MIAMI — More than 8,500 people are expected to converge upon the historic, 450-acre Deering Estate in Palmetto Bay for the 15th Annual Deering Seafood Festival on Sunday, March 31.  A nonstop celebration of nature's beauty and bounty, the award-winning festival is renowned for its cornucopia of culinary delights, featuring delicious catches from the sea, chef demonstrations, live entertainment and activities for children of all ages.

Now in its fourth year, the grounds of the Lauderhill Performing Arts Centre lit up with delectable aromas and spirits at the Sola Rum Food Wine Festival last month. Three celebrity chefs were among the couture food creators enticing the hundreds who came out to indulge in mouth-watering Caribbean cuisine, unique rums, and fine wines on offer. Not only were there tastings from a wide selection of food, rum, and wine vendors, some guests gladly paid $100 to experience a VIP food event that included a three-course meal paired with specially selected wines. Of course, one can’t serve good food without rhythms. So, adding to the kaleidoscope of tastes, was a musical lineup that featured local talent, an American Idol finalist, and a Grammy nominated R&B artiste.

Similar to the Relleno Negro/Black Dinna, this dish is made in Belize at Christmas and to ring in the New Year. To the locals, it is said that this type of meal will ‘bring you back’ from any hangover or sleep deprivation. The combination of olives or raisins may be due the Spanish influence upon Belizean cuisine. 

The Taste the Islands Experience (TTIX2019) has teamed up with their event partner Yellow Cab of Broward, one of South Florida's leading transportation services, for an 8-part web series titled "TTIX Yellow Cab Karaoke." The series features appearances by Caribbean musical royalty including Julian Marley, Wayne Wonder, Spragga Benz, Mr. Vegas, Everton Blender, Nyanda of Brick & Lace, Anthony B, and jazz singer Lavie. 

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