Posted February 11, 2020 by Editorial Staff in Art+Culture

[PHOTOS] Black Food & Wine Experience (2020)

Black Food & Wine Experience
Black Food & Wine Experience

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Event: Black Food & Wine Experience
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2029
Location: Impact Hub Oakland

“We just don’t cook barbecue and soul food. We have a whole diaspora of culinary delights that people enjoy throughout the world.” — Aminah Robinson, aka Chef Mimi

Chef Mimi’s Black Food & Wine Experience  tells a story of black culture, history and future through food. The tasting event hosted over 650 guest, 30 Black owned food, wine and spirit vendors, such as McBridesisters and Uncle nearest, black owned coffee maker – Red Bay,  Chefs Michael of Oakland Tribune Tavern and Chef Lamont of Montperi catering, dessert makers Poundbizness and many more.

The signature of the event is a cook-off where the chefs are given a misery basket of food, 15 mins to cook for local celebrity guest. The winner of the competition – Michael Woods of Oakland Tavern made our city proud.

The Black Food and Wine Experience is especially geared toward new food lovers. Event go-ers tasted savory and sweet bites from black chefs and bakers, including Montperi’s Catering, The Busy Wife, HaBout Dem Apples, Mamie and Makhi’s Sweet Potato Pie and Pound Bizness. To drink, guests imbibed pours from black women winemakers like Theopolis Vineyards, Wachira Wines, The Wine Noire, P. Harrell Wines and McBrides Sisters Collection; organic loose-leaf herbal and botanical blends from Teas with Meaning and Numi Tea; as well as bold and rich caffeinated roasts from Red Bay Coffee. The event included a live cooking contest, where chefs Leilani Baugh (Roux and Vine), Michael Woods (Tribune Tavern), Lamont Perriman (Montperi’s Catering) and Nicole Tobias-Cooks (Tobias Catering) competed to prepare the best dish using a mystery basket of ingredients. Read more at Berkeleyside>