Food & Wine Events in Trinidad & Tobago

T&T Foodie Event Calendar: DECEMBER 2012

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DECEMBER 2013 CALENDAR IS HERE (link).

Not surprisingly, the December 2012 foodie event calendar is packed with holiday markets (new restaurant openings are here and restaurants with special holiday menus here):

Saturday, December 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd, 6am-2pm - MARKET DAY at SAN ANTONIO GREEN MARKET in Santa Cruz (Trinidad).  The market is located on Saddle Road, near Cutucupano Road in Upper Santa Cruz and will have fresh “produce (including unusual indigenous fruits, vegetables, herbs and seasonings), specialty foods and artisanal items.”  San Antonio Green Market Website and Facebook Page.

  • Saturday, December 15, 10am – FANATIC KITCHEN STUDIO DEMONSTRATION at SAN ANTONIO GREEN MARKET.  FKS “chefs will demonstrate a special green (and red and yellow) salad, which you will be invited to sample!  Come and share.”  Free Admission.

Saturday, December 15, 9:30am-3pm, UPMARKET at the Woodbrook Youth Facility (Woodbrook, Trinidad).  Gourmet goodies, soaps, arts, crafts, jewelry, etc. at the monthly UpMarket in the West. (Additional parking at Jean Pierre Complex.)  Free Admission.

Saturday, December 15,  7pm, PARAMIN IN MUCURAPO at Chop Chops Bistro (St. James, Trinidad).  “Suckling Pig!  Paramin Stew Chicken and Pork!  Premium Drinks and of course live parange!  Cost is $285, please RSVP to (868) 628-5555.  $

Sunday, December 16, PIG OUT at Barcode Sports Bar & Grill (Scarborough, Tobago).  Bar Code’s annual PIG OUT is back so come enjoy pork done 15 ways for $150 per person.  Live cooking can be viewed from 11am; Appleton Rum tasting at 2pm; Entertainment starts at 5pm; Food distribution from 6pm.  Link to event on Facebook.

Monday, December 17th – Friday, December 21st, KIDS COOKING CAMP-Gourmet Kids Culinary Camp at Pleasantville Secondary (San Fernando, Trinidad).  Kids will learn to make holiday dishes from different countries and focus on dining etiquette during camp.  Cost for the camp is $150.  Link to flyer on Facebook.  $

Saturday, December 22, 9:30am-3pm, UPMARKET at the Woodbrook Youth Facility (Woodbrook, Trinidad).  Last UpMarket (just addedd) before Christmas! Gourmet goodies, soaps, art, crafts, jewelry, etc. at the monthly UpMarket in the West. (Additional parking at Jean Pierre Complex.)  Free Admission.

Saturday, December 22, 10am, CHOCOLATE SALE at Cocobel Chocolate (37 Fitt Street Woodbrook, Trinidad).  Grab the sweetest gifts in T&T and stock up on chocolates for the holiday season!  $

Sunday, December 23, 10am-8pm, HOLIDAY SHOPPERS’ FAIR at Creative Arts Centre (Circular Road, San Fernando).  This holiday market will feature gift ideas, jewelry, clothing and accessories, leather and wooden crafts, shoes and handbags, spa treatments, organic soaps, lots of local products, and of course food products from the D Soup Hut,  House of Flava, Sugar & Spice & Everything Iced, and Fruit Edible Arrangements (Tastebud Tinglers).  Link to flyer and Link to event on Facebook.

FREE CLASSES - Ministry of Food Production (Agriculture Now) Farmers Training Centre’s December courses include Home Gardening; Seasoning Herbs Production; Winemaking; Pepper Sauce Making; Cocoa Production w/field trip, and more!  Link to December class schedule, classes are offered in five venues — Centeno, Penal, Point Fortin, Rio Claro, and Princes Town.  FREE!

PAST EVENTS IN DECEMBER:

Friday (9am-5pm) & Saturday (9am-3pm), November 30th-December 1st, AMCO Christmas Warehouse Sale at AMCO Warehouse (Chaguanas, Trinidad).  “Stock up on Christmas & New Year’s supplies at discounted prices: Vintage Wines, GREY GOOSE® Flavours, Tequila, Bacardi Flavoured Rum, and more.”  Link to event on Facebook.

Saturday, December 1, 9am-12pm, PASTELLES AND COCKTAILS: Cooking Lessons with Wendy Rahamut at Rahamut’s 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 or 357-0927 to book; rahamut@gmail.com.  $

Saturday, December 1, 9:30am-3pm, UPMARKET at the Woodbrook Youth Facility (Woodbrook, Trinidad).  Gourmet goodies, soaps, crafts, jewelry, etc. at the monthly UpMarket in the West. (Additional parking at Jean Pierre Complex.)  Free Admission.  

Saturday, December 1, BACCO ITALIANA PIZZERIA opens in Duncan Village, San Fernando!  More details here…

Sunday, December 2, 9am-5pm, THE ARTISAN’S CHRISTMAS MARKET at the Capital Plaza Hotel (Port of Spain, Trinidad).  “Discover,sample and purchase handcrafted soaps, sauces, culinary delights, jewelry, clothing, bath and body products, gift baskets and much much more.”  Food vendors include Rukshan Products (preservative-free pepper products; The Cake Lady; Aalon’s Delicacies (exotic dry breads: celery, tomato, pumpkin, carrot etc), cakes and cupcakes; Cuptails; and Perfect Peppers (homemade pepper products).  Link to event flyer.  Free Admission.

Sunday, December 2, 12pm-7pm, GOURMET MARKET CHRISTMAS FIESTA at Preysal Community Center (Preysal, Couva, Trinidad). “Gourmet and a family themed fair with face painting and bouncy castle for the kids and grill/BBQ for lunch plus much more!”  Link to event flyer.  Free Admission.

Sunday, December 2nd, 9am-3pm, CHEZ NOUS’ Christmas Showcase at The Verandah Restaurant (St. Clair, Trinidad).  Gourmet foods and treats, art, clothing, accessories, candles, home decor, jewelry, body & bath products, etc.  Link to Chez Nous WebsiteChez Nous Facebook PageEvent flyer on Facebook.  Free Admission.

Wednesday, December 5, 3pm-5pm, BAILEY’S TASTING at The Naughty Grape (Woodbrook, Trinidad).  “Come and enjoy all our flavours, including Original, Mint Chocolate, Caramel, Coffee and our new flavour – Baileys Biscotti.”

Wednesday, December 5, 7pm-11pm, BROWN SUGAR DINNER CLUB at Melange (Woodbrook, Trinidad).  Join the Brown Sugar Dinner Club for a evening of fabulous food and company at Melange.  Email brownsugardinnerclub@gmail.com to get listed and receive an invitation.  $

Friday, December 7, 3pm-5pm, WINE TASTING at The Naughty Grape (Woodbrook, Trinidad).  “Come share with us today at 3pm-5pm, as we unleash our Fresita – a premium Chilean sparkling wine infused with hand picked strawberries and our Entwine Wines – Where wine meets grill!”

Saturday, December 8th,  9am-3pm, CHEZ NOUS’ Christmas Showcase at The Verandah Restaurant (St. Clair, Trinidad).  Gourmet foods and treats, art, clothing, accessories, candles, home decor, jewelry, body & bath products, etc.  Link to Chez Nous WebsiteChez Nous Facebook PageEvent flyer on Facebook.  Free Admission.

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