The Tobago Blue Food Festival, also labelled “the dasheen love feast” uses dasheen as the main ingredients to create appetizers, entrees, desserts, beverages and liqueurs that are cooked and prepared by Tobago’s finest Chefs and Cooks. Listed as one of the world’s best food festival by CNN, the Tobago Blue Food Festival is held every year in mid-October in the coastal village of Bloody Bay, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago.
This tasty festival not only brings the local chefs and cooks together, but also the general public and domestic, regional and international tourists who visits these shores.
There is live entertainment to serenade the crowd while some of the island’s favourite signature dishes are prepared and presented for best overall dasheen dish & Cook of the day, most innovative dasheen dish, best dasheen dessert, best dasheen beverage, best baked dasheen dish, and best table display.
Food is available for purchase along with tons of specialty blue food items to take home; like dasheen punch, wine, kuchela, cookies and much more.
Where: Bloody Bay Recreation Grounds, Tobago
When: October 2016
TIPS: Bring umbrellas; Consider wearing waterproof/mud-friendly shoes. Bring your own chair, if possible. Be prepared to park your car at the village entrance and take a shuttle to the festival location.
Live Entertainers include: To be announced.
Contact: (868) 639-2125 ext 2219; or, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Organizers: The Division of Tourism and Transportation of the Tobago House of Assembly; and the Village Councils of L’Anse Fourmi, Bloody Bay and Parlatuvier.
UYC Contributor Avion Anderson. Find Avion on her blog.
Some photos courtesy of the Tobago Festival Committee and The Tobago Blue Food Festival