Photos | MoAD Sells Out Diaspora Dinner at The St. Regis

Event: MoAD Diaspora Dinner 2024
Date: May 4, 2024
Location: MoAD and the St. Regis San Francisco, San Francisco
Photos (9): MoAD | Museum of the African Diaspora

The Diaspora Dinner was an immersive dining experience that celebrated the ingredients, cooking techniques, and flavor profiles of the African diaspora. This year, MoAD Chef-in-Residence Jocelyn Jackson asked Dr. Jessica B. Harris to join her as they honored the iconic contributions she has made to the canon of African foodways.

Dr. Harris was joined in conversation by chef and scholar Adrian Lipscombe to discuss her insights and career studying the many culinary traditions of the African diaspora. Dr. Harris’s 2011 book made way for the award-winning Netflix docuseries High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America, which premiered its second season in November 2023.

The evening was filled with melodic music, delicious drinks, exquisite food, and inspiring conversation that reflect Dr. Harris’s culinary scholarship and remarkable life. The exquisite dinner was hosted at The St. Regis San Francisco, a Forbes Five-Star luxury hotel, renowned for its gracious and bespoke services.

Each year, the Diaspora Dinner brings together leaders from multiple sectors of the food-industry to honor traditions of African foodways. With an evening of food, music, and conversation, the Dinner promises to be an exciting opportunity to showcase the varied impacts and stories that food has on the histories of the African diaspora.

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