FRANCE+HAITI: A Special Black History Month Dinner In Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees Everywhere, In Support of the ACLU’s Defense Fund.
In these unprecedented and chaotic times in our country’s history, sf|noir invites you to join with us in community, cuisine and culture for a special dinner at Aquitaine Bistro in downtown San Francisco. The chefs of this renowned and well-regarded French bistro, celebrating the cuisine of South West France, will prepare a special and authentic Haitian prix fixe meal reminding us all of how much richer our culture and communities are when we embrace the diversity that makes us who we are as Americans.
On Wednesday, February 22, enjoy a 3-course dinner in this wonderful authentic French bistro, which Michael Bauer remarks has “…a certain je ne sais quoi that is hard to copy. It's almost as if you clicked your heels three times and wound up in France." Providing the soundtrack for the evening is the always wonderful and unmistakable Marcus Shelby Trio who will be performing 2 sets between 7-10pm.
- Akra/Griots/Pikliz //Crispy Malanga and Pork, Ginger Cabbage Slaw
- Snapper Escabeche //Tomatoes, Onions, Citrus, Red Beans and Rice
- Braised Oxtails //Stewed Okra, Mushroom Rice
- Ile Flotante //Mango, Crème Anglaise, Coconut
Marcus Anthony Shelby is a bandleader, composer, arranger, bassist, educator, and activist who lives in San Francisco. Over the past 25 years he has built a diverse biography as a composer. His work and music has focused on sharing the history, present, and future of African American lives, on social movements in the United States of America, and on early childhood music education. In 1990, Marcus Shelby received the Charles Mingus Scholarship to attend Cal Arts and study composition with James Newton and bass with Charlie Haden. From 1990-1996, Shelby was bandleader of Columbia Records and GRP Impulse! Recording Artists Black/Note. Currently, Shelby is an artist in residence with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and the Artistic Director of the Marcus Shelby Orchestra. More>>
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