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  • Writer's pictureSharon Wilson

Chef Abi of African culinary pop up 'Farin Road' opens permanent residence at Tani Modi

Chef Tunde Abifarin has announced that his culinary outfit 'Farin Road' will now have a permanent residence at Tani Modi, an independent café on Hanover Street.

Opening initially Fridays and Saturdays from 5.30 pm on May 6 'Chef Abi', as he is known, will present cuisine from across Africa.

Farin Road specialises in innovative Pan-African cuisine and Chef Abi's new menu, while taking some inspiration from the Caribbean and Brazil, is rooted in Sub-Saharan Africa; it will feature dishes like Jerk from the Caribbean, kachumbari from Tanzania, Agashe from Sudan, Chakalaka from South Africa and more.

The Farin Road journey began in Edinburgh with a series of pop-ups and private events and Chef Abi has been an advocate for African cuisine while working as a head chef at many Edinburgh restaurants. He says:

"The vast Scottish larder tells an African tale. Farin Road finds its origin in the abundant Scottish larder, which is readily available in the kitchen. The team have taken a bold leap into the uncharted world of curating the cuisine of the African continent in a new way."

Chef Abi already has a devoted following in Edinburgh and has received critical acclaim and praise. One delighted diner said:

“We attended a 5-course menu food tasting. The experience was amazing! Lovely ambience well-presented, great food coupled with the chef's likeable personality. Finally, African food has arrived in style... First-class food!”

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