Events

Supper Clubs, Private Dining & Cookery Classes

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In Lagos Island market

Supper Clubs

At my supper clubs, we enjoy sumptuous food from my ever-growing collection of recipes reflecting the vibrancy and richness of Africa. I especially love marrying native African foods with other world foods, using the best of local and seasonal produce. This is one for lovers of culture, food, and new experiences.

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LONDON SUPPER CLUB

BRIGHTON & SUSSEX SUPPER CLUB

 

Cookery Classes 

At my cookery classes, you learn as a group or in a private lesson, the secrets of African cuisine, from North Africa to West Africa. You will learn how to get the best out of native spices, herbs, peppers and super foods and how to infuse wonderful African flavours into your daily cooking. See dates in the calender below for upcoming classes or you can book a private class.

Private Dining 

My private dining experiences include bespoke catering for a wide range, from corporates to fashion, entertainment and art industry, charity organizations, and for individuals. It is especially popular as gifts and for special celebrations such as Christmas & valentine’s day gifts, baby showers, birthdays, mother’s day celebrations and more.  I create a specially designed menu to suit your diet and occasion. For individuals, this is a great opportunity to enjoy being cooked for and served in the comfort of your own space. Some of my private dining experiences include cookery lessons for you and your guests. This can be as relaxed or as opulent as you want it to be.

For more details or to contact me for listed events, private dining, cooking demonstrations, and talks please email me at:

lerato@leratolovesfood.com

2017 CALENDER

London

Lerato’s Wild Africa (See menu below)

11th March – Private Supper Club

12th March

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Brighton & Eastbourne

Lerato’s Wild Africa (See menu below)

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18th January – SOLD OUT

25nd January – SOLD OUT

15th February- Anti-Valentine Supper Club – Book Here

9th March – 9th March – Vegan Supper Club in Brighton Book Here

Wild Africa Wine Pairing Supper Club

19th March – Book Here

2017 Cookery Classes, Talks & Demonstrations

28th January – Private Event

17th February – Cookery class at The Cookshelf- SOLD OUT

18th February – Cookery Class at The Cookshelf, East Sussex

5th March – Live Cooking Demonstration at Enterprise Center with The Cookshelf

6th March – African Cookery Class & Dinner – SOLD OUT

17 March – Moroccan Cookery Class  at The Cookshelf, East Sussex– SOLD OUT

18th Marc – Cookery Class at The Cookshelf, East Sussex

25th March – Moroccan Supper Club at The Cookshelf, East Sussex

1st April – Moroccan Private Dining Baby Shower

21st April – Moroccan Cookery Class at The Cookshelf, East Sussex

28th – 29th May – Cooking on the Live stage at Brighton Food & Drinks Festival

29th – Children’s Cooking Session at Brighton Food & Drinks Festival

 Explore for more amazing food and easy gourmet recipes to try at home.  

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Lerato’s food speaks volumes and she is truly a fabulous chef.Elly & Rosy of Ldn Eats.

Jollof in Stuffed Peppers


Mangoes with no air miles in Niger State

My inspiration…

The apple did not fall far from the tree in my case, as my mother was a young restaurateur in Nigeria, where she ran a popular restaurant in Lagos in her 20’s. Although I was not encouraged to spend time in the kitchen for fear of accidents – which is rather unusual for an African girl who is taught to cook from a young age. I was quite the rebellious child who turned out to be entirely consumed by the wonders of food; so I disobeyed my mother lots of times and I have the hot oil scars to show for it. Now I cook, share and write about all that I love and learn about food.

During my recent journey foraging across Nigeria I enjoyed learning and sharing with local communities across the country. The women selling mangoes under a bush of mango trees, the village women preserving interesting and inspiring techniques, street food hawkers cooking and selling corn, the vibrant tomatoes and peppers from Jos in the Northern region, well known for its exceptionally arable land and fine weather, my mother’s love of Boli or Bole (a popular street food of roasted plantain) eaten with open fire roasted peanuts and the goodness of the moringa leaves from the trees shading our house; these and much more inspire my cooking.

If you will like more information about my pop-ups or recipes send me a quick message and I will respond as quickly as I eat plantains.

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AFRICAN AFTERNOON  TEA MENU

Sample Menu

SAVOURY

Homemade Honey Butter Rolls with Strawberry & Tomato Jam

My answer to the great British scone. Reminiscent of my childhood in Lagos, savouring soft sweet bread with tomato sauce for light lunch. Vegan rolls with almond butter and gluten free on request.

Lagos Angus Pie / Lagos Portobello Pie

Organic Aberdeen Angus, heritage potatoes, Jos pepper. An ode to the moreish Nigerian meat pies. A staple in every home and at every occasion. Vegan portobello pie with leeks, portobello mushrooms, lovage and gluten free on request.

Akara Tarts

Steam baked honey beans, roasted peppers. Traditional west African bean fritters known as ‘Akara’.

Prawn Suya Rolls

African summer rolls of prawns grilled with aromatic ‘suya’ spices (a popular west African spice mix) crisp vegetables, coriander, mint, lovage, African Blue basil, lettuce & edible flowers.

Vegetable Suya Rolls

Suya, carrot, cucumber, pepper, lettuce, coriander, mint, lovage, African blue basil & edible flowers.

SWEET

Gold Coast Chocolate Cake

Decadent chocolate cake with Divine Chocolate; 70% dark cocoa. Fair trade chocolate produced by the Kuapa Kokoo co-op in Ghana. 

Chin Chin Mango Mousse

‘Chin chin’, a popular West African sweet cookie dough and mangoes inspired by my ‘mango & moringa fool’ recipe from a wonderful experience I had with women selling mangoes under a bush of mango trees in Kodo Village, in Northern Nigeria.

Roasted Plantain & Nuts

My special recipe of the much loved ‘Boli’, a street food of roasted plantains eaten with peanuts. My mother’s insatiable appetite for these, and leaving a trail of peanuts everywhere inspired me to create one bite of decadence with plantain and nuts.

Plantain & Raspberry Chocolate Bark

Sweet plantains, Ghanaian cocoa from Divine chocolate 70% dark chocolate and raspberries.

TEAS

Single estate highland Kenyan black tea

For a classic English style tea. Perfect for pairing with the savoury selection.

Malawi Antlers

Premium white tea from East Africa named after its distinctive features. Unlike most teas, the brew is derived from the dried shoots and not the tea leaves. A wonderful crisp, sweet, fruity yet floral tea served by the likes of Claridges.

Zobo Lemonade

My special blend of hibiscus flowers, lemon peel, lemon grass and organic English roses. This reminds me of rose champagne with a citrus zing, light enough to drink all day.

*Vegan & gluten free on request*

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