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Trinidad Stewed Chicken (recipe)

Trinidad Stewed Chicken (recipe)

  As my friends in the northern climates start to hunker down for the winter, and temperatures start to cool here as well (albeit only at night), I thought it would be good to share some local-styled “stew dishes”. Hearty and warm, they’re sure to […]

Taste Vinoteca: Available For Holiday Functions!

Taste Vinoteca: Available For Holiday Functions!

  Looking for a smaller intimate space for Christmas Lunch & Dinner Parties? Check out Taste Vinoteca at Maraval Plaza! Customized menus for any style function. Call Lisa at 1 (868) 323-4830 to design your business or personal experience.    

Enjoy A Night of Latin Dinner, Dancing & Cocktails this November at the Hyatt Trinidad (recap)

Enjoy A Night of Latin Dinner, Dancing & Cocktails this November at the Hyatt Trinidad (recap)

  I recently enjoyed the soft launch of this November’s series of Latin Dinner, Dancing & Cocktails at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. Being held each Saturday in November (yes there are 3 left!), this  innovative offering is being presented in partnership with the Caribbean & […]

Coconut Flour Muffins (recipe)

Coconut Flour Muffins (recipe)

Hey guys! It’s so great to finally, actually be back! This year really ran away from me after taking part in (and winning) the KISS Sandwich Showdown! As has been the pattern in recent years a mix of health and personal struggles meant I had […]

Cooking For The Holidays? Read these 6 Insider Tips!

Cooking For The Holidays? Read these 6 Insider Tips!

  Cooking for the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful! Check out these tips from six of my favourite foodie friends to learn how to do more in less time! COCKTAILS If you’re looking for a unique way to spice up your favourite drink consider […]

November is Latin Dancing, Cocktails & Dinner at the Hyatt Trinidad!

November is Latin Dancing, Cocktails & Dinner at the Hyatt Trinidad!

DINNER, COCKTAILS AND LATIN DANCE Enjoy a scrumptious dinner and spend your Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad learning to tango, cha cha, salsa or merengue. Latin Dance Schedule • November 3rd- Merengue •November 10th- Salsa • November 17th- Cha Cha • November 24th- […]

Divali Menu

Divali Menu

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Dewar’s Scotch Tasting: Entering the World of Spirits

Dewar’s Scotch Tasting: Entering the World of Spirits

Friday, October 19th found me at the Trinidad Hilton’s Grand Ballroom, for a Dewar’s Whisky Tasting with their Global Brand Ambassador Fraser Campbell. Although I consider myself a neophyte to the world of spirits, I’m not that much in the dark that I don’t know […]

Proudly T&T: Help with Flood Relief Efforts!

Proudly T&T: Help with Flood Relief Efforts!

On October 19th, I attended a Dewar’s Tasting Event at the Trinidad Hilton. Rain had been falling heavily throughout the day and as the night wore on, the pictures and stories coming across social media alerted us that this was quickly shaping up to become […]

Les Bourgeois Gourmet Services: Weddings & More!

Les Bourgeois Gourmet Services: Weddings & More!

    Les Bourgeois Gourmet Services, a full-service catering company recently joined forces with TrinidadWeddings.com to highlight their diverse menu offerings.   TASTE! –  an exclusive tasting event for engaged couples, event industry professionals and food bloggers allowed us to mingle and enjoy delicious tasting-portion selections, […]

Taste Wednesdays Presents: Social Table

Taste Wednesdays Presents: Social Table

  Learn More about Taste Vinoteca! • Taste Vinoteca – Lunch Menu (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week) • Taste Vinoteca – Dinner Menu (Trinidad & Tobago Restaurant Week 2018) • Taste Vinoteca restaurant re-launches in new Maraval Plaza location

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 […]


SPOTLIGHT

Proudly T&T: Help with Flood Relief Efforts!

Proudly T&T: Help with Flood Relief Efforts!

On October 19th, I attended a Dewar’s Tasting Event at the Trinidad Hilton. Rain had been falling heavily throughout the day and as the night wore on, the pictures and stories coming across social media alerted us that this was quickly shaping up to become a different kind of weekend.

By morning it was evident that were living in the middle of a national disaster.

The festivities of the night before provided a strong contrast to the live images on my TV and phone of widespread devastation, but in their own ways both showcased the overwhelming generosity, optimism and resilience of our people.

That morning I spent the next few hours gathering donations and making a drop off to play my own small part in the relief efforts.

At this time, many communities are still under water and collections continue to be co-ordinated island wise. At least 120,000 people have been adversely affected, many of them displaced. Restaurants, caterers, and food suppliers have stepped up to donate meals, water, and more, as have other businesses in the private sector. Throughout the island, we have really shown what makes us great as people.

Unfortunately more bad weather is still forecasted and it will be quite some time until the full scale of the damage is accurately assessed. Until then the below link will take you some of the disaster relief options that you can take advantage of whether you are located here or overseas. Together we can all help those displaced to get back on their feet as soon as possible.

TRINIDAD FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS