It’s been almost 10 years since I first heard of Sunday Suppers. Karen Mordechai began hosting these gorgeous dinner parties in her Brooklyn apartment, and the idea of a simple, beautiful dinner party where guests would gather to collectively cook a multi-course meal and then share stories around the table was one that I SO longed to be a part of.
Despite the dates never lining up for me to attend one of the New York gatherings, I’ve always wanted to host something similar in Charlotte. Cooking and breaking bread with people you know (or don’t know) have grown to be a passion of mine over the years. So when Sunday Suppers announced in January that they were launching a global dinner series and were looking for hosts in cities around the world, I applied without hesitation!
What is Sobremesa??
— It’s that time after a meal when the food is gone, but the conversation around the table continues.
Last week, I received the wonderful news that I was chosen to host for Charlotte:
*NEW DATE* Thursday, June 21, 2018
7pm, Historic Oakhurst Neighborhood
If you’re in the Charlotte area, I invite you to join me for what will be an incredible communal cooking & dinner experience. Please click here to purchase tickets. Space is limited, so get your ticket before they sell out.
Even if we don’t know each other that well (or even at all), my hope is that we can all gather, cook together and break bread (squid ink tortillas to be exact!) over lively conversation around the table. Surely there will be no strangers after the meal is finished! These dinners will be held four times a year around the globe and anyone can participate.
The menu has just been released and it sounds amazingly bright and festive — celebrating summer and all its glory:
- Frutas, Sumac and Lime
- Sopa de Lima
- Communal Tacos squid ink tortillas, curried cauliflower, green crema, cilantro, pickles
- Chocolate Avocado Pudding cream, cinnamon and hazelnuts
On the table
- Coconut + cacao black beans
- Charred jalapeno guacamole
- Lime pickled vegetables / Cilantro + onion / Cojita
But wait, there’s more…
A portion of the proceeds from each dinner will go to The Hunger Project, a global program based on an innovative, holistic approach, which empowers women and men living in rural villages to become the agents of their own development and make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty.