This October I had the privilege of attending a brunch club which was run by The Sister Table. The Sister Table is the latest business venture for Benjamina and Bonita Ebuehi, who are twin sisters as well as formidable, highly creative and hard-working entrepreneurs who are taking London’s brunch scene by storm. Benjamina was a quarter-finalist on the Great British Bake Off in 2016 and now works as a baker and food stylist whilst Bonita is a graphic designer with her own line of stationary, gifts and homeware, which is embellished with traditional African prints.
The duo founded The Sister Table because they were alarmed by the lack of diversity they saw at the supper clubs that they had attended. In launching The Sister Table, the duo are helping to bring more diversity into this space. The price point for tickets (£35 for a three-course brunch including a complementary cocktail upon arrival) is very competitive and attractive for millennials who may not be able to fork out £50+ for some of the supper clubs which are currently available in London, as well as people of colour who may earn significantly less than their non-BAME peers.
Benjamina and Bonita also set out to launch The Sister Table with the aim of bringing together like-minded women who could enjoy good food and good conversations, and this is exactly what I experienced at their event in October. I arrived, very fittingly, with my sister but we sat and spoke with a trio of amazing, highly driven and eloquent ladies. The conversation flowed and, as cheesy as this may sound, although I had only just met these wonderful women I felt as if I had known them for some time. We talked freely about everything from our jobs, to our families and backgrounds to the state of schools in the UK to adulting; a topic every millennial can talk about at great length!
I can confirm that the event did provide good food as well as good conversations. The menu was autumn-inspired and so we started off our morning of eating with warm, tahini pecan granola with roasted maple vanilla plums, blackberries and natural yoghurt (they also had a soya yoghurt substitute which was great to see).
Next came our main dishes. We enjoyed some smashed sweet potato on sourdough toast with scrambled eggs. This was served with smoked beans, wilted spinach and a choice of either chorizo, which I opted for, or halloumi.
The final course was a thing of beauty. We were served not one, but two delectable desserts. The first was an apple frangipane tart that came with a heavenly accompaniment of salted cardamom caramel. We also had a plate of chocolate, banana and hazelnut cakes but as I was too full by this point, I had to take a few of these cakes home to enjoy later in the day.
To round off the afternoon, we were served a choice of delicious homemade chai (which you could get with dairy milk or oat milk) or filter coffee.
I left the event completely stuffed and very happy about the food I had eaten as well as the conversations that I had had with other attendees. The Sister Table is a great concept, a great price and is going from strength to strength. If you are a fan of delicious brunch, meeting new people and supporting entrepreneurial millennials then I urge you to give The Sister Table a go, you won’t regret it.
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