Dublin’s buttermilk and rice cooking school will soon open in a new space in the RDS, as the R&B singer-songwriter’s Tamale Kitchen opens its doors.
The R&Bs Tamale Restaurant, opened by Tamale singer-guitarist Kimbra Williams in March, will be located at the corner of St. Mary’s Road and RDS Road.
The restaurant has been run by Williams for the past eight years and features a wide range of dishes including asian style, Asian fusion, tamale and curry dishes.
Williams said the Tamale School was a perfect fit.
“Tamale is one of those dishes that can be made in a small space and the idea of doing it in a restaurant really resonated with me,” she said.
“I feel it’s my passion and I’m excited to have it in my backyard and give people a chance to try my food.”
The Tamale has been in the kitchen for about five years, and the school’s chef, Kimbra, said it had a lot of love and support from the community.
“When we started Tamale, we started as a kitchen, and we’re not really known for our kitchen as much as we are for our food, but it has been a wonderful experience to be a part of,” she added.
Williams is excited to open her first Irish restaurant.
“We’re really excited for people to come and experience Tamale and we’ll be open as long as we can keep our doors open,” she told The Irish Times.
“Hopefully the restaurant will become a part the community in the same way as the cafe has been.”
It’s been a very long journey but we’re excited to be here.