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Award-Winning Chef Kwame Onwuachi to Host "Late Night African Market" to Celebrate Kith/Kin's 2-Year Anniversary

September 11, 2019

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Honoring the essence and heritage of West Africa's unique and diverse culture and cuisine, Kith/Kin at the InterContinental Washington DC - The Wharf (801 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024;; (202) 878-8566; @KithandKinDC) will be transformed into a vibrant night market on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 from 8PM to midnight in celebration of the award-winning Afro-Caribbean restaurant's 2-year anniversary. The interactive and enlightening evening will be accentuated with stunning waterfront views of the Potomac River on The Wharf, delicious food, eclectic sounds featuring live music entertainment from DJ Chardabat ranging from Afrobeats and Highlife to Afro-Soul, all intertwined with live dancing and sounds from traditional Djembe & Talking Drums. 

Priced at $75/person, eight chefs from throughout the District and DC area will create their spin on classic and modern West African dishes. Sweet and savory bites by these celebrated chefs will encompass a diverse range of dishes and spices, such as Suya, Oleleh, Spicy Goat and Jollof Rice and Banana Bourbon, to name a few. Creative handcrafted cocktails garnished with a variety of tropical fruits, will be prepared by lead mixologist Sunny Seng, and will be available for purchase at the bar.  In addition, the event will feature specialty vendors such Calabash Tea & Tonic, Pelonkey, and much more to ensure attendees experience an eclectic and exciting night of fun, food & entertainment paying homage to West Africa. "Africa is now!", says award-winning Executive Chef and Author Kwame Onwuachi. "I want to celebrate the history of this amazing continent over the series of late night markets, bringing together different chefs from the DC area to celebrate the Diaspora."


  • Caitlin Dysart: Centrolina + Piccolina
  • Danny Lee and Scott Drewno: Chiko + Anju
  • Erik Bruner-Yang: Maketto + Brothers and Sisters + Spoken English
  • Javier Fernandez: Kuya Ja's Lechon Belly
  • Jerome Grant: Sweet Home Cafe
  • JR Robinson: Kitchen Cray
  • Opie Crooks: A Rake's Progress
  • Peter Prime: Cane
  • Kwame Onwuachi: Kith/Kin
  • Paola Velez: Kith/Kin

"Africa has influenced so many cultures. So much so, that we have at many times forgotten to give credit where it's due. As an Afro-Latina, the night market is a celebration of all of the melting pot cultures that have been birthed in Africa. The last two years, the Kith/Kin team at IHG has started a cultural revolution, one fried snapper at a time, says Executive Pastry Chef Paola Velez.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength.

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Executive Chef Kwame Onwuachi: Twitter @ChefKwame, Instagram @ChefKwameOnwuachi
Pastry Chef Paola Velez: @SmallOrchids
Event Hashtag: #KithKinLateNightAfricanMarket
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ABOUT KITH/KIN Opened in October 2017 at the InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf, Kith/Kin is the culinary brainchild of award-winning chef and author Kwame Onwuachi featuring refined Afro-Caribbean cuisine paying homage to his family’s rich heritage in Nigeria, New Orleans, and the Caribbean. Kith/Kin is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. For additional information, please visit or call (202) 878-8600.

ABOUT INTERCONTINENTAL® HOTELS & RESORTS InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 188 hotels located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 70 years of experience. As a brand, we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-traveled guests to what’s special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge, so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. For more information, visit http://www.intercontinental.com or Instagram: @InterContinentalDCWharf

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