Looking for foodie fun this month? August’s foodie itinerary ranges from four cooking and baking classes to two major cooking competitions, the TriniFood Makeover Competition at the Queens Park Savannah and the Curry Duck Cook-Off in San Fernando. Don’t forget that August 25th is Angostura’s Rumland, the tastiest all-inclusive in Trinidad & Tobago, so get your tickets now!
Saturday, August 25, 12pm-3pm, CHOCOLATE TASTING by Gina’s Chocolate Truffles at Be Free Foods (St. James, Trinidad). “Come by, say hello and try a truffle or two, including a brand new Vegan Truffle made with Roasted Almonds, Madagascan Vanilla and of course 100% Trinidad Cocoa.”
Saturday, August 25, RUMLAND, Angostura Rumland – Isle of Rum at the Jean Pierre Complex (Port of Spain, Trinidad). With rum, cocktails, cuisine and cutters galore along with top-notch entertainment, Angostura’s Rumland is one of Trinidad’s hottest all-inclusive events. Tickets start at $300 per person and are available at McCann Erickson in Ellerslie Plaza, 9am-4pm, Mon – Fri, and from your neighborhood Ultimate Events committee member.” Check the Angostura Limited Facebook page for Rumland promotions. Link to Angostura Rumland event page on Facebook. $
Wednesday, August 29, 6pm – 9pm, FANATIC PRE-INDEPENDENCE LIME: Trini/Italian Fusion at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “Menu features Trini Curried Crab & Dumpling Bites; Corn Soup Shots; Italian Pasta; and a Rum & Prosecco Cocktail Sampling.” Cost is $450/person, group rates are available. Call (868) 681-1423 for bookings. $
PAST EVENTS IN AUGUST
Thursday, August 2nd and Wednesday, August 8th, 6pm – 9pm, COOKING CLASS at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “This three-part session will start with Creative Local Cocktail Appetizers for your home parties, then it’s Chinese Cooking on Thursday, August 2nd and Italian Cooking on Wednesday, August 8th.” Call (868) 681-1423 for bookings. $
Friday, August 3rd, 4pm-6pm, WINE TASTING, Naughty Grape Store (Port of Spain, Trinidad)
August 7th – August 23rd, 9am – 11am, Tuesdays & Thursdays, BEGINNER CAKE DECORATING CLASS at Callender’s Cake Decorating Supplies (San Fernando, Trinidad). Cost is $1,600/person; contact (868) 652-5487 or email@example.com for more details. $
Wednesday, August 8, 4pm – 6:30pm, AFTERNOON TEA at The Verandah Restaurant (St. Clair, Trinidad). Summer Tea will feature “four Savory and four Sweet Tea Treats and a pot of tea,” all in a “very intimate and leisurely” setting. Call (868) 622-6287 to reserve. Cost is $128/person + taxes. $
August 8th, 9th and 10th, LEARN TO COOK with Wendy Rahamut (San Fernando, Trinidad). “Interactive cooking, 3-day interactive cooking lessons, over 20 recipes covered, you do the cooking!” Cost is $400; call (868) 653-1478 to book. $
Thursday, August 9, BROWN SUGAR DINNER CLUB AT HAKKA (Woodbrook, Trinidad). Join the BrownSugar Dinner Club for “an evening filled with exceptional food, delicious wine, and interesting conversation.” Link to event page. $
Saturday, August 11, 9:30am – 3pm, UPMARKET! Woodbrook Youth Facility (Woodbrook, Trinidad). Walk with your grocery bags and cash for Trinidad’s premier gourmet market featuring local food artisans, caterers, chefs, farmers alongside artists and other artisans selling jewelry, soaps and lotions, art and more. Be sure to support The Allen Prize for Young Writers, which will have a fundraising table at the August UpMarket and be selling literary-themed baked goods and used books in good condition! FREE ENTRY.
Saturday, August 11, CURRY DUCK COOK-OFF at San Fernando Hill (San Fernando, Trinidad). Cooking from 10am, Tasting from 2pm and Lime ’til 7pm. Karaoke competition, live tassa band, rhythm section and DJ. Team Registration is $600 and General Admission Tickets are $150/person. All proceeds go to United Way Trinidad & Tobago. Contact Trudy Superville at (868) 624-5406 ext 270 or Mitzy Sandy (868) 624-5406 ext 246. Link to Curry Duck Cook Off event flyer. $
Sunday, August 12, 12pm – 6pm, Fight the Fat TRINI FOOD Makeover Cookout Competition at Queens Park Savannah (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “This Food Makeover is more than a cookout. It is an opportunity for us to show Trinidad and Tobago that healthy cooking can be tasty and enjoyable.” Compete in seven categories with a chance to win over $35,000 in cash and prizes – One Pot Meals; Meats; Vegetarian Entrées; Cutters; Blue Food; Indian Cuisine; and Healthy Kiddie Snacks. Link to more information on the Trini-Food Makeover Competition. Link to Facebook event. Link to event flyer on Facebook.
Sunday, August 12, THE SUPPER CLUB at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Woodbrook, Trinidad). “It is a chef’s table dinner, four course dinner, paired with our favourite wines. Your service experience is created on the basis of a personal touch by your host and your host Chef. We walk you through every bite and smell and taste of your experience.” Price per person is $750. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to make reservations. Read about the last Supper Club and see pictures here. $
August 16th – August 22nd, A TASTE OF INDIA at the Hilton Trinidad – The 9th annual Indian Food Festival is serving up authentic Indian cuisine and entertainment. Call (868) 624-3211 ext. 6200 for more information. Link to Flyer. $
Wednesday, August 22, 6pm – 9pm, ITALIAN COOKING PARTY at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “Italian Champagne (Presecco) Toast Cooking Party. Come join us in a (Prosecco) toast to celebrate Ian’s vacation trip back to Italy.” Cost is “$450/person inclusive of all ingredients and a super Italian meal.” Call (868) 681-1423 for bookings. $