Introducing Fun Size Events at #EatDrinkFestival

It’s that time of the year again: #EatDrinkFestival SZN!

After each edition of #EatDrinkFestival, we review what worked and what didn’t go too well. We’re constantly thinking about ways to improve the #EatDrinkFestival experience for guests and introduce new elements that make sure the festival is not the same old thing year after year.

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For 2018, #EatDrinkFestival returns many elements it’s known for including a daily roster of 50 amazing food vendors serving up a wide variety of food and drink. The best thing about the festival being two days is the fact that we have a new set of vendors both days of the event. This year, the festival will also add four smaller experiences within the whole festival experience called Fun Size Events.

Brioche Lobster Roll by  The AJ’s

Brioche Lobster Roll by The AJ’s

#EatDrinkFestival is an outdoor event with so many vendors, but what if you’re the type of person that’s overwhelmed by choice and you’d prefer to have at least one curated experience at the event then the Fun Size Events are for you.

You can think of it as a pop up within #EatDrinkFestival. These little pop ups are designed for people looking for something a little less rowdy at the festival.

We’re happy to also announce the 4 acts that will be making up the Fun Size Events this year. Each day, the Fun Size Experience tent will host two events: an afternoon event and a dinner event.

The festival will open on Wednesday 26th with a pop-up by Chef Imoteda. She is is reprising her Limitless Brunch and has created an all you can eat brunch menu that includes bottomless mimosas and zobotinis. EDL attended the first edition and it was totally worth it.

Still on Wednesday, but for the dinner event. Kewa’s Kitchen will be serving up hearty 3 course dinner that includes braised oxtail and mashed potatoes which is priced at N10,0000. Kewa’s famous Kung Pao chicken is not on the menu for the pop up, you have to stop by at her stand on December 27 for that one because it is very impressionable..

For Thursday 27 December, the lunch session will feature the dynamic duo behind The AJ’s. Personally, we love the comfort food vibe that The AJ’s bring. Every time I (Folly) see something they made, I discover a craving I never knew I had. The AJ’s menu is an all inclusive spread with everything priced at N8000.

Bacon Mac N Cheese by Chef Imoteda

Bacon Mac N Cheese by Chef Imoteda

Finally, Chef SiA will bring #EatDrinkFestival to a close with a 6 course dinner with wine pairings (mocktails for the non alcohol drinkers) also on Thursday. Chef SiA’s dinner is really special and kinda limited edition because she’s based in London and so it’s a really great honour to have her at #EatDrinkFestival with us.

Now, for the technical details of how it will work at the event.

  • Fun Size Experience tickets will not be sold at the venue.

  • All Fun Size Experiences are ticketed and require prepayment

  • Fun Size Experience tickets are non refundable and non exchangeable

  • Fun Size Experience tickets may be transferred to another guest by original purchaser

When wristbands go live this weekend, you will also be able to purchase tickets to the pop up of your choice. There will be a guest list of ticket holders at the event, when you arrive at #EatDrinkFestival you can either show your online ticket or inform the staff of your name to check the guest list. You will be given access to the Fun Size Tent for the duration of the particular pop up you purchase a ticket for. When that event ends, you can choose to stay on at #EatDrinkFestival and experience other sections of the event.

Again, tickets will go on sale December 1 and they’ll come bundled with the festival wristband.

Till then, go on your group chats and tell your friends!

Get excited!

Truffle Arancini with Rodo Jam, Cassava Crisp and Cow Leg Cream by Chef SiA

Truffle Arancini with Rodo Jam, Cassava Crisp and Cow Leg Cream by Chef SiA