Will the reign of the avocado ever end? In a word: nope.
In fact, if the opening of the London’s first avocado bar is anything to go by, that cheeky little fruit is only just getting started – but truthfully we can’t say we mind.
It’s been years since the creamy yet earthy taste monumentally gripped our taste buds, but every time we think this trend may be ready to fall off the foodie radar, it surprises us with a mighty comeback.
Just this week a vegan avocado chocolate bar launched, and it’s been long since the fruit seized our Instagram feeds with the likes of intricate avo art. Avocados have even made an appearance in coffee shops (the avo-latte, yep) and we’ve all heard about the many pop-up dining experiences entirely dedicated to getting your avocado on.
But now they’re back – and this time, it’s permanent.
Avobar is the London’s first permanent restaurant and bar that incorporates avocados into every dish, and it’s due to open at the end of this year.
The venture will take pride of place in Covent Garden, landing on Henrietta Street next to some of our other favourite foodie spots such as Flat Iron, Frenchie and Sticks and Sushi.
Capco, the company behind the genius idea, has said that the restaurant will have a ‘boutique’ feel and plans on carrying the concept of freshness and greenery throughout all aspects of the dining experience. That means decor that includes living plant walls.
Those wondering what to expect from the menu – apart from y’know, loads of avocados – will be delighted to hear that options include “avo your way” from morning ‘til night with dishes like avocado and spicy tuna on crispy rice and eggplant (read: aubergine) fries with avocado dip.
Michelle McGrath, director of Capco Covent Garden, commented on the new opening, saying: “We are delighted to welcome another UK first to Covent Garden.
“Avobar fits perfectly with our strategy to introduce high quality and differentiated concepts which enhance the curated mix and customer experience at Covent Garden.”
So far Mcgrath is keeping schtum on the exact opening date of Avobar, but as soon as more details are released we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.
Until then we’ll be avo-dreaming of on-trend interiors and plates of avocado carpaccio. We may be easily pleased but c’mon, avocados and plants?
Well, it’s all we avo wanted.
Images: Avobar / iStock