6-Course Ode to Lagos Dinner Event
Nigerian cuisine is awaiting your discovery at this brand-new (June 2019) eatery in SoMa, just blocks away from Twitter headquarters and City Hall. Chef Simileoluwa Adebajo is a trained economist who until last summer was working full-time as a financial analyst. All the while, however, the culinary wizard within her was waiting to burst out. She began her metamorphosis by spending weekends prepping suya chicken and fried plantains for Postmates and Uber Eats customers. Then, she started hosting pop-ups at the restaurant space she is currently occupying. In other words, a great American immigration story—and absolutely great food! Stewed pepper chicken, jollof rice, pan-roasted tilapia, Nigerian honey beans…so much to discover. People always talk about doing ‘that thing.’ Chef Adebajo is actually doing that thing—and Tasting Collective is thrilled to support her. We will be taking over Eko Kitchen for the evening, and Chef Adebajo, who has personality plus, will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss her journey, and share her insights into Nigerian food and culture.
About the Host:
Executive Chef & Owner
As of last summer, Chef Adebajo still worked full-time as a financial analyst and spent her weekends hustling orders of suya chicken. After rekindling a passion for her native Nigerian cuisine when she moved to the US, she started hosting pop-ups which quickly caught public attention, allowing her to open Eko Kitchen in April 2019. Her inspiring story has been covered by Bon Appétit, Eater, and SF Chronicle.
All savory courses will be served family-style. Dessert will be portioned individually.
Grilled Chicken Suya Salad
with grilled mangos, cucumber, and tomato
Catfish Pepper Soup
with catfish and ginger in spicy broth
Nigerian Meat Pies
with minced beef, potatoes, and carrots
Moin Moin Elewe
with beans, peppers, onions, and ancient african spice blend
Asun - Smoked Goat Meat
with fried plantains, and white yams and habanero sauce
Nigerian-Style Donut Holes
with salted caramel sauce
167 11th St, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94103
- Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
- No tickets are needed.
- What can/can't I bring to the event?
- Please bring your ID as well as cash if you plan on purchasing beverages.
- Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend?
- Yes. ID is required and you must be 21+ to attend.
- What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
- Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for first-time emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests must be emailed to us prior to the event and the guest ticket surcharge of $25 must be paid prior to the event. Guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
- What does the ticket price cover?
- The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
- Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
- Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $70 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
- What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
- At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies except for those with nut allergies/aversions. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.