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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Back to Radio Africa's Roots

Posted By on Tue, May 17, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Eskender Aseged. - LEIGH H./YELP

Radio Africa and Kitchen Spring Party

Where: Eskender's Garden, 715 York (at 20th St.)

When: Sat., May 21, 6-11 p.m.

Cost: $55; RSVP to radioafricak@yahoo.com

The rundown: As you may know, Radio Africa and Kitchen is going brick and mortar, making the familiar post-pop-up leap. Before Eskender Aseged sets tables at his legit Bayview restaurant in June, you have one more chance to eat in the garden space where it all began. Aseged is once again opening up his leafy backyard, home to the original Radio Africa dinners back when he was a semi-unknown waiter in a downtown restaurant. The menu will include: wild mushrooms, English peas, and mint gremolata; spring fava bean and edamame hummus with green olive oil; slow-grilled whole trout with pistachios, tomato confit, and preserved lemon; whole goat mechoui with couscous and chermoula; seven-vegetable tagine with wild rice and flaxseed raita; and strawberries with spiced chocolate sauce and citron cream. There will also be a traditional costumed Ethiopian coffee ceremony, and all proceeds from the evening will go toward helping Ethiopian families in need.

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