The London Taste of Africa Group visited Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant on Saturday 6th September 2014. This group aims are to bring people together through celebrating food from across Africa and African culture. Saturday proved successful in that it was a full house of 26 hungry members. You can sign up to this group by searching the website www.meetup.com. Past events have included an African cooking class, a trip to Paris to visit Senegalese restaurants and London African restaurant dinning.
Pictures of the London Taste of Africa meetup event
The London Taste of Africa Group gather opposite Tufnell Park North London
The group drink St George Beer, wine, chat and take in the atmosphere of the restaurant
Getting hungry. I've been waiting since 6.30! I knew it shouldn't have rushed
Vegetable Samosas, lovely I will have some of that, going round the table. That should hold belly
Injera, Vegetarian Shiro Beyaynetu (Suitable for two)
Combination of Shiro, Spicy Chick Peas and Aubergine, Duba (Pumpkin) wot and two portions of seasonal vegetables
Spicy Yoghurt, Spinach, Tef Injera, Azifa (green lentil salad)
Upstairs in Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant North London
The group chat before eating in this authentic setting, where's my chop!
A Buffet Menu
Minchetabesh: Finely chopped lean prime beef in a red chili sauce
Injera is flat Ethiopian bread which has a very slight sour dough taste which complements the spices used in Ethiopian cuisine
Alicha Beg Wot: Lamb fillet cubed & cooked with onions, garlic, ginger & traditional Ethiopian spices
Beg Wot: Lamb fillet cubed & cooked in a rich spicy tomato & Berbere (spiced chili powder) based stew
Fosolia (Carrots, potatoes & beans cooked with onions & garlic) Gomen (Spring Greens)
Top Right Miser Kik: Lentils cooked in a delicious tomato sauce & traditional herbs & spices
Left Alicha Kik: A mild split peas sauce cooked in tumeric & fresh herbs & spices
Looks good damm where are the plates?
Fish in sauce. Assa (Fish) Tibs Cubed fried fish marinated in rosemary and lemon juice cooked with fresh tomatoes and peppers. Served with mild chilli and garlic sauce
Chicken Cream Tibs: Cubed chicken cooked in a rich cream sauce, seasoned with fresh herbs
The London Taste of Africa Group enjoying happy times
The complete meal. Ready to eat with the hands. What no knife and fork! Sh*t got to wash my hands
On the house after drinks. Mess is a honey wine
The nights meal cost £18.95 excluding drinks
Beg are lamb Dishes. Bere are beef Dishes
Gomen (Spring Greens)
Fosolia (Carrots, potatoes & beans cooked with onions & garlic)
Comments from the night
Had very enjoyable conversations yesterday. Looking forward to the next meetup
A fabulous meal with lovely people
A thoroughly enjoyable evening
... Thoroughly enjoyed having such stimulating conversations with a great bunch of people. Looking forward to the next one...
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Location: How to get there
Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant, 137 Fortess Rd London NW5 2HR
Nearest Tube Station: Tufnell Park (Northern Line)
Nearest Overground Station: Gospel Oak