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Enjoy a relaxing Afternoon Tea at the Trinidad Hyatt Regency

via #instagram ift.tt/1Cw5Hrd Enjoy a relaxing Afternoon #tea at the Hyatt Regency #trinidad (Wednesdays 3:30 – 5 pm). Reservations recommended (1-868-623-2222)   Enjoy a relaxing Afternoon Tea at the @hyatttrinidad (Wednesdays 3:30 – 5 pm). Reservations recommended. trinidad #caribbean #inahyattworld tea #teatime #foodie #delicious #tealovers #amazing A photo posted by TriniGourmet... 

WINE FIND: Le Vigne di Alice Damàn Prosecco DOC

via #instagram ift.tt/1wcl1E3 Le Vigne di Alice Damàn Prosecco DOC Produced by two women in the northern-most reaches of the Conegliano and Valdobiaddene hills  in Italy this prosecco will liven up any brunch or celebration. PROFILE: Fruity mix of pear and red apple; white acacia flowers PAIRS WELL WITH: stuffed pastries, smoked salmon, pasta dishes with cream or butter sauces, dishes with coconut... 

WINE FIND: Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir

via #instagram ift.tt/1BseH0O Gold Medal Winner: 2014 Los Angeles International #wine Competition My thoughts: Light and fruity it lacks the astringency that many locally associate with reds. This is definitely a wine that one can enjoy sipping on its own and I can see that it would also pair well, across the board, with many foods. I see this wine as being an easy introduction for those who have... 

REVIEW: Miss Em’s Sweet Potato Multi Grain Bread

via #instagram ift.tt/1xGcScS The last few days have been full of brainstorming, writing, and other behind-the-scene goodness! Keeping me going has been this loaf of “Miss Em’s” Sweet Potato Multi Grain #bread that someone brought my way. Made in San Fernando (according to the label) it’s hearty and particularly delicious when toasted. I definitely see this becoming a staple... 

WINE FIND: KWV Classic Collection Chenin Blanc

via Instagram ift.tt/1xcEzfl KWV Classic Collection Chenin Blanc This wine is a great example of modern-styled, South African Chenin Blanc. The wine displays upfront tropical fruit and floral characters with subtle orange blossom and a touch of lime. PROFILE: This fresh and fruity wine is bursting with tropical fruit aromas, gooseberry and green apple with hints of minerality. The wine is soft and... 

TriniGourmet’s Hotlist for February 2015

TriniGourmet's Hotlist for February 2015
The second month of 2015 has just wrapped up and rushing into the second spot for the first time ever is The Complete Caribbean Cookbook by Beverley Le Blanc. Not being familiar with this title I’m definitely going to check it out for a later review. I must say I’m interested to find out the reason for its sudden popularity though! If you are one of the people who searched for/purchased... 

WINE FIND: Laurent-Perrier Champagne Demi-Sec

WINE FIND: Laurent-Perrier Champagne Demi-Sec
via Instagram instagram.com/p/xKcP6qOI5a/ Laurent-Perrier Champagne Demi-Sec PROFILE: Opens with aromas of dried fruit, almonds and hazelnuts,. Finishes, with flavors of peaches and cream PAIRS WELL WITH: sweet & savoury combinations, South Asian cuisine, fruit and cheese plates (especially with French farmhouse cheeses like Soumaintrain and Bleu de Vacqueyras), mac and cheese/macaroni pie, desserts,... 

REVIEW: “Angostura Bitters (The Taste That Changed the World)”

via Instagram ift.tt/1AkzEv3 “Angostura Bitters (The Taste That Changed the World)” is an easy to follow, vividly photographed cookbook. The recipes lean towards an international palette, rather than Caribbean, and cocktail pairings (utilizing the Angostura line of liquors) are offered for many of the dishes. Copies can be bought at the House of Angostura (Corner Eastern Main Rd &... 
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TriniGourmet’s Amazon Hotlist for January 2015

TriniGourmet's Amazon Hotlist for January 2015
Welcome to the return of the TriniGourmet Amazon Hotlist! My monthly compilation of those items that you are clicking on and buying the most via this site. For some reason this once popular feature fell to the wayside over two years ago! But now it’s back Without any further ado here are the results for the first month of 2015! 1. Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad... 

EVENT: Oyster Bay Wines (Trinidad & Tobago Launch)

EVENT: Oyster Bay Wines (Trinidad & Tobago Launch)
On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Massy Distribution hosted the Trinidad & Tobago launch of  premium New Zealand wine brand, Oyster Bay, with an intimate wine tasting hosted at the Trinidad Hilton’s La Boucan Restaurant. Oyster Bay is currently the 7th most popular premium import brand on the US market and they are now expanding into emerging markets such as ours in the Caribbean. The tasting... 

EVENT: Kendall-Jackson Wines (Trinidad & Tobago Launch) and the rise of local wine consumption

EVENT: Kendall-Jackson Wines (Trinidad & Tobago Launch) and the rise of local wine consumption
January 8, 2015 saw the Trinidad & Tobago launch of Kendall-Jackson Wines. Hosted by Massy Distribution at Maraval’s Bottlestop, attendees were guided through a tasting of the following by Juan Maggi, Sommelier & International Sales Distributor of Jackson Family Wines: • Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay • Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir • La Crema Pinot Noir • Vintner’s... 
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YOUTHFUL VEGAN CAFE (St. James, Trinidad) | TriniChow

YOUTHFUL VEGAN CAFE (St. James, Trinidad) | TriniChow
Vegan Mashed Potatoes and Shiitake Gravy (just one of the many vegan recipes here on TriniGourmet.com!)   As much as we love all the food and wine events that we’re lucky enough to attend, most days what we really want are vegetable centric meals and healthy snacks. Curated from YOUTHFUL VEGAN CAFE (St. James, Trinidad) | TriniChow Local food blogger TriniChow shares her thoughts about town’s... 

WINE FIND: RICCI CURBASTRO Franciacorta Rosé Brut

via Instagram ift.tt/1CXttg8 Franciacorta is a small wine-producing area in Lombardy, northern Italy. It is famous for its high-quality sparkling wines, which are made in a very similar fashion to Champagne. Although relatively unknown in global terms (compared to Moscato and Prosecco), Franciacorta is widely regarded as Italy’s finest sparkling wine. “The wines, made from chardonnay,... 
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APRIL GIVEAWAY/PRODUCT REVIEW: Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce

APRIL GIVEAWAY/PRODUCT REVIEW: Peppa Deb's Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce
Last week I received an amazing 3-bottle sampler of Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce. Available in hot, medium and spicy it was way too good not to share with y’all!  I don’t often use commercial pepper sauces, as my father makes an excellent one. Indeed I am often told that his recipe “Bertie’s Mega-Hot Pepper Sauce” is a fave of... 
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REVIEW: Blind Wine Tasting at Lotus Wares

REVIEW: Blind Wine Tasting at Lotus Wares
Saturday, February 8, 2014 was the date for an unforgettable ‘blind’ wine-tasting at Lotus Wares, hosted by Lisa Johnstone. If you have been reading this blog for a while you may remember my writeup last year of my previous visit to one of Lisa’s tastings. This event differed from that previous one in that it was a ‘blind tasting’. Blind in that we... 

Introducing Sweet Sereni-Tea Pastries & More

Introducing Sweet Sereni-Tea Pastries & More
Saturday February 1st, 2014 saw the launch of Sweet Sereni-Tea Pastries & More. Founded by Chef Jivita Douen (Le Cordon Bleu, England), Sweet Sereni-Tea also harnesses the expertise of Chefs Michelle Fournillier (Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland) and Dale Hamilton (TTHTI, Trinidad). (L to R: Chefs Michelle Fournillier, Jivita... 

Hyatt Regency Trinidad: General Manager’s Reception

Hyatt Regency Trinidad: General Manager's Reception
October was a busy month in terms of promoting the cuisine of Trinidad & Tobago to the US market. In town were several American food writers at the invitation of the TDC (Tourism Development Corporation) and their experience was nothing short of whirlwind! Wednesday October 15th they were the guests of the Hyatt Regency‘s monthly General Manager’s Reception. The... 

Looking for Lentil Soup?

Looking for Lentil Soup?
“Best Ever Lentil Soup” (link to recipe, below) On a semi-regular basis I like to check what keywords are driving people to this site. Without fail “lentil soup” in one form or another is on the list. This surprises me as I often think that I am the only person who loves these humble brown beans (they certainly don’t elicit much response when I mention them to others... 

Pêche Pâtisserie (review)

Pêche Pâtisserie (review)
April 16, 2013 was the date of the third gathering of The Blogger’s Table. Comprising myself, TriniChow, QD Ross of Bring It To The Table and Corey of Learning Patience, we found ourselves this time at Pêche Pâtisserie’s unassuming Port-Of-Spain location. Opened in 2011 by Chef Khalil Ali (a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and French Culinary Institute), Pêche has quickly grown into a must-stop... 

TriniGourmet on The New Jewish Table (video)

TriniGourmet on The New Jewish Table (video)
On March 5, 2013 I was thrilled to participate in Zagat’s roundtable launch of The New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes. Written by Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray (owners of Washington D.C.’s ‘Equinox’ restaurant) they call it “a story of love and lox”.  Read More →
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