Preparations are underway for Taste T&T for 2008 and it appears there are going to be some modifications to the format this year. I hope for the better. Although they did have a pretty cool product last year! So mark your calendars for late May/early June (dates may still be changed):
Taste T&T 2008
Food Festival – MAY 24 + 25, 2008 (Updated May 22, 2008)
Restaurant Week – June 2-7, 2008
If you read my review from last year‘s Taste, you may remember that although the offerings from T&T’s top chefs were great, I bemoaned the relative lack of Trini streetfood and other local delicacies. Well, I am clearly influential 😀 Because this year, they are adding an additional night to the Festival, focusing on local foods! And as you can see, they’re going to feature restaurants in a special way at the restaurants. They’ve also moved the Festival to the Jean Pierre Complex in order to accommodate more people, and expand the Demonstration Kitchen. From the T&T Express:
On the first night of the festival, a Taste T&T Food will be held and will focus on local items like the best doubles, bake and shark and corn soup. The ‘Food Festival’ will take place on May 31 and June 1 while June 2 – 7 is dubbed the ‘Restaurant Week’, offering specials at the restaurants of the featured Taste T&T chefs.
I cannot find the official press release, either on the main Tourism Development Company site, or its tourism gateway site, GoTrinidadandTobago.com, but the T&T Express had a story this morning in the Business Section. The story is a little confusing (perhaps only to me), but at the end the proposed schedule is very clear – the special local food part of the festival, on the extra day, is going to be in St James, that well-known northern/western hub of Trini food all hours of the night (Debe being the key South locale for Indian delicacies in particular, and Curepe being an ‘Eastern’ hub of sorts).
Of course I have other issues with the Express story, notably the misplaced apostrophe in the headline: “Restaurant’s featured in this years Taste T&T”. At least they have the apostrophe, even if they put it in the wrong place…the wrong word…sigh…I hope it’s just in the online version, where we can blame it on the webmaster. Anyone have the print edition?
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