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Food & Wine Events in Trinidad & Tobago: SEPTEMBER 2013

BRUNSWICK Seafood Trinidad Happy HourLots of great food & Wine event this month including the monthly UpMarket, Angostura’s Rum Festival, cooking classes, TTHTI’s short courses, free agriculture/food classes through the Ministry of Food Production, and the very tasty East/West Doubles Challenge organised by David Wears and Nigel Reid.

LINK TO FOOD NEWS & RESTAURANT OPENINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 2013

Friday, September 6th, 4pm-6pm, WINE TASTING at The Naughty Grape (Port of Spain, Trinidad).  “We will introduce you to the newest edition to our Wine portfolio – Pearly Bay. From the vineyards of South Africa, these wines are perfectly suited to satisfy one’s sweet palate. Should you enjoy and wish to purchase by the glass – WBTG is $20.  Come thirsty!”

Tuesdays, September 3rd to October 1st, 5pm-8pm, MIXOLOGY COURSE (short course) at Chaguaramas Campus of TTHTI (Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute), Chaguaramas , Trinidad.  This short course is $1,550.  Email info@tthti.edu.tt or call (868) 634-4250 for more information.  Link to flyer.  $

Saturday, September 7th, 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 (flyer here) and two Paper Recycling Workshops (more details here) at UpMarket!   FREE Admission

Saturdays, September 7th through October 26th, 9am-4pm, PROFESSIONAL BARTENDING (short course) at the Marabella Campus of TTHTI (Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute) Marabella, Trinidad.  This short course is $1,650.  Email info@tthti.edu.tt or call (868) 634-4250 for more information.  Link to flyer.  $

Sunday, September 8, DIM SUM at Kam Wah Restaurant (Port of Spain, Trinidad).  Monthly dim sum at Kam Wah featuring “trolleys brimming with suckling pig, Peking duck, mimosas and more!”  $

Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 10th to October 8th, 5pm-8pm, CAKE &  PASTRY MAKING COURSE (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.  $

Wednesday, September 11, 4pm-6:30pm, AFTERNOON TEA at The Verandah Restaurant (St. Clair, Trinidad).  Get “four Savory and four Sweet Tea Treats and a pot of SMAKS Bespoke 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 $  

Friday, September 13th to Sunday, September 15th, ANGOSTURA RUM FESTIVAL at The House of Angostura (Port of Spain, Trinidad) – “Come learn all about your favorite Rums and Bitters! See demonstrations, take a tour of our factory, even see the country’s top restaurants battle it out in our Kitchen Master Challenge! We even have competitions for YOU to take part and win great prizes! All this along with live entertainment every day and much more!”  Tickets are $60 per day or purchase a 3-day pass for $150. Tickets can be purchased at The House of Angostura, McCann Erickson in Ellerslie Plaza; Toppers in Grand Bazaar, Park Avenue Restaurant on Ariapita Avenue and Lollabees in South.  Link to event page on Facebook and Link to schedule.  $

Saturday, September 14, 9am-12pm, “TRANSITIONING TO HEALTHIER FOOD CHOICES” Seminar at New Earth Organics Cafe (Woodbrook, Trinidad). Cafe.  Cost is $175 per person.  (This seminar is a pre-requisite to attending any cooking classes offered by New Earth Organics Cafe.)  Email rgoderre@gmail.com to book.  $

Thursday, September 19th; Friday, September 20th; Thursday, September 26th; Friday, September 27th, COOKING TOGETHER with Chef Dale Hamilton (for couples only) at Sweet Serenitea (Maraval, Trinidad).  Link to flyer on Facebook.  Email for more details sweetserenitea.tt@gmail.com.  

Friday, September 20, 4pm-6pm, BEER TASTING at The Naughty Grape (Port of Spain, Trinidad).  “Sampling of new additions of one of our foreign beer brands, Badger!”

Saturday, September 21, 5:30pm-7:30pm, WINE TASTING & EDUCATION SESSION at Lotus Wares (Maraval, Trinidad).  Session is conducted by Lisa Johnstone.  Cost is $250.  Email lisajohnstone80@gmail.com to book.  $

Sold OutSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd, SUNDAY BRUNCH @ FANATIC with Chef Khalid Mohammed of Chaud & Chaud Cafe at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad).  TriniChow and Fanatic Kitchen Studio have teamed up to bring you a series of Sunday brunches with T&T’s leading chefs.  Link to pictures of our first Brunch @ Fanatic with Buzo’s Chef Cristian Grini.  $

Sundays, September 22nd – October 13th, 1pm-6pmINTRODUCTION TO HORS D’OUEVRES at the Tobago Hospitality  & Tourism Institute (Mt St George, Tobago).  “Learn how to prepare a variety of finger foods and how to quickly and efficiently prepare items such as Gougeres, Bouchees, Deviled Eggs, Ham Rolls, Cheese and Tuna Puffs and more!”  Cost is $1,000 + $50 registration fee.  Call (868) 660-2196/2352 to register.  $

Sunday, September 22, 3pm-5:30pm, AFTERNOON TEA at Ortinola Great House (Maracas Valley, Trinidad).  Take your tea service alongside savoury and sweet treats in Trinidad’s most scenic location.  Cost is $140/person and includes a choice of three savoury (Mini-bake with Buljol; Filo Pastry Cups with Veggies & Fresh Mozzarella; Mini-Cheese Croissants; Samosas with Homemade Tamarind Chutney; Open-Faced Chicken Salad Sandwiches) and two sweet items (Cassava Pone; Fruit Kebabs; Creme Caramel; Chocolate Cake w/a Raspberry Coulis; Pineapple Cake), as well as a choice of beverages (teas, coffee & juice).  Reservations are required – email info@ortinola.com or call at (868) 696-1507.  $

Tuesday, September 24, 5pm-9:30pm, CHAMBER CAN COOK at the Tobago Nutrition Co-operative Society (Canaan, Tobago).  Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce hosts Chamber Can Cook with Local and International Food Stations, Premium Bar, Door Prizes and Live Entertainment. Tickets cost is $500 all inclusive. Contact Denise De Gannes at the Chamber’s office (868) 639-2669.  Link to flyer.  $

Tuesday, September 24, 7:30pm-11pm, MEET ME @ FANATIC at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad).  Meet up at Fanatic for a special Republic Day lime with great food and cocktails and good company.  Eat. Drink. Connect.  Cost is $300.  Email seanfgonzales@gmail.com or info@fanatickitchenstudio.com to book.  $

Fridays, August 30th to September 27th, 6pm-9pm, BRUNSWICK SEAFOOD HAPPY HOURS.  Experience Brunswick Seafood products in a new and creative recipes and pairings.  “Gourmet Brunswick appetisers available at your favourite restaurants!  Come out for Brunswick samples, giveaways and more!  Special appetisers ($) will also be available at The Rise Grill & Bar Restaurant in Chaguanas (Sept 13th)Dream in San Fernando (Sept 20th), and Dr!nk Lounge & Bistro (Sept 27th) restaurants.”  $

Friday, September 27th, 6pm-9pm, BRUNSWICK SEAFOOD HAPPY HOUR at DR!NK LOUNGE & BISTRO!  Experience Brunswick Seafood products in a new and creative recipes and pairings. “We are going out with a BANG at Drink on Rosalino St, POS this Friday from 6PM-9PM. There will be free gourmet Brunswick samples, prizes and surprises, plus the Brunswick menu items for purchase. Bring your friends and family and get hooked on Brunswick!  For more information go here.”  $

Friday, September 27th & Saturday September 28th, OKTOBERFEST at V&J Brauhaus Restaurant & Beer Garden (St. Clair, Trinidad). “Brauhaus brings to Trinidad the Munich wiessen to Trinidad. Come and enjoy authentic German cuisine, sing along to traditional Octoberfest music. Surprise prizes to be won.”  Link to event flyer on Facebook.  $

Saturday, September 28, 9am-12pm, ROTI MAKING CLASS at the Wendy Rahamut School of Cooking (San Fernando, Trinidad).  Call (868) 653-1478 or 357-0927 to book; rahamut@gmail.com.  $

Saturday, September 28, 9am-12pm, “THAI COOKING CLASS” at New Earth Organics Cafe (Woodbrook, Trinidad).  (“You must have previously attended the “Transitioning to Healthier Food Choices” Seminar in order to attend any cooking classes presented by New Earth Organic Cafe.”  Email rgoderre@gmail.com to book.  $

Saturday, September 28, 6pm, “COUPLES COOKING SESSION” at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad). “Cost is $300/person, a welcome drink is included and you can bring your own wine to add to the fun!”  Contact (868) 782-1963 to book.  $

Saturday, September 28, 7pm, FLAMENCO, A  Journey Through Time at the Hotel Normandie (St. Ann’s, Trindad).  Come experience a fusion of dance, history and Spanish cuisine under the trees at Normandie.  Cost: $150 for show and $135 for dinner.  Call (868) 625-8732 or 627-4251.  Link to Facebook event page $

Sunday, September 29th, 11am-2pm, SUNDAY BRUNCH at TTHTI’s Hilltop Restaurant (Chaguaramas, Trinidad).  $215 per person, link to full menu. Space is limited and reservations are required; please call (868) 634-2144/4250 ext. 0/288 to reserve.  $

FREE FOOD-RELATED CLASSES IN TRINIDAD: Ministry of Food Production Farmers Training Centre’s TRAINING COURSES: September 2013 courses include Home Gardening; Wine Making; Pepper Sauce Making; Seasoning Herbs Production; Cocoa Production; Sheep & Goat Production, and more. Classes are offered in Centeno, Penal, Point Fortin, Princes Town and Rio Claro.  Link to class schedule.  FREE!

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