Pre-order online until FRI Aug 21, 10pm
Pick up on SUN Aug 23, 6-7:30pm at The Bentway
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Part of The Depanneur + The Bentway’s new Communal Picnic series
Chef Victor Uguweke grew up in a restaurant family in Lagos, and went on to work in kitchens here, in London (UK), and Beijing. Now he is proudly reclaiming his culinary heritage with his latest project, Afrobeat Kitchen, a mash-up of authentic recipes from the motherland with flavours and techniques acquired around the world.
Fried plantains tossed with fresh thyme, cinnamon and chilli flakes, served with an addictive spicy aioli dipping sauce
Smoky, spicy paella-style rice cooked in a sofrito base spiked with African aromatics like fragrant lemongrass, umami-rich smoked crayfish (shiitake mushroom for vegetarian orders), and dawadawa (fermented locust beans), that adds a deep, earthy, almost chocolaty note. Served with Tribe Slaw — a cool cabbage, carrot & fennel salad in a creamy & tangy dressing topped with sesame seeds.
O.G. Ayilata Chicken
Chef Victor’s signature take on “peppered” chicken, a West African favourite, has chicken legs marinated for 48h in citrus, ginger and cloves before roasting.
Akara Honey Bean Falafel (vegetarian)
Honey Beans are a relative of black eyed peas, but with a subtle sweetness that shines in these crispy fritters, studded with shepherd peppers, zucchini and corn.
Shayo Chocolate Cake
Local Indie Ale House Porter makes a decadent chocolate stout cake, intensely flavourful, airy and delicious.
Chicken, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Nigerian Picnic for 2 $59 • for 4 $109 • for 6 $159
ORDERING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. PICKUP IS SUN 6-7PM AT THE BENTWAY
Afrobeat Kitchen is Chef Victor Uguweke’s exciting new private chef/catering project. It is a mash-up of authentic recipes, ingredients from the motherland, diaspora dishes and global ideas that come together to reimagine a Modern African cuisine. Dancing in the kitchen is how he gets extra ‘faaji’ (the pleasure from having a good time) in all his food. As a family cook & dad of two, his menus are also kid-tested for adventurous eaters. Connect with him @naked.sol.food
The Depanneur + The Bentway’s Present: Communal Picnic
On Sundays in August & September, The Depanneur will curate a selection of 6 meals prepared by a diverse group of local chefs, packaged for contactless pickup. A new kind of collective experience that can be enjoyed safely and responsibly at the unique The Bentway site. > MORE INFO
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