The third Gracious Gourmand took place on Friday September 24th, 2010. It was fantastic to see both familiar faces as well as newcomers! Chef Ayinde Howell created a six-course experience that was innovative, bold, and satisfying. From breadfruit and spicy quinoa hash to jerk bolognese, red velvet cake and caramelized pumpkin seeds - each dish has something delicious and comforting fused with unfamiliar yet exciting elements. The organic, vegan meal was complimented by Hibiscus Yerba-Mate Martinis with organic vodka compliments of Kanon Organic Vodka. Chef Ayinde Howell will again be preparing a meal for Gracious Gourmand on October 22nd - but don't miss our October 8th event with Chef Yoli Ouiya.

Please see the images of Ayinde's menu below, and to find out more about Mr. Howell, check out his website I Eat Grass.