Following on from the sucessful release of his new cookbook, Not Guilty, Chef Mick Élysée is bringing his unique take on Congolese cusine to Hoxton, on Saturday 3rd March, 6.30pm, at the Open Kitchen Bar and Restaurant; with a special 4 course gourmet dining event for one night only. Combining the methods and style of modern French cooking with the ingredients and flavours of his native Congo, guests will have the opportunity to experience Mick Élysée’s signature Afro-fusion cuisine. “I want people to know more about African cuisine, and the only way to make it well known is to keep moving. That’s why I’m doing pop-ups – I’m taking the food to the people.” On arrival, dinners will be welcomed with Mick’s signature appetizer, then will be taken on a culinary journey through Congo with an exciting 4 course meal. The event is organised in partnership with the Wonder Foundation and a portion of the profits will go to the charity and their causes. Tickets cost £40 (excluding drinks). For more information and to book visit www.mickelysee.com. Open Kitchen Bar and Restaurant, 40 Hoxton Street, London N1 6LR.
MICK ELYSEE GOES WILD IN HACKNEY
Take a walk on the wild side this coming Sunday 6th April, as Mick Élysée returns with his SAFARI LUNCH pop-up! The London-based Congolese chef, who trained in France and London under leading chefs including Michel Roux and Michel Toulousi, will be creating an adventurous menu of exotic gourmet dishes and will feature delicacies like pan fried alligator and grilled ostrich steak, alongside wild sea bream casserole.
Chef Mick Élysée , who says “I try to make my customers travel through my cuisine”, has developed a unique style of cooking, in which he blends traditional Central African flavours with classic French influences.
His debut Safari Lunch in March was a sell-out, so if you’re feeling adventurous and GAME enough to give it a try, book your spot quickly by contacting Marsden’s Bristro, or through Mick Élysée’s Facebook page. Tickets cost £35 and are limited to 30, so move fast if you dare take a walk on the wild side.
Marsden’s Bistro,483 Hackney Road, E2 9ED 020 7739 1505