Discover Barbados - The Culinary Capital of the Caribbean and the Birthplace Of Rum
Barbados Year of Culinary Experiences 2018 is here! Barbados is especially appealing to a vast array of foodies, who have learned that eating, dining and phenomenal feasting alone is sufficient reason to visit Barbados!
A tantalizing blend of the old and new, Bajan cuisine brings together the influences of African, Caribbean, West Indian and European delights to create a unique and authentic culinary experience.
It's no surprise, fish is a mainstay of the Bajan diet, with the surrounding waters providing an abundance of saltwater delicacies including tuna, shark, salmon, cod, red snapper, kingfish, and dolphin fish as well as shrimp, lobster, crabs and sea urchins. But moreover, flying fish, a national symbol of Barbados, is the species that most graces the plates of diners throughout the island.
Aside from seafood, a variety of meats such as chicken, beef, pork, turkey and duck fulfill the recipes of many Bajan dishes, and are served fried, grilled, baked, roasted and pickled. Traditional favourites such as cou-cou, rice and peas, pelau and macaroni pie complement most meals along with an assortment of fruits and vegetables such as breadfruits, papaya, cassava, mangoes and pawpaws.
Barbados boast numerous Zagat rated establishments and continues to win regional and global culinary awards ever year.
One of the fascinating things about Barbados is that we are a multi-cultural society, and these cultures are represented in themed restaurants and the delicious cuisine they offer to satisfy your most urgent cravings for Caribbean, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Thai, and Polynesian fare.
With the introduction of the Barbados Food and Rum Festival held in November, Barbados is fast becoming known for its appeal to the most seasoned foodies, who continue to flock here to feast on fine food and beverages in exquisite, internationally acclaimed restaurants. But don’t take our word for any of this. Come, taste for yourself!
As we celebrate an entire year of Barbados Culinary experiences, we numerous events to please every palette!