Barbados Food and Rum Festival Set for October

By January 8, 2019 No Comments

The 9th edition of the Barbados Food and Rum Festival will be held from October 18th – 21st and the lineup includes; the Thursday Festival Opening with the Oistins Bay Gardens Cook-Off; The Signature Rum Event with food and rum pairings on Friday ; the Saturday afternoon Polo Rum Spirits, and canapes; the fine dining events on Saturday night which pair international chefs with local top chefs; on Sunday the festival climaxes with a Beach Party at the Hilton Resort Barbados along with a final fine dining dinner at signature local restaurant.

Barbados is often referred to as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival has given birth to a series of events, or better yet – culinary and beverage experiences – designed to tantalize the taste buds, while offering a variety of other colourful and flavourful experiences to stimulate the other senses as well.

Barbados is considered the birthplace of rum, and Mount Gay distillery – founded in 1703 – is believed to produce the oldest rum found anywhere in the world. Today’s connoisseurs always appreciate a gift bottle of Barbadian Rum, there are a number to select from – Mount Gay Rum, Foursquare Rum, Cockspur Rum, St. Nicholas Abbey Rum, etc. Rum is the essence of this Caribbean nation’s culture. It ignites the gossip in our bars and sometimes even binds our business deals. It is celebrated by every sector of our society, from farm workers to property tycoons. Barbados rum is the best rum in the world and it’s the spirit of our island culture and history.

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Kitty Pope

Kitty Pope

Publisher/editor of Creator of, also Creator of Pan African Diaspora Travel Clubs and Associate director of National Cultural Heritage Tourism Center, Inc.