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June 18, 7:00 P.M. Dinner: Celebrating Juneteenth with Chef Adrian Lipscombe

June 18, 2024 07:00 PM

Diverse Culinary Traditions from a Texas Perspective

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

A sixth-generation Texan, chef, and culinary historian, Adrian Lipscombe has a deep and soulful connection to the culinary traditions of Juneteenth. Have a seat at her table as she guides diners through a journey of diverse and vibrant flavors that celebrate this meaningful holiday. Exploring native and seasonal ingredients sourced from central Texas, chef Adrian will showcase the rich cultural mosaic of the region. From the family tradition of barbecue to vibrant Mexican flavors, experience the diverse culinary landscape that adorns the tables of Black families celebrating Juneteenth in Texas.

Dining Table $170 | Internal Chefs Counter $185 | External Chefs Counter $150 

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Hors d’Oeuvre

Bread with Butter Collard Greens 
Vegetarian; contains dairy and gluten 

Compressed Watermelon Salad 
Vegetarian; contains alliums 

Country Ham and Pimento Cheese with Collard Seed Mustard 
Contains dairy and gluten 

Celebration Sparkling Southern Punch 


Pozole Verde y Pollo 
Contains alliums and dairy 

Texas-Style Brisket with Hot Guts (Beef Sausage)
Contains alliums 

Assorted Sides: 

Esquites > Mexican Street Corn

Borracho Beans with Chicharrones 
Contains alliums 

Old Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese 
Contains dairy and gluten 


Caramel Cake 
Contains gluten and dairy 

Red Drink> Sorrel–Strawberry Drink 

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About Adrian Lipscombe:
With a heritage deeply rooted in Central Texas for six generations, Adrian Lipscombe possesses extensive knowledge in African American heritage in the U.S. She advocates passionately for fostering connections between local farmers and ranchers with chefs, promoting opportunities for everyone.
In 2016, Adrian opened Uptowne Café in La Crosse, Wisconsin where she combined her Southern upbringing, Midwest ingredients, and African American culinary heritage. As one of the few Black restaurant owners in the area, Adrian's vision gave birth to the 40 Acres Project, aimed at preserving the legacy of Black agriculture and foodways by acquiring Black-owned land. Adrian is a founding member of the Muloma Heritage Center, an educational, culinary, and pastoral destination exploring the African-Atlantic influences in American culture, and a PhD candidate in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Texas at Austin. Adrian is also a graduate of the James Beard Foundation Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program, a member of the Beard Foundation/U.S. State Department collaborative American Culinary Corps, and a JBF Legacy Network advisor. As a mother of four, she takes pride in creating a legacy for the future.

Tickets to events held at Platform at Pier 57 by the James Beard Foundation cover the cost of food, education and a unique dining experience. Meals are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. Unless otherwise stated, alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served.

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Reservation Policy:

All reservations are non-refundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, JBF will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, the option to donate tickets, or a full refund. For more information, contact

Alcohol Disclaimer:

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served. 

Dietary/Food Restrictions Policy:

Events at Platform by JBF are special one-night-only menus and we do not offer a la carte menus. If you have serious food allergies, we will work with the visiting chef team to do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee that alternate options will be available for every course.

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