Travel + Leisure Editor, Niloufar Motamed, introduced Barbados' Minister of Tourism.
Barbados' Minister of Tourism, Richard L. Sealy, noted the many successful food events around the world, praised local chefs for taking the reigns in significant local restaurants previously led by expats, then asked everyone to enjoy not just the "next four days, or four years, but the next forty years" of the festival in Barbados. "There's a new player on the scene."
The press itinerary lists camouflage clothing of any color as something not to bring because it's illegal in Barbados (apparently it's reserved for the Barbados Defense Force). By some bizarre coincidence, Chef Marcus Samuelsson just so happened to have unknowingly brought a camouflage jacket colored gray, white, and black. He quickly removed it.
The band playing at the 2010 Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival.
Mount Gay Rum and cumin beef brisket with corn blini and creamy horseradish.
This cook was preparing traditional Baja fish cakes.
Baja (Barbadian) fish cakes frying up in oil.
Scotch bonnet sauce served with the fish cakes.
Chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Ming Tsai talking and signing books at Moonlight Magic.
Chef Tom Colicchio doing a book signing.
The cocktails on hand at Moonlight Magic were:
Cozy Corner — Mount Gay Rum Extra Old, peach schnapps, Angostura bitters, and lemon juice
Magical Dream — Mount Gay Eclipse Rum, Bols lychee liqueur, Chambord
Silver Apple — Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum, Bols sour apple liqueur, apple juice
Chester's Rum Punch — Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum, lime juice, grenadine syrup, water, sugar syrup, Angostura bitters, nutmeg
Chester's Rum Punch: Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum, lime juice, grenadine syrup, water, sugar syrup, Angostura bitters, and nutmeg.
Tandoori grilled prawns with watermelon, golden beets, and guava coulis.
Mini doughnuts with mint chocolate and raspberry sauce, and soursop caramel sauce.
Chef Tom Colicchio shows how to conduct an interview with a drink off camera.