The Ultimate Nigerian-Italian Fusion Dinner Series with Chef Tayo

We are launching a new and exciting dinner series that brings together the robust, hearty flavors of Italian food and the lively, spicy tastes of Nigerian cuisine with Chef Tayo

Chef Tayo, skilled and passionate about both food cultures, has crafted a 4-course family-style menu blending Nigerian and Italian dishes to tantalize your taste buds. Tayo deeply values family-style dining as a way to foster community and connection through food. To elevate your dining experience, each dish is paired with specially selected wines that highlight its unique flavors.

In addition to offering a delightful culinary experience, this event also supports a meaningful cause. We’re proud to contribute a portion of our proceeds to the Jikoni Recipe Archive, a non-profit dedicated to preserving and celebrating the diverse food traditions of Africa. This organization collects and shares stories from cooks past and present, showcasing Africa’s rich culinary heritage.

By attending our dinner series, you will not only enjoy fantastic meals but also support Jikoni Recipe Archive’s valuable work. This dinner series is throughout the month of October and seats are limited, so reserve yours today! (Link’s in the bio)

We look forward to sharing delicious wine, incredible food, and the significant contributions of African cuisine to the culinary world with you. Join us for an evening filled with delightful dishes and memorable moments!

See you at the chef’s table! 🎉🍴


Creamy Amore Pepper Soup, is a tasty blend of classic Nigerian spice and Italian creaminess. Imagine the warmth of Nigerian pepper soup, but with a smooth, velvety touch from Italy. It’s a spicy treat that feels like a cozy hug with every spoonful. Perfect for those who love a mix of bold and gentle flavors!

Jollof Risotto is a special and tasty dish that brings together the spicy and delicious Jollof rice from West Africa and the creamy and comforting Risotto from Italy. This dish is like a wonderful food adventure, with the bold and exciting flavors of tomato and spices from Jollof rice, mixed with the smooth and creamy texture of cooked Italian Risotto.

Yoruba Garden Ravioli is a delightful dish where Nigeria meets Italy on a plate! In this meal, the tasty and hearty Nigerian Efo greens join hands with creamy and soft ricotta cheese, all tucked inside homemade ravioli. Each bite offers a burst of rich flavors and comfort, creating a joyful dance of taste that you’ll love. It’s a true celebration of flavor!

Golden Ricotta Puff-Puffs are like little pockets of joy! They’re made from the crispy, fried dough we love in Nigerian puff-puff. But inside, there’s a surprise: a creamy filling of ricotta cheese that tastes like honey and lemon. It’s a fun dessert where Nigerian puff-puff meets yummy Italian flavors. When you bite into one, you get a mix of sweet, tangy, and creamy all at once. It’s a tasty adventure that’s sure to make your taste buds dance!

For list of ingredients in each dish please click here.


  • Saturday 10/7 | 10 seats available | 4 PM – 7 PM
  • Sunday 10/15 | 10 seats available | 4 PM – 7 PM
  • Saturday 10/21 | 10 seats available | 4 PM – 7 PM
  • Saturday 10/28 | 10 seats available | 4 PM – 7 PM


How to Make Cinnamon Roll Pancakes – A Step-by-Step Guide

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes are the perfect breakfast treat that everyone will love. Imagine taking a fluffy pancake and mixing it with the sweet, spicy taste of a cinnamon roll. You get the best of both worlds! With swirls of cinnamon sugar and a creamy glaze on top, these pancakes are so yummy, you won’t want to stop at just one. They’re easy to make and perfect for a cozy morning at home. Try them today and make breakfast extra special.

Here’s a simple recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pancakes that combines the fluffy texture of pancakes with the sweet, spicy flavor of cinnamon rolls. This recipe serves 4 people and makes about 8 pancakes.


For the Pancake Batter:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almond milk (or your milk of choice)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Filling:

  • 4 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of the pancake batter

For the Maple Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoons almond milk (or your milk of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prepare the Cinnamon Filling:

In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until smooth. Transfer the mixture into a small plastic sandwich bag, and snip a small portion of the corner off.

Prepare the Maple Glaze:

In another bowl, beat the softened butter with powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Set aside.

Make the Pancakes:

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then add milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. A few lumps are okay.

Cook the Pancakes:

Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat.
For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet.
Once the batter is on the skillet, using the pipping bag, carefully swirl the cinnamon filling into the pankcake. Try to avoid getting it too close to the edges.
Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, then flip the pancake and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until browned.

Assemble and Serve:

Drizzle the glaze over the pancakes while they are still warm.
Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!

Optional: You can also add some chopped pecans or walnuts on top for a crunchy texture.

There you have it! Enjoy your breakfast, brunch, or anytime treat with these yummy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes.

Unlock the Secret to Easy-Peel Boiled Eggs with Baking Soda

We’ve all been there – struggling to peel a boiled egg without destroying it in the process! Luckily, there’s a nifty little trick to avoid this breakfast-time frustration: adding baking soda to your boiling water.

When you add a teaspoon of baking soda to the pot of water before boiling your eggs, it increases the alkalinity of the water. This higher pH level makes it easier to peel the eggs later, as it helps to loosen the bond between the shell and the egg white. The science behind this is that the alkaline water alters the pH of the egg whites, making them less likely to adhere to the shell. This means that, once boiled, the shell and membrane will separate from the egg white more easily, leading to a smoother peeling experience.

To try this trick, simply bring a pot of water to a boil, stir in a teaspoon of baking soda, and then gently add your eggs. Boil them to your preferred level of doneness, then transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and make them cool enough to handle. You’ll find that the shells come off more easily, leaving you with a perfectly smooth and appetizing boiled egg.

Remember, it’s the little hacks like these that make our lives in the kitchen so much easier and our meals more enjoyable. Give it a try during your next breakfast preparation and say goodbye to the old egg-peeling struggles!

The Magic of Pasta Water

When it comes to making a perfect pasta dish, one secret ingredient is right there in your pot – the pasta water! Before you drain your pasta, be sure to set aside a cup of this starchy liquid gold.

Why, you ask? This humble component can work wonders in your sauce. The water, which retains some of the salts and starches released by the pasta during cooking, can help thicken your sauce and make it cling to the pasta better, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. It can also adjust the consistency of a sauce that’s too thick, making it just right.

So, the next time you find yourself whipping up a pasta dish, remember to harness the magic of pasta water. It’s a simple step that elevates your meal to the next level, giving you a restaurant-quality dish right at home. Happy cooking!

Discover the Magic of Jackson Hole, Wyoming

In the heart of the grand American wilderness lies Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a place that seems to have been plucked straight out of a magical Disney tale, reminiscent of the mystical forest in Snow White. Imagine a place where big mountains stand tall like old castles, with snow on top even when it’s warm, and the forests are full of life and whispers, sharing secrets with those who walk through. Here, everything feels slower, letting nature share its tales in peaceful open fields, just like the enchanted forest in Snow White, welcoming everyone to a real-life fairy tale, ready to hug each person with its magical charm. This picturesque sanctuary promises an adventure where every turn reveals a new, breathtaking views, just like a scene from your favorite storybook, offering a magical escape into the wild arms of nature.

Come with us as we open the doors to a haven where wonder meets comfort, where your dreams of adventure and relaxation come true. Let’s discover the charming secrets of Jackson Hole’s natural beauty and the luxury that awaits you at every turn.

Spectacular Natural Beauty

Jackson Hole is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty. The valley is framed by the towering peaks of the Teton Mountain Range, including the iconic Grand Teton. Visitors are greeted by stunning views at every turn, making it a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, and nature lovers. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a wildlife enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the splendor of the great outdoors, Jackson Hole’s landscapes will leave you awe-inspired.

Wildlife Encounters

Jackson Hole is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. With the guidance of expert naturalists, you can embark on wildlife safaris and witness majestic creatures like bison, moose, and grizzly bears in their natural habitat. The proximity of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks ensures that you’re in the heart of some of America’s most iconic wildlife preserves.

A Stay that Complements the Beauty

After a fun day of exploring, you’d surely want a nice and warm place to rest. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole is the perfect spot for you. Set in the lovely Teton Village, it’s like a comforting hug with its mix of old-style charm and modern features, blending well with the pretty nature all around. Inside, you’ll find rooms that are not only comfy with soft beds but also offer great views, adding to your peace and relaxation. The kind staff are always ready to make your stay wonderful, helping you explore local sights or enjoy delicious meals specially made for you.

The resort has great places to eat where you can try delicious local food and have some nice wines. You can enjoy delicious meals at the Westbank Grill, crafted by the talented Executive Sous Chef Michael L., or at The Handle Bar. Both places offer a tasty feast with the stunning mountain view setting the scene. For some extra fun, you can try different teas at the Rishi tea tasting or experience the flavors of Wyoming with a whiskey tasting session at Ascent Lounge. If you want to spoil yourself a bit, visit the resort’s excellent spa. There, you can relax with special treatments in a peaceful place, helping you to feel recharged and brand new. It’s not just a place to stay, but a wonderful experience that fits perfectly with the beautiful Jackson Hole area.

Year-Round Outdoor Adventures

If you’re someone who gets thrilled by adventures, then you’re in for a treat! Jackson Hole is a four-season playground. Whether it’s summer or winter, Jackson Hole never runs out of exciting activities. In the summer, you can explore the many hiking trails, each promising a view more spectacular than the last, horseback riding, biking, fishing and astronomy outings. When winter comes, the place transforms into a white paradise, it’s a mecca for skiing and snowboarding, with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offering world-class slopes and powder. 

Embrace the Cowboy Spirit

Jackson Hole isn’t just about the mesmerizing landscapes; it’s a place where you can embrace the spirit of the wild west. Imagine walking in the footsteps of cowboys, experiencing their rich culture, and maybe even trying your hand at some rodeo activities. The town square, with its iconic elk antler arches, welcomes you with open arms to explore the unique shops, galleries, and restaurants that radiate the warm, rustic charm of the old west.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is like a living painting, bursting with wild beauty and exciting adventures just waiting for you to jump into. Choosing to stay at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole is like adding a golden frame to this masterpiece, bringing a sprinkle of luxury and snug comfort to your exciting adventure canvas. Whether you’re itching to dive into the wild heart of nature or dreaming of a quiet mountain haven to recharge, the Four Seasons resort and Jackson Hole are a match made in holiday heaven, promising memories you’ll cherish forever. So, throw your favorite stuff into a bag and step into a story where every day is a discovery of Jackson Hole’s wonders, with the Four Seasons resort pampering you every step of the way.

Easy to Make Peanut Butter Balls with Oats

Peanut Butter Balls with Oats and Flax Seeds

These peanut butter balls blend the creamy richness of peanut butter with the chewy texture of old-fashioned oats, complemented by a hint of sweetness and crunch from the coconut. The inclusion of ground flax seeds not only adds a subtle nutty undertone but also a boost of nutrients, making these treats both delicious and nourishing. Drizzled or coated with melted semi-sweet chocolate, they become irresistibly decadent. Perfect as a midday snack or a sweet treat after dinner, these balls are a testament to the magic that simple ingredients can create when combined with care.


1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Yield: Approximately 20-25 balls, depending on size


  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the old-fashioned oat, ground flax seeds and coconut flakes.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients: Pour in the creamy peanut butter and honey. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. The mixture should be sticky and able to hold its shape.
  3. Form Balls: Using clean hands or a scoop, take a portion of the mixture and roll it into a ball, roughly the size of a golf ball. Repeat until all the mixture is used.
  4. Set: Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until the balls are set and firm.
  5. Serve and Store: Once set, transfer the peanut butter balls to an airtight container. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy!

Chocolate Coating (Optional):

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips. This can be done by microwaving in 20-second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is smooth and fully melted.
  2. Dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate, ensuring it’s fully coated. Use a fork to lift the ball out, letting the excess chocolate drip off.


If the mixture is too dry and crumbly, add a bit more honey or peanut butter to reach the desired consistency.
For a more robust flavor, you can toast the coconut flakes in a dry pan over low heat until golden before using them for coating.
These balls can also be stored in the freezer for longer shelf life, and they taste great chilled!

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