World Explorer Supper Club

World Explorers' Supper Club goes to Senegal!

 

When:  October 23, at 6:30 PM CST

 

Join the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council as we explore the cuisines of the world! This month’s event features a three course Senegalese menu prepared by Chef Serigne “Love” Mbaye, who was born in New York and raised in his family’s native Senegal, ultimately making his way to the culinary industry in New Orleans and working in such famed institutions as Commander’s Palace and Cafe Adelaide before launching his pop up, Dakar in 2019. While you savor your meal from home, join us by zoom to hear from Chef Serigne about what defines Senegalese cuisine, his personal journey as a Chef and global citizen, and how New Orleans’ cooking and foodways have influenced his cooking style.

 

Each meal purchased will support Chef Seringe and Dakar during the pandemic as well as raise critical funds for the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council. Details for pick-up on 10/23 (available at Chef Serigne’s kitchen from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.) and zoom link for the talk will be sent with confirmation of payment.

Registration closes on Monday, 10/19

$55 ($45 for NOCDC members). If you are not yet a member of NOCDC or if your membership may have recently lapsed, you can join or renew here to purchase at the member rate.

 

To buy tickets please register below and you will be taken to our ticket sales site:

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Sarina Mohan at sarina@nocdc.org

Menu (choose vegetarian or non-vegetarian)

Meat Option

  • Steamed peanuts with Dakar spice

  • Yassa - Roasted chicken in caramelized onion sauce served with roasted vegetables and steamed rice

  • Thiakary pudding - West African millet, dehydrated raisins, sweet cream and coconut flakes

 

Vegetarian Option

  • Steamed peanuts with Dakar spice

  • Yassa - Roasted vegetables and steamed rice

  • Thiakary pudding - West African millet, dehydrated raisins, sweet cream and coconut flakes

WINE PAIRINGS

Swirl Wine Bar & Market (3143 Ponce de Leon St.) has selected an Italian white and a French red wine to pair with this evening's dinner. The wine is available for purchase by visiting in-person or calling ahead (504.304.0635).  A portion of each sale will be donated to NOCDC! Additional purchase is not required.

 

White: Borgoluce "Lampo" Prosecco, Treviso DOC - $16.99

  • The first wine that comes to the mind of most consumers when they hear "Italian Sparkling" is Prosecco. The reputation of this perfect aperitif has suffered under the weight of less than stellar imports in past decades. Thankfully the current market is flush with affordable high quality options. Made from the Glera grape, it exhibits enough body and intensity to pair with a wide variety of dishes, and in this case, spiced peanuts.

 

Red: Laurent Perrachon Beaujolais Villages, Cru de Beaujolais AOC - $14.99

  • With the red for this menu, we confront another unfortunately maligned classic wine: Beaujolais. Not to be confused with the alcohol-pop nature of Beaujolais Nouveau, village level Beaujolais is made from higher quality grapes (Gamay) and displays more finesse. Poultry is the classic foil for this light-bodied, delicately flavored wine.

ABOUT CHEF SERINGE "LOVE" MBAYE

A serendipitous encounter with some New Orleanians brought Chef Serigne Mbaye to the Crescent City.  Serigne was born in the United States, but raised and educated largely in Senegal. A love for the cooking led him to New England Culinary Institute where he graduated at the top of his class in 2016. Though he started as a line cook, he rose to the level of sous chef at Commander's Palace and was the sous chef at Café Adelaide before its closing. He left New Orleans to hone his skills at Atelier Crenn, a 3-Michelin Star restaurant in San Francisco, and at L’Atelier Joel Robuchon, a 2-Michelin Star restaurant in New York. In 2018 he was awarded the Paul McIlhenny Culinary Scholarship at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, where he held regular pop-up dinners exploring the connections between the foods of Louisiana and Senegal. Back in New Orleans to stay, Serigne has created Dakar-nola Pop-up to bring modern Senegalese food to the city that he has come to love. ”

 

Each meal purchased will support Chef Serigne Mbaye during the pandemic as well as raise critical funds for the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council.
 

 

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