Please join Chef John Fleer, Rhubarb, and Benne on Eagle in a collaborative celebration of Black History Month through a series of Sunday Suppers hosted at Benne on Eagle.
Too often in our turbulent history the African-American experience, incredible contributions to art, music, cuisine, industry, social milieu, and prosperity have been discounted or ignored. This serves as a time to put these achievements in the forefront of our thoughts, and encourages us to pay homage through remembrance. Our gratitude and admiration will be presented on the plate this month, as each week we feature a different chef.
EACH SUNDAY SUPPER IN FEBRUARY WILL BE LOCATED AT 35 EAGLE STREET AND DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM THE WORK AND INFLUENCE OF FOUR INCREDIBLE BLACK CHEFS: EDOUARDO JORDAN, MASHAMA BAILEY, NINA COMPTON, AND CARLA HALL.
Our sister restaurant, Benne on Eagle, is the newest restaurant on ‘The Block’ and focuses on honoring the legacies of the African-American voice in Appalachian cuisine. One of the tenets of Benne’s mission statement is the Adinkira symbol Sankofa: “go back and get it.” This adage calls us to pay tribute to what came before as we create a legacy for the future and feels very in line with 2019’s theme for Black History Month: Black Migrations. Just as we trace the journey of the benne seed from its roots in West Africa, to its home in Appalachian cuisine (and on Eagle Street), so too do we as a nation look to the journey of Black Americans.
Chef John Fleer and the culinary team at Rhubarb, in conjunction with Chef Ashleigh Shanti of Benne on Eagle, cordially invite you to Benne on Eagle for this month’s Sunday Supper series. Be our guest at the community table, and accept the invitation to click each chef’s portrait to see why we’ve chosen to honor these chefs in the month of February.
Please call Benne on Eagle at (828)-552-8833 to reserve your seats.