NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Take a step back into time by indulging in a dinner inspired by a historical culinary figure in the "Stirring the Pot" series.

Southern Grit Magazine, James Hemings Foundation and the Culinary Institute of Virginia presents Stirring the Pot: A James Hemings Dinner on Sunday, October 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Andrea's La Bella in Ghent.

Six chefs of color will prepare four courses, with each dish prepared as a homage to James Hemings.

James Hemings, slave-valet to Thomas Jefferson, was selected to accompany him to Paris with the express purpose be trained as a French chef. In France, Hemings developed the signature style of half-Virginia half-French cuisine, and introduced several foods that Americans enjoy today, including crème brulée, French-style whipped cream, European-style macaroni and cheese, ice cream and French fries.

The six selected chefs for the Stirring the Pot:

  • Alvin Williams of Cobalt Grille in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • David Hannah, Stoley's in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Alvin Hyman of Sweetwater Cuisine in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Frank Crump of GFC Catering in Richmond, Va.
  • Al Devane of Carolina Son BBQ in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Keith Wallace of Four Seasons Hotel and Resort in Miami, Fl.

The tiered pricing is as follows, $60 for four courses and appetizers, $40 for four courses, and $20 for appetizers.

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