Barbados food, rum, hits in Harlem
GUESTS FLOCKED TO HARLEM hot spot Red Rooster recently for a preview of Barbados’ sixth annual Food & Wine and Rum Festival.
The festival, which takes place from November 19 to 22, has a fresh new look and a star-studded line-up of culinary masters. It was previewed during the epicurean driven takeover of chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Ginny’s Supper Club, complete with costumed Crop Over dancers, steelpan drums and New York’s elite.
“I’ve been looking forward to a sandwich from Cuz’s all year, exclaimed Samuelsson. “There is nothing better than waking up in Barbados, looking outside your window at the water and then indulging in the best culinary offerings the island has to offer – not to mention the rum.”
Top chefs from Barbados joined headliner Samuelsson in preparing a sampling of gourmet fare, offering guests a taste of the culinary experience available to festival goers.
Barbados Tourism Market Inc. chief executive officer William “Billy” Griffith, called the event “an exceptional one where Barbados was able to attract the very best New York media and trade partners”.
“Our Barbadian chefs were the hit at this memorable occasion, and we are receiving numerous kudos for the food, entertainment and the wonderful atmosphere that was created.
“We certainly achieved our objective in truly raising the profile of Barbados as an epicurean centre.” (PR)