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Food & Wine Events in Trinidad & Tobago: MARCH 2014

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Saturdays, 8th March to 5th April, 9am-3pm, COOKING WITH CONFIDENCE (short course) at Marabella Campus of TTHTI (Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute) Chaguaramas, Trinidad.  This short course is $1,850.  Email info@tthti.edu.tt or call (868) 634-4250 for more information.  $

Saturday, 8th March, 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 and farmers alongside artists and other artisans selling jewelry, soaps and lotions, art and more.  FREE Admission

Saturday, 8th March, SOULAR SAMPLINGS (Dark chocolate, brewing cacao, sun-dried bananas and cocoa nibs): 10am-11:30amNew Earth Organics (Woodbrook, Trinidad) and 1pm-2:30pmThe Happy Gourmet (Valpark Plaza, Valsayn, Trinidad).

Saturday, 8th March, 1pm-7:30pm, “Celebrating Cocoa [inno]vation: A Tasting Event” at CAFE MARIPOSA (Lopinot, Trinidad). “Sample our five award-winning cocoa creations and five others! Gluten-free, dairy-free & vegetarian delights, and for the meat lovers – a whole pig will be roasted with a cocoa rub. Live entertainment.”  MENU: Cocoa Cake | Cocoa Pulp drink | Cocoa Shake | Cocoa Panyol Pork | Non-Dairy Cocoa Ice cream | Cocoa Infused Bread Pudding with whisky sauce | Helado de Cacao | Cocoa Bread (sweet and savory) served with Mariposa’s Chili con cacao and Arroz.  Tickets are $300 and can be purchased at the door.  Call (868) 669-8647 or email info@mariposalopinot.com for more details.  Link to event page on Facebook and link to directions.  $

Sunday, 9th March, 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!”  $

Saturday, 15th March, 9am-12pm, CHINESE COOKING at Rahamut’s School of Cooking (San Fernando, Trinidad).  Cooking classes are demonstration classes, conducted by Wendy Rahamut.  Students can sample the food prepared and recipe handouts are provided. Call (868) 653-1478 or 357-0927 to book; rahamut@gmail.com.  $

Saturday, 15th March, 1pm-3pm, ZAYA’S QUINOA SALAD TASTING at Vanilla Bean Gourmet (Cunupia, Trinidad)

Sunday, 16th March, 8am-11am, Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain CHOKHA-FEST at Queen’s Hall Car Park.  Bake & Saltfish, Vegetable Chokhasm Bakes, Roti and more.  Admission is $80.  Link to flyer.  $

Friday, 21st March, 6pm, Soirée Crêpes at Alliance Francaise (St. Clair, Trinidad).  Join the Alliance Francaise as they celebrate Francophone Week with this special crepes-focused event. Limited advance tickets are $75 ( members & students); $100 (general public) and $50 ( children under 12).  $

Friday, 21st March, 7pm, CHEF’S TABLE at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad).  Join Chef Akins Glasgow for a fantastic seven course menu paired with wines.  Cost is $800. Call Lisa at (868) 789-0350 or email donna@fanatickitchenstudio.com to book.  Link to flyer.  $

Saturday, 22nd March, WINE MAKING CLASS with Baw Chateau. Call (868) 642-3439 to register, limited spaces available.  $

Saturday, 22nd March, 5:30pm-7:30pm, BUBBLES & BITES at Lotus Wares (Maraval, Trinidad). “Come join us for champagne and sparkling wine tasting (paired with light appetizers).” Session is conducted by Lisa Johnstone. Contact lisajohnstone80@gmail.com or (868) 789-0850 to book.  Link to flyer.  $

Sunday, 23rd March, 8am-11:30am, SUNDAY BREAKFAST at Ortinola Great House (Maracas Valley, Trinidad).  “Savour a delicious breakfast at Trinidad’s most scenic location. Mornings at the estate are especially beautiful, and the ambience can’t be beat!”  Link to menu & flyer.  $

Sunday, 23rd March, 10am-5pm, SUGAR ARTISTRY CLASS at FaRa’s Cake Shoppe (Oropune, Piarco, Trinidad).  “Learn to make a pair of sugar swans in our one-day course. They’re perfect as cake toppers or for novelty cakes.” Cost is $450. Contact (868) 294-1900 or (868) 465-0515 or email classes@hmcakes.com.  Link to flyer on Facebook.  $

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 26th-29th March, WINE SAMPLING at Solera Wines & Spirits (St. Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad).  Link to flyer. FREE

Saturday, 29th March, 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 $150/person inclusive of taxes (kids 5-12 are half price) and includes four savoury & four sweet items as well as a choice of beverages (teas, coffee & juice). Reservations are required – email ortinola@gmail.com or call at (868) 696-1507.  Link to flyer & menu.  $

Saturday, 29th March, 3m-5pm, ZAYA’S QUINOA SALAD TASTING at The Happy Gourmet (Valsayn, Trinidad).

Saturday, 29th March,  MEET ME AT FANATIC at Fanatic Kitchen Studio (Port of Spain, Trinidad).  Meet up at Fanatic for vegetarian-friendly menu, cocktails and casual atmosphere.  Call (868) 726-8968 or 681-1423 or email sita@fanatickitchenstudio.com to book.  Link to flyer.  $

FREE FOOD-RELATED & AGRICULTURE CLASSES IN TRINIDAD: Ministry of Food Production Farmers Training Centre’s TRAINING COURSES: Classes include Wine Making; Pepper Sauce Making; Cocoa Production; Sweet Potato Production and more. Classes are offered in Centeno, Penal, Curepe, Caroni, Rio Claro, Sangre Grande, Princes Town and Point Fortin.  Link to March schedule.  FREE!

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