Jamaica turns up the heat at the Annual Jamaica Curry Festival
Thursday 16, December 2010
If you’re looking for hot, spicy food coupled with the warm Caribbean sunshine, then look no further than the Jamaica Curry Festival taking place on 19th December at the Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios.
A number of the island’s leading chefs will be preparing a wide variety of curried dishes, served to a back-drop of the best entertainment Jamaica has to offer including Grammy-award-winning reggae artist Beenie Man.
The mouth watering dishes will be freshly cooked and served at the on-site food stalls, using local ingredients such as mango, jackfruit, saltfish and shrimp, creating a uniquely Jamaican fusion of flavours. Plus, if curry’s not your thing, even those with a sweet tooth can sample distinct and unusual signature dishes including curry cake and curry ice cream.
“The Jamaica Curry Festival aptly coincides with the start of the winter tourist season, giving visitors the chance to sample one of the Island’s most popular dishes when the weather is at its best,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “This event is a great way for Jamaica to show off its cultural diversity and rich cuisine, by offering guests the chance to taste Jamaican curry dishes, all with a spicy twist.”
During the festival, families can enjoy comedians, limbo dancers and fashion shows, as well as a designated area for children which includes a waterslide, merry-go-round, swings, ferris wheel and rock climbing. An educational booth will also be available where visitors can delve into the overall history and origin of curry, as well as learn about the little known medicinal uses.
For more information on Jamaica see www.visitjamaica.com
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