Marty Rosen reached into his celestial bag of judgement and bestowed three stars upon Funmi's Cafe in his Louisville Courier-Journal review of the Pan-African restaurant.
And if the moin moin at Funmi's Cafe is any indication, the cooks of Nigeria may be some of the most creative in the world. Moin moin, which all sources agree is a Nigerian creation, may not sound all that impressive: It's a steamed bean cake...
My pal David and I were in a swoon over two plates of stew: one made from tender, rich chunks of braised goat and veggies ($8.99), the other a plate of efo ati dodo, a vegan tangle of collard greens, onions and other vegetables ($6.99). We requested both dishes "spicy," and they were — but not spicy enough to obscure the underlying layers of flavor.
A crisp romaine-based salad dressed with a brisk lemon-pepper dressing ($4.99) was an excellent, palate-cleansing foil for the rich flavors of the stews (and on a brisk day a hot cup of zobo, a hibiscus-based tea that can also be had cold) comforted and refreshed.
·Funmi's showcases the bright, bold flavors of Africa [LEO Weekly]
·Reviewers: All Lousiville Restaurants A+++++, Would Do Business With Again [Eater Louisville]
[Photo: Courtesy Funmi's Cafe]