I’ve lived the West African experience for my entire life… Now, it’s time to put the world on notice.
Growing up in Houston as a child of Nigerian immigrants and having direct ties back to his family’s homeland, Ope personifies the Afro-American crossroads.
After earning an MBA from Rice University and a ten year tenure as a Commercial Executive in the energy sector, Ope transitioned into the hospitality industry, with the vision of creating ChòpnBlọk – The cultural crossroads where West African culinary traditions and local communities intersect.
Ope has grown ChòpnBlọk from an acclaimed pop up dining concept into a nationally heralded restaurant. he is a rising culinarian, with an extensive list of celebrity clientele and features, including Bravo TV’s “Top Chef,” the James Beard Foundation, the New York Times, Food & Wine, PBS’ “No Passport Required”, and an upcoming special on HULU.
Chef Ope Amosu from ChòpnBlọk in Houston, TX, will be kicking off the Guest Chef series in celebration of Black History Month. Chef Ope Amosu will be creating a 4 course menu of Nigerian inspired cuisine.
ChòpnBlọk Takeover Menu
Please note that the Friday, February 24th event will take place at our sister restaurant, Mawita in Snowmass Village, Colorado.
49 Wood Road
The Thursday event will be held at Mawa’s Kitchen in Aspen.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 at Mawa’s Kitchen & Friday, February 24th, 2023 at Mawita. To make your reservation, please use the green buttons below.
First Course “Colonial Africa”
• Yassa Scotch Egg Salad
2nd Course “Land of Milk & Honey”
• Palm Oil Gbegiri Bisque
Main Course “Motherland Greens & Gold”
• Liberian Rice & Greens
• Oloyin Coconut Curry
• Ikoyi Shrimp
Dessert – “Plantain Parlay”
• Nigerian Plantain Bread & Colonial Cream
$98 per person, Tax, beverages, gratuity additional.
A portion of the proceeds from Chef Ope’s dinner are going to Aspen Strong.
Reserve for Thursday, February 23rd
Reserve for Friday, February 24th