Category: Food & Entertainment | Trinidad

Vaughnette Bigford wows the crowd at North Coast Jazz (Blanchisseuse) last May. Her album, Born to Shine is available at Photo by Camille Lowhar

Trinidad arts & entertainment 2018

If it’s one thing Trinis take seriously, it’s partying. But, we’re also ride or die with our music, dance, theatre, film, fashion and design, literature, and festivals. Want to know more? Read on!

Pastelles are an integral part of a Trini Christmas. Photo courtesy the TDC

Trini food: the taming of the stew

Foodies may well be stumped for choice here. With African, Indian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Syrian-Lebanese, and other influences, the island’s culinary scene is distinct, dynamic — and delicious! This is just a beginner’s guide — for much more, dive in to the range of coverage, including recipes and local food features, in our Food & Entertainment section.

Drinks on "De Avenue". Photo courtesy the Tourism Development Company

Lime & party in Trinidad like a local: our guide for 2017

Whether it’s a basic roadside bar; a swanky bar and lounge carrying live entertainment, gaming options, or the sports fixture of the hour; or a club to keep you pumping all night, we’ll show you where to enjoy the best of Trinidad’s nightlife

The National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA). Photo: Edison Boodoosingh

A Trinidad arts & culture guide for 2017

Every culture is unique, but Trinidad’s culture has been cross-pollinated by generations of migrants from all over the world, whose cultural traditions have been preserved and adapted, all in one small island. here’s a culture lover’s guide to Trinidad

Broiled scallops. Photo courtesy Kaizan Sushi

Our 2016 Trinidad food & dining guide

You could, quite seriously, come to Trinidad just to eat. Trinidadians love food — eating it, cooking it, and sharing it. Of course it’s way more fun to enjoy everything the island has to offer, but punctuate the excursions with culinary experiences ranging from finger-lickin’ street food to exquisite, award-winning fine dining experiences

Filming The Cool Boys in Trinidad. Courtesy Michael Mooleedhar

Lisa Allen-Agostini on Trinidad’s arts scene

The best advice is to find someone who knows the scene and ask them what’s happening and where to find it. And if that is hard to manage, we’ve found someone on your behalf… writer and editor, Lisa Allen-Agostini

Original hand-crafted jewellery on sale. Courtesy Green Market Santa Cruz

Made in Trinidad: unique gifts, souvenirs & shopping

No, a ceramic coconut made in China is probably not how you want to remember your trip to Trinidad. Fair enough. But there are exceptionally talented local craftsmen in Trinidad working in leather, clay, fabric, copper and other raw materials like seeds, shells and gourds. And you can find just about anything mainstream, from clothes, houseware and aromatherapy candles to fancy local foods, fashion and jewellery

Fort George, Trinidad. Photograph by Ariann Thompson

Trinidad for adrenaline junkies

Very different ways to get your blood pumping in Trinidad — from hiking to martial arts, and a range of eco adventures by land and sea

Callaloo Swizzle. Photograph by Ria Birju

Callaloo recipe

Want to make Trinidad & Tobago callaloo? Here’s an easy recipe

Liming on Ariapita Avenue, Trinidad. Photo: Stephen Jay Photography

Trinidad’s Ariapita Avenue: liming & dining

It’s Friday night. Or maybe it’s Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or any other night of the week. And you’re bored! Now, we Trinidadians take boredom very seriously. We have a reputation to maintain as the social mecca of the Caribbean – “liming country”, if you will – and we cannot have our reputation tarnished by any local or visitor claiming to be bored on our watch.