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Cultural Exchange Jamaica

The Yarmouth Seafood and Wine Extravaganza presents the 2019 Cultural Exchange – Jamaica, (in Yarmouth, Sept. 7 & 8)

The Extravaganza, now in the 8th year, is proud to welcome three chefs and several tourism operators from Treasure Beach, Jamaica and area this September!  Treasure Beach and Yarmouth have many similarities, including a fishing heritage and reputations far and wide for hospitality. As well, salt fish was sent to Jamaica from Nova Scotia many years ago and is a practice that continues today. Jamaica’s national dish “ackee and salt fish,” will be served during Extravaganza.  In turn, many of our Acadian dishes will be enjoyed and shared during this cultural exchange.

Our guest list reads like the Who’s Who in culinary circles and includes: Head Chef Randy Odean Taylor from Jakes Hotel Villas & Spa; Yardley Chase, St. Elizabeth and Chef /owner Everol Christian of Little Ochi Restaurant, Alligator Pond, Manchester; Chef Charmaine Nelson, Chef of Little Ochi Restaurant, Alligator Pond, Manchester. All these chefs are award winning chefs and have catered to celebrities and clients worldwide.  It is with great honour that we welcome these renowned Chefs along with the Chairman of Jakes Hotel Villas & Spa, Jason Henzell.

Head Chef Randy Odean Taylor, Chef /owner Everol Christian and Chef Charmaine Nelson

From our area, Extravaganza will showcase Chef Dale Nichols, Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa; Chef Cory McLaughlin, Hatfield House, Tusket; Chefs Nicole and Tony, formally of the Lobster Shack, Barrington; Chef Shane of the Red Shed and Keepers Kitchen; and Chef Sebastian of the Global Kitchen – Gaia and our own Chef Robert Shaw, formally from Port Antonio, Jamaica.

September Showcase of EVENTS, Yarmouth, NS:

 
Saturday, September 7 – “On the Rocks” at the Yarmouth Lighthouse – will feature Jamaican and local Chefs cooking local foods; local beverages and music; guided tours of Leif Ericson Park; a bonfire; sky interpretation – Tickets $65.00+tax – EVENTBRITE

Sunday, September 8 – “On the Shore” at the West Pubnico Golf & Country Club – “Cook Shop 101” – cook and learn with Jamaican and local Chefs and enjoy some cooking, the food, beverages and music at an Acadian landmark - $65.00+tax – EVENTBRITE

EVENTBRITE “ONLINE ONLY” PACKAGE (Yarmouth, NS)

 
Sunday, August 11 – Twist of Jamaica   AND  Sunday, September 8 - “On the Shore” West Pubnico Golf and Country Club
Ticket total for 2 events - $100.00+tax – (saving $20.00+tax)

October Showcase of EVENTS, Treasure Beach, Jamaica

 
OCTOBER 19, 20, 21 Heroes Weekend IN TREASURE BEACH, JAMAICA

In October, the Cultural Exchange continues with some of our Chefs from Extravaganza (and YOU!) traveling to Treasure Beach, for Heroes Weekend, October 19, 20 and 21. 

Monday, October 21, National Heroes Day, is a very special time for Jamaica each year, celebrating the six heroes and one heroine who are remembered for their deeds that led to greater freedom and betterment for Jamaica. Jakes Hotel Villas and Spa has made for us several exclusive, limited-time and limited-availability accommodation offers.  Please see below.

This year Treasure Beach and area, are continuing to celebrate Heroes Weekend with their “Hook ‘n Line” fishing tournament.  C’mon down all you fisher folk, and join in! We will be adding “new and special elements” as well as a “Food, Rum and Reggae” festival. Best of all, we are ALL invited!

Please see the following Jakes Hotel Villas & Spa Packages (designed especially for us!) Your contact will be Anneke Brown anneke@jakeshotel.com, Director of Sales for Jakes who will assist you with your reservations. Visit Jakes website here.

Jakes Heroes Weekend Packages - 2019

 
“Sprat” for Two - CAN1900.00 (plus taxes and service charge); Round Trip ground transportation to and from Sangsters International Airport; 7 nights accommodations in a Garden View Room; Transportation and Entry to the Appleton Experience Tour; Boat Tour to Pelican Bar; Farm and Fisher folk Dinner; Sunset Dinner and Dougie’s Rum Punch at Lovers Leap; Entry in the Hook n Line Fishing tournament; Event T-Shirt.

“Snapper” for Two – CAN2150.00 (plus taxes and service charge); Round Trip ground transportation to and from Sangsters International Airport; 7 nights accommodations in an Ocean View Room; Transportation and Entry to the Appleton Experience Tour; Boat Tour to Pelican Bar Farm and Fisher folk Dinner; Sunset Dinner and Dougie’s Rum Punch at Lovers Leap; Entry in the Hook n Line Fishing tournament; Event T-Shirt.

“King Fish” for Two - CAN2500.00 (plus taxes and service charge); Round Trip ground transportation to and from Sangsters International Airport; 7 nights accommodations in an Ocean Front Room; Transportation and Entry to the Appleton Experience Tour; Boat Tour to Pelican Bar Farm and Fisher folk Dinner; Sunset Dinner and Dougie’s Rum Punch at Lovers Leap; Entry in the Hook n Line Fishing tournament; Event T-Shirt.