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A Taste of Heritage: An Evening of Food & Storytelling

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A Taste of Heritage: An Evening of Food & Storytelling


Join the Jekyll Island Museum and guest chefs Thursday, Feb. 25, for “A Taste of Heritage,” a special event celebrating Black History Month.

The evening will highlight the work of outstanding African-American chefs based in the South, while exploring the history, culture, and traditions behind the foods they prepare. Chef Matthew Raiford of Brunswick, Ga.; Chef Benjamin “BJ” Dennis of Charleston, S.C.; and Chef Sallie Ann Robinson of Savannah, Ga.; will partner with Dale Ford, executive chef at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, to create a signature meal made with fresh local ingredients.

The chef-selected menu reflects the chefs’ collective heritage. Individual courses are based on childhood memories, treasured family recipes, Gullah Geechee dishes, and dishes inspired by African ingredients. Guests will enjoy a unique four course meal while discovering the flavorful story behind each unique dish.

The event also features live entertainment by Jamaican-born singer-songwriter, and regional favorite, Owen Plant. Plant will perform his original folk-influenced songs.

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. at the Morgan Center on Jekyll Island. A four-course plated dinner will follow from 7 to 9 p.m. Limited seating is available and reservations are required. Tickets are $75 per plate, plus taxes and gratuity. Tickets and menu details for “A Taste of Heritage” are available online. For more information, call or visit the Jekyll Island Museum on Stable Road, at 912-635-4036.

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