The Mystery of Malinda Russell

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 6:00-10:00PM

Location: Smoky Park Supper Club - 350 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC
$150 per person

 

The Mystery of Malinda Russell

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 6:00-10:00PM

Smoky Park Supper Club - 350 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC

$150 per person

Event Style: Multi-course Seated Dinner: cocktail hour followed by four course meal.

Menu sneak peek! These talented chefs are cooking up an exciting selection of dishes inspired by the historic recipes. Menu options being discussed are: Malinda's dressed okra with kitchen pepper butter, salt rising bread with ripe tomato pickles, buttermilk cheese and Caviar.Star sturgeon roe, green cornbread and cold water biscuits, onion custard, fricaseed catfish, allspice cake and more to come!

Explore with us the legacy of Malinda Russell, the first known Black cookbook author in the country and a native of east Tennessee. She self-published A Domestic Cookbook: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts in 1866, soon after the Civil War. Join internationally renowned and award winning culinary leaders  — Ronni Lundy, Toni Tipton-Martin, Dr. Leni Sorensen, Ashleigh Shanti and Dr. Cynthia Greenlee — as they discuss the quest to flesh out the life story of this culinary pioneer about whom little is known. Guests will enjoy a curated dinner led by Chef Ashleigh Shanti inspired by the historic recipes.

Featured Chefs: Ashleigh Shanti - Good Hot Fish, Michelle Bailey - Smoky Park Supper Club, Rakim Gaines - Capella on 9, Steven Goff - Tastee Diner, Ashley Capps - Newstock Pantry

Featured Beverage: Cultivated Cocktails Distillery, Wicked Weed Brewing, Vidl Cellars, Little Jumbo, Pernod Ricard, Ebony Wine & Spirits, Noble Cider, Shanti Elixirs, Grind AVL, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Sarilla Sparkling Tea, Blue Ridge Mountain Water sponsored by Biltmore

Makers Market: Botanical Bones, Loom Imports, Matcha Nude, Provisions Mercantile, Organic Growers School, Embrew Tea, Red Fiddle Vittles

Event Sponsor: Explore Asheville

Venue Sponsor: Smoky Park Supper Club

Event Style: Multi-course Seated Dinner: cocktail hour followed by four course meal.

Menu sneak peek! These talented chefs are cooking up an exciting selection of dishes inspired by the historic recipes. Menu options being discussed are: Malinda's dressed okra with kitchen pepper butter, salt rising bread with ripe tomato pickles, buttermilk cheese and Caviar.Star sturgeon roe, green cornbread and cold water biscuits, onion custard, fricaseed catfish, allspice cake and more to come!

Explore with us the legacy of Malinda Russell, the first known Black cookbook author in the country and a native of east Tennessee. She self-published A Domestic Cookbook: Containing a Careful Selection of Useful Receipts in 1866, soon after the Civil War. Join internationally renowned and award winning culinary leaders  — Ronni Lundy, Toni Tipton-Martin, Dr. Leni Sorensen, Ashleigh Shanti and Dr. Cynthia Greenlee — as they discuss the quest to flesh out the life story of this culinary pioneer about whom little is known. Guests will enjoy a curated dinner led by Chef Ashleigh Shanti inspired by the historic recipes.

Featured Chefs: Ashleigh Shanti - Good Hot Fish, Michelle Bailey - Smoky Park Supper Club, Rakim Gaines - Capella on 9, Steven Goff - Tastee Diner, Ashley Capps - Newstock Pantry

Featured Beverage: Cultivated Cocktails Distillery, Wicked Weed Brewing, Vidl Cellars, Little Jumbo, Pernod Ricard, Ebony Wine & Spirits, Noble Cider, Shanti Elixirs, Grind AVL, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Sarilla Sparkling Tea, Blue Ridge Mountain Water sponsored by Biltmore

Makers Market: Botanical Bones, Loom Imports, Matcha Nude, Provisions Mercantile, Organic Growers School, Embrew Tea, Red Fiddle Vittles

Event Sponsor: Explore Asheville

Venue Sponsor: Smoky Park Supper Club

Toni Tipton-Martin

Editor, Author, Cook's Country

Ashleigh Shanti

Chef/Owner, Good Hot Fish

Dr. Leni A. Sorensen

Food historian & lecturer, Indigo House

Ronni Lundy

Writer, Rocker, Cornbread Fundamentalist

Cynthia Greenlee

Historian & Journalist

Rakim Gaines

Executive Chef, Capella on 9

Steven Goff

Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Tastee Diner

Michelle Bailey

Executive Chef & Co-owner, Smoky Park Supper Club

Ashley Capps

Chef & Co-Owner, Newstock Pantry

Wicked Weed Brewing

Vidl Cellars

Pernod Ricard

Noble Cider

Little Jumbo

Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Cultivated Cocktails

Mountain Valley Spring Water

Ebony Wine & Spirits

Grind AVL

Beverage Sponsor

Shanti Elixirs

Sarilla Sparkling Tea

Biltmore Company

Beverage Sponsor

Blue Ridge Mountain Water

Beverage Sponsor

Caviar Star

Product Sponsor

Loom Imports

Loom Imports

Matcha Nude

Provisions Mercantile

Organic Growers School

Embrew Tea

Erica Beneke & Matt Farr

Chef/Owners, Red Fiddle Vittles

Botanical Bones