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Over forty years ago, in the Ethiopian town of Hadar, scientists discovered Lucy, a fossil that forever changed our understanding of human evolution.
The discovery of Lucy provided the missing link in our evolutionary spectrum, and proof that we all, in some way, originate from Africa.
The archaeological team who made the discovery celebrated that night by drinking lots of wine, dancing and playing the famous Beatles song 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' all night long.
Her Amharic name 'Dinkinesh' means 'you are marvelous'.
Here at Lucy, we hope to create a magical night for you too, and to share the food, warmth and rich culture of majestic Ethiopia with you.
Ethiopian cuisine is traditionally served with Injera (a sponge like large flat bread) Tasty Injera is usually made from a grain namely Teff that is native to Ethiopia. Where Teff is unavailable other substitutes can be used such as buck wheat or sorghum. Here at Lucy’s we use rice flour and Teff to prepare the Injera.
Clarified butter made by cooking the butter with garlic, ginger, cardamom, coriander and a blend of Ethiopian spices and then strained through cheesecloth to become purified.
This traditional Ethiopian spice is made of a combination of peppers, garlic, onion and other spices which are dried and ground into powder form. A full-bodied spice with a bit of heat, which is very versatile and compliments both meat and vegetable dishes.
Made with hotter peppers than berbere, mitmita contains similar spices but has much more heat than it's milder cousin
Lucy in the News
Cape Town Magazine Feature
Check out this video from CapeTownMag featuring our restaurant