2018 “Taste the Islands Experience” at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Saturday, 06/02/2018 – 04:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Cost: $95 per person all-inclusive in advance; $125 at the gate
Enjoy the authentic sights, sounds and flavors of the Caribbean during the 2018 “Taste the Islands Experience” at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. Food and spirits enthusiasts with a taste for island indulgences will enjoy an all-inclusive evening featuring celebrity cooking demos, an artisan shopping village, live music and more at the second annual celebration to take place on the Riverfront on the lawn of the New River Inn.
Attendees can explore the fine art of Caribbean cooking with celebrity chefs including “Taste the Islands” TV show hosts Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna of Haiti, Hugh “Chef Irie” Sinclair of Jamaica and Chef Amit Raval, head chef of Amtar Fine Foods in Trinidad. This cadre of culinarians will sample their gourmet Caribbean creations in the “Taste the Islands” Pavilion and will present demonstrations on the event’s main stage.
Restaurant Row will host 15 local cafes and caterers representing multiple islands while an open bar will serve island specialties. Other flavorful touches include a tropical drink and ice-cream bar and a signature Caribbean Culinary Museum and Culinary Theater where guests can enjoy an immersive cultural foray into the regions’ histories.
DJs Nickymix and Richie D will create the audial atmosphere taking guests on a musical island journey while the incomparable Steve ‘Sir Rockwell’ Warner will emcee the event. A steel drum band and costumed carnival players will add to the exuberant island atmosphere.
Ultra-VIP treatment will include complimentary massages in the Goldson Spine massage studio, and complimentary refreshers in the Glam Studio with Makeup by Rory Lee and hair touch-ups by Miss Jessie’s. A 5-day, 4-night all-inclusive trip for two to Barbados (valued at $2,000 including hotel and air travel) will also be raffled-off with proceeds benefiting the Historical Society.
All-inclusive tickets are $95 advance and $125 at the gate and are available at www.ttiexperience.com. Price includes gourmet and authentic Caribbean food and premium drinks.
Guests visiting from out of town can take advantage of special rates compliments of the Riverside Hotel. Please mention “Taste the Islands” when calling toll free (844) 467-0671, direct (954) 467-0671, or booking through the event website. Exclusive transportation partner Yellow Cab of Broward will ensure that even those who may overindulge can get home safely.