As part of an array of events celebrating Black History Month, the Black-owned hotel and members club, Bingham Riverhouse is thrilled to be welcoming African chef William Chilila to Richmond.

These ticketed dinner events will showcase the diversity in African cuisine.

On 1st & 2nd of November, Chilila will take over Steven Edwards restaurant with a 7-course tasting menu exploring his Zambian, South African, Ghanaian and British heritage.

Dishes painting portraits of Africa include Yam Balls, Sweet Potato Ketchup (a street snack loved in Ghana); Rump of Lamb, Suya (a spice mix from northern Nigeria); Sea Bream, Yassa (based on the scotch-bonnet-spiked Senegalese recipe usually made with chicken); And Chililia’s extraordinary Jollof, Roots, Green Kaanee Sauce.

The dessert; Uda Chocolate Mousse, Caramelised White Chocolate, uses Goats Milk
Foam to cut the richness.

Chilila, a former MasterChef: The Professionals finalist spent ten years rising through the ranks at The Orrery before taking his first head chef role at Akoko in 2020. Chilila is famed for his contemporary take on West African cuisine; Chilila uses classical and modern techniques , taking cues from a complexity of influences and culinary traditions. 

The evening will begin with a private view of Julian George’s ‘Made You Look’ exhibition. A visual celebration of talented Black chefs who work in some of the country’s best restaurants, yet many of them remain unknown.

Tickets are £75 – you can get them here

Bingham Riverhouse
61-63 Petersham Rd,
TW10 6UT
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