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Montreal’s A Taste Of The Carribean-June 18

Written by Patrick Rice on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

With splendor and opulence the Caribbean will once again be featured at the 12th annual edition of A Taste of the Caribbean Festival (TOTC) in Montreal which has over the years entertained tens of thousands of people. The 12th edition will be held on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at Marché Bonsecours in the heart of Old Montreal, overlooking the historic Quai of the Old Port. Top Celebrity Chefs from the Caribbean, including Iron Chef Leslie Theo Gumbs and local Executive Chefs are invited to the event to prepare delectable dishes specific to the Caribbean.  An exotic Caribbean experience will be opened for all to enjoy!

With its theme: “Caribbean Vacation – A Destination for all Seasons” patrons will celebrate the smells, tastes, sights and sounds of the Caribbean with island food catered by local and visiting celebrity Chefs, entertainment, music and dance all day long and slip away on their Caribbean vacation without leaving Montreal.  VIP cocktail begins at 1:30 p.m., General Admission at 3:00 p.m.  Your “Caribbean Vacation” continues till midnight.

A Taste of the Caribbean Festival has now taken its place in the City of Montreal amongst the well known festivals such as the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Nuit D’Afrique Festival and the Just for Laughs Festival.  Celebrating 12 years, the event features day-long indoor festival of cultural presentation of pan music, calypsonians, arts and craft vendors, Caribbean orchestras, folk singers and dancers, anchored by a taste of foods from the Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Grenada, St. Thomas Virgin Island, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Cuba and Puerto Rico.

“A Taste of the Caribbean promotes and explores the diversity of the Caribbean and shares and celebrates the spirit and captivating culture of our diverse Caribbean community”, says Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, President.

Presented in collaboration with KA Agency, the Festival will support education of today’s youth by supplying scholarships for them to become tomorrow’s professionals.  Encouraging them to learn, develop and succeed in becoming contributors in society through TRIUMPH THROUGH ADVERSITY Culinary Scholarship Program. The festival will also supports “MY JAMAICAN HEAVEN FOUNDATION” Children Charity.   

“TOTC Festival provides an opportunity for people of all ages, different backgrounds and walks of life to explore the diversity of the Caribbean”, says Kevin Allwood, Co-President of KA Agency.

Tickets: VIP: $125.00, includes rum tasting reception, reserved seating, drinks and cocktails, gift bag and more; General Admission: $50.00, includes food and entertainment, Children (5 – 12) $17.00.  Available at Admissions (514) 790-7245, at most of the West Indian outlets or by calling: (514) 342-2247, (514) 620-6612.


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