What to Expect at #EatDrinkFestival 2.1: The Festival Special
NOSA: The Festival Special, available at select vendors, is sampling portion of popular items on a vendor's menu priced no more than N1500. This thing is really my baby so I hope guests appreciate it.
You'll get cute little trays like the one below and you can go from vendor to vendor loading up on their Festival Special
A bit of the backstory on this. After the last #EatDrinkFestival, there were lots of complaints about price. Even Linda Ikeji published one of those "slice of pineapple cost 1 million naira" jokes. I won't front, those got to me. While we have no control over vendor pricing, we decided to intervene in some way.
We floated the idea of sampling plate priced no more than N1500 to the vendors. I was expecting them to go, "Get out! I'll price however i want", but that wasn't the case. A lot of them came on board and have been really creative with it too.
FOLLY: Going through the Festival vendors before the day and their menus too, is a key to success. Coming in blind will overwhelm you, and especially this year that we have 50 vendors and pop-up restaurant and a Taste Tent (which you should definitely get wristbands to).
The Smokin' Grill
Grilled Gizzard + Side
Heels in the Kitchen
Rib bites + chicken wings + cajun wedges + drink
The Snail Place
Pick a Skewer: Classic ‘Smoking Hot’ Peppers / Roasted Onion & Sweet Peppers / Coconut, Chili & Ginger / Garlic & Herb / Spicy Pepper
Pick a Side: Yam Crouton or Sticks / Fried or Roasted Plantain / Vegetable Pilaf
House of Grills
Pork + Chicken + Turkey Combo
Cafe de Viande
Main: BBQ Chicken, BBQ Turkey or Pork Ribs,
Side: Garlic Fries or Potato Salad
Vegetable and Herb Couscous with Grilled Chicken
Ready Steady BBQ
Mini burger + a side
Beef kebab + a side
Treats by Kiks
Oriental Chicken Skewers with The Sauce
Mini Burger + Mini hotdog + Egg/Bacon Croustades + Fries
A piece of all flavours of the wings with choice of 2 sides
Rum & Passion
Zobo Moscow Mule
Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshake
This one is a surprise. She hinted that it might be her tacos, but you never know.
For everything you need to know about the festival, visit www.eatdrinkfestival.com