Every year, Barbados plays host to some of the world’s best chefs and sommeliers who descend on the island to showcase their skills.
Over the years, the ‘Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival’ has become a must-attend event for foodies from across the world. While rum tasting sessions, cooking classes, and beach parties form the crux of this wonderful festival, another aspect that adds colour to this festival is the great ambience.
This year, the event will be held from 19th to 22nd November, and will see celebrity chefs like Cliff Harding and Marcus Samuelson entertain the crowds with their culinary skills. Take a look at some of the major highlights of this year’s festival.
Party at the Oistins
Brace yourself for a spectacular night of local music, delicious fish, and terrific cocktails at the Oistins Fish Fry. One of the most popular food joints in Barbados, Oistins Fish Fry would host thousands of guests on 19th November.
Launch of Limegrove Lifestyle Centre
This event is marked for 20th November and will give foodies a great chance to meet their favourite chefs. Other highlights of this event include wine tasting sessions, great food and much more. Make sure you have your camera handy as this is going to be a glittering event for sure.
Exhibition Match at Holder’s Polo Club
How about watching an exciting game of Polo while you enjoy heady rum cocktails? Well, brace yourself for 21st November, when the exhibition match will be held at the Holder’s Polo Club. If you are fond of Polo, you’ll love this event. At night, select eateries will host dining events that will be spearheaded by top chefs, so make sure you book your table in advance.
Sign-off Beach Party at Needham’s
Head to the Needham’s Point Beach (11 AM – 3 PM) on 22nd November for a spectacular beach party. This sign-off event would be attended by locals and tourists alike, so the atmosphere is going to be electric. After all where else can you enjoy the perfect combination of beauty, dining, and culture.
November to December is peak tourist season in Barbados. So, book your flights and hotels in advance to be on the safer side. You’ll also save a lot of money by booking early.