Èkó House, a modern Pan-African restaurant located in Rockville Town Square announces its grand opening weekend on July 29 and 30, 2022. Èkó House, which celebrates Nigerian culture with fusion cuisine, art, and entertainment, has been open since February, but will have its ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration next weekend. “With exquisite cuisine, carefully curated interior, and exciting ambiance, each moment transports you to the vibrant city of Lagos. “
Attending Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. will be: Will Jawando, Montgomery County Council Member; Marji Graf, President & CEO, Rockville Chamber of Commerce; Ricky Barker, Director, Community Planning and Development Services; and Cindy Rivarde, Director, Rockville Economic Development Inc., among others. On Saturday, July 30, SIMI, the Afrobeats singer/songwriter, Isaac Gerald and the Ayo Band will perform from 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased in advance here. “As one of the few Nigerian restaurants in the DMV, we are excited to share the richness of Nigeria’s culture and cuisine with the Rockville community,” said Yomi Ajao, co-founder, Èkó House. “We want the community and the greater region to experience Èkó (Lagos), here in Rockville, Maryland. Rockville Town Square offers an array of culinary offerings, and we are thrilled that Èkó House is now an option.”
The menu at Èkó House includes popular Nigerian staples such as Suya; grilled snapper fish; fried & roasted plantain (bole); Suya wraps; goat meat and catfish pepper soup; Gizdodo; Asun; and the popular Jollof rice. Additional menu items include Èkó rice, which is rice sauteed with smoked palm oil, mixed peppers, and goat meat bites and Èkó burger with the Èkó House special sauce. Francis Odiase, co-founder, Èkó House, said, “It’s been wonderful to watch Nigerians, Africans and non-Nigerians savor Èkó House’s food. We already have several customer favorites and plan to add them to the menu.” Other features of Èkó House include live music, an in-house DJ, and an impressive collection of art pieces by Nigerian artists.