Port of Spain, Trinidad – June 26, 2012 – As part of continued efforts to solidify Trinidad & Tobago as the premier destination for epicurean travelers to the Caribbean, the culinary team from the sister-islands once again proved to have the "golden touch" by winning their sixth consecutive team gold medal at the Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition, held June 20-24, 2012. Led by team-captain Raymond Joseph, the squad won gold for the team, Chef of the Year, Devon Joseph, Junior Chef of the Year, Isaiah Connell and Bartender, Daniyel Jones. Organized by the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA) as a member of the Caribbean Hotel Tourism Association, the five-day competition, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Miami hotel, featured 11 regional teams that included Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia and United States Virgin Islands. Each team prepared and presented food and drink that were judged on taste, execution of skills and presentation.
Miami Dade College's acclaimed rooftop restaurant, Tuyo, will take part in Miami Spice — a mouth-watering restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine. During August and September, Miami’s top restaurants offer specially-priced, three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs for Miami Spice. Chef Norman Van Aken has assembled a delicious collection of tantalizing dishes for Tuyo's special Miami Spice menu. Each week, his famous New World fusion cuisine will transport diners to another savory locale.
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