Penultimate week the culinary world was lighted with different hues and colours and the people agog with excitement as they were treated to sumptuous and lavished meals to their fill. The occasion was the GTBank Food and Drink Fair, which held in Lekki area of Lagos between April 30 and May 1.
For two days, the bank created a forum for people in the food and drink value chain, ranging from suppliers of fresh and raw food to suppliers of finished products and cooks to showcase their products and skills to the admiration of the public particularly connoisseurs of good food and drink.
The fair was a top-notch affair with effort made at segmentation of the various products to make it easier for the people to access food segments of their choice but more importantly was the party mood that was created as the scenery was quite colourful and the atmosphere a fun filled one.
Given that it ran for two work free days, it afforded families the opportunity to attend in their numbers to share in the fun and excitement that were in the air and the camaraderie and party spirit that pervaded the scene with the sounds of music blaring from the music box for anyone to join in the all day long celebration.
One of the greatest moments for those who were able to catch up on it was the master class section where renowned chefs took turns to experiment with different recipes to the delight and admiration of the audience with a few able to sample the chefs’ special at the end of the session.
For some of the families, it turned out to be a good picnic ground as many of them, particularly with young children, setting up sceneries of their own and enjoying savoury moment in the din of celebration and party.
For these ones and others, it would be a moment to be remembered, particularly the suppliers,cooks and chefs from across the country who attended the two days event with many of them expressing delight and gratitude to GTBank for organising the event and offering them the platform ex-gratis. Neither the exhibitors nor the public were charged fees for the showpiece.