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Lexington restaurant inviting guest chefs to help celebrate Black History Month

Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 20:32:10-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington restaurant is hosting a two-night special event to celebrate Black History Month.

Each night, Honeywood will bring in a different guest chef for dinner.

"I thought that we could bring together a group of chefs and creators from the southeast region of the United States and kind of make a collaborative dinner out of it celebrating Black History Month," Executive Chef, Lawrence Weeks said.

Weeks says he came up with the idea to host a dinner honoring Black History Month because he wanted more representation in the community. The night will feature dishes created by BJ Dennis and Ashleigh Shanti.

And you don't need to buy a ticket, just simply make a reservation. Weeks says he hopes the people that do join them at the table learn more about African food.

"Kind of bringing out the culture and the black history that some people don't correlate. So collard greens and cornbread is something that's always associated with black food and black culture. But I think it goes a lot deeper than that," Weeks said.