Wednesday 20 November, 2019

WATCH: Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2019 not low key

Crowd seated along Princess Alice Highway across from Pelican Village for the first Food Truck Mash-Up.

Crowd seated along Princess Alice Highway across from Pelican Village for the first Food Truck Mash-Up.

Over 500 tickets have been sold for the Barbados Food and Rum 2019's event Epicure - An Evening of Elegance.

Chief Product Development Officer with the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) Marsha Alleyne used this startling number of online ticket sales more than 24 hours ahead of the ultimate event on the Festival's calendar as a signal that this year's edition has been well-received.

 

Responding to the question that some are calling this year's edition "low key", she said:

"I would say it was actually definitely not low key at all. We've seen greater numbers than we've saw. If we compare last year and this year, the numbers that we saw this year, certainly much greater numbers and we are expecting even greater numbers for the Epicure event... at Ilaro Court."

 Alleyne said that the Barbadian public and tourists have been following the Food and Rum events and journey for 10 years and they continued. She said the Oistins night on Thursday was "a smash" as well.

She was extremely pleased to see a wide and diverse cross section of persons at the first ever Food Truck Mash-Up last night. She said, "there is a multi-generational effect.... which is what we wanted so we're very, very pleased."

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