30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos
So it’s Sunday funday and deciding on what to do with limited cash in Lagos is such a matrix. Too many options. I actually asked Siri for help, and fortunately some buffet options came up. I liked the Sheraton option so I embarked on the island to mainland journey.
After what was an elaborate security check, I finally settled in. The buffet took place in a very minimalist banquet hall. No major decorations or accessories just well toned walls with nice lightings. There was also a live band playing standby throughout the day. Meal service was great too. The waiters are constantly checking up on you, clearing plates after each meal.
The buffet was really extensive. They had confectionaries, vegetarian options, Nigerian dishes, Pan Asian cuisines and so on. For such an extensive buffet it wouldn’t be possible to review all the options but I wouldn’t limit this review to just the meals I had
Started the tour with a brief look over the vegetarian table. Displayed were all sorts of salads, salad dressings, sauce and vinaigrettes. I tried something they called “Raheem” and “Babaganoush”. The “Babaganoush had a feel of eggplant to it with some sort of marinade. It’s a lot soggy but if you like egg plant you might like this. I don’t know what the Raheem is. It had a very weird taste but I could tell it’s some sort of Indian dish. Didn’t really like any of it, hence I was done with this vegan lifestyle (after two minutes)
The Babaganoush, kidney beans, sliced okro and peas
The confectionery table looked a bit more exciting. They had strawberry mousse, Chocolate mousse with alcohol, cream caramel, St Eloi Chocolate cake and also fruit tartlets. The tartlet had a kiwi, apple slice and grapes. The one with the kiwi was surprisingly good. I’ve never heard fruit tartlets before so maybe it’s the first time excitement
The fruit tartlet
Mousse would always be a favorite dessert. The strawberry mousse was compact and jelly like, almost like a cheesecake. The alcohol Chocolate mousse was probably the only thing I was excited about initially...I mean the concept of alcohol in any creamy always play out well (case in point; baileys and rum ice cream), so why not Chocolate mousse? Unfortunately it was just there. Got bored with it quickly. Also had some of the cream caramel and St Eloi (which is basically like a Black Forest cake). All great stuffs but I was way past my sugar limit at this point.
Chocolate mousse with alcohol
The St. Eloi
The main (not even sure it can be called that at this point, after all I’ve had) was Ofada rice with Ofada sauce. The Ofada was saved by the Ofada stew sauce.
Ofada rice with Ofada stew sauce
You’d think I’d be full now but had to check out the steak section before leaving. They had grilled stick meat, Suya and medium rare steak. Took a piece of the steak with some pancakes cooked in orange sauce. The pancake was so great I thought the orange sauce was unnecessary. The steak was good too. I always argue medium rare is a scam cause I can’t really tell the difference most of the time. I ended the day with a bottle of wine.
The steak and suya
Pancake fried with orange sauce
With a great live band, top notch service, great meals and great setting, this is almost the perfect Sunday fun day for the family. They had such an extensive and varied menu, I would argue that the price was very much okay. Definitely a favorite!