Hamilton, Bermuda (January 20, 2020)—This week’s Bermuda Culture & Heritage Dinner with Eric Adjepong is sold out—but there are many other ways to engage with the celebrity chef while he’s visiting Bermuda for Restaurants Weeks 2020.
More than 110 guests have seats to attend Friday’s Bermuda Culture & Heritage Dinner at Fourways Restaurant and Cobbs Hill Methodist Church, featuring a collaboration by the Ghanaian-American Top Chef finalist with Bermy Eats chefs Jaeleen Steede and Raven White. If you’ve missed your chance to buy tickets for the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA)-curated dinner, you can still engage with Chef Adjepong at other Restaurant Weeks special events during his visit to Bermuda this week.
“Our team has worked closely with community stakeholders to help them shape their own food-related events, giving Chef Eric more Bermuda experiences to share with his followers,” said Glenn Jones, BTA Chief Experience Development Officer.
“The result of that work is a wonderful series of events that underscores this year’s Restaurant Weeks theme of ‘Food is Community.’ Ultimately, our goal is to elevate this annual wintertime food promotion to inspire travel to the island around it.”
The week’s rundown of events featuring Chef Adjepong includes:
· Eat, Drink, Travel: Podcast Conversations by Travel with Meaning—two audio programmes recorded live as podcaster Mike Schibel talks with Malcolm Gosling and Chef Adjepong, Thursday, January 23, 2:30–5 pm, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI)
· Bermuda Culture & Heritage Dinner, Friday, January 24, 5:30 pm, Cobbs Hill Methodist Church, Warwick & Fourways Restaurant, Paget
· Afro Jam: Official Culture & Heritage Dinner After-Party, January 24, 9 pm, Zanzibar Lounge at Newstead Belmont-Hills, Paget
· Lionfish Bites Fundraiser, Saturday January 25, 6 pm, Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, Smith’s: an evening of canapes and other lionfish treats prepared by Chef Eric and Take Five
· Sunday Brunch, January 26, 11 am, The Loren, Smith’s: Chef Tim Sullivan opens his kitchen to a collaboration with Chef Adjepong
· Wild Flavours Foraging Tour, January 26, 2:30 pm, Cooper’s Island, St. David’s: Chef Adjepong joins Doreen Williams-James of Wild Herbs N Plants Bermuda to discuss their collaboration and the island’s foraging traditions.
Brooklyn-based Adjepong captured headlines when, as a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Season 16, he planned a menu highlighting culinary traditions of Africa and trans-Atlantic enslaved people. Viewers were shocked, however, when he was eliminated in the final. Now, Adjepong brings his culinary storytelling to Bermuda (he’s also been invited back to next season’s Top Chef All Stars in March).
Restaurant Weeks kicked off January 16 with a fragrance and food pairing lunch in the rose garden of 300-year-old Waterville, the Bermuda National Trust Headquarters in Paget. The picnic launched more than a fortnight of celebrating the island’s food culture during the ninth year of Restaurant Weeks (January 16 to February 2).
More than 50 local restaurants are in the 2020 participating line-up, offering $32, $42, and $52 three-course, prix-fixe menus for dinner, and $22 two-course meals for lunch.
For more information, menus, and tickets for food experiences, go to: http://bit.ly/BermudaRW2020
- Feature Photos Courtesy of BTA