You're Invited: Dinner 1865, a Juneteenth Epicurean Experience to Hold Inaugural Event June 19th in Washington, DC

We're always looking for fun creative events to attend and if you live in the Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia area we have the perfect one for you happening soon. Check out the deets below!


South East Restaurant Group and Reid Rodell, LLC are excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Dinner 1865. This Juneteenth Independence Day celebratory event will honor the freedom and the journey of Black Excellence in the Americas. On June 19, 2018, this well curated culinary experience will showcase of some of the best talent in food, art and entertainment, housed in one of the area's most creative spaces, the Blind Whino in Southwest DC. 

Juneteenth marks the official freeing of the last enslaved people of the country in Texas in 1865. While today many states technically recognize the significant day, many Americans are unaware of the day and it's meaning. In the same light, while the the culinary world has much Black talent, many chefs and creators are not widely recognized. With this, Dinner 1865 was born to create a spotlight on the holiday, and some of today Black creative luminaries.

The Dinner 1865 event will begin with a cocktail reception by DC-based Revive Events and Catering. Next, the event host Chef Carla Hall formerly of The Chew will lead guests into a 5-course meal featuring dishes from Chef Roble Ali of Bravo Show Roble & Co and his company of the same name, Chef Kwame Onwuachi of Top Chef and Kith & Kin, Chef Christopher Roberson of Etete Restaurant and Chef Jean Rony Fouler.


Following the dinner, DJ MC Lyte will lead the after-party. It promises to be a night of truly elevated experiences, fellowship and honor as we look back at where we've been, but more importably look forward to where Black culture is going. General and VIP tickets are available. The afterparty is included in both tickets, or also available as a stand-alone ticket. 


Blind Whino SW Arts Club

700 Delaware Ave SW

Washington, DC 20024


Tuesday, June 19th 

6:30-9:30pm Cocktail Reception + 5-Course Dinner

9:30-12:30am After-party