With 23 events on the TriniChow foodie calendar, October is a fantastic month for food lovers in Trinidad & Tobago!
This month you can sign up for cooking classes, taste wines from the Naughty List, buy discounted wines at Vintage Imports at their annual sale, GO LOCAL at UpMarket or celebrate Oktoberfest twice with the Hilton Trinidad or Carib Brewery. (Woodford Cafe also has an OktoBEERfest special this month. Buy 2 Carib, Stag, Pilsner, Guinness, Mackeson, Shandy & Carib & Stag Draft too, and get 1 free.)
Be sure to mark your calendars for T&T’s biggest foodie events in October — the 2012 Blue Food Festival in Tobago, Trinidad’s Brasso Seco Cookout Fest and Tobago’s celebration of World Food Day!
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 23-25, 6:30pm-10:30pm, OKTOBERFEST at the Hilton Trinidad. Enjoy authentic Bavarian cuisine and live entertainment at Oktoberfest over three evenings! Cost $340/person exclusive of tax & service charge. Link to event flyer. $
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 24-27, Annual Wine Sale at Vintage Imports (Woodbrook & San Fernando, Trinidad and Carnbee, Tobago). “Fabulous wines and liqueurs unbelievably discounted! Just in time to stock up on your favourite brands right before the Christmas season!” Link to event flyer.
Friday and Saturday, October 26-27, CARIB BREWERY OKTOBERFEST at Adam Smith Square on Ariapita Avenue. “Oktoberfest Village • Draft Beer • German Foods • Live Bavarian Folk Music • Steelpan • Tassa and more!” Friday: 6pm-12am and Saturday: 4pm-12am. Link to Facebook event listing. FREE ADMISSION.
Saturday, October 27, Chef’s Table Dinner with Chef Paul Mowser at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad). Enjoy a five-course seafood and wine paired dinner for $750 per person all-inclusive, for bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (868) 681-9643.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 BRASSO SECO COOKOUT FEST at the Brasso Seco Visitor Facility (Brasso Seco, Trinidad). “Enjoy indigenous foods, music and culture in the beauty of the Northern Range rainforest!” This cookout fest treats guests to mouth-watering Buccaneer smoked meats, homemade pastelles, sweets and ice creams, Brasso Seco estate creole cocoa and coffee. Events include the Buccaneer smoked meat demonstration, local parang and cultural performances. Food will be on sale from noon and the demonstration will also occur then.” FREE ADMISSION.
PAST EVENTS IN OCTOBER
Saturday & Sunday, October 20th & 21st, T&T FISH FESTIVAL (Salybia & Matura, Trinidad). “The North Eastern Coast community will come alive with a weekend of activities that includes a seafood culinary competition (Saturday 7am-7pm), cultural street procession, pirogue regatta, all fours’ competitions,the Miss T&T Fish Festival and culminates with the grand concert featuring triple Monarch Winner Machel Montano and Prince of Reggae Jah Cure.” Link to event flyer on Facebook.
Saturday, October 20, 10am-4pm, Organic Farmers’ Market at Be Free Foods (St. James, Trinidad). Be Free Foods, an organic grocer, is hosting a organic farmers market featuring local farmers selling their prized produce. Expect to find items like organic christophene, figs, callaloo, cocoa, herbs, Summer Crisp and Butterhead lettuces, and more. FREE ADMISSION.
Saturday, October 20, 9am-12pm, APPETIZERS & HORS D’OEUVRES COOKING CLASS at the Wendy Rahamut of Cooking (San Fernando, Trinidad). Cooking classes are demonstration classes, conducted by Wendy. Students can sample the food prepared and recipe handouts are provided. Cost is $400; call (868) 653-1478 to book. $
Thursday, October 18, 6:30pm, BROWN SUGAR DINNER CLUB at CHAUD (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “Come and experience French cuisine and join us for an evening filled with exceptional food, delicious wine, and interesting conversation.” Cost is $300 (welcome drink, three course meal and a glass of wine).” Check the dinner club’s Facebook page for information on how to join. Contact BrownSugarDinnerClub@gmail.com or (868) 784-4911 to reserve and make payment by October 12th. $
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, October 17th & 18th, TOBAGO’S WORLD FOOD DAY. One of our favourite culinary events, Tobago puts on fantastic World Food Day exhibition, showcasing local foods, produce, plants and live stock from villages throughout the island. (Prepared food, fruits, vegetables and plants are available for purchase and there’s live entertainment.) FREE ADMISSION.
Wednesday, October 17, 6pm-9pm, ITALIAN COOKING W/CHEF IAN at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “Cost is $450 per person with a complimentary glass of vino.” Call (868) 681-9643 or email email@example.com to book. Link to flyer. $
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 10am-6pm, TOBAGO BLUE FOOD FESTIVAL in Bloody Bay. Don’t miss Tobago’s dasheen fete! Chefs from Parlatuvier, Bloody Bay, L’Anse Fourmi will whip up savoury and sweet dasheen dishes for blue food competitions, cooking demonstrations and displays. Favourite local dishes and beverages will also be on sale, and live entertainment will be on hand. FREE ADMISSION. Link to Pictures from 2012 Tobago Blue Food Festival.
Saturday, October 13, THTI STUDENT DINNER (Italian) at the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute. Reservations start at 7pm, call (868) 660-2196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Saturday, October 13, 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.
Wednesday, October 10, 6pm-9pm, ITALIAN COOKING W/CHEF IAN at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “Cost is $450 per person with a complimentary glass of vino.” Call (868) 681-9643 or email email@example.com for bookings. Link to flyer. $
Saturday, October 6, 9am-12pm, AUTHENTIC INDIAN COOKING CLASS at the Wendy Rahamut School of Cooking (San Fernando, Trinidad). Cooking classes are demonstration classes, conducted by Wendy. Students can sample the food prepared and recipe handouts are provided. Cost is $400; call (868) 653-1478 to book. $
Saturday, October 6, 9:30am-3pm, UPMARKET at 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 vendors selling jewelry, soaps and lotions, art and much more. FREE ADMISSION.
Friday, October 5, 5pm-8pm, “THE NAUGHTY LIST” at the Naughty Grape (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “Join us for our wine & cheese event. 3 luscious reds, 3 crisp whites and 3 soft roses have made our Naughty List and want to share them with you.” Select 3 wines from our list accompanied by perfect cheese and fruit pairings for your enjoyment. Tickets cost $100 and are available at The Naughty Grape.” Link to event flyer. $
Friday, October 5, 11am-3pm, CHOCOLATE WEEK’S PETITE CHOCOLATERIE at Ciao Cafe (Scarborough, Tobago). “Radio Tambrin (“The Voice of Tobago”) will host a live show from our ‘Trinbago Chocolate Shop’ featuring locally made chocolates.“
Wednesday, October 3, 6pm-9pm, CHRISTMAS PARTY FOOD CLASS W/CHEF RACHEL at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “Learn how to prepare some great Christmas Party Food for your friends and family. Cost $450 per person with a complimentary glass of vino.” Call (868) 681-9643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings. $
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5pm-6:30pm, LOCAL CUISINE COOKING CLASSES with Just In Time Catering (Woodbrook, Trinidad). Classes start October 2nd. $
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