Akwasi Brenya-Mensa wins the Eater London Top Chef Award for his work with Tatale.
From Eater London /
"When he set out his plans for Tatale at the Africa Centre, chef Akwasi Brenya-Mensa said he wanted his restaurant to “explore what it means to be a restaurateur of African or Caribbean descent in London,” speaking of a “duality to the person that I am, and that need to label and be specific ... something I have battled against when developing this restaurant.” Tatale is a restaurant that is rooted in Brenya-Mensa’s Ghanaian heritage but which has deliberately set out to explore what “pan-African cuisine” is in London in 2022, as well as how that cuisine is set to evolve because of climate change over the next 30 to 50 years. This is by no means a straightforward mission, but it is one that Brenya-Mensa, through memory, reinvention, and storytelling, has carried out with enormous success in his first year." |