Bite of Bénin Five Course Dinner – A Cultural and Culinary Journey

  • Dates: February 29, 2024
  • Venue: Bridge Club
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 105 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 6:30pm
  • Admission: $180-$1,000


“It is not only empowering to represent heritage and identity through food, it has the power to heal our generational trauma…”

In collaboration with Ashley Christensen Restaurants:

Bite of Bénin is a fully immersive culinary experience by North Carolina’s Chef of the Year, Adé Carrena. Join us this evening for a beautiful and heartfelt journey of food and film as we will be exploring the intersection between West African food and the cuisine of the U.S. South.

The dinner will consist of a 5-course themed tasting designed to encourage conversations around cultural reclamation and exchange. Each course will have a zero proof cocktail pairing and will be introduced by a short, locally recorded poetic prose crafting context around every dish. 

Adé Carrena is a chef and storyteller who specializes in Neo-West African cuisine. She is the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 2023 Chef of the Year and the 2023 People’s Choice award recipient for her first film, Bite of Bénin, at Beyond: The Cary Film Festival.

A heartfelt thank you is graciously extended to Ashley Christensen Restaurants for taking a vested interest in the mission of this experience and providing the beautiful space of Bridge Club in sponsorship.