Some of the world’s most famous foods and drinks will be on display at the Caribbean Cookout which takes place later in the month at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown.The event is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of the Presidency, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and the Department of Social Cohesion, Youth and Sport under the theme “A Global Celebration, A Global Experience, A Global Community”. The main aim of the event is to capture the attention of patrons with a variety of cultural and culinary activities.According to the coordinators, the Guyanese section will feature popular local food items such as ginger beer, sorrel drink, mauby and coconut water along with pepper pot, curry and cook-up-rice among others.Meanwhile, in the Caribbean area, the theme “Eat, Drink, Relax, Repeat” will showcase culinary specialties from Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago with dishes such as pelau, doubles, cou-cou and green figs and salted-fish.In the international section, patrons will have an opportunity to “Taste Their Way Around the World” and will present culinary tour from North America to Africa with Nigerian pepper soup and jollof rice, Chilean empanadas and asados, Russian knish, Indian tandoori chicken, American meatloaf, Mexican Tamales and guacamole and Venezuelan arepas just to name a few.Additionally, locals will also be treated to live cultural performances ranging from steel pan renditions, modern dance pieces and fashion displays.This outdoor food festival it the first of its kind in Guyana and the organisers are hoping that it will lead to “an annual intercontinental gastronomic event”.The organising committee is inviting interested individuals with the skill and knowledge in producing Guyanese wines and local dishes and desserts to contact them on telephone number 622-0189.Admission to the event is absolutely free and secured parking will be available.
Gaelforce Events, Ireland’s leading adventure race organisers, are delighted to announce that they are adding a new event to their calendar for 2011, Gaelforce North, which will take place on the 4th of June in Gaoth Dobhair.Gaelforce Events is an adventure race company based on the West Coast of Ireland. They run a number of adventure races including Gaelforce West, which over the last 5 years has grown to become the largest event of its kind in the world and brings over 9000 people into the region each year.They have recognised the great potential that the Donegal region has for the adventure tourism market and are hoping to enable a huge number of competitors to discover all that the region has to offer from scenery to hotels, accommodation and activities. “I spent all my childhood summers in Donegal. I love the area and when we decided to run a race a different region of Ireland, I knew straight away that Donegal had everything we would be looking for” states Mona Purcell, Gaelforce Events Director, “With the added backing of Failte Ireland we are hoping to bring a huge amount of people into the area and boost the tourism for 2011 and for the coming years”Gaelforce North will be the sister event of Gaelforce West and includes cycling, running and kayaking over a 61 km course. Competitors will take in parts of the Glenveigh National Park, Gartan lake, a cycle around the Derryveagh Mountains, climbing Errigal and finishing with a cycle back to Bunbeg.For the first year, Gaelforce Events are hoping to bring at least 1000 competitors plus 2000 supporters into the region for the June Bank Holiday.Entries are now open for the event. For more details visit www.gaelforceevents.com. MAJOR ADVENTURE RACE ANNOUNCED FOR GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: February 27th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)