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Discover Barbados - The Culinary Capital of the Caribbean and the Birthplace Of Rum
Barbados Year of Culinary Experiences
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.

Discover barbadian food & unique culinary experiences

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!

EVENTS CALENDAR

01Jan - 15Apr
Foursquare Copper Still Rum Tasting Tours

Foursquare Copper Still Rum Tasting Tours

Visit the most modern and computerized distillery in the western hemisphere, to learn about rum, while simultaneously introducing your taste buds to e...
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St. Philip
24Jan - 04Apr
Sugar and Rum Cooking Classes

Sugar and Rum Cooking Classes

Are you looking for a real hands-on experience?  
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Christ Church FROM 10:30 AM To 01:00 PM
25Jan - 24Mar
Sugar and Rum Season Lecture Series

Sugar and Rum Season Lecture Series

As we explore the history of the story of sugar and rum in Barbados, join prominent historians and experts as they tell the tales often unheard by man...
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St. Michael FROM 07:00 PM To 08:00 PM
01Feb - 28Feb
Portvale Sugar Factory Tour

Portvale Sugar Factory Tour

The awe-inspiring tales of sugar production in Barbados when sugar was king and rum was queen in the 17th and 18th centuries are captured as...
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St. James FROM 09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
03Feb - 24Mar
Chocolate and Pastry Making Class

Chocolate and Pastry Making Class

The sweet decadence of chocolates filled with the taste of the island’s mouth-watering ingredients and dipped in the spirit of Barbadian warmth ...
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Christ Church FROM 10:00 AM To 11:00 AM
04Feb - 25Mar
From Barrel to Bottle- A Rum Tour of Bridgetown

From Barrel to Bottle- A Rum Tour of Bridgetown

The story of one of the world’s finest spirits flows as you drive pass the spaces once occupied by the barrels and bottles, which were enjoyed b...
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St. Michael FROM 03:30 PM To 05:00 PM
06Feb - 27Feb
Plantation Feast and Great House Tour

Plantation Feast and Great House Tour

An evening of history and elegance awaits you at one of Barbados’ most well preserved Plantation Great Houses, the Sunbury Great House. 
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St. Philip FROM 07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
14Feb - 24Mar
Mixology Roadshow

Mixology Roadshow

Hit the road with some of Barbados’ and the world’s best mixologists, as they pair mouth-watering cocktails with mouth-watering canapes at...
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St. Michael
23Feb - 25Feb
Agrofest 2018 - The National Agricultural Exhibition

Agrofest 2018 - The National Agricultural Exhibition

This is Barbados Agricultural Society's annual Exhibition. Farmers, craft persons and processors of agricultural products are among the many exhibitor...
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St. Michael FROM 10:00 AM To 07:00 PM

Discover The Birthplace Of Rum. Our Barbadian Heritage

A TRIBUTE TO THE BIRTHPLACE OF RUM

Barbados is considered the birthplace of rum, and Mount Gay distillery - founded in 1703 - is believed to produce the oldest rum found anywhere in the world. Today's connoisseurs always appreciate a gift bottle of Barbadian Rum, there are a number to select from - Mount Gay Rum, Foursquare Rum, Cockspur Rum, St. Nicholas Abbey Rum, etc. Rum is the essence of this Caribbean nation's culture. It ignites the gossip in our bars and sometimes even binds our business deals. It is celebrated by every sector of our society, from farm workers to property tycoons. Barbados rum is the best rum in the world and it's the spirit of our island culture and history.
So just say yes to that first rum punch, and you'll soon ease into the spirit of island life. As the saying goes, time flies when you're having rum.
A Foodie Paradise. With so many culinary options to choose from here are a few guides to help you

Barbados Foodie blogs

Epicurean Epicurean
A-Z - Fine Dining and Zagat Rated hot spots in Barbados

A-Z - Fine Dining and Zagat Rated hot spots in Barbados

The “culinary capital of the Caribbean,” 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!  
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Epicurean Epicurean
Best street food in Barbados

Best street food in Barbados

The proliferation of eateries, which run the gamut from fine dining restaurants and fast food establishments to assorted “holes in the wall,” and street food vendors, testify to the variety of edible offerings to be had on the island.  
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Epicurean Epicurean
Land of Flying Fish

Land of Flying Fish

Barbados is known as the land of the Flying Fish. These foot-long fish, which “fly” over the water for up to 200ft, are found in other waters but Bajans have refined the skill of de-boning them.
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Birthplace of Rum Birthplace of Rum
Learn the History of the World’s Oldest Rum

Learn the History of the World’s Oldest Rum

Mount Gay Rum of Barbados tells the story of the world’s oldest and finest rum.
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Sports Sports
Sport Fishing – Bajan Fishing by James Pierce

Sport Fishing – Bajan Fishing by James Pierce

The Barbados International Fishing Tournament is a premier fishing event in the Southern Caribbean, and attracts participants from across the region and internationally each year for five days of fun and competition. To describe it as a fishing tournament may be to do it an injustice as it is truly more than that, since the emphasis in recent yea...
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