After three game-changing years, one of Pop’s most respected alumni will be dishing up her last portion of delectable Ghanian grub from her Brixton-based shipping container.
It all started when self-taught chef Zoe Adjonyoh launched a West African supper club in London, which later went touring around Berlin and New York (not to mention the UK’s festival circuit). As popularity grew, the nomadic life no longer sufficed and it was time for Zoe to set-up-shop in the newly launch Pop Brixton.
“It was our first permanent home, and it’s been an honour to be surrounded by a bunch of like-minded, food-obsessed local entrepreneurs,” says founder Zoe. “We’ve achieved so much in the tiniest of spaces, but now feels like the right time to move on to our next adventure.”Before she heads off to launch tastier-new-things, Zoe is hosting a good ol’ fashioned Ghanaian knees-up this Saturday (28th) to bid Brixton farewell. Starting at midday the event will have a selection of bite-sized menu offerings – spiced sardine bruschetta, Suya lamb kofte and mini goat shoko pies to drop a few of the most moreish. While Zoe’s acclaimed Jollof fried chicken will be served in crispy popcorn form, alongside cassava crisps and her spiced okra fries.
To wash it all down, they’ll be free-flowing West African bevs – Star Beer and Nigerian Foreign Extra – as well as hibiscus-scented Sobolo Royale Prosecco cocktails. And, of course, no Ghanaian knees-up is complete without a DJ peddling out afrobeats all afternoon.
We suggest getting down early, tickets are free but work on a first-come, first-served basis. First 20 keen-beans get a goody bag filled with essential ingredients for vague attempts at replicating Zoe’s craft.