Go on an inspired culinary journey through the African Diaspora in North Philadelphia. Mixing soul food, barbecue, and African flavors, each dish pays homage to Ryan's cultural roots.
• A hearty 3-course menu made with local ingredients • Guests are welcome to BYOB (beer and wine only) • The home is in Brewerytown, a neighborhood in North Philly, with outdoor dining possible (weather permitting) • Communal dining for 4 to 8 people • Ryan is a full-time tax accountant who loves food, music, movies, and art
About your host, Ryan: "From an early age I experimented with food and forced my family to try my creations. My comfort was in the kitchen, learning from my Mom. With time I learned my family’s soul food recipes, and my exploration directed me to my ancestral history of barbecue and African flavors."
See the menu
Kelewele Fried plantains tossed in a spicy African rub served with roasted peanuts.
Watermelon Salad Watermelon, cucumber, chevre, thyme, chili, and zest of lemon served with chicken fried watermelon rind
Chopped Barbecue with Brussel Sprouts Smoked pork shoulder served with honey habanero glazed roasted brussels sprouts and cornbread
Memom's Pecan Pie Southern pecan pie with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream
What to expect
Everything about this experience was great--the company, the music, the friendliness of our hosts, and especially the food! Each course was delicious, a unique creation with an equally interesting backstory. We can't wait to try Ryan's food again!
Chef Ryan created an outstanding dining experience for his guests. His culinary creations were pleasing to the eyes and the palette. He curated a lovely experience for his guests through the flavors, stories, music and conversation, and made the evening even more special for three of his guests who were celebrating birthdays by serving desert with candles and inviting everyone to sing along to the happy Birthday song! I was delighted with my first eatwith experience and look forward to participating in more of these events in the future. I highly recommended Chef Ryan!!
It was a wonderful, memorable night with tasty, thoughtful food and a warm and wonderful host and environment.
Great experience. looking forward to next time. I liked the music and ability to chat with the Ryan, learn where his passion came from, and hear about his vision.will look to book again with a larger party. wasnt expecting to be with just one other couple, but they were cool so all was good. I ate it all. the fried watermelon was unexpectedly good, and the grits were crazy. good look Ryan!