Grenada’s Gastronomical Delights Return to Montreal for the 2022 Spice Island Cultural Festival

Grenada’s Gastronomical Delights Return to Montreal for the 2022 Spice Island Cultural Festival

Back from a two-year hiatus, the Little Burgundy event promises to attract thousands of Grenadian-Canadians and friends of the Spice Islands — July 9 at Parc Vinet

Back from a two-year hiatus, the Little Burgundy event promises to attract thousands of Grenadian-Canadians and friends of the Spice Islands — July 9 at Parc Vinet

MONTREAL, CANADA – June 22, 2022 (TNKR Media): The Spice Island Cultural Day Association of Quebec (SICDAQ) is proud to celebrate the music, food and culture of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique at the 5th annual Spice Island Cultural Festival, taking place next month, from July 8 to July 10, 2022. 

Named “the world’s first Culinary Capital” by the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), Grenada’s cuisine is the focus of this year’s festival theme, Grenada – A Culinary Delight!

“We’re delighted Grenada is the first destination in the world to become an accredited Culinary Capital by the World Food Travel Association,” said Petra Roach, CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), who is the title sponsor of the Spice Island Cultural Festival.

 

Montreal’s Spiciest Caribbean Food Festival 

As reported recently by Forbes, the “‘Spice Island’ is only 134 square miles, but is responsible for more than 20% of the world’s nutmeg production — second only to Indonesia.” During the three-day Spice Island Cultural Festival, visitors will experience the renowned flavours in Grenadian cuisine through a variety of events. 

“It is so wonderful to be able to celebrate with this vibrant community in-person once again,” said Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, SICDAQ vice-president and spokesperson who also founded the original Taste of the Caribbean festival. “We are bringing together some of the most talented island chefs in the region for this special celebration, three years in the making. It’s time to lime together again!”

Straight from Grenada, SICDAQ is proud to welcome special culinary guest Chef Belinda Bishop (Flavours of Grenada) who will join Chef Lennox Antoine of Island Flava Restaurant (Ottawa), Greenz Restaurant Chef Leon Charles (Montreal) and Executive Chef Anthony Mair, President of the Grenada Culinary Network (Toronto).

 

Executive chefs and home cooks from the diaspora will also present live demonstrations and showcase their cuisine at various vendors’ kiosks.

The closing ceremony on Sunday, July 10 will be filled with live music, dancing and celebrating the culinary milestone with an outdoor Oil Down Cook-Off by visiting chefs, held at Greenz Restaurant in Lachine (tickets are $30 and can be purchased on Eventbrite or at the restaurant).

 

Live Music, Acrobats and a 50-foot steel person!

Live performances from Calypso and Soca Artists from Grenada will also join the festivities. Guests include: King Scholar (Grenada), Kenny C (Canada), Jab Jab Orchestra (Montreal), Montreal Rhythm Makers, West Can Dancers (Montreal), Caribbean Voices (Montreal), Spice Island Kids (Montreal), a fashion presentation from Spicechick & Mad Fashions (Montreal) and much more.

On Saturday, July 9, The Spice Island Cultural Festival will reach new heights with high-flying performances from MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CIRQUE. Festival-goers will enjoy astonishing aerials and mind-blowing performances by the most talented circus performers in Montreal, all surrounding a 50-foot steel statue meant to help bring people together to celebrate arts and culture — a unique merging of festivals for unique times.

The SICDAQ is delighted to welcome everyone back to the Spice Island Cultural Festival in person for 2022, with loads of surprises and magical moments waiting in Vinet Park. 

 

For further information or interview opportunities: 

Gemma Raeburn-Baynes

spiceislanddaymontreal@gmail.com

514.620-6612

 

About Spice Isle Cultural Day Association of Quebec (SICDAQ) 

 

The Spice Island Cultural Day festival is the province of Quebec’s official celebration of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique’s entertainment, food, music, arts, products, sports and culture.