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The Festival

9 Amazing Events, 6 Incredible Days

Launch Event

PORK PALOOZA

Everything’s Swine

Saturday, Oct 21st – 7pm – 11pm

Our Festival kicks off with our “Must Attend” ode to Pork Lovers. Savour the likes of crispy pork belly, ribs smothered in a secret sauce, chops grilled to perfection and desserts with a dangerous porcine twist. We have searched the length and breadth of Jamaica and handpicked the best of the best pork masters who will compete for the title of “Top Hog”. Come cast your vote. Hog connoisseurs only! Non pork lovers need not apply.


ALL INCLUSIVE “FOOD CYAH DONE”

DRESS: COPPERWOOD CASUAL

CHOPSTIX

Asian With a Twist

Oct 25th – 7pm – 11pm

Journey to the Far East and savour sizzling favourites from all corners of Asia like crispy skin pork, deep fried wantons, naans and chutneys, and a smorgasbord of sushi rolls and sashimi. Enlighten your senses with some “off menu” delicacies as well in this East Meet West explosion of flavour. Mix it up a little, don a sari, come dance with the dragons and get your chi on.


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DRESS: CASUAL

CRISP

Crisp Fare & Beer

Oct 26th – 7pm – 11pm

Who doesn’t love crispy, fried anything? Kicked up a notch with exotic seasonings … think crunchy salads, pan fried tenderloin or fried chicken glazed in hot-and-sweet sauce paired with waffles. Now top that off with a glass (or a few) of crisp, delicious, ice cold local and international beers … mmm good!


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DRESS: CRISP N’ CASUAL

VINTAGE

Swirl, Sip, Savour

Oct 26th – 7pm – 11pm

An intimate, plated six-course wine pairing feast…need we say more. The evening will be marked by masterful gastronomy punctuated with fine blends, decadent desserts and riveting entertainment, perched overlooking the dazzling lights of Kingston City… a much anticipated affair for wine aficionados.


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DRESS: VINTAGE CHIC

PICANTE

Feel the Flavour

Oct 27th – 7pm – 11pm

Journey to the zestier side. Jamaica’s first gourmet spicy food fest will explore the intricacies of seasonings, unlikely blends that conjure up unexpected, melt in your mouth flavours. Consider curries, scotch bonnet infused canapes, pimento flavoured meats with a side of ghost pepper… all tempered with our favourite spirits. Not for the faint of tongue…

 

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DRESS: HOT

BOOZE CRUISE

Cocktails & Canapes

Oct 28th – 7pm – 11pm

No better way to spend a Saturday than cruising the Kingston Harbour, sipping delectable cocktails, sampling superbly curated bites by our master chefs and enjoying the riveting company of fellow bon vivants. All aboard!

 

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DRESS: NAUT COUTURE

meet-street

MEET STREET & THE MARKET

Food Fair & Marketplace

Oct 28th – 12noon – 1am

Jamaica’s largest Food Fair & Marketplace caters to all palates with a wide array of food trucks, restaurants, food booths, pop-ups, food supplies and urban crafts. Imagine the island’s food purveyors, in one space, plying their delectable offerings amidst an energetic street party vibe and fun activities for the kids. Bring the family.

 

DRESS: CASUAL

BRUNCH AT THE GALLERY

An Affair Privé

Oct 29th – 11am – 2pm

Our Brunch epitomizes culinary inventiveness, perfectly chilled aperitifs and sartorial elegance. Savour gastronomic masterpieces created by artists themselves, rivalled only by the other works of art on display at the National Gallery. Artistry abounds at Brunch at the Gallery.

 

ALL INCLUSIVE
DRESS: ARTSY CHIC