Sterling Bank, a national commercial bank licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, has promised to bring together the best of African and international cuisine and mixology at the widely acclaimed #EatDrinkFestival.
The two day event, which is scheduled to hold between December 26 and 27, 2018, will take place at the Lekki Coliseum from 12pm to 8pm daily. In collaboration with Eat.Drink.Lagos, the festival will present live demonstrations from top chefs and mixologists as well as pop up shops from a selection of the city’s finest food vendors.
The event started in 2014 and it showcases how local culinary enthusiasts have become the favourite curation of food and drinks in West Africa.
Ibidapo Martins, Chief Marketing Officer of Sterling Bank said the goal of the festival is to create an unmatched culinary experience of best food and drink brands in Lagos. He noted that the bank’s decision to participate will ensure that residents in Lagos and its environs enjoyed the best flavours the city has to offer during the festive season.
Co-founder of Eat.Drink.Lagos, Folayemi Agusto said the festival was created as a platform for local food vendors to connect with their customers without the limitation of their physical locations.
Agusto said that “there were a number of food vendors from which I ordered lunch to my office daily, but many people didn’t know about them. The idea we had was to give these vendors a platform to meet their customers in person without having to own a storefront – because the cost of one is prohibitive for many of these small businesses”.
He added that “we expanded this year’s edition to a two-day format to accommodate a wider selection of exhibitors, and have also put plans in place to make the experience hassle-free for all our guests”.
The organisers also disclosed that a careful vendor selection process was put in place to ensure that the experience was unique for each attendee regardless of dietary restrictions, allergies or cravings.