The world of gourmet dining and fast food rarely cross paths. That’s why it’s always a pleasant surprise when they do. This time, we have none other than Shake Shack, the international burger sensation, and Ikoyi, a Michelin-star name in the London culinary scene, partnering up to bring food lovers a unique fusion.
An Expansion Beyond the Norm
Throughout 2023, Shake Shack has been on an expansion spree, dropping one unique menu after the other, much to the delight of its global fan base. From spicy delicacies to plant-based options, they have been continuously evolving and keeping our taste buds entertained. But this latest collaboration is something that genuinely stands out.
Ikoyi: A Michelin Star Gem
For those who may not be familiar with Ikoyi, let me give you a quick rundown. Founded by the genius culinary duo, chef Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale, Ikoyi has swiftly risen to become one of the must-visit spots in London. Their specialty? Amazing West African dishes that seamlessly blend premium British produce. The result? A perfect marriage of flavors that’s a delight every single time. Think seasonal ingredients meeting traditional flavors, all curated to provide a unique, flavorsome experience.
A Menu That’s Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Now, for the most exciting bit. Ikoyi’s Shake Shack menu is something of a limited edition gem — it’s available for just one day. Yes, you read that right. So, mark your calendars for October 13th if you want to indulge in this rare treat.
The offerings include two distinct items: The Ikoyi Burger and the Dark Beer Fondue Fries. Let’s delve a little deeper into what each dish promises.
- The Ikoyi Burger: Move over, traditional cheeseburger. This revamped version incorporates deep-fried Buffalo sweetbreads (an adventurous choice for sure!), a tangy and spicy relish, Efo spice emulsion, and grilled mustard greens. And all of this goodness is sandwiched between a seeded miso potato bun. My mouth is already watering!
- Dark Beer Fondue Fries: And just when you thought things couldn’t get more exciting, we have fries that promise to be unlike any you’ve tasted before. Dressed with lemon thyme, garlic, and penja peppercorn-infused cheese sauce, these fries are then generously topped with sliced negi onions. Talk about a gourmet twist on a fast-food classic!
A Cause Beyond Good Taste
To sweeten the deal further, all proceeds from this collaboration will be donated to City Harvest charity. So, you get to enjoy a gourmet meal while also contributing to a noble cause. It’s a win-win!
For those eager to get a visual taste before the big day, there’s a gallery showcasing Ikoyi’s Shake Shack menu, which I highly recommend checking out.