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Taste T&T 2008 is on the way!

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 šŸ˜€ 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 mainĀ 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 theĀ 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?

I hope Lilandra and I can be there this year! And maybe the TriniGourmet is looking for a foodie reunion?

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8 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. OOOO
    I wanna go

    But why don’t they have the t&t thingy and the restaurants’ thingy all in the same place?
    for that matter, why don’t they have them at the same time?
    this two trips thing….*sigh*

    1. Lilandra on March 14th, 2008 at 2:01 am
  2. At least it’s not clashing with the Olympics, when I would regularly be doing a 10M dash between my couch and my fridge. I had a good reason for not attending last year but I don’t remember it now. Anyway, I will be attending this year and it is sure to open my eyes to good food and Venezuelan girls. I want the Trini Food section as much as the Restaurant Week and door prize. I agree that the “two trips” are inconvenient but I am also concerned about the Restaurants in Trinidad finding the time to take part in a food fair with their schedules and customers are already so full?

    2. aka_lol on March 14th, 2008 at 7:15 am
  3. Umm Pholourie!

    3. CrankyPutz on March 14th, 2008 at 2:10 pm
  4. Darn! I don’t know if I will be in the region when this is happening. :(

    4. Cynthia on March 18th, 2008 at 4:07 pm
  5. As an aspiring foodie, I can’t wait to go. We were in Trini in late Feb and a relative of ours who’s in the restaurant industry told me about this event. I immediately promised myself that I had to go.

    5. Chris De La Rosa on March 25th, 2008 at 7:10 am
  6. Hi Chennette

    Taste T&T actually takes place this weekend, Saturday May 24-25 at the Jean Pierre Complex. Admission is free before 8 p.m. Gourmet tickets are also on sale. For more information, you can log on to http://www.gotrinidadandtobago.com

    Cheers

    6. Karel on May 21st, 2008 at 4:30 pm
  7. Hi Karel, thanks. I’ve been swamped with work and haven’t been blogging that much and this would explain why I didn’t realise it was so soon. And unexpectedly I will be in Trinidad this weekend. Woohoo.

    7. Chennette on May 22nd, 2008 at 7:09 pm
  8. WOOHOOO

    8. Lilandra on May 23rd, 2008 at 3:17 am

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