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.
Every weekend in East London, Lemlem Kitchen, delight customers with their menu, as classic East African Eritrean flavours are given a modern streetfood twist! However, for one night only, on Wednesday 29th November from 7.30pm – 11.00pm, Lemlem Kitchen will host a Modern Eritrean Cusine Supper Club and they have have taken some of their favourite Eritrean dishes and given them a contemporary twist – “whilst the flavours will be traditional, we will be presenting them very differently from those you would usually find.” The 4 course menu will include: Beles – prickly pear cocktail, Kitfo Lemlem – dry aged fillet tartare, Naytsom Bebiaynetu – vegetarian fasting combination, Beg’ey Tsebhi – braised lamb, injera and Kemem Shahi – spiced tea ice cream, panettone, for dessert. Vegetarian options are available and you need to specify on booking. If the last supper club I attended is anything to go by, this is not to be missed! Tickets cost £36 and include a four course meal + a welcome drink on arrival. There’ll be a pay bar operating during the evening with cocktails, wine and beer. For more information and to purchase tickets go to eventbrite.co.uk. Curio Cabal, 258 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4DG
For one night only, guests will be able to feast on an 8 Course Tasting Menu influenced by Nigerian flavours and ingredients. This unique dining experience, aptly named ‘Ounje’ which simply translates to food in the Yoruba dialect, will take place at The Pillar Box Kitchen in East London, on Sunday 8th October; where Victor Okunowo will be showcasing his gastronomy and modern cooking methods, with his original take on Nigerian dishes and flavours. I was lucky enough to attend a private menu tasting in the lead up to the October ‘Pan African Supperclub’ and Victor did not fail to impress with his innovative culinary skills and fusion of traditional Nigerian ingredients. With an array of dishes ranging from Ankara (Nigerian bean cake) pancake with sweet peppers, king prawns, spinach and palm oil dressing – to the extremely moorish banana, spiced sponge, chin chin crumble with supermalt ice cream and malt whiskey glaze, there was nothing and I honestly mean NOTHING, that didn’t taste great! The menu for the October event is tightly under wraps for now, but believe me, based on the 8 course menu I sampled…you will not be disappointed! Tickets cost £50pp and include the 8 course meal + complimentary prosseco, from 3pm until 9pm. For more information and to purchase tickets visit designmynight.com. ‘Ounje’, The Pill Box Kitchen, 115 Coventry Road, London, E2 6HA.
Oya come celebrate as Tokunbo’s Kitchen turns two! Over the last couple of years Tokunbo’s Kitchen have brought a taste of Nigeria to the streets of London and food lovers alike, through various pop-up and supper club events. To mark their 2nd birthday, there will be an anniversary gala supper club on Saturday 16th September, at The Clereknwell Kitchen in East London. Expect an evening of authentic, home-cooked style Nigerian dishes, alongside drinks – with the assurance that “no one leaves a Nigerian kitchen without a full stomach and heart!” On the night there will be entertainment and music, as would be expected of any Nigeria party. “Come with friends if you can, but don’t worry if you are coming alone as there is a table full of new people to meet!” Tickers cost £35pp + booking fee, for 12-18 year olds £15+booking fee and young children eat for FREE! For more information and to purchase tickets visit eventbrite.com.