Taste of T&T 2008

Taste of T&T 2008

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year since Taste T&T was held. What a year it’s been! Those of you have been with me a while may remember that it was just after the last Taste T&T that I was unceremoniously booted from my last webhost, for being ‘too popular’. Ever since then I’ve been hosted on GoDaddy with no problems so far *knocks wood*.

Last year’s Taste of Trinidad and Tobago was an utter blast, not only was the food experience one of a kind, I also got to meet up with fellow bloggers Chennette and Lilandra. This year the gathering will hopefully be even larger. Not only will I be carrying my fave boy ‘J’ in tow, it looks like I’ll also get to finally meet Can Cook Must Cook and Karel of CaribbeanPRBlog fame. W00t!

Now with my rising excitement you would never believe that up until yesterday I wasn’t even sure when Taste of T&T was being held this year. Somehow the buildup to this year’s event does not seem to be as frenzied as in year’s past, or is it just me?

Fortunately, asking a few questions led me to the festival’s official page, as well as enabled me to download the event’s menus and info sheet.

Having learnt an important lesson from last year, this year J and I decided to buy tickets from two different groups, this will enable us to both experience a wider array of foods. Although I expected to be faced with numerous non-kosher options I was a little sad to see that vegetarian options were still few. With a wide variety of religious and spiritual groups vegetarians are hardly a rarity, it would be nice if in future festivals chefs were challenged to include a vegetarian main course amongst their offerings.

With that out of the way, let me just say that I am thoroughly excited for this year’s offerings :) I was quite honoured to be approached to participate as a judge in the Iron Pot Spoon Throwdown, however my dietary restrictions forced me to recuse myself. I love what this festival has become and I also embrace and hope that it evolves into what it -can- be (*cough* St. Lucia *cough*).

As I’ll be at the event on Sunday I should have my full uncensored views and reportage uploaded early next week, stay tuned!

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  • http://chennette.net Chennette

    Yay. Taste T&T! I THINK Lilandra, Mom and I will be there, but when I arrive tomorrow in Trinidad I guess I’ll know the details.
    I was thinking the same thing about the taste – after the initial press release, I didn’t see anything about it, even though there was the Pot Spoon throwdown (mucho cool that you got asked to be a judge though – what a thing for the resume!)
    If you’re meeting up with Karel, and I make my way there, hmmm…I believe I was at school with her (not the same year).
    Whew long comment, but then, you’ve given me so few opportunities recently to load up your comments!!

  • http://chennette.net Chennette

    Yay. Taste T&T! I THINK Lilandra, Mom and I will be there, but when I arrive tomorrow in Trinidad I guess I’ll know the details.
    I was thinking the same thing about the taste – after the initial press release, I didn’t see anything about it, even though there was the Pot Spoon throwdown (mucho cool that you got asked to be a judge though – what a thing for the resume!)
    If you’re meeting up with Karel, and I make my way there, hmmm…I believe I was at school with her (not the same year).
    Whew long comment, but then, you’ve given me so few opportunities recently to load up your comments!!

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    I dont understand how taste sneak up on us so. I mean seriously they shoulda advertise it better for us bloggers who live online. Like come comment on our blogs and tell us.

    HMPH

    Considering we got told Karel was the year under me? Is that it?

    And I dont even know where we’d buy our tickets at such last minute.

    Mom is moaning and groaning abt the price. I tell her it’s almost like chennette’s job to go to this if she can as she is a food blogger
    and yes
    I AGREE
    where the veggie options?
    i mean it have nice seafood options for me
    but veggie? hello!!!

    well won’t pre review
    will review after we go
    if we go
    God willing
    *sigh*

    can cook must cook is gonna be there? cool

    what day u going?

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    I dont understand how taste sneak up on us so. I mean seriously they shoulda advertise it better for us bloggers who live online. Like come comment on our blogs and tell us.

    HMPH

    Considering we got told Karel was the year under me? Is that it?

    And I dont even know where we’d buy our tickets at such last minute.

    Mom is moaning and groaning abt the price. I tell her it’s almost like chennette’s job to go to this if she can as she is a food blogger
    and yes
    I AGREE
    where the veggie options?
    i mean it have nice seafood options for me
    but veggie? hello!!!

    well won’t pre review
    will review after we go
    if we go
    God willing
    *sigh*

    can cook must cook is gonna be there? cool

    what day u going?

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    oh you said sunday
    cool

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    oh you said sunday
    cool

  • http://www.caribbeanprblog.com Karel – Caribbean Public Relat

    Hey

    Ok so I’m learning something new. I went to school with you’ll? Do fill me in :) (Email caribbeanprblog@yahoo.com)

    Okay so I’m not sure what time I’m going to be there on Sunday, but you’ll please do find me. I’ll try to link up with Trini so she can pool us all together. Now, I believe that you can get tickets at the event as well Chennette so you can check in when you get in. I happen to work at TDC :) so I’ll willingly lime with you’ll at Taste T&T. Finally, a bloggers meetup and with food :)

  • http://www.caribbeanprblog.com Karel – Caribbean Public Relations

    Hey

    Ok so I’m learning something new. I went to school with you’ll? Do fill me in :) (Email caribbeanprblog@yahoo.com)

    Okay so I’m not sure what time I’m going to be there on Sunday, but you’ll please do find me. I’ll try to link up with Trini so she can pool us all together. Now, I believe that you can get tickets at the event as well Chennette so you can check in when you get in. I happen to work at TDC :) so I’ll willingly lime with you’ll at Taste T&T. Finally, a bloggers meetup and with food :)

  • http://nowiswowtoo.blogspot.com Elspeth

    Can you/do you feature raw food recipes for those of us who are becoming more raw foody?

  • http://nowiswowtoo.blogspot.com Elspeth

    Can you/do you feature raw food recipes for those of us who are becoming more raw foody?

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Karel: maybe we were lied to!

    but great if we can get it at the event cuz who knows where we’d get it during the weekend

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Karel: maybe we were lied to!

    but great if we can get it at the event cuz who knows where we’d get it during the weekend

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Hey Lily – you can get tickets at any restaurants listed on the fact sheet that are near you… or on the menu sheet i’m gonna scan.. but if you can get at the door that’s even better :D sigh… 99% of the seafood options don’t work for me :(

    Karel – sorry about today, call me !!!! :D

    E – now that mom’s got her gluten issues (oo i should blog that) i’ve been looking at a lot of diff. vegan styled stuff… did explore raw food recipes a few years ago but most used stuff and techniques that were a little cost-intensive… have added some raw foodie sites to my RSS reader though, and as stuff catches my eye I will definitely post :D Until then you can check out the salads/vegetarian subsection of this site… some stuff should match, like my Cumin-Carrot Salad comes to mind… :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Hey Lily – you can get tickets at any restaurants listed on the fact sheet that are near you… or on the menu sheet i’m gonna scan.. but if you can get at the door that’s even better :D sigh… 99% of the seafood options don’t work for me :(

    Karel – sorry about today, call me !!!! :D

    E – now that mom’s got her gluten issues (oo i should blog that) i’ve been looking at a lot of diff. vegan styled stuff… did explore raw food recipes a few years ago but most used stuff and techniques that were a little cost-intensive… have added some raw foodie sites to my RSS reader though, and as stuff catches my eye I will definitely post :D Until then you can check out the salads/vegetarian subsection of this site… some stuff should match, like my Cumin-Carrot Salad comes to mind… :)

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    we tried botticelli but either they weren’t open or weren’t there and were at the taste
    very tragic you know
    we kept calling and calling
    *sigh*

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    we tried botticelli but either they weren’t open or weren’t there and were at the taste
    very tragic you know
    we kept calling and calling
    *sigh*

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Lily – that sucks!!! :(

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Lily – that sucks!!! :(


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