Cocktails & Spice: Ethio-Rican Fusion

Virginia Beach, VA, USA

29 reviews
Dec 5, 2020
Group size: 1 - 18
Cocktails & Spice: Ethio-Rican Fusion
Virginia Beach, VA, USA

29 reviews

Dec 5, 2020
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

*** Please Note: This is not a trip/tour.  This is a public, in-person event. ***

Cocktails & Spice is a spirit tasting/education and food pairing series.  Enjoy small plates prepared by a local Chef and three custom cocktails created by a spirit brand.  Entertainment will be provided by a local DJ.  The event will be limited to 18 people to allow for a more intimate experience. 

Details About This Event

Get ready for an flavor explosion with Ethio-Rican (Ethiopian-Puerto Rican) Fusion cuisine theme night. You are probably wondering what exactly is Ethio-Rican fusion cuisine.  Staple spices and herbs of each cuisine are taken and combined into a unique spice blend.   When paired with Cognac, it can create a stunning tasting combination.  Your purchase includes three small plates and three cocktails. 

** Please Note: Seafood will be served in one or more of the three dishes. 

Event Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Event Location: Gather (Virginia Beach Town Center)

Event Address: 249 Central Park Avenue (3rd Floor), Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Event Start Time: 5:00 P.M.

Event End Time: 7:00 P.M.

Event Theme: Ethiopian-Puerto Rican Fusion

Feature Spirit: Cognac

Featured Chef: Chef Gevena Johnson

Chef Catering Company: nineDnine Confections

Chef Background: Chef Geneva Johnson, Owner and executive chef of nineDnine's Confections, over 12 years in the culinary field. Her love affair with food began when she saw Jacques Torres, a French Chocolatier, make amazing sculptures and decedent desserts out of chocolate. This inspired her to become a pastry chef. 

After working receiving her Associate’s in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute and Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management with a concentration in advanced culinary from Stratford University, she started nineDnine’s, a personal chef and catering service in Virginia Beach, VA.  Her company's name is derived from the nickname of her older brother, Jordan Wayne (aka "99"). In 2004, he was killed. The company was named in his honor.  Today, Chef Johnson is extremely well known for her unique confections and has clients all over the world. 

Cancellation Policy

All payments are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another trip/tour/event or another person.  

Terms and Conditions

Marable Enterprises DBA The Pack Roadtrip Travel Club hereby gives notice that The Pack Roadtrip Travel Club does not own or operate any motorcoaches, cruise lines, banquet or catering facilities, hotels or attractions and that all arrangements made for transportation, accommodations, cruises, sightseeing, attractions, meals, etc., are made by us solely as AGENTS upon the express condition that we shall be not liable for any injury, death, accident, loss, damage, delay, or irregularity which may occur either by reason of defect in any vehicle or through the acts of default of any person or company engaged in transporting the passengers or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour. Any delay in pickup time is not grounds for cancellation. The Pack Roadtrip Travel Club will not be responsible for the theft, loss, or damage of baggage and personal property.

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Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact us at (757) 805-5759.

What’s included

  • Food
    Three Small Plates
  • Drinks
    Three Cocktails

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