FOLLY: Every now and then, my dad gets very generous and offers to take the family out for breakfast. Breakfast and not brunch because one, the man wakes up early and two, he believes the earlier you go, the better the selection of food you will get. All that refreshing food jargon is lost on him. We must leave the house at 8 am; latest 8.15 am.
NOSA: Solo rocks, eh? Let's just assume my invite got lost in the mail. It's cool
FOLLY: Nosa, I definitely invited you or maybe the iMessage didn't deliver. I have proof but I don't want to put the screenshot here. Anyways, last saturday in addition to inviting us for #familybreakfast he also invited me and my sister to join him for #familyworkout. Family workout call time was 6.30 am on "swaggy bridge" aka the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge. He encouraged us to come by saying that if we worked out we'd burn off the calories we would eat later, #wisdom.
My dad also insists on Four Points by Sheraton in Oniru because he believe that it's the best value for money of all the hotel brunches in VI at N4,500 per head. I agree, it's quite a steal. He is currently boycotting Southern Sun because although champagne and juices are complimentary, you have to pay additional for bottled water. It's the principle behind it, he said. However, that wouldn't be a problem for Nosa. Different strokes, folks.
NOSA: I don't know why you'd want to drink water when you have complimentary champagne available. It's like rejecting a Benz from Hertz because you expected a Camry.
FOLLY: Anyways, enough about that let's talk about the food. Their selection is pretty much what you'd expect from any hotel breakfast/brunch buffet. An omelette bar, a selection of pastries, fresh fruits, (struggle) bacon, sausages etc.
My routine when I come here is pretty much standard now. I always start with yoghurt and fruit. I beelined for the kiwis once I saw them. Imported fruits and stuff. They didn't last long out there as when I went to get my next "course", they were all gone. Paw paw was still there in heaps though.
Next, I load my plate up with all my favourite breakfast foods. Sausages, baked beans, eggs, mushrooms, the whole works. I passed on the "bacon" because the last time I was here, the thing I got was weirdly coloured and tasted like plastic. Maybe Chi makes bacon now ? #shade
My only real problem with Four Points is that they DON'T have pancakes. Breakfast without pancakes is like Lagos without traffic. They do have crepes but they are way too chewy. Might have something to do with them being cooked in heaps and kept in a chaffing dish.
NOSA: If you go for brunch and there are no pancakes, is it really brunch? If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
FOLLY: They also have the real Nigerian heroes like akara, ogi, white rice, goat meat stew, ewa aganyin because you Nigerians don't like the fine things in life.
Brunch - N4,500