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Food & Wine Events in Trinidad & Tobago: JUNE 2013

National Fruit Festival Trinidad

National Fruit Festival

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, June 27th, 28th and 29th, 9am-1pm, LEARN TO COOK with Wendy Rahamut at Rahamut’s School of Cooking (San Fernando, Trinidad).  “Interactive three day workshop,” conducted by Wendy.  Students can sample the food prepared and recipe handouts are provided.  Cost is $400 per class; call (868) 653-1478 or 357-0927 to book; rahamut@gmail.com.  $

Saturday, June 29, 3pm-5pm, AFTERNOON TEA at Ortinola Great House (Maracas Valley, Trinidad).  Reservations are required – email info@ortinola.com or call at (868) 696-1507.  Link to previous tea menu.  $

Saturday, June 29, 10pm-3am, BLACK THE EVENT, RUM S’IL VOUS PLAIT at Katalyst (Woodbrook, Trinidad).  “A signature event hosted by Angostura’s Black Label Rum. Be treated to live entertainment, delectable hors d’oeuvres and of course Black Label rum and other selected rums & cocktails from the House of Angostura.” Tickets are limited starting at $200 from our committee members. CALL the BLACK hotline for further details: (868) 714-0473.”  Link to event on Facebook.  $

June 30th – July 6th, Caribbean Food Crops Society 49th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad.  Theme: Agribusiness Essential for Food Security: Empowering Youth and Enhancing Quality Products.  Link to more information.   $

FREE FOOD-RELATED CLASSES IN TRINIDAD:

Ministry of Food Production (Agriculture Now) Farmers Training Centre’s FREE TRAINING COURSES: June 2013 courses include Home Gardening; Citrus Production; Wine Making; Pepper Sauce Making; Cocoa Production, Sweet Potato Production, Marketing of Fresh Fruits & Vegetables on Local & Foreign Markets and more. Classes are offered in Centeno, Caroni, Penal, Point Fortin, Sangre Grande, and Princes Town.  FREE!

PAST EVENTS

Saturday, June 1st, 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 and farmers alongside artists and other artisans selling jewelry, soaps and lotions, art and more.  Don’t miss the Organic Gardening Workshop delivered by Grande Agro Tourism and the Kariwak cookbook signing by author Cynthia Clovis of Kariwak Village Restaurant

Wednesdays & Thursdays, starting June 5th, 5pm-7pm, BASIC BARTENDING CLASS, Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (Mt. St. George, Tobago). Contact (868) 660-2197; info@tobagothti.com or studentservices@tobagothti.com for more information.  Cost: $300 and registration fee $50. Link to flyer.  $

Friday, June 7, 7pm-12am, crème at Melangè Restaurant (Woodbrook, Trinidad).  crème is “a pop up dessert lounge where you can enjoy our gourmet dessert buffet while sipping on endless red and white wine.  “Lounge opens at 7pm with our dessert buffet and bottomless wine running till 10pm and our bar and music banging all the way through till midnight.”  Advance tickets are $250.  Link to flyer and menu.  $

Saturdays, June 8th through July 6th, 9am-3pm, COOKING WITH CONFIDENCE (short course) at Chaguaramas Campus of TTHTI (Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute), Chaguaramas, Trinidad.  This short course is $1,850.  Email info@tthti.edu.tt or call (868) 634-4250 for more information.  Link to flyer.  $

Saturdays, June 8th through July 6th, 9am-3pm, CAKE DECORATING (short course) at Chaguaramas Campus of TTHTI (Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute), Chaguaramas, Trinidad.  This short course is $1,850.  Email info@tthti.edu.tt or call (868) 634-4250 for more information.  Link to flyer.  $

Saturday, June 8, 5pm-7pm, WINE TASTING & EDUCATION at The Dungeon in Bottlestop (Maraval, Trinidad).  “Join us for a wine tasting and education featuring the wines of South Africa.”  Cost is $100.  Link to flyer.  $

Saturday, June 8, 5pm-7pm, CHAMPAGNE & PROSECCO TASTING at Lotus Wares (Maraval, Trinidad).  “Come join us for comparative tasting of Champagnes and Proseccos (paired with light appetizers).”  Session is conducted by Lisa Johnstone. Cost is $500 per person.  Email lisajohnstone80@gmail.com or lotuswares@gmail.com or call (868) 222-5580 or (868) 789-0850 for more information.  $

Saturday, June 8, 6pm-9pm, MEET ME AT FANATIC at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad).   Cost is $300 per person. Link to flyer.  $

Saturday, June 8, NATIONAL PIZZA DAY, Mario’s Pizza. “”We have commemorated National Pizza Day as a customer appreciation day where we give back to you and ask our customers to come to celebrate with us.”  Link to to Facebook event page (with details on the specials).

Wednesday June 12, 4pm-6:30pm, AFTERNOON TEA at The Verandah Restaurant (St. Clair, Trinidad).  Get “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 + tax & service charge.  Link to tea menu $  

Mondays, June 3rd, 10th and 17th, T&T NATIONAL CULINARY TEAM PRACTICE DINNERS at the Hilton Trinidad (Port of Spain, Trinidad).  Support the award-winning Trinidad & Tobago National Culinary Team and enjoy a three-course interactive dinner for $200 inclusive of wine (the dinner on the 17th is $400 and will include three additional local appetizers).  The team is practicing for the 2013 Taste of the Caribbean competition, which will be held June 26th-30th in Miami, Florida.  Link to more information on team dinners.  $

Tuesday June 11th – Saturday June 16th, RESTAURANT CRAWL for the T&T Table Talk Food Awards.  Get in on the foodie action by visiting restaurants with specials during the week of the awards.  Link to more information.  

RELATED LINK - New Restaurants in Trinidad & Tobago for May & June 2013

Saturday, June 15, 9am-12pm, MEXICAN COOKING CLASS at the Wendy Rahamut School of Cooking (San Fernando, Trinidad). Cost is $400; call (868) 653-1478 or 357-0927 to book; rahamut@gmail.com.  $

Saturday, June 15, 11am-9pm, WORLD PEACE FESTIVAL at 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 Beyond VitalityGourmet GoodiesWhole Foods MarketGina’s ChocolatesJuicyZuz Juice Bar.  FREE ENTRY.

Saturdays, June 15th through July 6th, 9am-3pm, CAKE & PASTRY MAKING (short course) at Mayaro Campus of TTHTI (Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute), Mayaro, Trinidad.  This short course is $1,850.  Email info@tthti.edu.tt or call (868) 634-4250 for more information.  Link to flyer.  $

Saturday, June 15th – TABLE TALK FOOD AWARDS Trinidad & Tobago Event!  Click here for more details.

Tuesday, June 18, 5:30pm-7:30pm, CHAMPAGNE & PROSECCO TASTING at Lotus Wares (Maraval, Trinidad).  “Come join us for comparative tasting of Champagnes and Proseccos (paired with light appetizers).”  Session is conducted by Lisa Johnstone. Cost is $500 per person.  Email lisajohnstone80@gmail.com or lotuswares@gmail.com or call (868) 222-5580 or (868) 789-0850 for more information.  $

Thursday, June 20, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Wine & Cheese Art Exhibition at San Fernando Hill (San Fernando, Trinidad).  St. Stephen’s College in Princes Town is hosting a special Wine and Cheese Art Exhibition, contribution is $150.  Call (868) 655-2488 for more information.  $

Thursday (8am-6pm), Friday (8am-6pm) and Saturday (8am-8pm), June 20th-22nd, NATIONAL FRUIT FESTIVAL at Nu Image Simplex (New Grant, Trinidad).   Link to flyer for more information.  FREE ADMISSION.

Sunday, June 23, 10am-6pm, TOBAGO CULINARY FESTIVAL at 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, and of course outstanding local and international cuisines of Tobago’s restaurants, chefs and caterers.  Link to more details.  FREE ENTRY.

Sunday, June 23, 2pm -6pm, Gourmet Raw Food Workshop at Hasley Crawford Stadium (VIP Lounge), Port of Spain, Trinidad.  Come learn how to prepare Gourmet Raw Food, Understanding the Fundamentals of Eating Healthy and so much more…and you get to taste everything that’s being prepared.”  Call (868) 486-4357 or email therawfoodchef23@gmail.com for registration details.  Link to flyer.  

Links to more information on Trinidad’s Cooking & Baking Classes and Food Festivals & Culinary Events in Trinidad & Tobago.

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