Miami Carnival meets Caribbean305! Wicked! What a combination! What a fun time! Food galore!
Caribbean305 is an annual event that highlights the art of Caribbean cooking while bringing together top chefs and bartenders from the islands. It is presented by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), and this year partnered with the Miami Carnival.
Held at Jungle Island, Caribbean305 general admission tickets were $95 which included access from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m with an all-inclusive experience of unlimited drinks, food, and entertainment. The VIP experience was the way to go; tickets were $125, which allowed early access to the event at 7 p.m. with a VIP lounge area with an exclusive bar.
Caribbean305 featured fifteen Caribbean destinations; Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Miami foodies were in heaven with the mouthwatering, flavorsome, appealing, scrumptious, eats and tasteful, zesty drinks from Hall of Fame mixologists of the Caribbean. With an added bonus, each tourism board provided giveaways to the attendees.
Attendees also experienced a vigorous blend of entertainment from a steel pan group, masqueraders, mocko jumbies, a reggae band, and DJ Storm. The crowd was hyped! There was no space in front of the stage when DJ Storm began to play, and no one left Jungle Island with a dry shirt. It was dancing nonstop!
What a way to enjoy five-star restaurant food and entertainment. Can’t wait to see what Caribbean305 2019 has to offer, it appears to be getting better every year.
Written By: Dr Mary