Bite of Bénin

  • Dates: July 25, 2024
  • Venue: Bridge Club
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 105 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 5:30-9:30pm
  • Admission: $225-$235


Bite of Bénin is a fully immersive culinary experience by North Carolina’s 2023 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.

This unique and creative dining experience will begin with the screening of Chef Adé’s award winning documentary, “Bite of Bénin,” accompanied by small bites featuring iLéWA Foods Suya Spice Blend. This is followed by a Béninese hand washing ceremony in honor of the rich traditions of Chef Adé’s homeland. The dinner will consist of a 5-course themed tasting menu inspired by Chef Adé’s complex journey from Reclamation to Joy. Over the course of the dinner you will be encouraged to listen, feel, and taste in new ways and invited into the collective experience of Joy: A Philosophy in Action. 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.

We seek to create a safe space for people and communities to gather around the table and share powerful stories that inspire healing across the African Diaspora.