Monday, August 27, 2018

Friday night Senegalese supper club

Jollof

I spent last friday evening at little Baobab, a Senegalese pop up Supperclub with live music at London's lower Clapton. This was one of the finest evening have had in London for a while. For 30 pounds you get 3 courses, cocktails and 2 live performances. The venue was very intimate and the atmosphere was very chilled. There were lots of people with friends and dates. It was also nice meeting the blogging couple Hey ! Dip Your Toes in . Thanks for recommending the pop up on twitter guys.


Here are a few of the evening's pictures and videos.


 
A nice welcome and the door
A nice welcome and the door



I love this place's decor
I love this place's decor


Shared starters
Shared starters

 We had starters such as fataya's , Senegalese samosas served with home made chilli sauce

Senegalese Samosa's
Senegalese Samosa's


  Live performance 1:Kadialy Kouyate
Kadialy Kouyate
Kadialy Kouyate
 
We had 2 mains, one of which was a Jollof rice dish with Seabass called Thieboudienne. The Jollof was slightly different to Nigerian Jollof in that it was accompanied by carrots , aubergines , yam and okra. The dish was pretty tasty actually..and this is coming from a Nigerian Jollof rice disciple.

Sea bass and rice casserole yam, carrot , okra and aubergine
Sea bass and rice casserole yam, carrot , okra and aubergine


We also had a lamb peanut stew with vegetables ,  rice and salad called Mafe. I thought the dish was okay,  however it needed a little  bit of chilli to give it a kick. They give you some home made chilli sauce and mixing that into it gives the dish that lift.

Lamb peanut stew with rice
Lamb peanut stew with rice


A slice of jaffa cakes and sorbet as a nice refreshing end to the mains. 

Jaffa cakes and sorbet
Jaffa cakes and sorbet


Live performance 2: Kasai Masai




 
There goes our evening at Little Baobab. Compliments to the Khadim the chef and Suzie , one of the evenings host. I defintely plan to come back again with a few more friends as the experience was worth every penny. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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