For food lovers in the country, the Accra Food Festival was a great experience.
The Accra Food Festival is a hub for Accra's lifestyle enthusiasts to interact, eat, have fun and do business. This year's edition took a break from their former location, the Alliance Francaise as food and drink lovers converged at the Accra Polo Heights Grounds at the heart of Airport City.
At 11am prompt, the event was already underway with most patrons trying to get in early to avoid missing out on the good food, the free booze and great live band.
Stand after stand offered a glimpse of what the various vendors had in stock. From hotels like the Royal Senchi in the Eastern Region right to safari-inspired Zaina Lodge in Mole in the Northern Region, it was safe to say that everyone had been represented. The restaurants and food stands were so many that one was left indecisive on what to eat and what to stay away from.
The Peduase Valley resort was the first to open it's door to Pulse Ghana by offering us what they called the "Afrofusion" dish, a gourmet meal using Ghanaian ingredients like Yam, Plantain, tomato, pepper and tilapia but presented like you'll find in a 5-star restaurant somewhere in Europe and America.
From 1:00pm, things had just started to get exciting. Celebrities, socialites & everybody hard to be seen started making their way to the venue. KKD, a purveyor of Ghanaian lifestyle was the first to be spotted in his flamboyant fashion and his famous stick which has been copied by his young proteges all over Ghana.
Radio and TV's Berla Mundi was another face that couldn't be missed even amongst the crowd which was growing larger by the minute. Nana Asante Bediatuo, Agnes Ntow of Y-fm, James Gardiner, Bola Ray,Sammy Forson, Manifest and more took their turns to attend the event.
In the evening, it was sealed with good music from the live band, good dance tunes and some Azonto moves. Music lovers were not left out.
Generally, the festival was an opportunity to make some quick cash than usual. The 2016 Accra Food Festival was successful as thousands participated in the event.