THE recent renovation of the National Theatre of Ghana was really worth it. With a more presentable façade, well-structured civil re-engineering and better interior visual effects have come a better system of catering service.
Trafix Catering Services which used to entertain theatre artistes, visitors, fun lovers, programme organisers, drama and dance troupes and the general public has now expanded its culinary repertoire.
It used to be the normal single-meal treats of Cook Art delights, Ghanaian dishes of all variety including the celebrated ‘gari fotor and tilapia de luxe’. Today, all these are still intact in addition to the real big deal — the Trafix Special Buffet.
This is not an occasional treat, but an everyday gastronomic plus that offers the customer a palate titillating array of selectables.
There is no restriction. You eat what you can at no extra cost, and this is quite an attraction for those born with wide tastes and of course some abdominal capacity.
Mrs Bella Ahu, Executive Director of Trafix Catering Services, talks fondly about the buffet and calls it the culinary haven for those who love their food in variety and connoisseurs who want to gratify their peculiar tastes.
Mrs Ahu says that since the buffet started after the renovation, it brought a homely atmosphere to the theatre.
"When visitors and tourists come around for the buffet, they feel at ease, relaxed and take time to select what they want just like they would do in their homes. It will not be remiss on my part to say it is a blessing to the theatre," she adds.
The buffet spots varieties of spicy meat and fish, different rice dishes, fried plantain chips, potatoes, vegetables (raw and steamed), sauces, beans, spiced grilled tilapia, marinated chicken and the almighty goat-light soup.
You need to be hungry to enjoy this special buffet that begins at lunch-time when people are famished and want to cool off with some drinks before facing the buffet squarely.
Mrs Ahu has hinted that the July 1 edition of the buffet will be a real spectacle with a chocolate-extra to put holiday-makers in the celebrant mood.