HERITAGE FEAST with Situ Cafe
2022 marks 50 years since the migration of Ugandan Asians and 02 November marks 90 days since one journey ended and another began… so we’re putting on a supper club & commemorative event!
HERITAGE FEAST • 4 Courses • Modern Ugandan Asian Cooking • Limited Release Can of 90 Days – Masala Chai Stout • £42.50 per head • Tickets Only • 18+ Only
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On 04 August 1972, president of Uganda Idi Amin served a 90 day expulsion order for all Ugandan Asians to leave the country!
Following British colonialism of India, workers were taken to Uganda & Kenya to predominantly build major infrastructure between the capitals; Kampala & Nairobi. In doing so they took with them; families, heritage, language, religion, community & culture. Making Uganda home, Asians began building business, connections, second generations, wealth and adopted Western ideologies in doing so.
This all changed in Uganda in 1972…
Owner and founder of Situ – Sham comes from such heritage. With grandparents and ancestry from Gujarat, India; parents born in Uganda in 1960’s, arriving to the UK in 1972 and himself born in their city of settlement – Leicester, in the 1990’s. He now continues learning for his heritage and reflects on previous generations journeys by bringing this to forefront in his food and drink, here in Cornwall. As with much of the worlds cuisine being shaped by the travels of recipes, traditional techniques and influenced by the locality of ingredients, Sham & Situ bring these together to create modern Indian cuisine, whilst paying homage to the linage, aptly naming it ‘Heritage Food’.
This event will incapsulate Heritage Food, Art Films and Craft Beer to give a culinary experience of the migration journey, explore human stories and celebrate with our very own Situ X Verdant Brewing collab.