With school starting and work schedules resuming, September is a light month for foodie events in Trinidad and Tobago. No worries though because one of the biggest foodie events is this month – the 2012 Angostura Rum Festival on September 14th-16th! (Also, mark next month’s calendar for the 2012 Tobago Blue Food Festival on October 14th.)
Saturday, September 29, 9:30am – 3:30pm, GOURMET MARKET BY XE at Preysal Community Center (Preysal, Couva, Trinidad). “Gourmet and a family themed fair. Face painting and bouncy castle for the kids. Grill/BBQ for lunch plus much more!” Link to event flyer. FREE ENTRY.
Sunday, September 30, 10:30am – 4:30pm, THE CRAFTSMAN’S FORUM at Miracle Ministries Pentecostal High School Auditorium (Couva, Trinidad). Foodies can get their fix at The Craftsman’s Forum, which will feature “Fresh Garden Produce, Deserts & Pastries, Ice Cream, Fresh Juices, Home Made Wines, Pepper Sauce and Chutney, [alongside] Leather Craft, Jewellery Craft, Wooden Craft, Scented Candles, Chocolates, Home Made Soaps and Spa Treatments, Clothing,” and much more. Link to event page on Facebook.
Sunday, September 30, 3pm – 5:30pm, TEA TIME at Ortinola Great House (Maracas Valley, Trinidad). Reservations are required ((868) 696-1507 or email@example.com). $
SPECIAL NOTE: TT Film Festival Film – Nothing Like Chocolate, “a new film about chocolate and the ethics of cocoa production, which features The Grenada Chocolate Company, will be screened at the 2012 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival.” Lets support our Carribbean partners as we strive to make cocoa king once again!” Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5.30pm, Little Carib Theatre, Q&A; Friday, Sept. 21 at 1.30pm, UWI, Institute of Critical Thinking, Q&A; Friday, Sept. 28 at 5.30pm, MovieTowne Tobago; Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3pm, MovieTowne Tobago.
PAST EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER
Wednesday, September 26, FRENCH COOKING WITH CHEF RACHEL at Fanatic Kitchen Studio. $450 per person with a complimentary glass of vino. $
CANCELLED/POSTPONED (new date to be announced) – Sunday, September 23, SAUTE TRINBAGO at Queens Park Savannah (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “Sauté Trinbago 2012 will take you on a culinary & cultural journey. Food, Fashion, Mas, Soca & Steel Pan.” Call (868) 747-2883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets. Links to Saute Trinbago Facebook page and promotional video. $
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 14th, 15th and 16th, 2012 ANGOSTURA RUM FESTIVAL at the House of Angostura (Laventille, Trinidad). Angostura’s annual ode to rum features factory tours, cocktail competitions, live cooking and cocktail demonstrations, a ‘Kitchen Master Challenge’ featuring local chefs, and of course giveaways and prizes. “Tickets available from The House of Angostura and McCann Erickson in Ellerslie Plaza, $50 for a one-day pass and $125 for a three-day pass.” $
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30pm, BROWN SUGAR DINNER CLUB at GHAZAL (Woodbrook, Trinidad). Join the Brown Sugar Dinner Club for a evening of fabulous food and company at GHAZAL. Email email@example.com to get listed and receive an invitation. Link to September 12th event page on Facebook. $
Saturday, September 8, 10am – 4pm, UPMARKET SOUTH at Oasis (101 Circular Road, Mon Repos, San Fernando, Trinidad). UpMarket – Trinidad’s favourite foodie and artisan market – is back in South. Check the UpMarket Facebook page for directions. FREE ENTRY.
Friday, September 7, 4pm – 6pm, CALIFORNIA WINE TASTING at the Naughty Grape Store (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “We are tasting two of our high-end wines – Cellar No 8 and Rodney Strong, and will also be introducing to our dynamic portfolio of wines Entwine Wine, both Merlot and Pinot Grigio. Please note, that our WBTG will be at $30 this Friday, as these are our high-end wines.” $
Saturday, September 1, 9:30am – 3pm, UPMARKET! Woodbrook Youth Facility (Woodbrook, Trinidad). UpMarket is back and kicks off the foodie month with a bang. 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 much more.
RELATED LINK: Culinary Festivals & Events in Trinidad & Tobago