Inspired by the 2,000-mile journey of the bird from which it takes its name, Stork’s contemporary Pan African cuisine showcases the migration of African culinary inspiration to nearly every continent in the world.
Here guests will discover a carefully curated seasonal menu that draws inspiration from across the African continent, as well as the Caribbean and countries such as Brazil. Dishes are linked by their common ancestry in sub-Saharan Africa.
Prepared with the natural spices and eclectic indigenous produce that are characteristic of Africa, starters include such colourful and inspiring choices as cassava dumplings soup with okra, yellow yam, iron back pumpkin & pimento salt and crispy spiced goat beignet with kpakposhito condiment.
Mains are equally exotic, spearheaded by the likes of stuffed whole gilthead bream with spinach, rainbow chard, grilled lemon & pepper sauce and curried suya cauliflower with sweetcorn purée, black-eyed bean relish & plantain tuile.
One of Stork’s core values is authenticity; this is particularly evident in the menu’s ‘For the Culture’ section which recreates with the utmost respect traditional dishes such as beef suya with red onion, peppers & mixed leaf salad.
Deconstruction, education, artistry and the isolating of unique flavours for a reimagined dining experience are all core to the Stork kitchen. Together these strands provide the ultimate re-education of Pan African cuisine.
For the discerning drinker, a concise offering features expertly chosen wines and beers together with an experimental cocktail list.
Stork’s creative obsession doesn’t end with its food and drink however. Taking its cue from the galleries and auction houses that are an integral part of this neighbourhood, the restaurant showcases works from some of Africa’s most inspiring new artists.
These constantly evolving exhibitions will take diners on a powerful aesthetic journey and inspire conversation. The artwork will also be for sale, ensuring that the memory of their Stork experience remains long after guests have departed the restaurant.
3-14 Cork Street, Mayfair, London W1