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."
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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