Ambrosia is the flagship event of the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival, many locals and travelers attend and as usual this year it was fully sold out! The event location was different this year, with Ambrosia being held at Illaro Court (the Prime Minister's house). We definitely look forward to this event as it allows us to try many different dishes from both local and overseas chefs and what's better than a diversity of splendid mouthfuls each with unique and complex flavors in one setting!
Anne Burrell's live cooking demo was full of fun, laughter and of course great cooking tips! With her signature spiky blonde hair, she was full of energy, enthusiasm and ready to show the audience how to prepare a simple but tasty dish. She rustled up a panko crusted pork chop, with a fresh green salad and pickled vegetables to top it off! Her cooking demo was very energetic and interactive, cooking like a rockstar as she normally does!
One of the events we were very much looking forward to at the Food & Wine and Rum Festival was the rum seminar with the famous Chesterfield Browne. We were greeted with an array of different coloured rums and a sweet smell as we entered the room. Since we are both from Barbados, we did know the basics of how rum was processed and made, but we did learn so much more about our sought after Mount Gay rum here in Barbados. 1703 was the beginning of rum in Barbados, made from molasses which is a byproduct of sugar cane, we have some of the best rum in the world!
Here is a littel recap of what life has looked like in Barbados. We just cant get enough of the skies and seas and the shades of colour they exude!
There is such a magical feeling when you go down to the East coast, the rugged cliff faces, fresh smelling salt air and breathtaking scenery. This is a must when you come to our little rock!
There are always those little unknown quirky discoveries when you visit any destination, in Barbados we have a very unique and different coconut trees which can be found as you explore the Eastern side of the island. We call it the cork screw coconut tree as you can see!
We hope you get a chance to see this one of a kind tree here in Barbados!
Often, the unexpected path taken brings the most magic...
Have a wonderful weekend!
Seeing that November is our Independence month here in Barbados, we thought we would share a bit of our heritage! Today we are focusing on our National Pledge. Sometimes we forget about our emblems and now is the perfect time to remember and cherish them. Mr Lester Vaughn wrote the Barbados National pledge, here it is:
I pledge allegiance to my country Barbados and to my flag,
To uphold and defend their honour,
And by my living, to do credit to my nation,
Wherever I go.
Remember Wherever you go, Barbados will be your home. Very lucky aren't we?
Located on the East Coast, more towards to Southern end, in the parish of St. John, is the very charming beach called Bath. Usually the East Coast is very rough, with strong currents and undertows, however Bath beach is one of the safest with its large bordering reef. You can relax in the water's edge, however you must still be wary and not swim past or over the reef due to unexpected currents that may develop.
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