Thursday, January 25, 2018

In response to Trump's 'shithole' comments, The Conserva offers Haiti benefit dinner

Posted By on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 1:26 PM

  • Photo via Facebook, The Conserva

President Donald Trump recently included Haiti in his list of "shithole" countries, because, well, that's the world in which we now live.

Just as Ferndale's Livernois Tap responded to a batshit Trump Twitter rant, in which he asserted that he's a "very stable genius," with a beer named such, The Conserva is responding to Trump's awful Haitian comments with the Haitian Food X French Wine dinner. It will be held at the restaurant tonight.

The Conserva issued the following statement via their Facebook page.

"This theme has a lot to do with benefitting the current political climate in America. *Ahem* the POTUS. The goal of this dinner is to throw some love back to Haiti, and we're looking at Consolation Center Haiti/Centre le Reconfort Haiti — a Haitian-run organization that helps Haitian girls and women escape some of the numerous hardships and violence that face them daily."

The dinner is the second installment of a series in which The Conserva chooses a region and explores how its geography and culture impacts the region's wine and food, and offers diners a chance to sample regional dishes

The menu includes:
Amuse Bouche: Accra fritters (black-eyed pea-based) with tostones (double-fried plantains)
Grilled conch with a sweet and spicy mango salad
Poisson gros sol (red snapper, tomato, garlic, spices)
Slow roasted, spice-rubbed goat with sòs pwa nwa and grilled bread
Beignets and coconut-mango ice cream
All dishes served with rice and pikliz

Find more info here.

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