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What is Caribbean 305?

CARIBBEAN-305-LADIES-DANCINWhat is Caribbean 305?

Dancing, to the beat.

Caribbean 305 was marvelous on Saturday June 3, 2017.  De place was on fiyah!  Talk about LIVE!

What is Caribbean 305 you ask?  Well if you must ask you missed out!  Caribbean 305 is an assortment of Caribbean food displayed to the South Floridians not only was it on display but South Floridians got the opportunity to taste everything in sight! The event took place at Jungle Island on Saturday, June 3, 2017, hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and Caribbean 305 (formerly Taste of the Islands) an annual event. It draws attention to the art of Caribbean food and brings together top chefs and bartenders from the Caribbean. Not only was there food galore but also an open bar. There were giveaways and a chance to win a Caribbean vacation. What a deal for approximately $75 a person.

Several Islands were represented such as the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Is-lands, Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Cayman Is-lands, Curacao, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten and St. Martin, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos.

Attempting to taste food at every table proved to be challenging for weight watchers.  However, to name a few samples…St. Lucian massive was lit!  My people was friendly, fun and their dish was scrumptious; Curaco with its Polenta with salt fish and banana, ummm…. St. Maarten’s Guava Berry Colada nice, it was too many wonderful flavors to name them all.

For dessert, the US Virgin Islands, who served Ceviche and cheesecake sundae and coconut dumb bread (Crucian passionfruit cheesecake sundae, with toasted Crown Mountain coconut crumble and a Coral Bay guava strawberry sauce); delicious to the pallet.

Let’s not forget the drinks the different blends of Caribbean spirits enhanced the mood for many Caribbean 305 goers and kept them going back for more.

DJ Storm and his mixture of Soca, Reggae, and Salsa out did himself.  There was not a person in the house who was not moving in some way shape or form.  If they couldn’t dance they moved their head, arms, or tapped their feet.  The Caribbean mix by DJ Storm did Bajans proud.

Rosie, a first-time attendee, stated “this is a wonderful experience; I get to try different countries food.”

Marlon exclaimed, “Bring it back, bring it back, I like to see the power of Caribbean food and music!”

Kate conveyed “this is an ultimate experience, I enjoyed the food, I give five stars to the chefs and especially the music. Will, I come again? Yes!”

Don’t be left out next year! Where else can you find several Caribbean delicacies in one place? Caribbean 305 is the place to be in April 2018!

 

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    Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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