FOOD & FOLKLORE: Dinner Series - "Fact or Folklore?"
Sunday, January 29 at 6:30 PM Eatonville Restaurant's Food & Folklore series presents "Fact or Folklore?" with Lucy Anne Hurston. It's always a party with Zora's niece Lucy Anne Hurston in the house. Zora Neal Hurston's life and Zora's stories sometimes intertwine. Even fans may embellish. Lucy will set it straight expelling misconceptions and sharing fun and intriguing anecdotes about her aunt that may even stump long time Zora fans.
Lucy Anne Hurston is author of Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. She has produced and hosted two documentaries about her famous aunt, and directed a production of the infamous Hurston/Hughes collaboration Mule Bone. She teaches sociology at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut.
The "Fact or Folklore?" Food & Folklore event includes a 3-course prix fixe dinner menu. Admission is $45 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased online or by phone at 202-332-ZORA (9672).
PASSED HORS D'OEUVRES
- Turtle Soup Shooters
- Coconut Shrimp
- Smoked Tomato Bread Pudding
- Blackened Tripletail with Rice Pilau
- Red Velvet Coconut Cake
FOOD & FOLKLORE: Dinner Series is a monthly series at Eatonville Restaurant that intertwines storytelling and fabulous food. It is wrapped in the spirit of gifted storyteller and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston's brand of hospitality a generosity with food.
Eatonville Restaurant, "The Soul of Southern Food," opened in 2009 by Andy Shallal, founder of Busboys and Poets. Located in the historic U Street Corridor at 2121 14th St. NW, the Zora Neale Hurston-inspired restaurant is in the heart of where Hurston and fellow writer/poet Langston Hughes enjoyed a
lively social and cultural life during the early 1920s. Eatonville pays homage to Hurston's D.C. connections. It is named for her childhood hometown in Florida, the setting of her most famous novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God".
2121 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009