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Lineage Dinner No. 2 - “I planted a seed within my spirit and watched it grow.”

Experience a culinary journey through generations at our exclusive dinner crafted by award-winning chef, Tai Davis, and his culinary team. Featuring the Blck Bird String Ensemble.

Lineage Dinner No. 2 - “I planted a seed within my spirit and watched it grow.”
Lineage Dinner No. 2 - “I planted a seed within my spirit and watched it grow.”

Time & Location

Aug 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

St. Louis, 2702 R Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA

About the event

Indulge in a unique dining experience that combines fine dining with modern twists on traditional African dishes, drawing inspiration from the African diaspora, nostalgia, and a sense of purpose at our "Lineage Dinner Series". This dinner also includes a special performance by members of the Blck Bird String Ensemble. 

About the Dinners:

Each dinner in this series lasts for 2 hours and consists of a selection of courses (5-6) paired with drinks, meticulously prepared and selected by chef Davis and the Lineage Team. These dinners, which take place on the 4th Sunday of each month, are distinct and emphasize seasonal ingredients and different themes to provide a fulfilling experience for the body, mind, and soul. The price per person for tickets is 140.00. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable evening with your loved ones.

Menu: Lineage Dinner Series. No. 2

For the table: ROASTED BONE MARROW, SMOKED PORK JOWL AND ONION MARMALADE, PARSLEY GREMOLATA, HOUSE SOURDOUGH, TOASTED BRIOCHE

DINNER

1: VIDALIA ONION CHURRO, BUTTERMILK AIOLI, CARAMELIZED ONION PUREE, SALMON ROE, CHIVE, DILL POWDER

"CAESAR"

2: LOCAL GREENS, AGED PARMESAN, LAUDEMIO EVOO, CURED EGG, LEMON, RADISH, BONITO DRESSING, TOASTED PANKO

SEAFOOD CHOWDER

3:LITTLE NECK CLAMS, SEARED SCALLOP, POTATO, LEEKS, SWEET CORN, BACON LARDONS, LOBSTER ESPUMA, CHIVE OIL

4: PALATE CLEANSER: FRENCH 75 SORBET

5: MIGNARDISE: 

BON BON: 72% DARK CHOCOLATE, BOURBON SALTED CARAMEL, SMOKED SEA SALT 

MACARON: BLACKBERRY COBBLER

PANNA COTTA: CARDAMOM, POACHED PEARS

"I planted a seed within my spirit and watched it grow."

Tai Davis, Chef / Kellen Myers, Director of Hospitality / Mykel McIntosh, Owner Videira/ Mixologist

About the Chef:

Tyler ‘Tai" Davis stands as one of the most promising talents emerging from Saint Louis. His boundless creativity and distinctive interpretations in the fields of food, art, and music have garnered immense praise from both the media and the general public. In 2020, this celebrated chef made the bold decision to leave behind his job and venture into a greater purpose: to inspire others. Driven by his passion for the arts, Davis realized that he had much more to offer and create, transcending the confines of a single pursuit. Hence, he embarked on rebranding himself, ambitiously amalgamating all of his passions into one career. Now unrestricted, Davis crafts contemporary art that takes inspiration from a diverse array of subjects including trauma, food, meditation, and sound.

In his debut year as an emerging artist, Davis was blessed with numerous commissions, notably showcasing his work on the theme of the humble egg at The Cedarhurst Museum of Art and being featured among an esteemed group of artists at The Angad Arts Hotel. By 2024, Davis had achieved remarkable milestones, winning the esteemed curators' choice award at the Soulard Art Gallery, exhibiting as a featured artist in The Missouri History Museum's LGBT+ Pride Exhibition and the Angad Hotel's biennial art exhibition. Additionally, he received the prestigious Artist of the Year Award from the esteemed Alchemy Artist Collective.

Diversifying his talents further, Davis actively engages in the realm of music, regularly performing with various orchestras, theaters, and vibrational sound practitioners in the Saint Louis Metro Area. In the culinary domain, he has transitioned his focus to restaurant consulting, private dinners, teaching, food styling, bespoke desserts, and personal chef services. In addition to his culinary expertise, artistic prowess, and musical prowess, Davis has also published two books: "Tai Davis: Pastry. A Visual Anthology of Culinary Works" and "Small Circle, Issue 4." At present, he is diligently working on his third book and dinner series, titled "Lineage," which promises to captivate readers and diners alike.

About Blck Bird: 

The Blck Bird String Ensemble, established in 2023, is highly sought after for its dedication to diversity and education. The ensemble's focus lies in exploring new compositions and underrepresented works from the African diaspora. Throughout their musical journey, the ensemble maintains a dynamic balance by performing a mix of classical favorites, 20th-century gems, R&B hits, and commissioned works. As passionate advocates for the arts and education, the Black Bird String Ensemble sees chamber music as a metaphor for fostering communication and understanding among different races, cultures, and nations. Through their commitment to education and community engagement, the quartet continues to inspire and shape the musical lives of the next generation.

Tickets

  • Lineage Dinner Series. No. 2

    Sale ends: Aug 18, 9:00 PM

    This ticket is admission for 1 individual for dinner with inclusive drink selection.

    $140.00
    +$3.50 service fee

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