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The Barbados Rum Experience (Barbados Food and Rum Festival) 2022

Celebrate all things savory in the culinary center of the Caribbean


Last updated: by Mariana Maglych
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Barbados Food, Wine, and Rum Festival is a vibrant event that fills the streets of Bridgetown for four days every October or November. Regardless of the budget, everyone can enjoy it. Whether you're feasting on street food or visiting a gourmet restaurant, Barbadian varied and unusual cuisine is incredible everywhere.

The favorite local dish is freshly caught fish, including flying fish. Also, make sure to try cou cou, a famous vegetarian treat consisting of corn and okra. Besides, the island is famed for a variety of bread, puddings, and fruits.

But Barbados rum, made of local sugar cane, is number one. This distilled spirit is about 40% strong and falls into different types. Bartenders use this Caribbean elixir as the basis of many cocktails, putting on real shows in front of hundreds of visitors.

Although the main celebration happens in the capital, Barbados boasts some other destinations for foodies to check out. For example, visit Oistins village to taste fried fish, traditionally cooked in the open air.

Note: in 2021, Barbados Food and Rum Festival was canceled. Instead, you can visit The Barbados Rum Experience, taking place at Radisson Aquatica.

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