When living on any island that attracts millions of visitors every year, locals tend to shy away from the tourist hubs. But I’ve discovered that we’re missing out on some great finds.
A seafaring conch vendor serves a few remaining customers along Woodes Rodgers Walk in Nassau, Bahamas as the sun sets on another day and another week in the capital.
If you’re looking for a great way to avoid the tourist traps of any island and really want to experience the country’s culture, history and cuisine, take a food tour. It’s what I did in Nassau, The Bahamas with Tru Bahamian Food Tours. In three and a half hours I learned a bit of history, saw great architecture and, of course, ate some of the best food The Bahamas has to offer. Ranked as the number one thing to do in The Bahamas on TripAdvisor, once you’ve experienced it, there is no doubt as to why. Tru Bahamian Food Tours offers not only a culinary taste of The Bahamas, but also a history lesson, with talks of Pirates, Al Capone, The Duke of Windsor with a little bit of Jay-Z and Beyonce thrown in for extra flavour.
This Mother’s Day was an especially scrumptious one as the mothers of ETC were treated to an excellent brunch at Mojo’s Restaurant. The menu included a half pound Kobe Beef burger, Chicken and Waffles and Chicken Biscuits with gravy. It was a wonderful way to spent the afternoon with family.
The Minority Chef Summit took place May 1st -4th in Nassau, Bahamas. The goal of the summit according to it’s website was to:
…create a space where we can show solidarity amongst our colleagues, be positive role models to this next generation of hospitality professionals, and to pay homage to the legacy and heritage of our forefathers and mothers. We hold this summit not as a referendum on race relation in culinary work, but as an open space to share our work, unite under common cultural experiences, and to celebrate our largely marginalized contributions to the culinary world. We come together not to exclude anyone or to fixate on negativity, but to insure that we all have better and more equal access, exposure, and voice within our profession, and to harness the cultural power innate to us through our shared minority experiences.”
We hit up the 2nd Nassau’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ Competition and boy are we full!