The Edible Bazaar Benefit-2014 was held this year by Edible Magazine and New York African Restaurant Week together with Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. This extremely educational and mouth-watering event took place on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 and was held at Suite 36, 16 West 36th Street, New York, NY.
There was an international group of attendees which included business executives, bloggers and foodies from all across the globe who wined and dined and danced the night away in a gloriously decorated African palace while enjoying tastings from across the African diaspora.
The honorees of this Spring 2014 event were Mohammed Abdullah, owner of Accra, Mark and Jenny Henegan, owners of Madiba Restaurant, Chef Pierre Thiam (Chef, Caterer and Award-Winning Authors), Dr. Roy A. Hastick (President and Founder of CACCI) and Ramatu Ahmed (Community Organizer).
One of the event's attendees, Tarisai Gombe who is also the Media Director of New York African Week (www.nyarw.com) shared why she was so elated that this event was happening.
She said, "There are 50 plus African restaurants in New York in all five boroughs and I want people to know about them. I think that The New York African Restaurant Week is the time to explore something that they haven't tried before. That many people think that African cuisine only has one palate but the truth is that each African country has its own "unique" style and it's "own" wonderful flavors." She also added, "That New York is the perfect place for one's African food adventure to begin!
It's also important to make note that The Edible Bazaar Benefit donated a large percentage of their ticket sales from this very fun and educational food tasting to two very important non-profits, those being Alliance for Hope for Lupus and Keep a Child Alive.