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Weekends on Jazz FM are brought to you by Barbados Year of Culinary Experiences, see the full weekend schedule here.

Embark on a gastronomical journey to Barbados this 2018 as we welcome ‘The Year of Culinary Experiences’ to our well-adored island. Laying claim to Barbados’ reputation as Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, the year ahead promises a compilation of mouth-watering festivities that flirt with authentic Bajan flavors and spices.

From fresh fish cutters served in a beach shack, a candlelit dinner on a cliff edge overlooking Barbados’ crystal blue waters to spa treatments that use the natural elements of home-grown Sugar, there is plenty to savor (beyond the menu!)

Here is a rundown of some of the highlights of 2018’s Year of Culinary Experiences:


Authentic Eats

Experience the real delights of Bajan gastronomy across the island, with a vast selection of rum shops and eateries serving up authentic delights. Visitors can chat with the locals whilst feasting on freshly cooked local dishes, such as pepper pot, cou cou and flying fish or take a trip to Chicken Rita, Hercules and the oldest rum shop on the island John Moore, to name but a few. A trip to the island would not be complete without a visit to Oistins Fish Fry on a Friday night for some of the best Bajan delicacies, made with the daily fresh catch from the nearby fish market. Complemented by firing barbeques, artisanal markets, an evening breeze from the coastline and the sound of indigenous music and dance from afar.

Barbados Food and Rum Festival

Savour the local and traditional flavours of Barbadian cuisine, at this year’s Barbados Food and Rum Festival, returning in October 2018. Join world-class chefs as they carousal authentic flavours or quench your thirst by tasting strong, tropical cocktail blends by well-known mixologists. Whilst one needs no excuse to visit the Caribbean oasis, washing down local favourites and beautiful creations made by some of the best international and local chefs, with an eclectic mix of rum cocktails is the perfect culinary adventure.

Plantation Great House Feast

An evening of history and elegance awaits visitors as Barbados promises an experience like no other. Inviting guests to dine in one of the islands most well preserved Plantation Great Houses, Sunbury Plantation, St Philip the banquet provides the perfect fusion of West African and British Culture as it showcases world-class gastronomy in an intimate setting. Guests during the season will be welcomed with a pre-dinner cocktail before discovering hidden treasures from the past. Poised to indulge your palette, a five-course meal will follow, showcasing all the distinctive and delicious Bajan specialties on offer.

Dinner with George Washington

A seasonal dinner as you step into the world of 1751, for an authentic dining experience with George Washington. In celebration of the historical value of Caribbean culture, the feast invites guests to indulge in the wine, rum and local juices of Bajan life amid vintage grounds and a courtyard of flaming torches. In a faultless replica of 18th century Barbados, the production mimics what George Washington would have eaten which is poised to delight your taste buds!