The Food and Rum Festival came to a climatic close on Sunday with stellar performances from our very own Teddyson John and international and legendary figure Freddie Jackson.
The festival also featured the inaugural Caribbean Rum Awards and spanned over three days, January 12 to the 14. Award-Winning Chef, TV Personality and Restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson who gave Saint Lucians a twist to his menu from President Obama’s first State Dinner as well as our local chefs sautéed patrons taste buds for the three days uniquely and expertly crafted Saint Lucian dishes.
Our favourite day without a doubt was Saturday, when the festival took over the Rodney Bay strip with tents of food turning the usual party infused lane to food heaven. After partying with Burning Flames the night before in Anse La Raye, we needed to energize quickly in preparation for Sunday’s grand showcase and food was on the brain. The promise of participating restaurants offering exciting dishes didn’t disappoint and yes, we got them without alcohol.
The final showing of the festival featured one of the island’s preeminent open-air concerts. Freddie Jackson proved why he has been the talk of the town wherever he goes—the singer effortlessly performed hits like ‘Tasty Love’, ‘Have You Ever Loved Somebody’ and ‘Jam Tonight’ to the very appreciative and growing crowd.
By the time our former Groovy Monarch Teddyson John took the stage, the mood was set and the party was in full swing just waiting for his performance – much thanks to D.J. Hyper D for that. As expected the internationally recognized Soca superstar didn’t disappoint and Teddyson belted his hits from yesteryear as well as a few of his scorchers for Trinidad Carnival such as “Give It To Me” on the Haze Riddim just to name a few.