Lagos: Eateries set to spice up Valentine’s Day with local, continental dishes, love songs

Written by Maritime First

Some of the eateries located in the heart of Surulere, Lagos State said that they had begun to take extra efforts to make the 2019 celebrations of the Valentine’s Day more exotic and evergreen for  their fun seekers.

The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Valentine’s Day is known as lovers day, and is observed on Feb. 14 of every year in many countries around the world including Nigeria.

It is a season when couples and aspiring ones express their love for each other through exchange of gifts, dinning together at eateries and restaurants.

Also those who can afford it go on trips to exotic locations and spend quality time together.

A correspondent of NAN visited some of the popular eateries in parts of Lagos and observed amazing and surprising preparations ahead of the celebration of love.

NAN noticed the beautiful array of red and white balloons hung at the entrance of one of the Mr Biggs, located along Ogunlana Drive.

Its manager, Mr Fatai Adeyemi, told NAN that the eatery always makes it a priority to create an inviting and welcoming atmosphere for fun seekers, especially, on special days like Valentine’s Day, Easter and Yuletide.

“Every everyone who walks into the eatery on Valentine’s Day will feel special with the special decoration.

“We have also made provisions for special treats for our intending visitors such as local and continental dishes for the day,’’ Adeyemi said.

Also, the supervisor of one of the tantalizers: another eatery, Mr James Olamilekan, told NAN that they had planned to make this year’s Valentine’s Day a special one for those looking for more.

“Fun seekers will be welcomed by our staff, who will be wearing t-shirts with the inscription, `have you been tantalised lately.’

“A DJ stand will be erected at a corner, playing the latest and best love songs for fun seekers from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m.’’

Olamilekan added that the eatery would also provide for sales: non alcoholic wine, local dishes, unique Valentine’s Day cakes and delicious cup cakes as part of the extras for the day.

Mr Miracle Nwokolo, Manager at Delight African Kitchen located around Ojuelegba, told NAN that they would be serving delicious African dishes to whet the appetites of fun seekers on Valentine’s Day.

“Our long list of African dishes will include: `amala’ that would be served with `gbegiri’ and `ewedu’, `afang’ soup with `fufu’, assorted beans, Nigerian jollof rice with `moi moi’ and semolina served with preferred soup.

“We also intend to make this year’s Valentine’s Day more exotic with our carefully selected Nigerian love songs and very tasty finger foods,” Nwokolo said.

Also a staff member of `Yakoyo’, an `abula’ joint, located along Ogunlana Drive, said that they were making preparations  that would make the Valentine’s Day celebration an exciting one for fun seekers.

The staffer of the joint, popular with its delicious `amala’ with `ewedu’ and `gbegiri’ stews, added that they were poised to entice their guests with other tasty meals like `ikokore’, (a pottage recipe from Ijebu).

He added that they would serve their customers pounded yam, porridge and indomie served with either `asun’, chicken or gizzard starting from morning till late night.

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