April 7, 2015

Berry Easter Weekend Part 2 - Lagos Grill Festival

This is the second part of my Easter weekend. I was supposed to do a little bit more (e.g. Saro, and go visiting friends) but someone's cake business spoiled my plans - yeah, yeah, bright side, more business means more money, blah blah. Being married to an entrepreneur can be tough sometimes - you make plans, but business has to go on, and occasionally trump your activities.

Well, I'm sha very very happy that I chose to go to the Lagos Grill Festival sans Cakes. He was too busy on Sunday, and had already canceled postponed our Saro The Musical plans. Luckily for me, Chef Fregz, (who was the chef at the birthday dinner party where I got engaged) got me complimentary tickets to the festival. I very quickly shifted my focus and decided to go with a couple of friends.


All I know is that I have to detox for the next week and a half, because I'm afraid the 10 pounds I lost may have come back this weekend alone!





THANKS CHEF FREGZ!!! I terrorize him a little too much on Instagram :(


There were bunches and bunches and bunches of restaurants there, such as Grills In & Out. They do a Mongolian Stir-fry where you select your raw meats and veggies and it's all cooked for you. My friend got food from here but thought it was just aight.









There were fun activities for kids.


After looking around to see what there was to offer, Lola told me she'd gotten Jack Daniels popsicles from a stand. I don't like popsicles generally, but boy am I glad I got one!!! It was soooooooo good! Look for them on Instagram - RoyalPopsPopsicles or visit their website. They have non-alcoholic ones too.




Ran into Toju - remember my dress? She's a designer-to-the-stars :p


I also saw Blondie - remember my pretty makeup you guys liked by Luxe Beauty Lounge?



Oh, this was another event that started a little late. Chef Fregz was supposed to do a cooking demo that was supposed to start at 1, but I think he started closer to 5pm, because they were still setting up the stage at 4:30pm.





After waiting for a whiiiiiiile, I decided to go looking for food.


 





I settled on Bole, with fish as God intended bole to be eaten!!! (Not fake groundnuts)


And I got fish, chicken and fries to take home. I was lured by what they said was "special sauce." Let's just say I was scooping up the sauce and licking my fingers at home. I couldn't even bother taking photos of the food. It was that good. And the fish was huge too! For just N1000?! Look for Lala's Grill - they service events too.

 By the time my food was ready, Fregz was already in action.
  




Fregz made Jack Daniels steaks 2 ways, and Chipotle Chicken Sliders. I think there's a similar recipe online somewhere.








I apologize to anyone who's hungry because of this post :p

This was a fun weekend and I hope you enjoyed my photos. Have a lovely week!

29 comments:

  1. Jeez, Berry! Now I am salivating at work.

    I drove past in the evening and wondered what the fuss was all about. Not smart. I should have stopped and popped in.

    Now following grills and chef fregz on instagram... solely so I can know of the next time such an event would be happening.

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    1. Lol, it's good for you! You should have stopped by. Maybe I should put up interesting events and activities I get wind of on Thursdays or Fridays...

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  2. Aww, I was supposed to come but I was way too lazy after church lol. Looks like I missed a fun event!

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    1. It was pretty fun, and I know there was an after-party but this chicken was too tired.

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  3. Chai! Berry there is God ooooo! Wat manner of punishment is this! *drooling*. To think that i had thot of going for the Lagos grill & bbq festival but completely forgot until i was driving on Falomo bridge & causally looked to the right! "shooks! was that today???!"

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    1. Awwwwww. That happens to me sometimes.

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  4. but on a positive note, I went for *singing* SARO OOOOOOOOOO! It was incredible, I watched December last year but just had to go this Easter again! A-MAZZZINNNGGG!

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    1. Do not mention Sarooooooo!!!! Do you want me to start crying?

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  5. All I see is food, food and more food..... Looks like y'all had loads of fun......

    Happy Easter

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  6. I love your hair and y do u guys have all the fun in Lagos. I reside in Phc

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    1. Thanks, although i'm officially sick of the hair now. PH. Port Harcourt. Smh. One day.

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  7. I love this! Wish I could've attended

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  8. Hay Goddddddddddddd! And ive not eaten all day. This is torture :(

    www.cassiedaves.com

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  9. Boli and fish?? I didn't even know that was a thing but it sounds good!

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    1. Smh. It's the ONLY way to eat boli/bole

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  10. Oh yes!!!!! God intended bole to be eaten with fish!! Not groundnut!!

    *

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  11. Wow! We need something like this in PH

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    1. I agree. This and a lot of other things!

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  12. Is this fair? So much fOooooood, and plenty meat.
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    Thanks :)

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  13. wooooo, oh my!!! This looks like so much fun. I've never attended any of this cook out events before, I think I should look into it. Nice post girl...

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    1. Thank you ma'am. It was fun and you should attend if another one comes up.

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  14. I don't understand boli and groundnut either. Pepper sauce and fish (y) (y).
    Thank God I ate before viewing this post. I would have called you wicked

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  15. berry da carry me follow body for this kind tins na

    Favour Moyse Blog

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  16. I am crying. Actually crying. Haven't had spicy anything in a while. Plus 'boli', my favourite anything too!!!! Kai

    By the way, boli can be eaten any which way. It really depends on where you grew up or how you were taught to savour it.

    I grew up to know groundnuts as the accompaniment to boli, but like many things, I remixed my recipe to efo riro (with dried fish and shrimps etc) and maybe fish stew if available. Absolutely great!!!

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