This September, Cuisine Noir will be a part of history as its Fall 2014 print cover with Chef Joe Randall will be included in a montage of magazines for films produced by the Smithsonian Channel about African American cuisine for the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C on National Mall.
Since its beginning, Cuisine Noir has considered itself a storyteller of stories about unsung black chefs, culinary professionals, winemakers and more. We enjoy telling the stories that many are not aware of about those who are setting the trends and influencing how we look, prepare food, and share food. It is truly an honor to simply have our name be mentioned alongside all of the culinary legends such as chef Joe Randall, Edna Lewis, Leah Chase and Patrick Clark who will be featured around this exciting topic as well.
To celebrate, Cuisine Noir is hosting a special food and wine reception in DC in honor of the museum and the contributions by Blacks to cuisines that have influenced the world. “An Evening of Culinary Excellence Reception” will take place on Monday, September 26 from 6 – 9:30 pm at the Toolbox Pilates Art Studio located at 1627 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
The evening will feature gourmet dishes curated by chef Joe Randall and prepared in collaboration with chefs Rock Harper (Winner Hell's Kitchen, Season 3), Timothy Dean (Contestant, Bravo's Top Chef Season 7) and Jumoke Jackson (Contestant, Food Network's Beat Bobby Flay) with desserts by chef Padua Player (Contestant, 2015 Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship) to be paired with wines from our Mouton Noir Wines, FLO Wines and P. Harrell Wines and cocktails from Ciroc Vodka and Deleon Tequila. Guests will also enjoy live music from the Marcus Johnson Trio.
Tickets are on sale for $125 per person until September 18 at 11:59 pm PST. After this date, tickets will be $150. Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another party upon notification.