Kelis loves food: she trained as a saucier at Le Cordon Bleu, she’s written a cookbook, and her last album, released in 2014, was literally called Food. There’s also the small matter of her most famous song – though the singer admits that she actually doesn’t drink milkshakes.
So it only seems logical that the next step in Kelis’ career would be to open a restaurant of her own. Next month, she’ll open the doors of a new pop-up at London’s Leicester House, a collaboration with burger venture Le Bun.
The unimaginatively named KELISxLEBUN collaboration came about after the singer was booked to headline this year’s Standon Calling, where Le Bun will be providing food. Their bespoke menu will apparently focus on South American-inspired street food.
“I’ve been looking forward to bringing my cooking to London for years,” Kelis says in a press release, “This July I’m over for lots of festivals and it’s the perfect time to finally make this pop up restaurant dream a reality. The Le Bun guys are the perfect partners and I can’t wait for everyone to have a taste.”
If you want to try the food for yourself, the restaurant will open at London’s Leicester House on July 6th, 7th, 13th, and 14th, before heading on a tour of UK festivals throughout the month, including at Standon Calling. Head to the official website for more information.
Listen to “Milkshake” below: