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Lerato's African Easter Brunch (Plantains & Shakshuka)
Sun 2 April 2017, 13:00 – 16:00 BST
Join us for an explosion of flavours inspired by the true African tradition of sharing.
We will feast on foods from across Africa, inspired by Easter and the season of Lent. As lenten comes from Old English meaning the arrival of the spring season, we will welcome this time of new life and rebirth with bountiful fruits, vegetables, legumes served alongside a special recipe of plantains cooked in shakshuka marrying West African native produce with this much-loved North African dish.
Fasting and feasting is an Easter tradition and in true African style, we will feast on a selection of sharing plates inspired by my African heritage using traditional foods and spices complemented by ingredients from local British farms as seen in my Guardian Nigeria food columns and my recipes contributed to the BBC.
Please specify dietary requirements at the time of booking. As there is limited seating at our brunch table please early or join our waiting list to be the first to snap up seats if they become available.
This is one for lovers of culture, new adventures, and new friendships!
See you at the table.
Lerato’s Plantain 'Shakshuka'
A marriage of the much-loved North African recipe of baked tomatoes, onions, mixed peppers with West African native plantains (with or without free range eggs poached on top)
Homemade Crusty Thyme Loaf
Suya Spice Roasted Aubergines & Vine Tomatoes
With my homemade blend of suya, a nomadic spice blend, popular in Nigeran roasts.
Cauliflower & Celery puree with Scotch Bonnet Turmeric Oil
Braised Kale, Mixed Peppers & Shallots
Banana fritters, Hibiscus & Coconut Sugar, Spiced Chocolate Sauce
(with fair-trade West African cocoa)
Akara is a West African black-eyed bean fritter, much loved in Brazil and everywhere that West Africans have settled. This banana Akara is a sweet twist on this treat.
The menu can be changed due to seasonal availability. Feel free to discuss your dietary needs with me and I will ensure you are well taken care of.
Please send an email to lerato@leratolovesfood if you have any inquiries, and find our African Food & Wine, Supper clubs and more on http://leratolovesfood.com/events
What's been said about Wild Africa...
We had the absolute joy of eating Lerato’s food at a Supper club in Brighton – what an experience! The food was absolutely like nothing we’ve ever had before, beautiful ingredients served in creative ways, so flavoursome and filling! A highlight for us was the fact that it was all vegan friendly and any substitutions made were made just as thoughtfully as anyone else’s meal. The vegan chocolate cake pudding was just absolute magic!! Apart from the food being literally one of the best meals we’re ever had, the whole set up was beautiful. Sitting round a table sharing food together, meeting new people and best of all, having the chef herself come and join us in between cooking chatting and telling us about her food, the inspirations etc.
Thank you for such a fantastic evening, you’ve inspired us to have a go at making more African inspired food at home! Can't recommend enough xxxx - Antigone
"Thank you for organising a lovely evening with really tasty food!! I really enjoyed the spices, flavours and great company...Look forward to more dinners!" - Manuela
"A wonderful evening. Great to try a different range of foods and flavours. The Tempest Inn made for an ideal location, nice and intimate. Lerato and Thurston were so lovely and accommodating - catering to my every vegan need! And with a great bunch of ladies for company what more could I ask for. I look forward to booking on to future events by Lerato as soon as possible!" - Emma
"What a lovely evening! good venue; lovely people and interesting food, just what was needed for a cold November evening..." - Amber
"Fantastic! Thoroughly enjoy last night and it's good to show case some African cuisine to non Africans. Keep up your good work." - Elizabeth
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are nonrefundable but transferable for future events.
Is the venue near public transport?
Yes, the venue is a few minutes walk from the train station, with several bus stops available.