In celebration of Black History Month, Cultural Cuisine will be taking a culinary trip to Harlem to experience "soul food." Soul food is a traditional homestyle cooking that originated in the African American community in the rural South of the United States (particularly Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama). It is known for having intense flavors and seasoning, and is meant to be enjoyed communally.
We will be dining at Melba's, a local soul food establishment named after its well-known founder, Melba Wilson, a Harlem-native and the author of Melba's American Comfort, a cookbook featuring southern comfort food recipes. We will have a chance to try several soul food dishes from this classic southern food restaurant!
This menu has been specifically designed for One To World guests.
Appetizers (Family Style)
- Melba's Spring Rolls (vegetarian): Fried wonton wrappers filled with red rice, black-eyed peas, collard greens, and cheddar cheese
Entrees (Family Style)
- Creamy Très Mac & Cheese (vegetarian): Baked macaroni and cheese with a delicious blend of pepper jack, mozzarella, and cheddar cheeses
- Melba's Southern Chicken: Fried chicken covered in a savory homemade gravy sauce with onion flavor
- Country Catfish: Fried fish cooked with Cajun spices and served with Chipotle dipping sauce
- "Low Country" Collard Greens: South Carolina-style collard greens sautéed with smoked turkey and seasoned with black pepper, and garlic
Dessert (Choose One)
- Red Velvet Layer Cake: Red chocolate cake, layered with cream cheese frosting
- Melba's Sweet Potato Pie: Open-faced pie with mashed sweet potatoes evaporated milk, sugar, and spices
- Iced Tea
- Soft Drinks
Date: Monday, February 26th
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (approximately)
Location: Melba's Restaurant, 300 W. 114th Street, NYC 10026
Cost:* $26 (includes meal, tax & tip)
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 23rd
Contact: Estelle Kembola, Enrichment Programs Global Fellow, here or at (212) 431-1195 ext. 33
*All program fees are non-refundable.