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As mentioned in last week’s experience [click here to read Take 2] I had previously gotten reservations for last night’s Practice Dinners at the Hilton with the T&T National Culinary Team, 2013! (so no waitlist this week! yay!)

The company at our table was once again lovely, filled with great and interesting conversations. I was accompanied this time by IntrovertlyBubbly and another friend, so enjoying this experience with their company was also a highlight.

As scheduled, the night started with a drinks demonstration – the same one as last week (one of the alcoholic options). As we experienced from the previous weeks, the bartender practised, prepared and presented the drink as if he were performing for the competition. Very exciting.

The ‘Taste of the Islands’ – a pre-appetizer category was then brought to us, followed by our three-course meal (Appetizer, Main Course & Dessert). Unfortunately there are no pictures of the Taste of the Islands this week, as it was enjoyed before the camera came out…

Once again, as this is a competition (June 26-30 2013, in Miami) that the Culinary Team are preparing for, I won’t be sharing the menu and/or ingredients [yet]. Even so, please enjoy these pictures of our beautiful, delicious meal.


BESS hot pepper


Alcoholic Cocktail Option




Main Course



Point to note:  If you wish to attend or support our National Culinary Team 2013, besides attending the scheduled practice dinners, there will be a fundraiser on June 17, 2013, where the team will be cooking, presenting and interacting with everyone.

For more information on attending these dinners and the upcoming fundraiser, which I highly recommend the experience and giving support for our team, please contact the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association via their facebook page, at (868) 634-1174 or email info@tnthotels.com.