Pass the Plate Pot Luck: A Cross-Cultural, Heritage-Inspired Dinner Event

  • Oct 4, 2018
  • Phone:
  • (703) 570-6903
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  • Times:
  • From: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Price:
  • $40 for General Admission
  • Details

    Please come to the table and join us at the Pass the Plate Pot Luck: A Cross-Cultural, Heritage-Inspired Dinner Event!

    Gather with us this October in our historic garden for a delightful and delicious dinner where everyone is welcome, featuring culinary foodways historian and cookbook author, Michael Twitty, as well as the artisans of our current art exhibit, Makers In The Mansion! Our main course will be a dish from Michael's cookbook, and we will also be featuring a local foodie makers - drinks from Wild Hare Cider and cocktails made with Element Shrub and delicious bites from Bread & Water Company.

    A night to remember. Share the food of your family at our casual, unique, potluck dinner that is open to guests of all heritages, inspired by our current Makers In The Mansion exhibit. Each guest, or group of guests, as part of their participation will be asked to bring a dish which highlights their own family story. Woodlawn will provide exhibit tours and all the other bits that will make the evening very special (you know, beverages, bites and such), as Michael leads us in a spirited conversation about how food can highlight identity and connect us.

    Our Makers In The Mansion exhibit is inspired by a period at Woodlawn when our house turned from a plantation home worked by enslaved peoples into a free colony by the Quakers who purchased the property. The potluck meal represents the best of Quaker tradition: the welcoming of folks to share their stories with delicious food as backdrop. We will also ask all partcipants to share their recipes with their fellow guests.

    Yout ticket to this dinner event also includes access to the Makers in the Mansion exhibit inside of Woodlawn Mansion. To learn more about this exhibit, visit our website at

    Want a signed copy of Michael's book, The Cooking Gene? Bring your personal copy for him to sign, or pick up a copy in our gift shop on the day of the event!

    We hope to see you there! Questions? Email

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Pass the Plate Pot Luck: A Cross-Cultural, Heritage-Inspired Dinner Event