Cocktail Week lights up Lagos
It was an evening of fun and excitement at the biggest cocktail festival in Nigeria, Lagos Cocktail Week, which ended with The Bar Battle of the year.
Created by the CEO of Eventi Cocktails, Lara Rawa, the event is a yearly programme organised to celebrate the cocktail tradition in Lagos, targeting mocktail and cocktail lovers, enthusiasts, novices, connoisseurs, bartenders, mixologists and more.
This year’s edition, which took place at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, had a line-up of fun activities such as free samplings, cocktail demonstrations, masterclasses, bar hops, a garnish course by The Culinary Academy and the highly anticipated Bar Battle between top mixologists in the industry being the major highlight.
The Bar Battle, which took place at the grand finale had mixologists from Radisson Blu, Renaissance Hotel, The Backyard, Cocoon and The Wheatbaker engage in an intense competition to become the face of Lagos Cocktail Week 2017, with Chef Fregz, Chef Ozoz and Ronke Sobudu as the judges.
The fierce competition saw Godwin Tawo from Rennaisance, Ikeja emerge winner, John from Radisson was the first runner-up and David from The Backyard and Grill being the second runner-up.
Guests at the grand finale include Toke Makinwa, Azuka Ogujuiba, Denola Grey, Toolz, Uti Nwachukwu, Ono Bello, Onah Nwachukwu and others.