For the 16th year in a row, Montreal will be hosting the Taste of the Caribbean Festival at Isle Bonsecours in Old Port. This weekend, from the 26-28, you'll be able to enjoy as much authentic Caribbean cuisine, drinks and island rhythms as your heart desires. Entrance to the festival is free between 11am and 6pm so make sure you head over then!
Here are 20 things that you can look forward to at the Taste of the Caribbean Festival:
- Sample Caribbean food portions from a variety of vendors (for $5 or less)
- Watch live cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs
- Check out the live mixology demos of exotic Caribbean beverages
- Take in the costumes at the street carnival parade
- Taste the creations of Masterchef Canada contestants "Twice the Spice"
- Try the Caribbean flavoured Won Ton Crunch, featured on Dragon's Den
- Sit out on the on-site Marley Coffee café-terrace
- Smell the deliciousness that is Jerk-BBQ style cooking in a traditional steel drum barrel
- Listen to the traditional steel pan and congo-drum performances
- Party it up at the Caribbean-style Carnival
- Admire the amazing creations of Barbadian-American "The Rum Chef" Paul Yellin
- Take your kids to the Kids Zone, complete with Caribbean face-painting and hair braiding
- Be amazed by, and maybe even buy, the creations in the Artisan's corner
- Watch Guadaloupe chef Babette de Roziéres work her culinary magic
- Enjoy some Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee served on an open terrace
- Sip on exclusively imported Caribbean Rum
- Get inspired by all the colours at the Caribbean fashion show
- Eat everything you possibly can from Caribbean pastry chef "Cupid"
- Try the simple, yet delicious, mango-on-a-stick
- Go to all three evenings of Caribbean concerts from internationally renowned performers
Check out the official website for more details.