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Dakar Nola Presents 3rd Annual Afro Freedom Afro Feast Juneteenth Celebration

07:00 June 04, 2024
By: Lillian Foster

Feed Your Soul

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Afro Freedom Afro Feast Juneteenth Celebration, which will be held on June 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Grow Dat Youth Farm on Zachary Taylor Dr.

The Juneteenth celebration hosts a unique culinary experience, bringing in renowned culinary chefs from across New Orleans. Juneteenth commemorates the day in which the last African American slaves were freed in 1865.

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Acclaimed chefs will showcase their culinary talents, giving guests the opportunity to indulge in a diverse array of dishes. Participating chefs include:

  • Serigne Mbaye, nationally celebrated chef and owner of Dakar Nola.

  • Nina Compton, award-winning chef and Compère Lapin, BABs, and Nina's Creole Cottage.

  • Charly Pierre, renowned Haitian activist, chef and owner of Fritai.

  • Martha Wiggins, executive chef at Café Reconcile and culinary mentor.

  • Prince Lobo, general manager of Addis Nola and curator of Tej Prince's honey wine.

  • Kaitlin Guerin, New Orleans-based pastry chef and co-founder of the up-and-coming Lagniappe Bakehouse.

  • Shonda Cross, chef and owner of Chef Shonda's Fine Dining To-Go and community advocate.

General admission tickets for the 21+ rain-or-shine event are $200 per person and can be purchased at resy.com/cities/new-orleans.

About Dakar Nola

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After honing in on his culinary skills in New York and San Francisco, Chef Serigne Mbaye returned to New Orleans in 2020, launching his buzz-worthy pescatarian pop-up, Dakar NOLA. Today, Dakar NOLA is one of the hottest new restaurants in New Orleans and a semifinalist for the 2024 James Beard Awards in the Best New Restaurant category.

Inspired by Chef Mbaye's childhood in Senegal, Dakar NOLA features multiple courses showcasing local seafood South Louisiana produce. Hosting a dazzling blend of modern Senegalese cuisine and West African tradition, Dakar NOLA is a fine dining experience that you won't want to miss.

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