Westworld Alberta

Fall 2014

Westworld Alberta

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16 W e s t W o r l d a l b e r t a | f a l l 2 0 1 4 (samuelsson) barbados tourism, (food images) sarah reiss, (hotel) hilton hotels & resorts n a sweltering morning in Barbados, marcus samuelsson, an ethiopian-born, swedish-raised celebrity chef from new York, is whipping up an african rendition of the classic French steak tartare. a crowd of onlookers in the tented beach- side demonstration kitchen at the Hilton Barbados resort in Bridgetown dab their brows and crane to see as samuelsson cubes U.s.-bred beef filets, stir-fries roasted peppers and thyme in indian ghee and sears the beef in the aromatic fat. next, he sautés shrimp and pickled veggies and tosses them in an endive and walnut salad. then he browns pork tenderloins. the sharp aromas make my stom- ach grumble in anticipation, but this isn't exactly the Caribbean feast i envi- sioned when i signed up for the Barba- dos Food & wine and rum Festival. ough i've come to this far-flung spot – the easternmost island nation in the Caribbean, in the middle of the windward islands – expecting island fare, samuelsson's tasting menu sounds more like a United nations potluck. and now the chef is talking about how to infuse bourbon, that classic american tipple, with figs or peanuts. where is the jerk chicken, the plantain, the callaloo, the conch chowder? O Book today! Savour the sunny flavours of the 2014 Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival, November 20-23. Call 1-866-667-4777, stop in at your nearest AMA centre, or visit AMATravel.ca.

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