Recipes from Rabbit's Motel

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Location: Smoky Park Supper Club | 350 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801
$50 per person

 

Recipes from Rabbit's Motel

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Smoky Park Supper Club | 350 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

$50 per person

Event Style: Small Plates & Drinks

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

Opened in 1948 by Fred “Rabbit” Simpson, Rabbit’s Motel was a crown jewel of Black-owned Tourist Courts for African-American travelers in the segregation-era South, and provided lodging and soul-food dining for many Black travelers. Rabbit’s Motel sat in the heart of Southside, a flourishing African-American community that was one of many early-Asheville vibrant Black communities in Asheville. SoundSpace@Rabbit’s, opened in 2020, will create a creative arts hub in Asheville including music rehearsal studio space, soul food cafe Areta's by Chef Clarence Robinson, and artist studios, and will promote historic pride while embracing a model of diversity in the most authentic way possible, through music, art, community, and food. Join us for a lively event featuring music, drinks and soul food goodness inspired by the original Rabbit’s Motel and Cafe.

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Clarence Robinson - Cooking with Comedy, Malcolm McMillian - Benne on Eagle, Terri Terrell, Steven Goff - Jargon, Greg and Subrina Collier - Soul Food Sessions/Black Food & Wine Festival/Leah & Louise

Event Sponsor: VENTURE ASHEVILLE

Venue Sponsor: SMOKY PARK SUPPER CLUB

Event Style: Small Plates & Drinks

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

Opened in 1948 by Fred “Rabbit” Simpson, Rabbit’s Motel was a crown jewel of Black-owned Tourist Courts for African-American travelers in the segregation-era South, and provided lodging and soul-food dining for many Black travelers. Rabbit’s Motel sat in the heart of Southside, a flourishing African-American community that was one of many early-Asheville vibrant Black communities in Asheville. SoundSpace@Rabbit’s, opened in 2020, will create a creative arts hub in Asheville including music rehearsal studio space, soul food cafe Areta's by Chef Clarence Robinson, and artist studios, and will promote historic pride while embracing a model of diversity in the most authentic way possible, through music, art, community, and food. Join us for a lively event featuring music, drinks and soul food goodness inspired by the original Rabbit’s Motel and Cafe.

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Clarence Robinson - Cooking with Comedy, Malcolm McMillian - Benne on Eagle, Terri Terrell, Steven Goff - Jargon, Greg and Subrina Collier - Soul Food Sessions/Black Food & Wine Festival/Leah & Louise

Event Sponsor: VENTURE ASHEVILLE

Venue Sponsor: SMOKY PARK SUPPER CLUB

Steven Goff

Executive Chef, Jargon

Malcom McMillian

Chef de Cuisine, Benne on Eagle

Clarence Robinson

Cooking With Comedy Catering

Claude Coleman, Jr.

Co-creator, owner, operator, SoundSpace@Rabbit's

Terri Terrell

Private Chef, Caterer, Instructor and Culinary Consultant

Priscilla Robinson

Community activist and leader

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Haw River Wine Man

Highland Brewing Company

Erin Corey Young

Mixologist, Smoky Park Supper Club

Le Bleu Water

Mountain Valley Spring Water

Ketel One Botanical