A West + Central African Cultural Dinner / Kiki Louya of Folk & The Farmer's Hand

Nov 15th

A West + Central African Cultural Dinner Experience
Kiki Louya
The Farmer’s Hand

Inspired by their love for food, empowerment, community development and contributing to the greater good of humans, Kiki Louya + Rohani Foulkes have been busy focusing on local agriculture and food justice with the creation of their Corktown’s Folk and The Farmers Hand 

Kiki of Congolese descent, studied at Le Cordon Bleu and trained under chefs from the likes of Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Avec, Nico Osteria).
Rohani – a native of Cairns, Australia, holds a Masters Degree in International Education, a trade apprenticeship in culinary arts and years as a chef on the East Coast of Australia.

As a testament to their acclaim, these media darlings were just named one of the 19 Great Restaurants to Work For by Food & Wine Magazine, dedicated to treating their restaurant family, as professionals; setting high standards from the get-go.

Add to this, their impeccable technique, coveted style and a whole load of imagination and we end up with an exploration of West & Central African Culture and a cherished dinner party honoring Kiki’s cultural hearth and cherished food traditions.
How lucky are we! Friday can’t get here fast enough.


( 01 )
Wild Chicory Salad
Sweet Tamarind  / Toasted Groundnuts

( 02 )
Pigeon Pea Fritter

Cassava Leaf / Mango

( 03 )
Spiced Chicken Wings

Scallions  /  Toasted Benne Seed

( 04 )
Served Family Style with Banana Wrapped Fufu
Stewed Beef
Okra / Groundnut Sauce
Whole Fish
Coconut Milk / Curry Sauce

( 05 )
Goat’s Milk Ice Cream

Hazelnut Crumb / Passion Fruit

++ chefs are kindly requesting no dietary changes to the menu ++ 

Friday, November 15, 2019
$60 per person + tax and service fee

A West African Dinner Experience Led by Kiki Bokungu

A beverage pairing by frame’s resident wine director and sommelier, Bryan Lamorena.
++ a la- carte beer, wine, and frame cocktails.

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