Barbados, which is the birthplace of rum is also known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. These two concepts were married and the highly anticipated annual Barbados Food & Rum Festival was born. During this festival, local and international chefs create deluxe culinary experiences that are treats to the senses for all.

The Barbados Food & Rum Festival 2018 runs from Thursday, 18th October through Sunday, 21st October and promises to be one of the best experiences yet, with UK celebrity Chef Tom Aikens joining this year’s lineup.

Schedule of Events:

Festival Opening at Oistins Bay Gardens – Thursday, 18th October 2018

This free event is the official launch of the festival. Here, you can take in a genuine Barbados Oistins experience, as local chefs prepare and grill fresh catch at the island’s most historic fishing village.

Rum Extravaganza – Taste of the Exotic at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre – Friday, 19th October 2018

This all-inclusive event is perfect for those seeking to enjoy and appreciate Barbados more through its foods and rum. Prepare to indulge in mouth-watering exclusive hors d’oeuvres paired with your favourite aperitifs and hand-crafted rum cocktails by local mixologists. This experience is further enhanced with the sounds of infectious music for those who wish to shake a leg.

Dine Around Series – Gourmet Safari – Saturday, 20th October 2018

On this night, you can dine around the island, with restaurants creating unforgettable delectable experiences from coast to coast.  Experience the best the island has to offer at its top restaurants which include Tapestry Restaurant, Daphne’s Restaurant and 246 Restaurant, among many others.

Taste the Spirits of Polo – Rum & Polo – Sunday, 21st October 2018

This is a polo game with a difference – where polo, flavoursome canapés and world-class rum cocktails are paired. This all-inclusive polo game at Holder’s Polo Field, is an eagerly anticipated social event for many. The dishes and beverages are inspired by and made to complement your best polo fashion!

If you’re excited to attend these events and experience more of Barbados, you can purchase your tickets here. Alternatively, you can book your stay at Port Ferdinand and we would be happy to help you plan to make the best out of the Barbados Food & Rum Festival 2018.