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The Lunch Club: Kitchen Butterfly

It's really crazy how it's been 4 months since the last Lunch Club. We promise we'll never let that happen again. That said, this month we got to work with someone special that we'd be hoping to collaborate with for a while now - Ozoz aka Kitchen Butterfly. If you're not following her on Instagram fix that now.

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The menu on this Lunch Club was so good that we had someone fighting us in Instagram comments. Please don't be that person and sign up for the Lunch Club mailing list here so you won't sleep on the next one.

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Oh, we also had a mini wine tasting with Fat Bastard at this Lunch Club. We'll share more on the tasting on Wednesday though, today is all about the food.

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A big thank you to everyone who came through. This weekend's group was amazing. If you aren't on the list and you'd love to come to one of our lunches, sign up HERE.

Sunday Lunch at Stranger

Heels In The Kitchen @ Stranger

3 Hakeem Dickson Street. Lekki Phase I, Lagos

0818 868 9274

NOSA: Since mid-February, Stranger has been running a lunch series with Chef Imoteda of Heels In The Kitchen on Sundays. For some reason we've been procrastinating the rocks, but after our amazing Lunch Club with the Chef, we just had to go to the next one. 

NOSA: I loved the tomato soup, but I think a lot of people might not. It is has nothing to do with quality of the soup and more to with the #BecauseNigeria effect. There's no meat/fish/whatever in it so I can see how the next man (e.g. Folly) might not fuck with it gastronomically. But yeah, I loved it. Reminded me of that one month in college where my roommate and I ate tomato soup and Paninis everyday for like a month. Then I started dating this one girl who pretty much ruined our thing. Started cooking pots of rice because she thought my roommate and I needed "real food". Couldn't exactly reject it because...food.

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PS: ALL MY PICTURES ARE MAD PURPLE-Y BECAUSE OF THAT MAGENTA ROOM.

FOLLY: Yeah. I'm not a fan of tomato soup (and carrot soup and pea soup in case you were wondering). I only fux with bisques. I tasted Nosa's and it wasn't bad, had a nice kick.

NOSA: I got the pork chops with mash and bacon greens. The bacon greens are Chef Imoteda's little invention. Ugwu + thick cut bacon = bacon greens. No, seriously, it's actually ugwu and not spinach. 

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FOLLY: Yeah, Ugwu is not the "Nigerian" word for spinach. Ugwu is a tougher leaf. 

NOSA: I thought the mash absolutely fantastic. The texture and consistency were just perfect. I wish she'd give these Lagos restaurants some tips on making proper mashed potatoes. Basilico, for starters, needs the lessons. 

FOLLY: Lordtttt, Basilico's mash was so tragic. Chef Imoteda's was yummy. I got the Baked Chicken with the same sides as Nosa. 

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Lowks thought I was getting a blackened baked chicken with a spice rub or something tbh. This was nice but I'd have liked it even more if I had a gravy cause chicken/beef + mash + gravy = the American Dream.

Speaking of gravy, Chef Imoteda made a mean Hennessy mushroom gravy at the last lunch club. Peep it here. It would have been fab with my dish - I think. 

NOSA: The pork chops could've been a little more tender. A shame because it actually tasted so good. Quality marinade and whatnot. The chops were goat meat tough and I didn't want to chow the things with my hands because badman nuh eat no ting without a fork.

FOLLY: Guys, you know how I'm always crying about creme brulee. I got creme brulee guys. I was like 

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Nawwww Chef Imoteda really came through for your girl on this one.

I'd never had a flavoured creme brulee. It was just a hint of pineapple and wasn't in any way overwhelming. As Nosa always says when he wants more of something "the kiddy portion wasn't the wave" cause I wanted more. 

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NOSA: I really love the fact she lets you break down the course. You don't have to get the full thing. You can go with just a main or just dessert. Oh, and complimentary wine. Wine is always good. 

I wonder what her long term play is. Private dining/catering or an actual restaurant. The latter hopefully because the people need her food.

DAMAGE

Full Course - N6000

Main Only - N4500

The Lunch Club: Heels in the Kitchen x Stranger

We should have known that this Lunch Club was going to be exciting once the tickets sold out in record time. 2 hours, in fact. Like Beyonce tickets, yanno? Definitely didn't expect it, but we can’t lie, it was pretty exciting. Folayemi was on a high for the rest of that day.

One of our readers, @SekemiB, suggested we try something different this time. Instead of our traditional lunch fare, we tweaked the menu a bit. This time, we had a brunch menu complete with bottomless-ish mimosas. Funny story there, we were down to our last pitcher by the main course, so it was defs was a boozy brunch.

This was a Lunch Club with a lot of firsts for us. Our first non-traditional venue and our first collaboration with a Chef. We also had our first sponsor too! Ronke from The Sweet Spot baked a dozen of the best cupcakes. For two hours on Saturday, we had Stranger to ourselves and the lovely Chef Imoteda of Heels in the Kitchen treated us to a delicious brunch menu. 

Hate to pick favourites but can’t help in saying that this might have been our favourite Lunch Club yet. We might have to reprise it...with proper bottomless booze. 

We'd like to say thank you to Yegwa from Stranger, Chef Imoteda and her team from Heels in the Kitchen, and finally Ronke from The Sweet Spot for being the sweetest. You guys HAVE TO try her tiramisu cupcake. It's amazing! In fact, call her now and stop wasting time - 0805 998 3098.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone that came through. It was lovely having you guys and we hope we see you again. 


Interested in our little club? Sign up HERE. The next is going to be even better so you should probably get on that.