Our First Taste: Lunch & Dinner with the T&T National Culinary Team

Last Monday, we were lucky enough to enjoy lunch and dinner cooked up by the Trinidad & Tobago National Culinary Team for their Taste of the Caribbean practice session.

The team worked their magic in the Hilton Trinidad’s poolside kitchen while we peeked at the mystery baskets and chatted with THRTA* staff about the team’s process, and then it was lunch time!  Swoon-worthy plates bursting with local flavours and diverse ingredients emerged from the kitchen and we took a few bites (or more if we took a shine to the dish) and jotted down some notes.  With three courses, a welcome cocktail and wine, the team practice dinner was a formal sit-down event, which is open to the general public.

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The National Culinary Team returned home this evening after competing at the regional premier culinary competition Taste of the Caribbean. The team performed exceptionally well; gaining four (4) gold and three (3) silver medals. This young and dynamically talented team was met upon arrival at the Piarco International Airport by the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism, and the President of the Trinidad Hotels Restaurants and Tourism Association Hassel Thom, and an enthusiastic fan base of family and friends.

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December 20, 2013
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