Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis
Caribbean Culinary Experience
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Approximately 3½ hours
You may have already enjoyed the wonderful flavors of West Indian cooking, but do you know the actual ingredients of the dishes or their history? Whether you are a seasoned cook or just a lover of tasty cuisine, this cooking demonstration will appeal to you.
A short drive brings you to Fairview Great House & Botanic Garden. Tantalize your taste buds as you enjoy regional dishes prepared before your eyes. As ingredients are added, the historian/cook will recount tales about the history of the regional foods, share old and new recipes, and talk about the wonderful development of dishes that use Old and New World foods with African, European and Indian cooking methods. Enjoy sampling the dishes along with a homemade beverage.
Browse among the locally-made handicrafts available for purchase, or tour the Great House. The main floor of the Great House is furnished in authentic colonial style. The rooms on display are the dining room, the living room and a gentleman's study. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with a large veranda offering a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea, Southeast Peninsula, and Nevis -- St Kitts' sister island.
In the historical information room, learn more about life on the island in colonial times, and about the process undertaken to fully restore this historic gem.
Feel free to wander through the different areas of the beautifully landscaped 2½-acre botanic garden, at your leisure, and take home with you a copy of the recipes that were prepared for you today.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.