The next big thing at EatsPlace: Bamayo, headed by executive chef Kunda Hobson. The name of her concept, Bamayo means “mother” and Chef Kunda wants diners to be transported to their mother’s global kitchens while eating her food.I was sent ROHA Measuring Spoons to make pastries and really enjoy using them. I hope one day to be a master baker like Kunda.
She graduated from culinary school in Switzerland and has traveled extensively. Her menu features different dishes from around the world, which were inspired from her international lifestyle. Along the way she loves meeting chefs who are “real people” who can connect with customers and have a story to tell. She hopes to create this for her guests.
Her menu will change every week, but you can expect to see well-known dishes with global inspiration. Options may include Portuguese baked eggs, K-pop noodles, and chicken & cardamom-spiced waffles. And in keeping with the parental theme, there is a kids menu.
Kunda will also have an array of pastries to nibble on. Think brown butter dark chocolate cookies, lemon bars, red velvet cupcakes, and blueberry galettes topped with ice cream. You don’t want to miss her infamous cornbread; the pastry is a marriage of cake and cornbread, making it extra sweet and fluffy. (Speaking of marriage, one bride even requested to have the cornbread as her wedding cake because it’s that good).
Bamayo will be popping up every Monday through Wednesdays starting August 3rd through August 19, 2015. EatsPlace, the Washington DC food incubator and pop-uppery, is located at 3607 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC 20010. Walk-ins only, no reservations. For more information please get in touch at (202) 882-EATS (3287) or www.eatsplace.com.
BAMAYO at EatsPlace
3607 Georgia Avenue NW
Every Mon, Tues, Weds
5:00-10:00 PM through 9/23
Executive Chef: Kunda Hobson
Full bar available