Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen leaves Pop Brixton for Hackney’s Institute of Light

Next Month Zoe Adjonyoh, Founder of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, will bring her West African flavours to London Fields, with a new residency at The Institute of Light. Her business began in 2010 in east London at the Hackney Wicked arts festival with a home-made sign saying ‘Zoe’s peanut butter stew’ – she’s come a long way since then with sell-out supper clubs, a tenure at Pop Brixton and even her own cookbook, but Zoe says returning to Hackney is ‘a true homecoming’.

Her new residency, beginning 7 March, will be the next chapter in exploring African cooking and championing African food and culture for the masses. There will be a new menu inspired by her travels, as well as old favorites from her Brixton pop-up.

Dishes include small plates, designed to eat with your hands, of Oto cakes with soft boiled egg, Cassava crisps with scotch bonnet salsa, Kenkey and Sardines and Zoe’s signature Ghanaian Red Red Bean Stew. Larger dishes of Jollof Chicken with lettuce wraps, Goat Shocko and Plaintain pork belly will sit alongside a menu of specially created cinema snacks with Akara fritters, Okra and Kelewele all well placed to pair with a pre-show drink.

The residency will also see Zoe host regular events, one off dinners and collaborations with some of London’s leading chefs, continuing to pioneer African culture and women in the industry throughout the year.

Her residency at Pop Brixton has been replaced by Petare, bringing the heat to Brixton with Venezuelan arepas, following pop-ups and residencies in markets across London.

For reservations call 020 7249 6919 or email eat@the-institute-of-light.com

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