Pop-Up Pick: A World Cup–themed Afro-fusion brunch on Queen West
West African cuisine has yet to penetrate Toronto’s dining scene in any big way. That was part of the impetus behind Palattes of Africa, a culinary pop-up founded in 2012 by Chinedu Ukabam, the fashion designer and curator behind contemporary Africana shop Supafrik. The 2014 edition—a World Cup–themed brunch—will take place on Sunday, June 29, at 952 Queen West, next door to the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. The multi-course meal will meld Ghanaian, Senegalese and Brazilian flavours to create an Afro-fusion feast—prepared by private chef and African-food specialist Lohi Ogolo—that should definitely be interesting, if nothing else. (Previous Palattes meals have included Nigerian bean cakes, goat sliders and jerked-catfish sushi.) The $40 ticket price includes a $10 voucher to the on-site Supafrik pop-up shop.
June 29, 12 p.m. $40. 952 Queen St. W. (enter through the MOCCA courtyard), eventbrite.ca