Cobble Hill / Carroll Gardens Brooklyn Dinner Party Fri July 10 2009
A few weeks ago I attended the Hapa Kitchen Paris of the East diner party – guess what? Here’s another one this Friday! It is the first of many weekly dinner parties that my friend Jayme is organizing at the Element Natural Healing Arts center in Cobble Hill / Carroll Gardens.
First Dinner Party is Fri July 10th @ Element Natural healing Arts
Where: 518 Henry St Brooklyn
How Much: $45
Please call to make a reservation 718 8554850
– Shot of Chilled beet root soup with orange, fennel, harrisa and wild flower honey
– Petite salad of spring mix with olives, cucumber, capers, tomato, and vinaigrette gourmande
– Potato encrusted wild stripped bass, saut?ed spinach and bok Choy, kanifi( west Africa pepper) sauce
– Mixed summer berries with Marjoram infused syrup, and fromage blanc sorbet.
To kick off the dinner series, the first featured chef is Abdhul Traore
Abdhul Traore’s Bio
Cooking for international high society such as Kofi Annan, Louis Michel, the Belgium Princess, and many ambassadors and their guests.
In 2004 I was selected by the former united nation secretary general to cook the official lunch hosting the former French president Jacques Chirac while visiting New York for the UN general assembly
Iâ€™ve worked as an assistant for most world master chef while working with the Honorable French Attache Culinaire at the French Consulate General of France in New York. I worked close to the masters while acquiring French haute cuisine technique and method, cooking for numerous decoration and reception for such as Paul Bocuse, former president Valery Giscard, Marseille mayor and world renowned leaders
Born in the Ivory Coast and trained as Biologist, I become a chef in New York City working as an assistant of the Honorable French Master Chef Luc Pasquier.
In 2006 I joined KORHOGO 126 , an award winning best 2008 eat-out melting pot restaurant in New York, a 4 stars review by Timeout. I like to share the heritage of my childhood and life in Africa, trough my own blended spices, the nostalgic food and flavors from my ancestors cooking.
In 2003 I created the first recognized African influenced Modern French restaurant at â€œLes Enfants Terriblesâ€ in the lower East Side. It was an immediate success ad an important step in my culinary mission of bringing my native continent in the international cultural world through the discovery of my cuisine.
See you there!