Sigh, its almost 2017 already can you believe it?
I am just excited Christmas is around, everyone is usually in a happy mode and lots of parties and events (opportunity to dress up and look glam).
So Restaurant Week started yesterday (04 November 2016) and runs for 3 weeks (ends 25 November 2016) in partnership with LostinLagos. Over 30 restaurants will participate in providing diners the opportunity to experience “fine dining” at discounted prices with lunch and dinner packages available.
I am going to write about the restaurants I am excited about and looking forward to as well include their Restaurant Week menu in case you are interested. I was really hoping The BL restaurant was participating, I have heard and read such good reviews.
Arabesque || Victoria Island
Arabeseque is a good choice if you are looking for something different (Middle Eastern) from the usual choices such as Spanish, Italian, Chinese etc. Notice how the new restaurants opening in Lagos aren’t Nigerian owned? E.g. The BL Restaurant (Bulgarian Lebanese), Craft Gourmet, Arabesque etc. I kinda like it… The menu is not out but the post would be updated as soon as it’s out.
Fine Dining Menu
Location: 225B Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos
Craft Gourmet || Victoria Island
I really like the decor and ambiance, it’s adorable and gorgeous to be honest. Natural light, the mirrors – I love this place. It kinda reminds me of the decor at The Quarter Cafe. It has a bit of an open-kitchen thingy going on, it makes the diners have a unique experience and also feels like they are part of the cooking experience seeing their food go from pan to plate.
P.S. You should try out their baked cheesecake, it is soooo Amazing! *winks* You’ll thank me later.
Location: Mega Plaza, 14 Idowu Martins, Victoria Island, Lagos
1415 @ Eko Signature || Victoria Island
So I tried the fine dining option at the Mastercard x Lost in Lagos opening event and I liked it. The aim of the restaurant is to “take you on a journey of culinary excellence to the taste of the finest Italian cuisines“.
I tried the Salmon Tartar and Chicken Roulade which were quite nice to be honest especially the Salmon Tartar. I also tried their Decadant Chocolate Cake which was meh to be honest, I have had better in Lagos so maybe you should the Tiramisu. Someone ordered the Emerald Risotto which looked very unique, if you are feeling very adventurous try it out.
Fine Dining Menu
P.S. Fine dining restaurants offer small portions but you get good quality food.
Location: 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island Lagos
Orchid Bistro || Ikeja
Orchid Bistro is one of those restaurant tucked away in Ikeja. Nicely decorated with orchids and plants. I have included this restaurant mainly because it’s on the mainland and I have never tried any restaurant on the mainland. Although, I have read good reviews about this restaurant and looking forward to trying out their food.
Location: 58 Isaac John St, Ikeja
Tarragon || Ikoyi
This restaurant is owned by Chef Tiyan Alile of the Culinary Academy. It offers two unique dining styles – the exquisite A la Carte Menu and a Chef’s Tasting Menu. Everything about this restaurant is said to be warm and inviting, from the ambience to the decor. This is definitely the kind of place a guy wants to take his lady to for a special occasion *winks*.
Fine Dining Menu
Location: 50 Raymond Njoku St, Ikoyi
How does it work?
Basically to participate in the Restaurant Week, you need to do the following:
- Get a Mastercard (If you use a Verve card or a Visa card, sorry).
- Check out the list of restaurants participating here (p.s. it is advisable to get a reservation beforehand).
- Pay with your Mastercard.
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