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1619: Diaspora Dinner Series

  • Ida B's Table 235 Holliday Street Baltimore, MD, 21202 United States (map)

The Diaspora Dinner Series is BACK at Ida B's Table! This time, we honor the first slaves to come to the colonies in 1619.

This year marks the 400th Anniversary of the forced migration of Africans to the colonies of the United States. We honor those ancestors for those perseverance and the food culture they brought with them. This dinner represents the food we would not have without them.


This series focuses on a journey through the African diaspora. Through Chef David Thomas's research, he has found that there is a story behind every dish. Chef's Thomas's mission is to show soul food in a different light and to cook it with the reverence that it is due.In our daily operation at Ida B's Table, we are not able to branch out, collaborate, and experiment as much as we would like. This series is an opportunity to have conversations, learn, and listen to the African diaspora through the creations of Chef David Thomas