#EatDrinkFestival 4 is here! It’s okay if you don’t know what it is. This post is an attempt to tell you all you need to know about the event. You may as well call it ” #EatDrinkFestival for Dummies “. (And no, you are not a dummy).
So let’s get started shall we?
What Exactly Is #EatDrinkFestival ?
#EatDrinkFestival is an annual gathering of foodies & drinkees (lol, is that even a thing?) in Nigeria. It is put together by Eat Drink Lagos, its vendors and partners. Stanbic IBTC is the title sponsor for the event. For this year, the Every Digital Radio Show is a media partner. This is the fourth edition of the festival.
Prefer a more formal explanation? Here’s one from the organizers:
EatDrinkFestival is a food and drink festival organized by EatDrinkLagos, Lagos’ premier food and drink guide.It is Nigeria’s leading celebration of food and drink.
#EatDrinkFestival 4: What Will Happen At The Event?
Attendees will sample food and drink for free. There will also be food and drink for sale. Food and Drink vendors from across Lagos (& Nigeria) will provide these items. Additionally, Taxify will entertain attendees at the event with tailgate games. Taxify is one of the event sponsors.
There will be a main stage at the event. The stage is tagged; Maggi Main Stage. It will play host to a series of culinary attractions at the Festival. There will be cooking battles from famed Nigerian cooking personalities. They include Chef Jeff , Chef Benedict , Chef Imoteda, Kitchen Butterfly, and Dobby’s Kitchen. The festival main stage will also host bar battles from the competition’s participants. It will be hosted by the organizers of The Bartender. Stanbic IBTC will also have a tent at the event. Only account holders can eat & drink for free in the bank’s tent.
#EatDrinkFestival 4: Who Are The Food Vendors To Expect
There are about 50 food and drink vendors. Some of them include The Fish Lady, Majik Juice, Hothobs, Toasties, Legacy Grill and Shawarma, Wings’n’Sides, Thai Thai and Buka2go. Others include Nasco Grills, Captain Licious, Chef Benedict, Urban Fuxion, Vanilla Bakehouse, and SMIGZ Mobile Bar. There are still many more. Here is a list of the vendors with their menu list. Food selections will include Nigerian food, Mexican, Thai, American & Nigerian BBQ, and other specialty food.
#EatDrinkFestival is proudly sponsored by Stanbic IBTC, Maggi, Nescafé, American Honey, Skyy Vodka and Taxify. Others include Bella Naija, Culture Custodian, Nothing to Do in Lagos, Konbini, Everything Digital etc. Find a full list of the event sponsors & partners here.
#EatDrink Festival 4: Where & When Will The Event Hold & How Do I Get There?
The event will hold on December 26th between 12pm – 8pm. It will take place at the Dorchester, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island, Lagos. Attendees can come along with their kids and there’s parking available.
Taxify (we mentioned them earlier) will be providing discounted rides to the event. Otherwise you can decide to drive or use other means of public transportation. The event is free to attend and you can register here.
Eat Drink Lagos & the Eat.Drink.Bot
Eat Drink Lagos is arguably Lagos’ premier Food and Drink online guide. Nosakhare Oyegun & Folayemi Agusto are the curators of the guide. They simply visit different places in Lagos, eat their food, and write about it.
You should check out the Eat.Drink.Bot, I tried out. It was fun to use although I wished it could answer more questions 🙂 .
See images below:
Eat.Drink.Bot: Image 1
Image 2: Eat.Drink.Bot
Eat.Drink.Bot: Image 3