Iconic Events Ltd, Nigeria’s leading events promotion company, has announced the commencement of the 2017 edition of the food and drinks festival, Taste of Lagos from August 1 to August 4, 2017 at the National Stadium, Surulere Lagos.
The Coordinator of the event and a Director of the company, Mr. Abiodun Fagbohun, disclosed this during the week at a media chat in his office.
“Taste of Lagos, which is an annual tourism and food security-focused event to promote the indigenous food culture of Lagos is an event organized to complement the agenda of the Lagos State Government on food security as well as to draw international attention to and raise awareness of indigenous cuisines of Nigeria,” he said.
He further explained that Taste of Lagos aims at celebrating the indigenous cuisines of Lagos whilst establishing the city of Lagos in the league of other famous City-based Food and Drinks festival such as Taste of Dubai; Taste of London; Taste of Cape Town and Taste of Chicago, amongst several others.
Apart from the usual foods and drinks exhibition, activities at Taste of Lagos 2017 will include daily food eating competition in a few popular Nigerian cuisines consumed in Lagos, notaby: Pounded Yam, Amala, Tuwo, Ofada rice, Akpu and Eba, Suya, and AKpu.
Lagosians will also have opportunity to nominate their best indigenous food and snack restaurants for awards in the following categories: Pounded yam, Tuwo, Amala, Suya, Eba, Ofada rice, Nkwobi, Akpu, Edikaikong soup and Afang soup.
Fagbohun explained that all stakeholders in the food and drink sector are expected at the four-day event, which will provide a platform for them to showcase their culinary prowess in the preparation of Nigeria food and drinks to the over 40,000 Lagosians expected at the event.
Taste of Lagos 2017 will end with a Award / Gala night on Friday 4th August at the popular O’Jez Entertainment pavilion located at the National stadium, Surulere Lagos.