It is often said that “one cannot think well, love well, and sleep well if
one has not dined well.” Well, if you attended EatDrinkFestival 2019 a few
weeks ago then you should be functioning at full capacity right now
because the festival was the perfect blend of sumptuous food and drinks,
entertainment, and exciting workshops. Missed it? No worries we’ve got all
the highlights right here.
EatDrinkFestival, which took place from December 28th- 29th 2019, was the
place to be for food lovers, who showed up en masse to have their taste
buds thrilled and get their groove on!
A key attraction of the festival was the eclectic array of food vendors
present who served up an amazing variety of cuisine. From Fregz À Porter,
to Rhodes BBQ Smokehouse, to Sooyah Bistro, Tutti Blendz & Treats, Korede
Spaghetti, and more, festival attendees were spoiled for choice.
One of the highlights of the event was a food competition hosted by Maggi
for festival-goers, in which two lucky people won N30,000 worth of
Shoprite vouchers and loads of goodies from Maggi.
And can we talk about the workshops? They were so fun! The younger
festival guests were treated to a cupcake decorating class supported by
Arla Nigeria where the little ones got to learn how to decorate cupcakes.
Another memorable demonstration that took place was conducted by popular
food influencer, Kitchen Butterfly, where she taught the audience how to
make her signature “pawpaw chutney.” It was interesting to see her make
such a sweet snack out of a few affordable ingredients in very little
Food Photographer and Content Creator, Anjola Awosika, also shared some
very useful food photography tips with the audience that can be used by
everyday people to take compelling pictures using nothing else but their
On the second day of the festival, the organizers switched things up by
having a totally new set of vendors present. This way everyone was able to
buy from their favorite vendors on both days without feeling the need to
overwhelm themselves with too much food in one day. Vendors like Dooney’s
kitchen, Heels in the kitchen, Igbadun Brewing Company, and a host of
others delighted attendees with some yummy goodness.
Another memorable aspect of the Festival Dr. Howard Conyers talk. Dr.
Conyers is a South Carolina Whole Hog BBQ Pitmaster, rocket scientist, and
public speaker all the way from New Orleans, gave an insightful talk about
Barbeque and the culture surrounding it.
In the evening the festival ground was alive and pumping with electrifying
music and energetic performances from Afrobeat Queen Niniola, BOJ, Dami
Oniru and Gigi Atlantis.
EatDrinkFestival is sponsored by Sterling Bank. Other sponsors include
Maggi, Arla, Piggyvest, Barter, and Google
Media Partners: Silverbird TV, Cool FM, BellaNaija, Pulse NG, YNaija, News
Central TV, Food Bay TV, Kaftan TV, Lagos moms, Business Day, FOMO Lagos,
Culture Custodian, Filmhouse Cinemas, NATIVE.
About Eat Drink Festival
The festival is a 2-day event that sees thousands of food lovers come
together to eat and drink from an extensive selection served up by some of
the best chefs, restaurants, and street food vendors in Lagos.
EatDrinkFestival started in December 2015 and it’s been a party ever
since. This year, beyond the food vendors, there were interactive
experiences in the line-up through festival workshops and more than enough
entertainment experiences for festival guests. This year’s edition also
featured pop-ups from celebrity chefs, aspiring chefs, and hobbyist cooks.
For more information, visit eatdrinkfestival.com