence Month: Feed Your Soul by clicking below!