Food, Wine, Philanthropy & Networking To Kick-Off 1st Ever African Restaurant Week In The Big Apple

#NYARW restaurants offer special discounts and prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from October 13 to October 20
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NEW YORK - Oct. 11, 2013 - PRLog -- NEW YORK, NY —Countdown to New York City’s first ever African Restaurant week (../12215599-nyc-celebrates-its-first-ever-african-restaurant-week-2013.html) (NYARW), between October 13 and October 20, kicks off today.  New Yorkers and visitors to NYC can get up to the minute details about the week-long celebration, including updates to chefs, participating restaurants, events occurring during the week online: website ( – tickets ( – Facebook ( – Twitter (  Produced by Panla and A Taste of Africa USA, two leading culinary events companies reinventing the way African food is consumed and discovered, the week-long African cuisine and culture celebration features lunch and dinner options valued at $19.95 per person and $28.95 per person, respectively.

The launch event for the 1st ever African Restaurant Week will take place at Taj Lounge, located on 48 W 21st Street, Chelsea, NYC from 2PM until 8PM.  Billed as a day party for foodies and lovers of African cuisine and culture, the affair will feature:

·         A variety of cuisine and wines from all four corners of the African continent including drinks from Bed-Vyne and House of Mandela wines as well as menu options from renowned chefs Pierre Thiam , Bryan Hayford, Barbara Naadjie, Grace Odogbili, Mark Henegan, Philipos and many more artisans;

·         Music by Afrobeats pioneer and creator of the official #NYARW soundtrack (, DJ Universe;

·         Gift bags by and an opportunity to win a free roundtrip ticket to Africa courtesy of Arik Air;

·         Dance performance by Eki famous and additional music by DJ Yoosouph;

Proceeds from the event will benefit Guinee Espoir (, an organization dedicated to promoting youth development in Guinea, West Africa, as well as The Telem Center for the African Child (, an organization providing children of African descent with recreational camping activities, cultural and educational programs that celebrate African heritage.

“We are only days away from the launch of NYC’s first-ever African Restaurant Week,” said NYARW founder Akin Akinsanya.  “To get us in the mood for the inaugural celebration, we’ve carefully cooked up an event that will cultivate awareness around NYARW and enables food and wine lovers as well as visitors to New York City to gain exposure to African cuisine and culture.”

Advance $30 tickets for the #NYARW launch event ( are available for purchase online at

About the NYARW Producers: A Taste of Africa USA ( Panla ( are two Culture and Special events companies located in NYC. Since 2008, both brands have produced networking events in NYC that feature food, fashion, and live entertainment programs from all over Africa.  Their events have also highlighted and raised funds for non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting change and development in various parts of the world.  Follow on Facebook ( Twitter ( today.

About NYARW: The NY African Restaurant & Food Week is a cultural event that celebrates the best of the African Cuisine, wine, chefs, artisans, restaurant owners in both African and non-African restaurants across the city.  Visit ( and follow@panlausa ( on twitter for more information about the week-long celebration.  Press buzz about #NYARW: Arise ( | Buka ( | Madiba (

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