If you have never heard of Afro-fusion food, Chef Taylor and The Colony are here for you. The uber-talented chef makes the best and we are glad his foods now have a permanent residence.
You know how Burna Boy takes our sound, sprinkles magic and give you a fusion of vibes you can’t resist? Chef Taylor does the same to food and as he puts it, “I give foreign scholarships to Nigerian foods, bring them back and send them to work on your taste buds.”
For years, we have watched him introduce recipes and recipes that continue to shock us. For instance, this egusi-infused well plated dish. A-ha. We bet you didn’t know Egusi could look this good.
We have been crushing on these foods on screen for a long time and followed The Colony’s pop up restaurants for a year. So, we were fully prepared when we got invited for the food tasting at The Colony’s permanent site. Before we move on, here’s another plate of Chef Taylor’s Afro-fusion goodness for you to salivate on.
One more for good luck…
The Colony provides an experiential ambience once you walk in. The best part is – the tables are mainly for two people only which makes it the perfect date night destination. You are greeted by warm staff who assure you of a lifetime’s experience. At this point, it’s best to relax and flip through the menu. Don’t fret, pick anything; it’s all goodness anyway.
The BlueInk team picked Ogbono soup, Egusi soup and Spaghetti Bolognese. (Warning: The food is so well plated, you might want to frame it for your bedside).
Once you dig into the food, all the spices dance on your taste buds. But the drinks are the best part and you can chill at the bar area to cool off.
Chill. Food is better eaten than explained and it’s important to experience this new Afro-fusion taste yourself. The Colony is Abuja’s new fave and you don’t want to be left out.