It's pretty standard for western hotels to offer a buffet at one of their house restaurants, but the offerings at...
It’s pretty standard for western hotels to offer a buffet at one of their house restaurants, but the offerings at the recently opened Intercontinental’s Ekaboo are a cut above the rest.
The value partially has to do with the atmosphere here. Ekaboo is stationed just off the reception desk of the Intercontinental and shares the same tall ceilings and grandiose architecture that the main hall has. Instead of red paneled walls and a white ceiling through, the inside of Ekaboo has been tastefully decorated with dark wood inserts over the columns and a hardwood ceiling. Against the far edge of the dining hall, tall green curtains drape over floor to ceiling windows, and that same green accents the linens and tableware.
There is room for around two hundred guests in the restaurant, and numerous blocks of parties that take up several tables are scattered among individual tables. But the space is large and open enough to not disrupt any private conversations.
Ekaboo’s buffet covers up an entire wall of the restaurant, with more options for dinner fare than anyone could possibly ever need. There’s a great salad station that will rival any hotel in the west then a series of sides and appetizers before the full gauntlet of main entrées including pounded yam, goat stew, fried rice and handful of western dishes is even considered. Follow everything up with a stop or two at the dessert station where everything from micro tiramisu to delectable cheese cake is available.
Naturally you’ll end up paying handsomely for the array and quality of food. The buffet alone costs 8500 Naira per person, a glass of red wine will run around 2000 and a beer will cost 1000. But the presentation and quality are great here, so it’s worth trying at least once.
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