#EatDrinkFestival Presented by Sterling Bank Returns for its 5th Edition
Powered by Sterling Bank, the fifth edition of the #EatDrinkFestival is scheduled to hold from December 26 to 27, 2018, with an extended format of more vendors and some stellar eats.
A fixture in the December event calendar, it features much to eat and drink from an extensive selection served up by some of the best chefs, restaurants, and street food vendors in Lagos. The festival which began in 2014 is organised yearly by the premier guide to food and drink in Lagos – Eat.Drink.Lagos, to showcase local culinary enthusiasts.
Festival director Folayemi Agusto, says it’s all about promoting local businesses: “When we started, we wanted to create a platform for food vendors in Lagos without physical locations. 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”
To curate a truly unique experience for festival goers, vendors are carefully selected by the festival team. This allows the team to ensure that there is something for everyone no matter what you are craving, or your dietary restrictions or allergies.
Beyond the vendors, this year’s edition will introduce over a dozen unique events for guests seeking intimate and immersive events. These include lunch and dinner pop-ups by top local and international culinary talent, bar battles, spirit tastings, live demonstrations, cocktail master classes and the Sterling VIP lounge.
The Culinary Main Stage at #EatDrinkFestival will be making a return this year and will feature a number of exciting live demonstrations, as well as cooking challenges.
New this year is the Drinks Theatre, which will feature a series of engaging panels and demonstrations on your favourite libations. Naturally, this section of the event is 18+ only.
For the first time ever, #EatDrinkFestival event will be cashless, using preloaded wristbands for purchasing food and drink. The best part is that it helps one set a budget because it can be loaded with only what you plan to spend and unused funds can be reclaimed when you’re ready to head home.
Wristbands can be purchased online ahead of the festival picked up ahead of the festival at the dedicated pick-up location, Café One or on arrival at the festival. Buyers will be emailed a ticket to confirm their purchase.
On arrival at the festival or Café One, the ticket will be swapped for a wristband which must be worn always for the duration of the event. This wristband will double as a purse for Feast Points and a ticket for both event days.
The wristband can be topped up with cash or POS. There will be at least 20 stations available for top up, with dedicated POS and cash lanes. A one-off activation fee of N1,000 will be charged the first time points are added to the wristband.
To get a wristband and to learn more about how it works visit eatdrinkfestival.com/tickets.
The festival has also partnered with Taxify to give N2,000 off each ride to or from the festival, with the code EDFFIVE.
The #EatDrinkFestival will take place at the Lekki Coliseum (14, Providence Street, Lekki Phase One, Lekki).
For more information about the event, please visit eatdrinkfestival.com.
Omenka is a proud partner of #EatDrinkFestival.
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