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EBI-AYO SUPPER CLUB The Ultimate Dining Experience with Chef Tayo

The Ebi-Ayo Supper Club is a unique dining series that combines the communal essence of “Ebi” (family in Yoruba) and the joyous spirit of “Ayo” (meaning joy or happiness) to provide guests with a memorable culinary journey.

Our menu blends traditions and tastes, offering an evening where communal dining connects with Chef Tayo’s artistry as he integrates his Nigerian heritage with Italian and Costa Rican influences in a 5-course meal served family-style, each dish a showcase of creativity and culinary excellence. Joining this dinner offers guests a chance to enjoy fantastic dishes, connect across cultures, and strengthen community bonds through a mutual appreciation of food, all complemented by carefully chosen wines to enhance your dining experience.

The Ebi-Ayo Supper Club also supports a noble cause. A portion of our proceeds proudly supports Operation Spread The Love. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the community through support and feeding of the homeless, along with assisting those in need every quarter.

As we aim to create opportunities that positively impact the lives of others, we invite you to join us at the chef’s table for an evening of great company, delicious meals and creating long lasting memories.

Cheers, see you at the chef’s table! 🎉🍴

MENU

Ijebu Seafood Ceviche marries the zestful, citrusy essence of classic South American ceviche with the rich, spicy undertones of Nigerian pepper soup, introducing a unique culinary masterpiece.  This dish serves as a vibrant celebration of Nigeria’s flavorful heritage and the global love for seafood.

The Yoruba Garden Salad is a vibrant homage to the rich agricultural heritage of the Yoruba people, featuring an abundance of fresh, summer flavors that capture the essence of the season. This refreshing dish combines crisp vegetables, fragrant herbs, and a light, citrusy dressing, making it a perfect celebration of Yoruba culinary traditions and the bounty of summer gardens.

Seafood Jollof Risotto, enhanced with the addition of succulent lobster and tender shrimp, is a luxurious dish that marries the spicy and flavorful essence of West African Jollof rice with the creamy, comforting texture of Italian Risotto. This culinary creation is a thrilling food journey, featuring the bold and vibrant flavors of tomatoes and spices characteristic of Jollof rice, seamlessly blended with the creamy, rich consistency of perfectly cooked Risotto. The inclusion of lobster and shrimp elevates this dish, making it an unforgettable dining experience.

Our Fried Fufu Gnocchi with oxtail stew is a culinary blend of African and Italian traditions, this dish marries the unique texture of fufu with the comforting flavors of homemade gnocchi. Made from African yams and premium potatoes, it’s made to perfection and served with our signature oxtail stew. Experience a world of flavor in every bite.

Golden Ricotta Puff-Puffs are like little pockets of joy! They’re made from the crispy, fried dough we love in Nigerian puff-puff and have a sweet ricotta cheese topping with honey and a bit of lemon zest. 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.

Selected wines are included and paired to enhance and elevate the flavors of your dining experience. These chosen wines are unlimited.

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** The cost of the dinner includes compensation for our dedicated staff, ensuring exceptional service throughout your dining experience.

For group bookings and private dinner inquiries, please send us a message here.

How to Eat Your Way Through the City of Angels

When it comes to exploring and eating your way through Los Angeles, the city of angels offers a range of diverse places to dine at. From 5-star restaurants to food trucks, this city offers you many options for your buck. But how does a person know how to navigate their way through the Los Angeles dining scene?

Though there are numerous fantastic restaurants, bars and eateries around this large city, you may find yourself overwhelmed if you’re just trying to find a bite to eat. If that’s the case, then hopefully this list of Los Angeles food recommendations will be a perfect place to start! So, to save you the hassle of searching for places to eat in Los Angeles, I’ve narrowed your choices down to my favorite choices. This will leave both your heart and stomach full. Whether you’re looking to splash out on a high-end meal or make a way down to a food truck, I’ve got you covered with my list of the best places to eat in Los Angeles.

1. Brooklyn Ave Pizza Co.

Brooklyn Ave Pizza Co. is a must-visit pizza spot in Los Angeles. Located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, this cozy little pizza joint serves up some of the best New York-style pizza in the city. The crust is crispy yet chewy, and the sauce is perfectly balanced with just the right amount of spices. Their toppings are fresh and flavorful, and their specialty pies are inventive and delicious. In addition to their pizza, Brooklyn Ave Pizza Co. also serves up some delicious appetizers and salads. The atmosphere is casual and inviting, and the staff is friendly and attentive. Overall, Brooklyn Ave Pizza Co. is a great spot for a casual dinner or a quick slice on the go. Highly recommended for pizza lovers in LA!

2. Jon and Vinny’s

Jon and Vinny’s is one of my favorite. This relaxed, modern diner for all-day, Italian-inspired cuisine is a must on places you have to dine at in LA. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating options. The menu is extensive with a variety of options for all tastes, and the portions are generous. The pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven and have a crispy crust with fresh toppings. The pastas are homemade and cooked al dente, and the sauces are flavorful and well-balanced. I recommend giving the spicy fusilli a try. The salads are fresh and innovative with a variety of textures and flavors. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the service is prompt. Overall, Jon and Vinny’s is a great spot for a relaxed and enjoyable meal with friends or family. Highly recommended for Italian food lovers in LA!

3. Osteria La Buca

Osteria La Buca is the go to neighborhood spot that you can always count on. Even if you don’t live nearby, it’s worth the drive. Everything is made from scratch, the best part is you don’t have to blow through your wallet to have a high quality meal. Their short-rib ravioli and pork meatballs were by far my two favorite dishes on the menu. I’m pretty sure everything else won’t disappoint. The wine list is extensive, with a great selection of Italian and Californian wines. Overall the experience and service here were great. I’ll definitely go back again to try out more of their menu. Side-note, street parking can be difficult in the area so I recommend car share service. 

4. Osteria Mamma

If you are looking for an old fashioned Italian restaurant, Osteria Mamma is the place to be. The menu is traditional Italian with a focus on homemade pasta dishes and Neapolitan-style pizzas. The pastas are cooked to perfection and the sauces are deliciously rich and flavorful. The beauty and exclusivity of this place is the kind of food they serve; you can find fresh pasta pretty much in all the Italian restaurants around LA but you can’t find great local home-style Italian food like Osteria Mamma. Everything is fresh, delicious and the great wine selection brings it all together. Let’s just say you can’t go wrong with freshly made pasta and a good glass of wine. The restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere with a small dining room that is decorated with vintage Italian posters and pictures. Overall, Osteria Mamma is a great spot for a cozy and delicious meal with friends or family.

5. The Girl and The Goat (Art District DTLA)

The Girl and The Goat is a trendy and upscale restaurant located in the art district of downtown Los Angeles. The restaurant has a sleek and modern design with a vibrant atmosphere. The menu is inspired by Asian and Californian cuisine, with a focus on small plates and shared dishes. The flavors are bold and creative, and the presentation is beautiful. Some of the standout dishes include the crispy pork belly, the wagyu beef skewers, and the roasted Brussels sprouts. The cocktails are also excellent and well-crafted, with a variety of interesting flavor combinations. The service is friendly and attentive, and the staff is knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. Overall, The Girl and The Goat is a great spot for a special occasion, date night, or a night out with friends. Getting a reservation can be extremely difficult so I recommend booking one in advance or just grabbing a seat at the bar. So make sure to get a table and enjoy an incredible time at The Girl and The Goat! 

6. Yxta Cocina Mexicana

Yxta Cocina Mexicana is a vibrant and colorful Mexican restaurant located in the Arts District of Los Angeles that offers a modern twist to traditional Mexican cuisine using fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. The dishes are beautifully presented and bursting with flavor. Some of the standout dishes include the ceviche, the mole poblano, and the tacos al pastor. The margaritas are also excellent and well-crafted, with a variety of interesting flavors. The atmosphere is festive and inviting with a lively bar area and plenty of seating options both indoors and outdoor seating area. Perfect for enjoying a meal on a sunny day. Overall, Yxta Cocina Mexicana is a great spot for a fun and festive night out with friends or family. Highly recommended for those looking for delicious Mexican food with a modern twist. Overall, it’s definitely worth adding Yxta to your “must try” list. The food, drinks and overall dining experience here is great.

7. Blasteran

So happy to have discovered this gem! This restaurant is located in Beverly Hills and everything about gets a high rating from me. Blasteran offers a unique blend of classic American and Indonesian cuisine. The restaurant’s veggie-forward American menu is complemented by a selection of delicious Indonesian dishes, making for a fusion of flavors that is both exciting and satisfying. The ambiance at Blasteran is unfussy, with a relaxed and comfortable setting that makes it perfect for a casual night out. The menu features a range of creative and innovative dishes that are packed with flavor and made with high-quality, fresh ingredients. Some of the standout dishes include the tempeh curry, the sambal chicken wings, cowboy burger and the shrimp noodles. For dessert, YOU HAVE TO TRY the bread pudding banana French toast. You’ll thank me later.

The manager and staff make you feel right at home with their excellent service. Overall Blasteran offers it all from delicious food, great service and down to the curated playlist playing the right selection of top 40 to classic r&b. I highly recommend Blasteran for anyone looking for a unique and flavorful dining experience in Beverly Hills.

8. The Sunset Restaurant (Malibu)

The Sunset Restaurant is a stunning oceanfront restaurant located out in Malibu, California. The restaurant’s prime location offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the Malibu coastline, making it the perfect spot for any occasion. The menu at Sunset Restaurant features an extensive selection of fresh seafood, as well as a variety of meat and vegetarian options. The dishes are beautifully presented and packed with flavor, with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients. Some of the standout dishes include the grilled octopus, pumpkin tortelloni, and the spicy ahi tuna tartare.

In addition to the delicious food, Sunset Restaurant offers an impressive wine list, with a variety of high-quality wines from around the world. Overall, Sunset Restaurant is a must-visit and highly recommended for those who appreciate great food and wine in a beautiful setting.

9. Lowboy Bar (Echo Park)

You have to grab a drink at Lowboy Bar! This is a must. If you’re looking for a super chill space to drink and hang out with friends in Echo Park, this is the place to go. The decor is great, the vibes are always good and the drinks are stellar. Also, gotta add; great music selection. They have weekly cocktails, all of which are always inventive and quite tasty. 

10. Savage Tacos Food Truck

Last but not least, Savage Tacos Food Truck. There are tons of food trucks out here in the city, but there’s nothing like Savage Tacos Food Truck. To be quite honest, you’ll probably have some of the best meals from a food truck in this city. I’m telling you now if you have the time to stop by Savage Tacos, I promise you, you won’t be disappointed. Track them down and find out where this truck will be on a weekly basis.

Make Cajun Style Crab-Stuffed Salmon That Will Wow Your Guests

This Cajun Style Crab-Stuffed Salmon is a delicious and impressive seafood dish that’s perfect for a special occasion or a fancy dinner party. This recipe features tender salmon fillets stuffed with a savory filling made with crab meat, Cajun seasoning, and breadcrumbs. The result is a flavorful and satisfying dish that’s both rich and indulgent. The Cajun seasoning adds a spicy kick to the dish, while the crab meat adds a sweet and delicate flavor. This recipe is not only delicious, but also nutritious, as it’s packed with protein, healthy fats, and omega-3s. If you’re a seafood lover or simply looking for a new and exciting recipe to try, give this Cajun Style Crab-Stuffed Salmon a go and impress your guests with a flavorful and elegant dish.

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz. Crab Meat
  • ½ C diced bell peppers
  • ½ C cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tsp black pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 C mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ C grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tsp smoked paprika
  • ⅓ C green onions, diced
  • Lime Zest
  • 1 lb Salmon (skin off)
  • Salt for taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine softened cream cheese, bell peppers, garlic, crab meat, black pepper, cajun seasoning, paprika, green onions, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese; mix and stir until well incorporated. Taste and adjust accordingly.
  3. Butterfly salmon by cutting horizontally through the middle along one long side, leaving the other side intact. Open flat, like a book. Spread the crab meat mixture evenly across the salmon. 
  4. With a long side facing you, roll up salmon into a tight log. Secure with 6 pieces of kitchen twine, starting about 1 1/4 inches from the end and spacing evenly. 
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning, and 1 teaspoon salt. Brush the mixture evenly around the wrapped salmon. Cut salmon into 6 equal pieces, slicing between twine. 
  6. Place each piece of salmon in a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until the fish is done.
  7. Garnish with diced fresh parsley leaves.
  8. Serve and enjoy. This dish is great with veggies of your choice or rice.
  9. Make sure you hashtag #DinnerWithTayo, I would love to see your dish.

Shrimp and Chicken Basil Pesto Pasta: A Family-Friendly Favorite

Shrimp and Chicken Basil Pesto Pasta is a delicious and filling dinner dish that’s perfect for any night of the week. This recipe features tender and juicy chicken and shrimp, sautéed in a flavorful garlic and basil pesto sauce. The pasta is cooked until al dente and then tossed with the pesto and protein mixture to create a savory and satisfying meal. The basil pesto adds a bright and herbaceous flavor to the dish, while the chicken and shrimp add a satisfying and healthy source of protein. Whether you’re a fan of pasta dishes or simply looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy chicken and shrimp, this Shrimp and Chicken Basil Pesto Pasta recipe is sure to become a favorite at your dinner table.

INGREDIENTS

For the Homemade Pesto:

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves 
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup grated pecorino cheese
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper

For the Basil Pesto Shrimp and Chicken Pasta:

  • Pack of pasta 
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken thighs; shredded
  • 1 lb of shrimp, peeled and deveined 
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

For the Pesto Chicken Pasta:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Set aside once ready.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  3. In a large pan heat olive oil over medium heat, add chicken thighs, and fry both sides 2-3 minutes per side or until golden and cooked. Remove the chicken from the pan, cut, and shred into pieces with a fork and knife. Set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add the shrimp, pinch of salt, and cook for about 5 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.

For the Basil Pesto:

  1. Set out a food processor. Place the basil leaves, olive oil, pine nuts, pecorino cheese, garlic clove, lemon juice, pepper, and salt in the food processor. Cover and pulse until finely ground and a smooth, thick pesto sauce is formed. Taste, then add additional salt and pepper if needed.
  1. Stir in the shredded cooked chicken and shrimp into the cooked pasta. Stir in the pesto, and stir everything together. 
  2. Once it’s ready, top with additional grated pecorino cheese and serve. Enjoy!
  3. Make sure you hashtag #DinnerWithTayo, I would love to see your dish.

White Cod With Curry Tomato Sauce

This Alaskan white cod cooked in a curry tomato sauce is so good, easy, and is full of flavor from its combination of spices.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb skinless white cod fillets
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 -3 tablespoon diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon or 1/2 tablespoon salt for taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the top of the fish generously with salt and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a cooking pan over medium-high heat, once the butter has dissolved, add shallots, tomatoes, curry powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, chicken bouillon and thyme cook for 1 minute. Add water and stir together. Add the fish, cover the pan and cook for about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Serve the fish while still hot from the pan with any finishing garnishes. Enjoy this dish with rice or any side of your choice.
  4. Don’t forget to share your photos on social media and hashtag, #dinnerwithtayo.

Slow-Cooked Chicken Tomato Stew

This slow cooked chicken tomato stew is like no other stew. The flavors and taste of this dish comes from Nigeria and the coastline of west Africa.

Ingredients

  • Chicken pieces (drumsticks and thighs)
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp ginger powder 
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • Parsely, finely diced
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth 

Instructions

  1. Rinse the chicken and place on a sheet tray. Preheat the oven at 375°f. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and black pepper. Bake the chicken for 15 – 20 minutes.
  2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes, until onions are golden brown, then reduce the heat.
  3. Carefully add tomatoes, chicken broth, seasoning, salt and simmer for about 25 minutes. Stir continuously to prevent burning at the bottom.
  4. Add the chicken and continue cooking on medium heat for about 10 minutes. Stir together and add water if needed.
  5. Serve with rice or anything of your choice. Enjoy! Don’t forget to hashtag, #dinnerwithtayo.