Diaspora

Saturday, August 28, 2021, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Grove Arcade | 1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
$125 per person

 

Diaspora

Saturday, August 28, 2021, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Grove Arcade | 1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

$125 per person

Event Style: Small Plates & Drinks

This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 small tapas dishes for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples.

Diaspora speaks to the dispersion of populations from their indigenous lands, usually by forced migration. And as both history and modern cuisine testify: where people go, food goes with them. Food concealed and preserved offered subsistence and resistance for scattered peoples, and also a seed of hope for continued culture and abundance in a new homeplace. In this way, culinary meetings and mashups from across the globe have resulted in the flavor and richness that is modern food. Join Chow Chow, and moderator Meherwan Irani - Chai Pani Restaurant Group, for an event exploring both the origin and the fusion of cuisine, an edible query into what is lost and what is gained when food and people migrate. With a meal and conversation that travels, from the traditional dish to the “-ish dish”--cuisine that might be described as “Indian-ish”, “Mexican-ish”, or “Vietnamese-ish”, for example--we will consider the challenges and opportunities presented by ingredient substitution, questions of appropriation, and the introduction of cuisines to unfamiliar palates. Ultimately, through flavor and community we will discover how the modern odyssey of the palate that is prompted by these ish-dishes can also inform a journey back to the acknowledgement of traditional roots. 

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Oso Wallman - Food Historian & Chef, Sujitra Chubthaisong & Travis Queen - Thai Pearl, Suzy Phillips - Gypsy Queen Cuisine and Simple Cafe & Juice Bar,  Ramona Young - Kente Kitchen, Erica Glaubitz - Bun Intended, Jeremy Salig - Kindly Kitchen & No Evil Foods, Naomi Mikami - WakuWaku

Event Sponsor: GROVE ARCADE

Venue Sponsor: GROVE ARCADE

Event Style: Small Plates & Drinks

This event will feature each Chef preparing 2-3 small tapas dishes for your enjoyment, as well as an array of beverage samples.

Diaspora speaks to the dispersion of populations from their indigenous lands, usually by forced migration. And as both history and modern cuisine testify: where people go, food goes with them. Food concealed and preserved offered subsistence and resistance for scattered peoples, and also a seed of hope for continued culture and abundance in a new homeplace. In this way, culinary meetings and mashups from across the globe have resulted in the flavor and richness that is modern food. Join Chow Chow, and moderator Meherwan Irani - Chai Pani Restaurant Group, for an event exploring both the origin and the fusion of cuisine, an edible query into what is lost and what is gained when food and people migrate. With a meal and conversation that travels, from the traditional dish to the “-ish dish”--cuisine that might be described as “Indian-ish”, “Mexican-ish”, or “Vietnamese-ish”, for example--we will consider the challenges and opportunities presented by ingredient substitution, questions of appropriation, and the introduction of cuisines to unfamiliar palates. Ultimately, through flavor and community we will discover how the modern odyssey of the palate that is prompted by these ish-dishes can also inform a journey back to the acknowledgement of traditional roots. 

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Oso Wallman - Food Historian & Chef, Sujitra Chubthaisong & Travis Queen - Thai Pearl, Suzy Phillips - Gypsy Queen Cuisine and Simple Cafe & Juice Bar,  Ramona Young - Kente Kitchen, Erica Glaubitz - Bun Intended, Jeremy Salig - Kindly Kitchen & No Evil Foods, Naomi Mikami - WakuWaku

Event Sponsor: GROVE ARCADE

Venue Sponsor: GROVE ARCADE

Sujitra Chubthaisong

Executive Chef, Thai Pearl

Erica Glaubitz

Chef/Co-founder, Bun Intended

Jeremy Salig

Chef, Kindly Kitchen/No Evil Foods

Suzy Salwa Phillips

Owner/Chef, Gypsy Queen Cuisine & Simple Cafe & Juice Bar

Oso Wallman

Owner, Mortar & Pestle, Food Happens

Ramona Young

Chef/Owner, Kente Kitchen

Meherwan Irani

Chef and Restaurateur, Chai Pani Restaurant Group

Blue Moon Water

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Chris Faber

Owner, The Times Bar

New Belgium Brewing

Mountain Valley Spring Water

Glass Revolution Imports

Savor Shrub

South Slope Coffee

Beam Suntory

Botanist & Barrel

Burial Beer Co

Chemist Spirits

Eda Rhyne Distilling Co.

Ginger's Revenge Craft Brewery

Grapevine Distributors

Hillman Beer

Noble Cider

Oak & Grist Distilling Company

Sideways Farm & Brewery