A Taste of the Caribbean 2015
THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY of A TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN
At the Old-Port of Montreal & City of Repentigny
A Taste of the Caribbean (TOTC) is Quebec’s premier Caribbean cultural event.Celebrating its
16th year, TOTC is now an entire weekend cultural feast of food, music and arts from over
20 Caribbean nations including Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Haiti, Dominican Republic,
Grenada, Cuba and many more. It’s a wonderful visit to the islands right in our own backyard, and a fantastic opportunity to experience the cornucopia of culture that is the Caribbean.
Celebrity Chefs from the Caribbean and Montreal are invited to showcase a variety of delectable dishes and beverages with their distinctive Caribbean flair. From Jamaica’s famous jerk chicken to the spiced Rums of Barbados and Grenada, we invite you to explore the islands through your taste buds!
To complement the culinary experience, the festival showcases various international acts and artisans within a marketplace setting. TOTC is a gateway to the West Indies through a presentation of steel pan music, Calypso singers, arts and crafts, Caribbean orchestras, folk singers and dancers, and a colourful Trinidadian style street carnival not to be missed!
For its 16th year, organizers are reinventing the event in order to enhance the Caribbean
experience and attract a wider audience.
After being held as an indoor, one-day event in such venues as Place Bonaventure, Marché Bonsecours, La Plaza, and others for 15 years, the festival has taken flight to broaden its horizons to the great outdoors for 2015 onwards!
Old-Port of Montreal – June 25,26-28, 2015
Surrounded by water and attracting more than 1.4 million visitors in the summer months, the Île Bonsecours venue is an ideal location, especially since it is now directly linked via a new bridge with the main promenade walkway, enabling a very high-traffic of pedestrians to attend the entrance-FREE festival.
Repentigny – July 17,18,19, 2015
In line with plans to expand TOTC outside of Montreal, Repentigny’s Parc
de L'Île Lebel is a perfect location for TOTC. With over 20 hectares of park
space by the waterfront, the venue is the ideal setting for welcoming the 16th edition of the festival.