For a few years, some of us have been thinking of organizing a Ghanaian banquet, and this year, being the 50th Anniversary of Ghanaian independence, seems like an ideal time (although I wouldn't complain about a banquet for the 49th or 51st anniversary).
Erin Metz, a sociology graduate student at Northwestern, who has extensive connections in the local Ghanaian community, is helping me pull this event together. We are planning this LTH banquet with the staff of Palace Gate, one of the best Ghanaian restaurants in Chicago.
Given how difficult it is to select a date, we have tentatively chosen Thursday April 19th at 7:00 p.m. (weekends are difficult to arrange, because that is when Ghanaian families go out to dinner). Food will be served family style. The approximately number of guests possible is between 30-35. We are expecting the cost to be about $25/person (normally meals run about $8-$10, but I want to make sure that for all the effort that will go into this banquet, the restaurant will make some reasonable profit, and we are hoping to have Ghanaian musicians as well).
We are still working on the menu, but it will represent a range of Ghanaian food (perhaps half a dozen entrees, plus appetizers, drinks and desserts). More information later.
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