Santa's got a Sunburn: Caribbean Christmas

10th December, 2014
Caribbean Christmas

Yes Santa's got a sunburn, yes we drink rum and ponche de crem rather than eggnog, yes the closest thing to snow are snow cones, and yes we roast breadfruit and cornbeef rather than chestnuts; still, there's nothing quite like a Caribbean Christmas!

Restaurant Review: The Tides Restaurant Barbados {New Lunch Menu }

8th December, 2014
View at The Tides Restaurant Barbados

We luckily got invited back to the Tides Restaurant to taste their new lunch menu and hear about their fabulous Christmas Giveaway- a Lunch for 2 with a couple glasses of house wine!

What's Happening: Barbados December Events 2014

4th December, 2014
December Events 2014

Barbados December Event 1. 48th Anniversary Independence Day Parade: Since Independence this year is on a Sunday, the parade will be on the 1st December which is a bank holiday. There will be 1000 armed and unarmed groups parading at the Bridgetown Port from 8:00AM. Admission is free.

What's Happening: Bajan Fiesta {Food, Wine and Rum Festival}

2nd December, 2014
Bajan Fiesta - The Barbados Food Wine and Rum Festival 2014

If you are looking for a big family focused buffet lunch, well the Sunday Bajan Fiesta is the perfect Food Wine and Rum event for you. With tables scattered throughout the large tent, many people sat and enjoyed their Sunday lunch, which is a tradition in Barbados.

What's Happening: Ambrosia V {Food, Wine and Rum Festival}

26th November, 2014
Ambrosia V: Barbados Food Wine and Rum Festival

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!

What's Happening: Cooking Demo Anne Burrell Live

26th November, 2014
Cooking live with Anne Burrell at the Barbados Food Wine and Rum Festival 2014

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!

What's Happening: Rum Seminar with Chesterfield Browne

26th November, 2014
Chester Brown at the Barbados Food Wine and Rum Festival 2014

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!

Island Life {Through Instagram}

21st November, 2014
Skies and Seas of Barbados

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!


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