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The Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2016

Barbados is often referred to as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. The Barbados Food and Rum Festival has given birth to a series of events, or better yet – culinary and beverage experiences – designed to tantalize the taste buds, while offering a variety of other colourful and flavourful experiences to stimulate the other senses as well.

The Chefs

At this years' Barbados Food and Rum Festival experience a sophisticated, high-quality and upscale celebration of gastronomic art, featuring acclaimed international & local world class chefs, rum experts and mixologists.

Festival Events Schedule

The 7th edition of the Barbados Food and Rum Festival will be held from November 17th – 20th and the lineup includes; the Thursday Festival Opening with the Oistins Bay Gardens Cook Off; The Signature Rum Event with food and rum pairings on Friday November 18th; the Saturday afternoon Polo Rum Spirits, and canapes; the Saturday fine dining events which pair international chefs with local top chefs; and the Sunday evening grand finale at the famous Hilton Beach where you are invited to put your feet in the sand at the Sunday Beach Party Cook-off and food sampling.

10Dec - 29Apr
Speightstown Sizzlin
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The Golden Jubilee

A Tribute to 50 Years of Independence

As this year’s event falls in the same month as Barbados’ 50th year as an independent nation, the event is slated to be the best one yet. It is planned that the Food and Rum Festival will anchor a full month of culinary celebration with the days of the official event being from November 17th – November 20th. As the event is followed closely by independence day the event culminates a year of celebrating Barbados’ 50th birthday and should be quite a party.

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