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African Picnic in the Park - Lerato Foods & Naturals
African Picnic in the Park - Lerato Foods & Naturals
African Picnic in the Park - Lerato Foods & Naturals

African Picnic in the Park

Regular price £40.00 Sale

Immersive African Easter Feast & Dance

Time: 2 pm

Venue: London Cooking Project, Battersea (full address will be sent upon booking)

"àkàrà - onje, àkàrà - onje! " (come and eat Akara)...

Join us for an explosion of flavours at our special feast with live African salsa. This is one for lovers of culture, new adventures, and friendships!

We will feast on sumptuous food while being treated to stories of spring's harvest through sensual African salsa. Our long table feasts are a wonderful marriage of cuisines, inspired by my African upbringing and seasonal British produce, cooked with wondrous spices. 

Eulanda Shead Osagiede, my dear friend who is an experienced dancer, an expert in travel, food tourism and migration and half of husband & wife duo behind award winning blog - Hey Dip Your Toes In has created a beautiful dance piece celebrating the bountiful harvest and igniting rich african influence in food and music. 

In Africa we believe, we are all equal especially when we come together to share food around the same table.

Growing up, my mother always made a big ceremony out of preparing Easter Sunday and Monday feasts for the neighbours and for the children in nearby orphanages. I always admired her as she cooked jollof rice in large cauldrons on blazing fire wood. This is the traditional way of cooking and the most efficient way she could cook large amounts, resulting in the most delicious smoked rice that has forever bewitched my senses.

With vegans and vegetarians in the family, the menu is a feast for all. I look forward to sharing this adventure with you all and creating new traditions through our shared love for great food.

Do book your tickets soon as limited spaces are available. You can also book as a group and for special celebrations. If this is sold out and you will like to be on the waiting list for the next event you can SUBSCRIBE here.

See you at the table. 

Lerato. x 

 

MENU 

Hibiscus Botanical Cocktails with Seasonal Fruits
   
Spring Harvest Canapés 
A selection of canapés with nomadic suya spices, my home made blend with roasted peanuts; 
Roasted jersey royal new potatoes & aubergine rolls with Cauliflower purée*
 
STARTER  
Plantain Pepper Soup, Radishes, Spring greens 
with a blend of aromatic African herbs, Selim peppers, African Basil (v)
  
MAIN 
Whole Grilled Tiger Prawns with Roasted Garlic, Smoked Paprika & Micro herbs   
 or 
Crispy Oyster Mushrooms with Roasted Garlic, Smoked Paprika & Micro herbs (for vegans & vegetarians) 
 
 served with  
'Moin Moin' - Black Eyed Bean Tart with Roasted Peppers, Radicchio & Moringa (v) 
An absolute supper club favourite of sumptuous black eyed beans, traditionally steamed in native green leaves. 
 
Smoked Jollof Quinoa with Charred Cherry Tomatoes & Chicory (v) 
 
Braised Kale, Scotch Bonnets & Roasted Shallots (v) 
A favourite and menu staple at our feasts 
 
SWEET 
Akara onje
Banana Akara - Fritters with Spiced Chocolate Sauce 
*Contains peanuts. Menu can be changed due to seasonal availability.

   

Dietary requirements
We cater for most allergies and dietary requirements. Please let us know your requirements on the booking form.
  
Drinks
The events are BYOB, unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to bring your favourite drink. 
  
Location
Our events in London take place at the London Cooking Project, a beautiful kitchen and restaurant space in Battersea South West London. The kitchen is involved in a lot of community projects, with food programmes that feed the less privileged to food waste and sustainability programmes.
  
*Group bookings available 
If you will like to join us in the kitchen for a fabulous day of cooking and feasting, see cookery classes here.
  
*Due to the nature of this event, refunds are not allowed but we are happy to transfer your booking if given advance notice. Please see Terms & Conditions for refund policy and more.