Lunch Menu - $29
Cupcake of the Day
Executive Chef Edward B. Brumfield
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Veggies & Stuff
Executive Chef Edward B. Brumfield
For Two - $32.00
For Four - $52.00
Brown Girl Delight $12.00
The Frenchie $12.00
Swedish Sweetheart $14.00
The Weaver's Cheesecake $12.00
"Donut" Pass on This $12.00
Sorbet Trio $12.00
Women's Month Menu
Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
Inspired by Ka’ahumanu, Hawaii - $14
created by Chef Asia Shabazz
Grilled octopus, taro puff, chili lime,macadamia purée, pineapple granita
Kaʻahumanu, arguably the most influential woman in the course of Hawaiian history, was considered to be the most powerful woman in Hawaiian society as Kamehameha’s trusted adviser. She wielded her political power as his favorite wife and the kingdom's first kuhina nui (similar to a prime minister) to campaign for the rights of Native Hawaiian women. Under her counsel she staged a turning point in Hawaiian society: convincing the young King Kamehameha II to publicly eat at the same table with women (a major taboo), which in turn abolished the ancient kapu system that prohibited women from engaging in the same activities once only reserved for men.
Inspired by the women of the Harlem Renaissance - $23
created by Chef Jaqueta Tucker and Chef Rasheeda Purdie
Fried red snapper roulade, dirty rice, papaya chutney, spiced almonds
The Harlem Renaissance also sparked the notion of the “New Negro Woman”, relating to women poets, authors, entertainers, artists and intellectuals, known for their race conscious writing. Women in the Harlem Renaissance played a vital role as the voice for the struggling minority of African American women. African American women utilized the movement to express their views on race and gender relations.
Inspired by Zenzile Miriam Makeba ,South Africa - $32
created by Chef Maria Lao
Roasted lamb loin, fermented rice pudding, chakalaka
Nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Makeba was among the first African musicians to receive worldwide recognition. She brought African music to a Western audience, and popularized the world music and Afropop genres. She also made popular several songs critical of apartheid, and became a symbol of opposition to the system, particularly after her right to return was revoked. Upon her death, former South African President Nelson Mandela said that "her music inspired a powerful sense of hope in all of us."
Inspired by Cicely Tyson, West Indies (New York) - $14
created by Chef Tiffany Jones and Chef Zaleka King
Rum cake, coffee foam, smoked sugar cane
Best known for playing strong African-American women on screen and stage throughout her career, she is the recipient of three Primetime Emmy Awards, four Black Reel Awards, one Screen Actor Guild Award and one Tony Award. Tyson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States in November 2016.
The Hawaiian Queen - inspired by Queen Lili’uokalani - $14
Tequila, yuzu lemongrass, simple syrup, lemon juice, cherry heering
Queen Lili’uokalani (1838 – 1917), born Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaʻeha, was the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi'. She was the first Native Hawaiian female author. She worked until the day she died trying to restore the islands of Hawaiʻi' for the Hawaiian people. She dictated in her will that all of her possessions and properties should be sold and the money would go to the Queen Lili’uokalani children’s trust to help orphaned and destitute children that still exists.
The Seamstress - inspired by Rosa Parks - $14
Whiskey, housemade basil strawberry simple syrup, fresh lime juice
Rosa Parks has been called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement," thanks to her courageous refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus in Alabama on December 1, 1955. Her act of defiance, and the bus boycott that followed, became a key symbol of the American Civil Rights Movement.
The Heart of a Woman- Inspired by Maya Angelou - $14
Gin, lemon juice, housemade lavender simple syrup
As an American author, poet, and memoirist, Maya Angelou was an impactful civil rights leader who collaborated with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights movement. She is best known for her series of biographies and even recited her poem, “On the Pulse of the Morning,” at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Her most most popular book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, discussed her personal life and the hardships she faced, making her an inspiration to people around the world.
Island Girl - Inspired by the women of the world - $14
White rum, pineapple juice, cassis
“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” — Oprah Winfrey
Cocktails by Grace Kim and Sheena Diaz