Playmas Montreal Cultural Association Inc.

Playmas Montreal Cultural Association Inc.

May 16, 2006 11:30 ET

A Taste of the Caribbean: Presenting Local Traditions of Dance, Music, Storytelling and Food

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 16, 2006) - It's a party, and you're invited! "A Taste of the Caribbean" scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 21, 2006, from 12:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Centre de Loisirs St. Laurent, The St. Laurent Sports and Cultural Centre, 1375 Grenet Street, Borough of St. Laurent.

The Caribbean has a wealth of cultures, languages, natural environments, scenery, activities, and entertainment, all to be experienced at "A Taste of the Caribbean". The food festival, of course, is about exceptional food. The Grenada Tourist Board Celebrity Chef, direct from Grenada, Mr. Johnny Phillip, will create an A La Carte Menu "Grenadian" style. Other islands taking part to showcase their food, entertainment and culture are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. The Food festival offers an array of options from restaurants like Caribbean Paradise, Caribbean Curry House, Mango Bay, Castleton Gardens, Blue Mountain, Tap A Tap, Picks, LaSalle Caribbean and Cuba Saveur Tropical. The Food Festival experience is further sweetened by delicious Caribbean desserts and drinks. "Like so many other islands and countries we have our own distinctive tastes and flavours, these are represented in the many local dishes that we call our own : from pelau to crab and dumplings, to shark and bake, roti or doubles you will have a feast of tastes to choose from", says Emrit of Caribbean Curry House Restaurant, a sponsor of the Trinidad & Tobago Food Stall for the past six years.

"Our festival features top-quality food and drink from the Caribbean, plus an amazing range of events that enable you to rediscover real food and drink whilst exploring Caribbean artists, arts and crafts, entertainment and culture," says Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, Producer.

What event gives you the chance to enjoy the best Caribbean food, the Salsa, Meringue and Soca dance presentation by Dance Caribe Performing Company of Toronto, calypso singing of Pete, Dennis, Spivy and Doggies, a complete Martiniquan floor show, Arts & Crafts exhibition, the pulsating rhythms of DJ Tony and DJ610 or jig to the live steel band sounds of Salah and Family and more? Why, A Taste of the Caribbean Food Festival, of course! Bring the Kids, a children's corner filled with fun and excitement, including Science Frontier awaits them.

Spend a day in the Caribbean for only $25 Adults, $10 Children 4 to 12. Tickets available at Admissions, Caribbean Curry House, Doreen's House of Beauty, Caribbean Paradise Restaurant, Marche Colonnade and many other West Indian Outlets. Tickets go fast, get yours soon.

Sponsored by: Nevik, , BMO Financial Services, City of Montreal , Western Union, CLIC, Community Contact, CJAD 800, Mix 96, CKUT, GRACE, Soleil Tropical, Lloydies, Caribbean Curry House, Caribbean Paradise Restaurant, Marche West Island, Mango Bay, Blue Mountain Restaurant, Tap A Tap, LaSalle Caribbean, Picks, Timmy Catering, Sky's Catering, Cuba Saveur Tropical, Ghost Coiffure, Salon Jazzy, Tropical Delight, Castleton Gardens, Tropical Treats, Grenada Consulate, Grenada Board of Tourism and The MUHC.

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