Taste of Bermuda - What to Expect
For Release on Monday, October 5th, 2020
Taste of Bermuda – One Week Away – What to Expect
Hamilton – October 5th, 2020
The City of Hamilton’s 3-day Taste of Bermuda drive-through culinary experience is one week away. The event will feature three nights of food, drink, activations and films to take place in the Par-la-Ville Car Park. The public is reminded that entry for each night of the event is via receipts totalling at least $25.00 from City of Hamilton eateries. Entry is per car, not per person. Upon entry each night, the receipts will be collected and entered into a raffle for great prizes that will be awarded throughout the evenings. Those without a receipt will not be permitted into the event.
The City reiterates that entry is not possible for pedestrians or bikes due to safety standards that will be in place to accommodate social distancing. Event organizers encourage anyone unable to secure an automobile for the event to rent one of the electric vehicle options on island and make a night of it. The City has launched an online contest on its Facebook and Instagram platforms where one lucky participant will win a one-night rental of a Rugged Rental electric mini hummer so they can join in the fun at Taste of Bermuda.
On night one of the event, October 9th, attendees can expect to catch some vegan vibes, provided by Take 5 and PlantBasedFuelBDA. This healthy, plant-based lifestyle is gaining in popularity and food lovers will be hard-pressed to find the difference between the more mainstream alternative. Gates will open at 5:30pm and the first food demonstration will take to the stage at 6:30pm.
The first film screening will start at 7:30pm and will feature the Oscar-winning Disney Pixar favourite, Ratatouille, an animated tale about Remy the rat who has big dreams of becoming a chef in Paris.
The second culinary stage demonstration will take place at 9:30pm.This will be followed by the second film of the night, the classic comedy, The 100-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren, a culinary culture clash about a chef and his family who leave their native India to open an Indian restaurant in the south of France, much to the chagrin of the displeased restauranteur across the street.
Night Two on October 10th is all about comfort food! Gates open at 5:30pm. The first demonstration on the culinary stage will start at 6:30pm and feature Bermuda-inspired dishes prepared by the well-versed chefs from The Island Restaurant Group. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, the animated smash hit, will screen at 7:30pm. It follows inventor Flint Lockwood and his quest to save the world after one of his inventions that converts water to food, starts developing food storms.
The second culinary stage demonstration will serve up delicious cocktails before the screening of the highly acclaimed comedy drama, Chef, featuring Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlet Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, amongst others. It tells the story of a chef who opens a food truck business with his young son when he loses his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant after a public altercation with a food critic.
The final night of the festival, October 11th, celebrates the sweeter side of things. Gates open at 4:00pm with the screening of the children’s cult classic remake, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starting promptly at 5:00pm. Upon entry, chocolate bars will be handed out to each guest, but only a few will have the Golden Ticket, redeemable for the festival’s amazing prizes!
Guests attending on Friday and Saturday nights will be treated to food samples from MEF Group, Chef ‘ToTo’ and Chef Danai, the Executive Chef de Cuisine at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club, throughout the evenings that will be delivered directly to vehicles by event staff. Drive-by activations include an ariel pour by Cirqle Cirque Arts Creative and the drive-through photo station by TABSfoto. Every car will receive a take home gift, courtesy of Goslings and Bacardi.
The public is advised that the Par-la-Ville Car Park will be closed to commuter and retail parking from 4:00pm – 12:30am, on the Friday and Saturday and from 3:00pm – 8:00pm on the Sunday. Limited parking in the car park has been made available for consumers shopping in the immediate area, but they must leave the car park by 4:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and by 3:00pm on Sunday.
City officials and security will be on site to ensure that all safety guidelines are adhered to throughout the 3-day event. Portable bathrooms will be available and attendees must wear a mask when accessing them as well as upon initial entry into the event and when interacting with event staff.
For additional information about Taste of Bermuda, visit the City’s website www.cityofhamilton.bm. Any questions about Taste of Bermuda, can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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