Too many cooks won’t spoil the broth on Saturday, March 1, at the African Soiree to benefit United Front Against Riverblindness. Along with listening to folktales, shopping in an African market, and bidding on auction items, Soiree guests will enjoy a feast prepared by two dozen cooks and chefs from two restaurants: Makeda and Palace of Asia.
From the Democratic Republic of Congo:
- Goat a’la Congolaise
- Chicken moamba
- Banana snack
- Makayabo/fish & collards,
- Sliced mangoes and pineapple
From Ethiopa: injero, shero wat and doro wat (chicken stew)
From South Africa: oxtail casserole and chicken birnanyi
From Sierra Leone, Bean patties and fritters ‘Oleleh and Akara Balls’
From India: Samosa, meatballs, and goat
And for less adventurous appetites: chicken fingers, Chinese fried rice, green salad, tetrazzini, and barbecue wings.
The African Soiree is 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mackay Center of Princeton Theological Seminary. Tickets at $60 ($30 for kids and students) are still available by contacting event chair Susan Lidstone at UFAR@PrincetonUMC.org or 609-688-9979. Offstreet parking is free.
“We welcome the community to the fifth annual Soiree,” says UFAR founder Dr. Daniel Shungu. “As we enjoy the entertainment and the delicious African meal, we will enable UFAR to keep an entire village from going blind.” He will present a special award to the family of the late Peter Meggitt, a UFAR supporter who traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo with a Princeton United Methodist Church mission team.
Photos by Robin Birkel