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All you need to know about the Barbados Food & Rum Festival

All you need to know about the Barbados Food & Rum Festival

Barbados is the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. It’s no surprise that every November, Foodies from around the world flock to Barbados for the Food & Rum Festival. Here is all you need to know about the upcoming festival!


Festival Dates

November 16th to 19th, 2017


How many Chefs and Mixologists?

12 Chefs and 6 Mixologists


How many years has the festival been going on for?

Eight years


Where is the festival held?

From a Polo Club House to the sandy shores. From The Crane out East to The Cliff on the West Coast. The Food & Rum Festival is held at stunning venues across our beautiful island.

Featured Chefs at Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2017


Event Line Up:

Which event should you go to? That’s entirely up to your personal tastes and preferences, but the Food & Rum Festival does promise something for everyone. Here is a quick summary on each event to help you decide.


Launch Night at Oistins Fish Market:


November 16th from 6 pm.

Watch local chefs prepare freshly grilled food under the stars in the historic Oistins Fish Market.

Night Out in Oistins – Food and Rum Festival


A Signature Rum Event:

$110 USD All-inclusive cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

November 17th from 7 pm – 11 pm at the Concorde.

Taste and learn about the origins of Barbados’ beloved spirit, rum. Award-winning chefs prepare hors d’oeuvres that perfectly complement the hand-crafted rum cocktails and aperitifs.

Taste of the Exotic – Food and Rum Festival


Taste the Spirits of Polo:

$97.50 USD All-inclusive cocktails and canapes

November 18th from 3 pm – 7 pm at Holder’s Polo Club.

World class cocktails and canapes meet an exciting game of polo at the stunning Holder’s Polo grounds. Bring out your polo fashion for this one.

World class cuisine


Gourmet Safari with Chef Chris De La Rosa:

$150 USD All-inclusive

November 18th from 6:30pm -10:30 pm at The Crane.

Canadian Chef Chris De La Rosa returns for another year at the Food & Rum festival. The evening begins with cocktails along the Crane Cliff before being seated at 7:30 to enjoy the gastronomical experience.

Gourmet delights


Gourmet Safari with Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten:

$200 USD All-inclusive

November 18th. Choose your seating time between 7 pm and 9 pm at The Cliff.

Jean-Georges has made culinary history and developed a reputation as remarkable as his food by tapping his deep understanding of the restaurant world and pairing it with his forward-thinking vision. Join Chef Jean-Georges for a stunning night at the Cliff.

A remarkable experience


Feet In The Sand Beach Party:

$100 USD All-inclusive

November 19th from 5:30pm – 11:55 pm at Hilton beach

A pumping, all-inclusive beach party with live performances, this event is considered the climax of the festival. Sample food from a number of tasting stations and then lounge away on the sandy shore with a tantelizing cocktail in your hand.


Gourmet Safari with Chef Tom Aikens

$200 USD All-inclusive

November 19th from 7 pm – 10 pm at The Tides Restaurant

UK Chef Tom Aikens earned two Michelin stars at the age of 26 and has continued to excel and achieve more Michelin stars and awards over the years. Join Chef Tom Aikens for a culinary experience unlike any other at Tides Restaurant.

Beautiful locations


For more on the Food & Rum Festival head to Visit Barbados:

Come for the sun, stay for the rum!



A remarkable experience

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