The Fulani are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa. Living in what is now Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, and Mali, they are known for their ornate jewelry, beautiful women, and nomadic dining tradition. Fatmata Binta, a recognized chef of Fulani descent living in Accra, will help you experience cuisine the Fulani way. You'll be treated to three courses inclusive of dessert, music, and good vibes that you'll always remember.
Fatmata Binta was born and raised in freetown Sierra Leone to first generation Sierra Leonean Fulanis of Guinean descent. She describes herself as the Fulani Chef, a classic nomad. She has traveled to several continents and has worked with many African chefs.
She’s also been featured on several TV shows and media outlets across the African continents. She is now based in Accra, Ghana where she is building a rich culinary experience through her Fulani traditional dining pop ups. Her vision is to promote Fulani culture through food, bring people closer and to promote african cuisine to the world.
Chef Binta will share her history with you from ingredients to historical figures and more. You'll even get to understand why the mat is such an important part of Fulani dining.
From yoghurt based drinks to herbal teas, what you drink is just as important as what you eat in the Fulani tradition. Each course of your meal is complemented by something delicious to imbibe alongside it.
Like every Tastemakers experience, you'll get the chance to meet and connect with other travelers who share the same curiocity about a place as you do.
Food is definitely the centerpiece of Chef Binta's Fulani Dine on A Mat experience. Fresh, local ingredients are blended into recipes that have been preserved for centuries with a modern twist. Vegan options are available.
More Details on What's Included
Throughout the meal you will be treated to a traditional Attaya Tea Ceremony with flavors to pair with your meal progression
Chef Binta prepares a three course meal in the Fulani tradition with modern influences
Chef Binta will share the history and traditions of the Fulani with you
Reviews from people who’ve done this
24 Jan, 2019
Chef Binta was absolutely amazing! It was a small and intimate group and we enjoyed the best fulani styled food on mats. We never tried fulani food before and everything we ate was amazing! She was a great host and recommend it to anyone visiting.
6 Oct, 2019
This was a truely unique experience. Both the location and the food were terrific and we enjoyed the company of other travelers and the chef. If you're looking for an authentic luxurious African experience; please choose for this option; it's just unique.
Where we'll meet
Located in the heart of Osu, Olma Colonial Suites is a boutique hotel with comfortable amenities and lots of style. In a taxi you can mention that it's across the street from the Christianborg Hotel (a nod to the Danish occupation of Accra)
Any experience can be cancelled and refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
COMMUNICATION + SUPPORT
Direct communication with your curator is encouraged and available in your dashboard. If you can’t reach your curator or have other issues contact the local community manager.
You will be seated on the floor for most of this experience, pillows are provided but keep this in mind.
Booking should be done 24-48hrs in advance to enable Chef to do accurate preparations for the experience.