The Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival

Posted on September 24, 2014
In category Things to do in Barbados

Do you love food ?   Do you love wine ?  Don’t forget rum …?  If you do (and who doesn’t ??) then you should be heading to Barbados this November for the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival.  It’s a celebration of everything gastronomically great and it’s in the wonderful Caribbean sunshine.  Here you can enjoy the very best of Barbadian and International cuisine, along with a very liberal helping of sun, sandy beaches and dining under the stars.

This year the festival is being held between the 20th and 24th November.  It’s an ideal time to come to Barbados and there are some great offers on flights. Check out this offer from Thomas Cook – only £280 return from Manchester.  You can fit in some pre-Christmas shopping and take home some extra special sunshine filled gifts for your friends and family.  Another thing to take back with you to colder climes is a fabulous suntan, the perfect antidote to dreary winter weather !

The Food, Wine and Rum Festival has a dazzling array of International and Barbadian chefs lined up and a fantastic schedule.  There are dinners, cruises, demonstrations, seminars – no self-respecting foodie should miss out on this program of events.  There is so much to experience and to learn.
For example: do you know how to identify distinct flavours in food which complement specific types of wine ?  Choosing a wine is so much more than just picking a colour !  Unlock your taste buds in the company of experts and learn how to enjoy wine in a whole new way.

Of course our rum is a feature of the event – rum and Barbados are synonymous; rum has been hand in hand with the heritage and economy of our island for over 350 years. Barbadian rum (which of course tastes of sunshine !) has a worldwide reputation as the finest, silkiest and most complex, enjoyable rum to be found.  In Barbados we have over 1500 rum shops and just 166 square miles of island – finding a spot to enjoy this most revered of drinks is not hard to do. Join in on the “Rum Trails” and visit, at your leisure, each of the distilleries.

Bajans love their food and the very best of it will be explored at this festival.  Tantalise your taste buds and experience the very heart of the nation’s food wine and rum.  Created with passion and warmed by our tropical climate, no serious food aficionado should miss this event.

In between the gastronomic delights, there is always time to enjoy everything else that Barbados has to offer.  Take a private catamaran cruise on the crystal blue waters and swim with our beautiful turtles.  Or maybe some duty free shopping ?  Check out the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, where you’ll find a plethora of luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss and Cartier, to name just three.  Perhaps hone up on your tennis skills or enjoy a round of golf – the golf courses (as well as the food) are world class !  Barbados is the perfect holiday destination with something for everyone.

At Paradise Rentals we offer an extensive range of hand-picked accommodation options, from fully staffed villas to chic apartments.  Your stay can be tailored to suit your specific requirements and we have many additional services to offer, all creating a bespoke experience – just for you.   So come along and indulge yourself in the deliciousness of the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival, enjoy the friendless of our people and our tasty Caribbean cuisine.  Contact Paradise Rentals; we are here to help wealth of local knowledge and understanding, making sure you get the very best from your stay in Barbados.

For full information on the festival, please visit their official website:

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