Monday 14 October, 2019

Inaugural staging of Kingston Curry Festival set to delight patrons

David Bucknor, head chef and owner of Sheriff Gourmet BBQ is promising a finger-licking experience with his Tai Cowboy Curry BBQ Sauce at the Kingston Curry Festival at Hope Zoo on May 22.

David Bucknor, head chef and owner of Sheriff Gourmet BBQ is promising a finger-licking experience with his Tai Cowboy Curry BBQ Sauce at the Kingston Curry Festival at Hope Zoo on May 22.

With Kingston fast becoming a melting pot of culture and a mecca for gastronomy experiences, organisers of the inaugural Kingston Curry Festival, are promising culinarians, foodies and food lovers a unique and fun-filled experience at the upcoming event that is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 at Hope Zoo.

Dubbed ‘Ev’ryting Curry’, more than thirty top-rated chefs and popular eateries have already signed up to showcase their little taste of Jamaica, including Banyan Catering, Cellar 8, Curry Hut, Lyming at Walkers Wood, Murrays Fish Hut, So-So Seafood and Soup King.

Of course, a food festival would not be complete without a fusion of music and art, so patrons can also look forward to popular artisans like Artistiq Fusion, Bartley’s All In Wood and Reve Jewellers to name a few, plus entertainment from the likes of Naomi Cowan and others to be announced.

“Jamaicans crave unique food experiences that are good for the entire family, and this is just what Kingston Curry Festival will deliver,” said Leighton Davis, Managing Director for Creative Media and Events (CME), organisers of the event. “Curry adds an interesting twist and a tantalizing kick to dishes, especially those we never thought could be curried, so we’re looking forward to delivering a unique experience and an amazing mix of food, music and art to everyone that attends,” he continued.

In addition, in celebration of its tenth-year anniversary, CME has also announced that part proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation (JKKF).

“CME is proud to be celebrating our tenth anniversary this year and we’re delighted to mark this milestone by giving back to some of Jamaica’s most vulnerable children who are suffering from kidney disease. This contribution will help them greatly in purchasing needed equipment so they can help even more children. We are therefore encouraging as many corporate companies as possible to come on board and purchase tickets for staff or customers and help us raise more funds for these children,” said Davis.

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