That’s why you’ll find Top Chef judge extraordinaire, Tom Colicchio, and all-round international culinary star, Marcus Samuelsson, the Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised chef behind such dining hotspots as Aquavit and Merkato 55 in New York, and the Affinia Chicago’s C-House headlining the upcoming Barbados Food, Wine, and Rum Festival from November 19-22. Other food luminaries will be British wunderkind and offal advocate Fergus Henderson from London’s St. John restaurant, and foodie TV personality Ming Tsai.
On Sunday, Marcus Samuelsson and Fergus Henderson are giving their cooking demonstrations in the afternoon, while Tom Colicchio is hosting a blowout dinner at The Cliff restaurant. Monday brings another chance to sample the “Rhythms of Rum Cuisine” at St. Nicholas Abbey while learning about life on a rum plantation back in the day, as well as modern-day food-rum pairings.
Sand, surf, beaches, sunshine, and rum…no wonder all the chefs are fleeing south this winter. For more information on the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival, visit the Food, Wine and Rum website
P.S. Remember how we mentioned Eric Ripert and the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman? Well, the Caymans are also hosting a “Culinary Month” in January and the resort is hosting a few events in there, so get ready for even more celebritastic Caribbean action to come.