Lagos, food capital of Africa, says tourist guide

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LAGOS – A tourist guide, Tannaz  Bahnam, has described Lagos as the food capital of Africa, because it has the largest variety of foods and restaurants on the African continent.

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Bahnam said this in Lagos on Wednesday during the news conference to announce the first ‘Restaurant Week’ holding from April 7 to April 17.

Bahnam, the founder of the online tourist directory, ‘Lost in Lagos’, said, “In Lagos, you can find any dish or cuisine you want, no matter the culture or background, there’s a place to serve your taste.

“Over the last few years, Lagos has enjoyed a spur in the growth of gourmet restaurants and during the ‘Restaurant Week’, we will showcase these restaurants to a wider audience,’’ she said.

Bahnam said 21 restaurants would be showcased and offer a selection of their dishes to visitors  at very affordable prices.

According to her, the participating restaurants are: Piccolo Mondo, Yellow Chilli, Pattaya, La Scala, Milano, Foundry, Rhapsody’s VI, Orela, Orchid Bistro, Primi Piatti, Spice Route and Bazaar.

Others are: Bistro 7, Ginger Tapas, Soho Restaurant at Intercontinental, La Provence, La Veranda, Rhapsody’s Ikeja, Fusion, Casa D’Lydia and Bar Campione.

Bahnam said the selection of the restaurants was based on their standard, quality of service and the ambience they had been offering their customers.

They were expected to show these attributes, the welcoming nature and the variety of Lagos to visitors at the event.

She said there would be a ‘Snap It’ photo contest of various dishes by diners that they would submit on the ‘Lost in Lagos’ site, with the chance to win various prices.

Bahnam said the event would be sponsored by some corporate organisations, adding that lunch would cost N4, 000 while  dinner would go for N6,000.

“The “Restaurant Week’’ in Lagos will showcase beauty, attraction and the culture of Lagos and Nigeria to the world,’’ Bahnam added. (NAN)


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