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Food Festival gets going

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THE BARBADOS Food & Wine and Rum Festival began in fine style with sumptuous seafood in the Oistins Bay Garden on Thursday evening.
The Night Out in Oistins was the first time the event was held at the popular Christ Church venue and was well received by those who ate, danced and took in performances.
International chefs Ann Burrell and Marcus Samuelsson, along with chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority, Adrian Elcock, and Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy mixed and mingled with locals and tourists who were present.
Director of Premier Event Services, Jerry Ishmael, who is organizing the festival, told the SATURDAY SUN that hosting the launch in Oistins was a way for the festival to spread into the community, while exposing non-nationals to a more local, but integral part of the island’s food culture.
He reported that the response this year was tremendous, with many of the events fully booked or almost sold out.
The Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival continued last evening with the Late Night at the Beach House, featuring NexCyx. Today, Queen’s Park will be the venue for another inaugural event, Sizzle Street, with cooking demos by the international chefs at The Hilton.
Tomorrow the festival climaxes at Lion Castle with the Bajan Fiesta. (LW)