Designed to honor the essence and heritage of West Africa’s unique and diverse culture and cuisine, Kith/Kin at the will be transformed into a vibrant night market from 8 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The event is also a celebration of the award-winning Afro-Caribbean restaurant’s two-year anniversary. “Africa is now!”, says award-winning executive chef…

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Kith/Kin celebrates two-year anniversary with West African night market

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Designed to honor the essence and heritage of West Africa’s unique and diverse culture and cuisine, Kith/Kin at the will be transformed into a vibrant night market from 8 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The event is also a celebration of the award-winning Afro-Caribbean restaurant’s two-year anniversary.

“Africa is now!”, says award-winning executive chef and author Kwame Onwuachi. “I want to celebrate the history of this amazing continent over the series of late night markets, bringing together different chefs from the DC area to celebrate the Diaspora.”

Tickets to the market are $75 per person and guest will be treated to  sweet and savory bites prepared by Onwuachi and nine other chefs from throughout the DC area =. Creative handcrafted cocktails garnished with a variety of tropical fruits prepared by lead mixologist Sunny Seng will be available for purchase at the bar.  

In addition, the event will feature specialty vendors such Calabash Tea & Tonic and Pelonkey as well as live musical entertainment from DJ Chardabat ranging from Afrobeats and Highlife to Afro-Soul, all intertwined with live dancing and sounds from traditional Djembe & Talking Drums.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.

 

 

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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