The history of rum starts in the Caribbean around the 17th century. Cooking with Rumtalks about the history and influence of rum on the Caribbean, its culture and its cuisine.
Various rums will be present for tasting and flavoring the foods. Since we are on Antigua, we will start with the island award winning 5-year old English Harbor rum and then move on to three other superb brands from countries such as Barbados, Guatemala, Cuba, Jamaica and Martinique.
The food will introduce our guests to how various rums can be used to flavor foods whether you are using a classic dark rum or a filtered white.
Nicole provides hands on instruction complemented by island life anecdotes and stories. Most classes start at 11 AM with a Saturday class starting at 4 PM. Nicole walks visitors through each recipe, discusses the spices used, and talks about the history of West Indian flavours in her own lighthearted way. Visitors are asked to come on time and most acquire transportation either via a taxi or rented car. Directions are sent prior to the day of the class. All classes are taught in English.
A TYPICAL MENU:
A typical Cooking with Rum menu includes the following (depending upon the availability of certain ingredients):
Cocktails: Nicole's Old Fashioned Rum Punch, a local juice, and water from our sky filled cisterns
Appetizer: Sweet Potato Soup with Rum
Main: Rum and Brown Sugar Marinated Flank Steak with Onion Jam, Plantains Wrapped in Bacon, Red Beans and Rice, and a Garden Salad
Dessert: Bread Pudding with Rum Soaked Raisins and a Butter Rum Sauce
Come visit us, learn to cook the West Indian way, and enjoy a wonderful view with new friends!
Cost is in US dollars and is on a per person basis. Cancellation is free when done over 24 hours before the tour date. Food allergies must be identified before the tour starts.