Baron Foods International Pork Festival was a finger lickin’ success. Pork lovers came out in large numbers on Sunday October 15, on the Vigie Playing Field hoping to sample pork in every form and the requirements of most were met.
Grilled pork covered with yummy sauces (both savoury and sweet), rich, juicy, tender stewed pork, and flamin’, mouthwatering, jerked pork were some of the options available that day; side dishes like green fig salad and rice and beans proved to be the perfect match. With options like these, who could resist? Individuals eagerly made their way to the various booths to sample the rich foods.
Like food, entertainment was abundant; local artistes like Hollywood HP, Michael Robinson, Kisha, Shemmy J and Nerdy entertained the thick crowd; legendary music star Glen Washington famous for tracks like ‘Kindness for Weakness’, ‘If Loving Is You is Wrong’ and ‘One of These Days’ was the crème de la crème—the Jamaican star performed a number of his hitsand the crowd welcomed the sweet sounds of the headliner.
‘Porkfest’, (held in tandem with World Food Day) turned out to be a splendid event.
Many wondered whether the eventwould turn out to be a disappointment as it rained heavily on Sunday, but the food festival turned out to be just the opposite.
And the focus was not only on eating but giving as well. In an effort to help rebuild Dominica,organizers asked patrons to donate canned foods at the door; the island which suffered tremendously as a result of the impact of Hurricane Maria was in desperate need of assistance, and this gesture would definitely be welcomed.