Wednesday, February 28, 2024

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM


1721 E Franklin St,
Richmond, Virginia, 23223


Take a Culinary Journey Through the Fusion of Two Robust Cultures 

This unique culinary experience pairs food from both the African continent and the Jewish diaspora for a strikingly creative dinner that will expand your palate and foster your thinking about how food can unite the Black and Jewish communities in America.  Please join us!

With Your Ticket, You Will:

  • Savor an exquisite, five-course, all-inclusive wine pairing dinner, with presentation of wine and food pairings by Chef Ari Augenbaum.    

Important Information:

  • You may arrive any time after 6:00 pm
  • We can accommodate special dietary restrictions (please contact us prior to buying tickets)
  • Parking is available on the streets around JewFro
  • Dress is smart casual


  • Chef Ari Augenbaum - grew up in both Connecticut and Maryland. He has been in the Hospitality
    industry for most of his life and has gained accolades both in the kitchen and in the dining
    room. Ari is the executive chef and a managing partner of Still Deciding, LLC, the parent
    company of the Soul Taco Restaurant, JewFro Restaurant and Sear Burger. Ari has run
    restaurants for Ashton Kutcher, Bobby Flay and worked under Morrou Outtarra, Malcolm
    Mitchell and many other notable chefs. His restaurants have won several Rammy Awards,
    mentions in national publications for best burger, best soufflés and best tacos in the state of Virginia. He has been featured on Food Network’s Diner’s Drive-ins and Dives. His restaurants have been mentioned in publications such as Forbes, Southern Living, Bon Appetite, Food and Wine, Eater and Washingtonian among many others. He is passionate about flavors, innovative cuisine and customer service.

Menu (each course paired with a curated wine selection) / Wine pairing coming soon

  1. Amuse- harissa grilled Braised octopus tentacle, crispy chicken peas chermula
  2. Pan seared scallop w smoked beef heart bruniose over amaretto banana puree w plantain crisps
  3. Deconstructed quail matzo ball kedjenou- celery root puree, sumac roasted Malibu carrots, crispy shallots
  4. Lamb loin and chocolate cake, lamb Demi, sorrel port blanched cherries
  5. Dessert - Chocolate and orange marmalade crostata cardamom whip cream