Last night, owner Brother Luck and executive chef Mark Henry of Brother Luck Street Eats hosted a 7 Deadly Sins dinner to bring awareness to local Colorado Springs organization The Exodus Road, which works internationally and domestically to fight human trafficking.
Spokeswoman Nikki Lee shared some insight on the organization and was present during the dinner to answer any questions and share her experiences traveling abroad with Exodus Road.
“We feel so far removed, but we have it happening right here,” Lee says. There are over 40 million people worldwide that are enslaved. Exodus Road says it has made a difference for over 700 families by intervening and saving them from modern day slavery.
It definitely brought some mindfulness to the meal as I was deeply moved by Nikki’s passion and the courageous efforts made by Exodus Road. On the other hand, the 7 Deadly Sins menu left me feeling … quite heavenly.
ENVY: Green-Tea-Infused Moscow Mule
GREED: Barcat Oysters, Seared Foie Gras, Peaches, Watermelon Mignette
WRATH: Duck Ramen, Gochujang Egg, Alkaline Noodles, Pickled Habanero
VANITY: Peach and Strawberry Infused Lee Spirit’s Gin
GLUTTONY: Crispy Pork Belly, Chipotle Seed Jowl, Nduja Spreadable Salami, Whipped Lardo, and Olive Oil Poached Loin with Summer Vegetables
SLOTH: 291 Distillery Bourbon Ice Cream and Laughing Lab Beer Float
LUST: Chocolate Smore Eclair, Pâté Choux filled with Marshmallow and Covered with Hot Chocolate Ganache
[Images: Dionne Roberts]