June’s culinary events in Trinidad and Tobago offer a feast for your taste buds with 16 fantastic events from a one-day organic gardening workshop to an evening of Spanish tapas, wine and flamenco.
Friday, June 1, 4:30pm-6:30pm, CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES & DESSERT WINE TASTING! Cellar Select Wine Shop (Maraval, Trinidad). “We’re having Gina and her delectable chocolate truffles here again. Chocolate Truffles made from 100% Trinidadian Cocoa along with dessert wine, an experience your taste buds won’t want to miss!” FREE ENTRY.
Friday, June 1, 6:30pm-9:30pm, FANATIC KITCHEN LIME, Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Woodbrook, Trinidad). Authentic Indian Small Plates – all inclusive. Cost is $500 per person for an exclusive three hour experience. “Kitchen Limes” will also be held on Friday, June 15th and Friday, June 29th. $
Saturday, June 2, CAKE DECORATING CLASS: Beginner’s Gum Paste/Fondant, Callender Baking Supplies Store (Vistabella, San Fernando, Trinidad). Contact (868) 652-5487; 687-9062; 771-6248). Link to Flyer on Facebook. $
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 9:30am-3pm, UPMARKET!!! Woodbrook Youth Facility (Woodbrook, Trinidad). Walk with your bags and cash for Trinidad’s premier gourmet market featuring local food artisans, caterers, chefs and farmers. FREE ENTRY.
Sunday, June 3, 2pm-4pm or 5:30pm-7:30pm, SIP & SAVOR FUNDRAISING TEA, Jaffa at the Oval (Port of Spain, Trinidad). Four-course tea service featuring a fruit salad; classic finger sandwiches; freshly baked scones with double cream & preserves; and decadent desserts. Special menu and activities are available for children. Cost $300/person, children ages 7 – 12 are half price; children six and under are free. $
Tuesday, June 5, FULL MOON SEAFOOD DINNER, Capri Style by Chef Vittorio from Garibaldi’s (St. Anns, Trinidad). “Let Milan’s Chef Vittorio transport you to the Isle of Capri with his delectable Seafood Dinner in a private villa in the cool, breezy tree tops of St. Anns. Cost is $985 for a four-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine with each course (inclusive of taxes). Live Music by Darren Farfan. Sunset Cocktails & Antipasti starts at 5:45pm.” Tickets must be pre-purchased, message on Facebook, email email@example.com or call at (868) 621-1993. Link to Flyer on Facebook. $
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 5th – June 28th, 5pm-7pm, BASIC BARTENDING CLASS, Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (Mt. St. George, Tobago). Registration ends May 31, 2012. Contact (868) 660-2196; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information. Cost: $1,000 and registration fee $50. Link to flyer on Facebook. $
Saturday, June 9, NATIONAL PIZZA DAY, Mario’s Pizza. “Celebrating our 40th Anniversary on National Pizza Day, Saturday 9th June, 2012. Look out for our biggest celebration yet! We commemorate the day we launched Mario’s Pizza (2nd June, 1972) by giving back to our loyal customers! NATIONAL PIZZA DAY SPECIAL – Get a 2nd FREE Pizza!! Link to to Facebook event page (with details on the specials).
Saturday, June 9, 11am-9pm, WORLD PEACE FESTIVAL (NAPA, Port of Spain, Trinidad). “From yoga, to massage, to organic food, art and music, there’s something for everyone, including the kids…in the Kid’s Village.” Don’t miss the Peace Cafe featuring “a menu of mouth-watering meals, salads, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, and finger foods.” Food vendors will include More Sushi; The Green; Health Food Specialists Tea; NEO Café; Veg Out; Gourmet Goodies; Dolce Far Niente; Whole Foods Market; Gina’s Chocolates, and the Go Local booth with Crate Foods and Del Mano. FREE ENTRY.
Sunday June 10, 10am-5pm, MUS-SHOP, Seemab Memorial Mosque, (Charlieville, Trinidad). “A Mini Expo for the entire family, featuring small businesses owned by Muslim women. A one of a kind shopping experience featuring Food, Clothing, Hijabs, Jewelry, and lots more in a halaal environment.” Link to event listing on Facebook. FREE ENTRY.
Saturday, June 23, 6:30pm, VIVA EL AMOR, Wine. Tapas. Flamenco. Sponsored by Vintage Imports and event location is 55 Goodwood Avenue, (Goodwood Park, Trinidad). “Save the Date for a night of Spanish Passion! Tantalizing tapas…hypnotizing flamenco and fine wine! All proceeds go towards the Living Waters Community.” Cost is $600. Link to event listing on Facebook and flyer. $
Sunday, June 24, 8:30am-4:40pm, GARDENING COURSE: Introduction to Organic Gardening, Companion Planting and Rootcrops, Permaculture Trinidad – Wa Samaki Ecosystems (Freeport, Trinidad). “The workshop will cover an introduction to the ethics and principles of permaculture; basic designing of sites using zones and sectors; a tour of Wa Samaki Ecosystems.” Cost is $400, lunch included. Link to event listing on Facebook. $
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, TOBAGO CULINARY FESTIVAL, Pigeon Point Heritage Park. Tobago’s premier food festival and beach lime is not to be missed! Festival patrons will be treated to cooking competitions, demonstration kitchens, bar and mixology competition, and of course outstanding local and international cuisine of Tobago’s restaurants, chefs and caterers. FREE ENTRY.
Sunday, June 24, 1pm-6pm, SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, Claxton Bay Fishing Facility (Claxton Bay, Trinidad), sponsored by the Seafood Industry Development Company Limited (SIDC) and the Claxton Bay Fishing Association (CBFA). Enjoy “games, fish broth and fish pelau cooking competition, races and live entertainment” at the Seafood Festival. FREE ENTRY.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 10:45am, ALSACE WINE TASTING, Trinidad Country Club’s Dining Room (Maraval, Trinidad) hosted by Fernandes Fine Wines. Join Alain Beydon-Schlumberger of Domaines Schlumberger for a tasting of eight superb Alsace wines! Seating is limited; tickets are $140 and available for purchase at Fernandes Fine Wine shops located in West Mall and the Trinidad Country Club. Call (868) 628-0628 to book your spot. $
Saturday, June 30, 7:30pm-11:30pm, DINING WITH THE SAINTS, St Mary’s College (Port of Spain, Trinidad). Join St. Mary’s College Past Students’ Union at the College’s “Big Yard” for one of Trinidad’s most popular intercollegiate culinary competitions with one hundred cooks, 50 desserts, entertainment and door prizes slated for this year’s fundraiser. Link to Event Flyer on Facebook. $
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