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Nyamming 2: Children of the Diasporas

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NYAMMING 2
CHILDREN OF THE DIASPORAS EXPLORATIVE DINING
TT LIQUOR, SHOREDITCH
26.10.18

Island Social Club welcomes the Children of the Diasporas... Two exciting female chefs from London, Sierra Leone/Liberia and Jamaica respectively.

Through a 4-course dining experience and paired cocktail menu, they will share with us their varied and complex journeys to finding their own culinary voices.

Two courses will be interpretations of classic West African and Caribbean dishes, using seasonal British produce. With the remaining two courses taking inspiration from London’s modern food scene, and in doing so, adding a contemporary layer to London’s diasporic food culture.

The dishes will introduce guests to the interweaving relationship between two young chef’s experiences growing up in London as descendants of West Africa and the Caribbean.


COLLABORATIONS

Chef Nimatu Owino -
Founder of Nim’s Din. blog and head-chef of CHAM CHAMChef

Marie Mitchell -
Co-founder of Island Social Club and head-chef at Pop’s Kitchen.

TT Liquor -
An innovative liquor and cocktail company in the heart of Shoreditch. Providing a 4-course cocktail menu, paired to each dish.

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MENU

Rice Akara & Salt-fish Fritter

Small bites to awake the senses. Served with CHAMCHAM hot pepper sauce and Pop's scotch bonnet sweet chilli jam.

Always offering a little something when guests arrive, both Marie and Nim draw upon their shared experiences of growing up British with parents of a diaspora. They’d welcome their guests with a little bite on arrival.

Sweetcorn Chowder

A cross-continental sweetcorn chowder served with a seasonal Pumpkin and Thyme Loaf

Both Marie and Nim wanted to create a dish that showcased ingredients that crossed over both cultures. They naturally settled on corn as it's versatility demonstrates why it is used in abundance in all three countries. While corn is coming to the end of it's season here in the UK, they wanted to celebrate it alongside a vegetable that defines Autumn, the pumpkin.

Seasonal Guinea Fowl,

served with Bitter Leaves, Liberia's national dish, alongside a stout and treacle reduction and dumboy.

In this dish Nim balances authenticity with palate. Liberian cuisine is inherently bitter, so for the British palate, she complements the bitter leaf with, a slightly sweetened stout and treacle reduction, though a bitterness remains. Nim here explores the act of sharing her cultural heritage with her upbringing beautifully.

Vanilla and cinnamon poached pear with Madagascan vanilla ice cream

The delicately flavoured pear drawing the evening to a close, Marie wanted to marry something associated with the British Autumn weather, all the while pulling your tastebuds to the warmth and sweetness of the Caribbean. Creating a deliciously sweet, yet wonderfully subtle dessert.

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NYAMMING SERIES

A series investigating Caribbean cuisine.Episodes explore food tradition that reach far beyond the plate…Nyamming is a gateway to understanding this culture.

Complemented by spoken-performance, ISC are collaborating with London’s exciting young chefs to create explorative dinners that travel through Caribbean time.

Island Social Club presents a series of fine dining, exploring spaces and stories to stimulate our guests palate and widen their taste.

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SYMBOLISM

The Funtunfunefu Denkyemfunefu is a West African symbol, showing two crocodiles linked by one stomach, their heads and mouths facing different directions. The beast shares a belly, but fights over food - it is a symbol for the complexity of sharing experience in our society.

Nyamming is Island Social Club’s response. This inclusive dining experience is designed to promote the idea that, we all share a fundamental goal.

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Marie Mitchell -- marie@islandsocialclub.com -- 07989473664
Joseph Pilgrim -- joseph@islandsocialclub.com -- 07810485495

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