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New Additions To The Hyatt Sushi Menu!

New Additions To The Hyatt Sushi Menu!

Hyatt Trinidad has added several new items to their sushi menu. Here are some of the new (and not so new) ones I tried recently! First up was drinks. I normally am a fan of the Toco Boi (Angostura 1919 rum, mint leaves, fresh coconut […]

Kaizan Sushi – Movietowne POS (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018)

Kaizan Sushi – Movietowne POS (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018)

• Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018 Master Post   My last stop on my whirlwind mini-tour  of Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018 was Movietowne’s Kaizan Sushi. I used to frequent Kaizan regularly but hadn’t been in a few years. As a result I was […]

Taste Vinoteca – Lunch (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018)

Taste Vinoteca – Lunch (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018)

• Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018 Master Post   Two days after my memorable evening experience at Taste Vinoteca, I was back to give their Lunch Menu a try.  I had hoped to spend the time with a vegetarian friend of mine, however a late […]

La Cantina – Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018)

La Cantina – Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018)

• Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018 Master Post Day Two of my Restaurant Week sojourn found me within the walls of the 120+ year old building “Siegert’s House”, which also serves as the home of La Cantina, an authentic Italian Pizzeria with three locations across […]

Taste Vinoteca – Dinner Menu (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018)

Taste Vinoteca – Dinner Menu (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018)

• Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018 Master Post After an amazing late lunch to kick off Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week at Paprika Bistro, later that evening I headed to Taste Vinoteca solo to sample their Chef’s Tasting Dinner Menu.     First out of […]

Paprika Bistro (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018)

Paprika Bistro (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018)

• Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018 Master Post Paprika Bistro was my first spot to hit up for Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018. Located in West Mall, it was the only venue on my list this year that I had never patronized before. Excited, […]

Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018!

Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018!

  Five menus over three days!  Gastronomic terrorism I called it, only slightly tongue-in-cheek. Indeed there is no denying the dizzying force that Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week has grown into over the last three years. Over 87 establishments participated this time around, and the […]

The Absolute Best Caribbean Restaurants in Crown Heights

The Absolute Best Caribbean Restaurants in Crown Heights

Where to go for righteous rotis, judiciously spiced Jamaican jerk, and unbelievably good beef patties. Source: The Absolute Best Caribbean Restaurants in Crown Heights   NY Peeps! Would love to hear your thoughts on the Caribbean restaurants listed in this article? Yay? Nay? In-Between? 🙂 […]

Vote For Shimmerlicious Pizza!

Vote For Shimmerlicious Pizza!

I’ve been hearing great things about the Southland’s Shimmerlicious Pizza since mid-2017!  Now I’m happy to share that it’s owner, Shimone Anthony is a finalist in the Scotiabank Vision Achiever Training Program! Visit https://goo.gl/5u4nhm to vote for her! Look out for more on Shimone and Shimmerlicious […]

Trini Chef Dr. Winette McIntosh-Ambrose Goes for GOLD Tonight on Chopped!

Trini Chef Dr. Winette McIntosh-Ambrose Goes for GOLD Tonight on Chopped!

  Tonight! Watch Trini Chef, and my fellow BAHS alum, Dr. Winette McIntosh-Ambrose on the #CHOPPED Gold Medal Games Finale on FoodNetwork !!! 10PM EST!!! Be sure to Tune In ?  

Taste Vinoteca restaurant re-launches in new Maraval Plaza location

Taste Vinoteca restaurant re-launches in new Maraval Plaza location

Restaurant Contact Details Address: Maraval Plaza Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Phone: +1 (868) 323-4830 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. URL: https://www.facebook.com/TasteVinoteca/ About: Taste is a wine centric, Tapas style of dining with a Euro Mediterranean menu. We focus on Old World wine with […]

Sarina’s Vegetarian “Paramin Surprise” Sandwich”  (I’m on to the Semi-Finals!) (recipe)

Sarina’s Vegetarian “Paramin Surprise” Sandwich” (I’m on to the Semi-Finals!) (recipe)

“And the winner is…” My breath froze as I waited to hear the next words from Joel Villafana, host of the popular morning program “Cup of Joe”. When he said “Sarina Bland of TriniGourmet.com” I was just about ready to pass out! That day had […]

Catch me today on “Cup of Joe” for the “Kiss Sandwich Showdown”!

Catch me today on “Cup of Joe” for the “Kiss Sandwich Showdown”!

  It’s another installment of the #KissSandwichShowdown on #CupofJoeTT !! This #FoodieFriday, Jenna G, The Hijabi TT @afunlovingfoodie and Sarina Bland @trinigourmet face off with their #KissHealthyBalance12Grain #sandwiches. Tune in for the fun, 10:00 am on #CCNTV6!! @kiss.baking.company #sandwich #foodies #healthyeating #bread #trinidadandtobago   Hey […]

New Year, New Approaches

New Year, New Approaches

  Happy 2018 everyone! It feels like,  and has been, a year and a day since I last wrote in here. You can thank some over zealous Russian hackers for that. After slowly recovering from the death of my father in late 2015, and health […]

Trinidad Independence Day Menu [MENU PLAN]

Trinidad Independence Day Menu [MENU PLAN]

Opening of the Churchill-Roosevelt/Uriah Butler Interchange, May 1 2009 August 31st is Trinidad’s Independence Day. This year’s menu is a trifecta of the new, the old, and a new twist on an old favourite 🙂 What will yours be this year? 🙂 I do have […]

Emancipation Day in Trinidad & Tobago [JOIN ME ON A SPECIAL TOUR!]

Emancipation Day in Trinidad & Tobago [JOIN ME ON A SPECIAL TOUR!]

What is Emancipation Day? August 1st is Emancipation Day in Trinidad and Tobago, a public holiday. Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to commemorate the abolition of slavery with a national observance, and since that time several other countries (mostly in […]