When the same place makes it to the blog over and over again, you know it’s super good! Read about my first Ile Eros experience here
I had Red Bottoms and I love how it got served! First, a display of dried roselle plant flowers (key ingredient) on the table to announce its entrance then the main (gold cocktail glass filled with a flirty red-colored liquid) and an accompaniment (a shot of the stronger version of the main). As for taste, if you like Zobo (popular Nigerian drink) and Tequila……this is for you!
My dining partner had Fresh Apple Juice and I kept stealing sips of it. Never ever have I had apple juice so concentrated before, no jokes. Starters
As usual at Ile Eros, you get complimentary bread. This day’s bread was different though…..charred! Don’t be fooled by the outer appearance, the inside was soft as a baby’s cheek. And the best part was the spread…..Truffle Mayo! My dining partner loved it so much, he began asking google for where to buy a jar. Mains
Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs with Yaji Pasta for my dining partner. Let’s talk about the pasta first, the waitress asked if we wanted it creamy or tomato based or both and we went with both…..no regrets whatsoever. It was indeed creamy, stewy and heavily infused with Yaji (Hausa pepper)…..delicious I must say! Now the beef, the tenderness was clap-worthy. If it got served with bones, a soft push with my fork would have made the meat fall off in a heartbeat. And yes, its smoky taste notes made it a perfect pair-mate for the pasta.
My dining partner is such a fried plantain aka dodo lover, he had to add this to the mix.
Here’s what I had…..Pineapple Grilled Prawns with Mashed Potatoes (Asaro)! Honestly, I was scared when I picked this because I don’t like pineapples. But…..be experimental, they said. Thankfully, there was absolutely no whiff of my enemy in the air. All my tastebuds picked up was a little sweetness. And o wow, these prawns were robust….lots of prawn meat. I’m beating myself up for not taking proper pictures.
The Potato Mash was made in Asaro style (Nigerian yam/potato porridge) and served with tiny cubes of fried yam……I must have danced on my chair throughout this meal…..it was that good! Dessert
The Star crowned the day for me (appearance-wise)……Nutty Choc! I’m not even going to lie…..at this point, I was overwhelmed. This beauty graced me with its presence and I just wanted to admire it. Both my palate and stomach were done partying. Sooo yes I had a few spoons but I’d definitely be lying if I said it tasted like heaven or hell.
Ambiance Ile Eros has a new addition to their space…..a parlor! So just incase you aren’t in the mood for the usual dining setting, you have the luxury of sitting in a living room with sofas, Netflix, video & board games…..
Location 14, Kafayat Abdulrazak Street, off Fola Osibo, Lekki, Lagos. Contact: +234 9096460675 Instagram: @ile.eros