(Interactive cooking experience)
A Unique and interactive Culinary Experience! A little History! A little Food, Fun and Folklore!
You may have previously enjoyed the wonderful flavors of West Indian cooking, but do you know the actual ingredients of the dishes or their history? Regardless of whether you are a seasoned cook or just a lover of tasty cuisine, this demonstration will appeal to you.
After a short drive you will arrive at Fairview Great House & Botanical 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 our regional foods, share old and new recipes, talk about the wonderful development of dishes that use Old and New World foods with African, European and Indian cooking methods. During the demonstration you will also have the opportunity to interact with the chef who will enlighten you about his profession as well as the dishes that are being prepared and after this informative experience enjoy sampling the dishes along with homemade refreshment.
Browse locally made handcrafts available for sale or browse the Great House. The main floor of the Great House is furnished in authentic colonial style. On display is the dining room, with the table set for a delicious West Indian dinner; the living room; a gentleman’s study; and a historical information room where you can learn more about previous owners of the property, life on the island in colonial times and the process undertaken to fully restore this historic gem. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with a large veranda offering a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea, South-East Peninsula and St. Kitts’ sister island of Nevis. You may also choose to enjoy wandering through the different areas of the beautifully landscaped 2.5 acre botanical garden at your leisure.
Take home with you complimentary copies of the recipes of the dishes that were prepared during your tour.