DELRAY BEACH — For the third time, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum will welcome culinary enthusiasts and culture vultures to an event that combines the best of both worlds.

At its signature Soulful Tastings, sponsored by the Delray Beach CRA, IberiaBank and Jay Rowley of MorganStanley, guests can enjoy an original menu of cultural appetizers, courtesy of the chefs of Crème de Crème in West Palm Beach. The food will be paired with wines from South African vineyards for a soulful experience. Adding to the ambience, this year’s event will be held at the Arts Garage.

Benefiting museum programs, Soulful Tastings will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First St, in Delray Beach. Tickets are $50 per person in advance; $60 at the door.

“We’ve had great feedback from our previous Soulful Tastings, so this year, we wanted to have it at a location where we could also offer music,” said Museum Director Charlene Jones. “Soulful Tastings is our attempt to share the cultural aspects of dining because so much of our cultural identity is tied to food – how we prepare it, what occasions we are celebrating, the ingredients we use. We also wanted to introduce some new chefs to the event, so we partnered with a great new restaurant in West Palm Beach.”

Gaining a reputation for its homemade pastries, vegan dishes and entrees that cater to gluten-sensitive diners and diabetics, Crème de la Crème is managed by Tonya Beverly, one of its local chefs. For Soulful Tastings, Beverly plans to deliver a variety of “farm to table” samplings that appeal to those who appreciate fresh cooking with ingredients that were grown close by. Crème de la Crème is part of the restaurant diversity in Northwood Village, which is becoming a destination for foodies.

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is the only museum of its kind in Palm Beach County. Located at 170 NW Fifth Avenue in Delray Beach, it is dedicated to showcasing the African-, Haitian- and Caribbean-American cultural contributions to the artistic landscape of Florida and the United States. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; Saturdays by appointment. Closed Sundays. Admission: $10; Members are free.

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