Ikoyi team up with Dalston’s Three Sheets to launch new bar menu
Critically acclaimed West African inspired restaurant, Ikoyi, has announced the arrival of an exciting new cocktail menu, created in collaboration with Max and Noel Venning, co-founders of Dalston favourite Three Sheets and newly opened Bar Three.
In keeping with the restaurant’s passion for showcasing the beauty of West African ingredients, the new cocktail list will see much loved classics reinvented with unique West African twists.
The Ogbono Gimlet, a umami play on the original, will use dried seed from the bush mango to add a savoury depth and strong finish to a bright gimlet – making it the perfect drink to transition from spring to summer.
Other offerings include the Plantain Old Fashioned, a round and savoury interpretation of a rum Old Fashioned. Plantation rum is fat washed by frying slices of plantain and miso in unsalted butter, and once caramelized the mixture is frozen to allow flavours to infuse and create a smooth, buttery rum. Stirred with a touch of sugar and bitters it is transformed into the perfect after dinner drink.
The selection of new cocktails will complement Ikoyi’s recent change of direction, with 2018 seeing the introduction of almost a whole new menu of seafood dishes. The aim of the change was to ensure the chefs continued to learn, explore and challenge the restaurant’s concept further, by applying brand new techniques to unique West African ingredients. Ikoyi hope the arrival of these new cocktails will mirror this.
The new cocktail menu will be available to enjoy at Ikoyi’s intimate bar with a selection of bar snacks, or in the restaurant. Bookings can be made online, here.
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