NYARW is a premiere food festival that celebrates African cuisine and culture. Modeled after internationally acclaimed gastronomical events in New York, Australia, Dubai, London, and Nairobi, it features a curated selection of ~25 restaurants that offer special prix-fixe menus representing the best in African and African-inspired cuisine. During NYARW, participants such as restaurant owners, celebrity and emerging chefs, artisans, vendors, performers, and world-class organizations take you across the diaspora on a “GastroAfrique” culinary odyssey of memorable and iconic events that will draw thousands of tourists and individuals from various communities and surrounding regions.
In celebration of our 5th anniversary, NYARW 2017 has next-level immersive experiences planned: a mega-food festival event of 10K+ attendees, celebrity chef-hosted lunches, restaurant showdowns, an international soccer tournament in partnership with various youth league football organizations, a food business pitch competition, an official NYARW recipe book, “bring your own baby” (#BYOB) event series, cooking courses, wellness expos, all-expense paid getaways, art gallery food pairings and auctions, plus much more!
NYARW 2017 will expand its selection to include traditional African dishes as well as avant-garde Afro-fusion menus incorporating Iberian, Mediterranean, or Caribbean influences.
We are a mission-based festival. We eat good. We do good. A percentage of NYARW earnings will benefit food safety and food security programs in NYC and Africa. We are currently in the process of selecting our 2017 beneficiaries.