The Republican Journal
| by Jordan Bailey

July 8 marks the grand opening of Messan Jordan Benissan’s restaurant, Me Long Togo, in Searsport, Maine, so says The Republican Journal in its July 7 story on Colby’s director of African drumming. The restaurant is opening in the historic Nickerson Tavern, which was “probably built around 1840-1850,” the Journal reports. In addition to traditional Togolese dishes, Benissan will “serve fine European cuisine including such dishes as ‘Coq au Vin,’ chicken cooked in red wine, or duck de Provence.” Benissan will serve as head chef.

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