Barbados sets the stage for the Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2023. Priding itself as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean and the Birthplace of Rum, this major Caribbean festival is bringing together again the islands’ finest culinary talents and renowned rum producers for a four-day epicurean undertaking. With eight signature events lined up, festival-goers have a pick of feasts and cocktails that will surely sate any appetite.
Kicking off the festivities will be a degustation of Bajan cuisine at Oistins Under the Stars on October 19th. Local and foreign foodies are in for a treat with live demonstrations and insightful conversations on Barbadian cuisine from acclaimed international and local chefs at the Chef Classics and Culture of Cuisine Lecture on October 20th. Meanwhile, the evening promises rum aficionados an intoxicating journey via Rum Route, dubbed a “moving party” that pairs rum tasting with lively Caribbean music.
On the third day, October 21st, early risers can revel at the Rise & Rum party where sipping on cocktails while dancing to Caribbean beats as the sun rises is the vibe. Hungry party-goers can then head over to the family-friendly Bajan Fair where families can come together for laughter, entertainment, and savory servings of Bajan dishes. The festival is capped off with the Liquid Gold Feast on October 22nd, an ultra-premium, all-inclusive event that brings together Barbados’ top chefs and mixologists to curate an evening of fine cuisine and cocktails.
And to top off these festivities, is the anticipated entertainment. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival promises four days of good eating, drinking and loads of entertainment in a tropical paradise. However, the festival’s essence shines not in its celebration of Barbadian culinary tradition but, perhaps more meaningfully, in its aim to ensure the island’s culinary future. Under the theme, Feed the Future, the Jr. Chef Cook-Off Series will culminate during the festival, creating a stage for the future top chefs and culinary innovators of Barbados.
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