Nok by Alara with its particular Amala menu and now, Danfo Bistro with its Ewa Agoyin sandwich…
In July 2018, NOK by Alara, a recent African restaurant identified for reinventing the classics of African cooking, launched a brand new secret menu that featured the Nigerian specialty — amala, gbegiri and ewedu.
When Pulse visited the restaurant to have a go on the extremely acclaimed menu, we shortly realised that, whereas a daily plate of Amala at a buka prices a median of N500, NOK serves a plate of Amala for N3500. Funny sufficient, the meals was really not unhealthy! Read our review here.
Once again, we’re seeing one other restaurant change into a viral sensation for its over-priced meals.
Danfo Bistro and Dives, a Nigerian-inspired restaurant that fuses overseas dishes with Nigerian components and vice versa, has opened in Ikoyi.
According to Eat Drink Lagos, “there are one or two local staples on [the menu], however it’s largely Nigerian-inspired. Inspired within the sense that they make use of Nigerian components in plates which might be, by and huge, not Nigerian per se.”
Danfo Bistro which launched in December has shortly change into a spot for the seekers of aesthetically-pleasing areas and good meals to experiment with. An image of their Ewa Agoyin sandwich which Eat Drink Lagos posted on Twitter on Thursday is making rounds on social media, for its meal pricing and presentation.
Most of the reactions claimed the meal was method overpriced. Basically, a plate of ewa agoyin and bread prices a median of N300, however a Danfo Bistro Ewa Agoyin sandwich is priced at N2500.
So, what precisely are these eating places promoting?
The key to understanding that is realising that these are usually not the eating places that come to thoughts when fascinated by avenue meals.
High-end eating places are selecting basic streetfood, including, or really eradicating some components, and rebranding it under their restaurant identify, house and ambiance.
Your common amala buka does not give the intimate eating expertise in a recent and artsy constructing in Ikoyi, with ample pure lighting and a beautiful bar. Neither does your favorite ewa agoyin place have a danfo bar. Or does it?
Amidst the backlash, here is what one Twitter consumer, @Dupekilla has to say about Danfo Bistro: “This is a brand new favorite Lagos spot for me, really. It’s the structure, the menu, the truth that they dared do that Danfo idea and acquired it proper. Almost all the things labored. Staff tweak wanted although.”
So, for the prospects that admire and might afford the additional oomph to their consuming house, the additional padding to the price seems like fairly truthful game.