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Embark on a mouth-watering pilgrimage through the Caribbean’s culinary heritage this September and October

  • Photo courtesy Tobago Festivals Commission
  • Photo courtesy Visit Barbados
  • Photo courtesy Visit Barbados

Caribbean culinary teams have made us proud with prestigious international awards and recognition, while foodies the world over bask in the flavours of our delicious regional cuisine. It’s no wonder visitors flock to Caribbean food festivals, eager to embark on a mouth-watering pilgrimage through our culinary heritage each September and October.

Trinidad Restaurant Week
29 September–8 October

Enjoy a flavour-filled opportunity to try new restaurants, with great deals and decadent dining experiences. How many menus will you sample?

Cayman Restaurant Month
1–31 October

Experience authentic Cayman cuisine at preset prices with exceptionally curated multi-course menus.

Tobago Blue Food Festival
15 October

Dasheen is king here! Locals call it taro or blue food due to the shades it turns when cooked, and it’s the main ingredient in every dish at this gastronomical adventure — picked by CNN as among the “World’s Best Food Festivals for Serious Food Fanatics”.

Barbados Food & Rum Festival
19–22 October

Nominated in 2023 by the World Culinary Awards for the Caribbean’s Best Culinary Festival prize, this is one of the most anticipated events on Barbados’ foodie calendar. From street food to fine dining, treat yourself to exceptional cuisine made using local ingredients and prepared with exciting modern twists. Barbados’ award-winning rum producers also leave their marks on your tastebuds!

Cayman Cocktail Week
20–27 October

Incredible deals on high-end cocktails by Cayman’s top bartenders add to the exciting and interactive events each day. Can’t make it? Branded cocktail menus are available in bars and restaurants all month long.

Jamaica Food & Drink Festival
25–29 October

Recognised last year by the World Culinary Awards as the Caribbean’s Best Culinary Festival, and this year nominated for the Caribbean’s Best Culinary Destination prize, this festival sees the island’s finest chefs delivering top-notch cuisine at various culinary-themed nights like Pork Palooza, Asian Fusion, and other events across Kingston.

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