David Baptiste is joined by Ruthven Adams, T&TEC
AGM Administration, during his performance at Saturdays
Pierre, right, is all smiles as she is served royal
broiled grouper Filclet with a coconut oil-down sauce
by super chef Debra Sardina-Metiver.
the part, overall winner of this years Chefs Royal top
chef Daniel Fuller (second from right) serves a guest his
Mexican chicken enchiladas with his son Bryce Fuller beside
chicken enchiladas, prepared by Queens Royal College
past student Daniel Fuller, took top honours at Saturdays
Chefs Royal, held by the QRC Old Boys Association at
the St Clair College. This tenth edition of the annual fund-raiser
proved to be the most successful to date. Funds raised by
the venture, supported by over 1,000 diners, are to be used
to augment costs for repairs to the century-old school.
Over 100 chefs set up cooking stations on the college grounds,
and within two hours there was hardly a dish available. The
fare ranged from an assortment of meats to seafood prepared
in a dizzying array of gourmet splendour. Lending support
to the cooking QRC old boys were contingents of the past students
of Bishop Anstey High School, St Josephs Convent, St
Marys College and Fatima College, and chefs from the
Rotary Club and Soroptimist Club of Port-of-Spain.
Also on the cooking line was past T&T culinary team manager
Expressing satisfaction with Saturdays event was OBA
member Patrick Rabathaly of the Industrial Court. He was particularly
pleased with the live performances of guest artistes David
Baptiste and B-Sharp and Wendy Ann Frazier. Radio personality
Winston Maynard served as the evenings host.
As expected, the fatigue was alive and constant
between the chefs of the different schools, with St Marys
Roderick Ward and Keith Greaves, aided and abetted by Fatimas
Ken Ramdoo on one side, ribbing government minister Eric Williams
and fellow QRC old boy Zaffar Khan, Robert Mayers, Saran Singh,
Kabir Hosein, and Major Anthony Whitehall, refereed
by retired army brigadier Carl Alfonso.
Playing a significant role behind the success of the event
were the sponsors and contributors, inclusive of National
Flour Mills, UK Womens Club, Carib Brewery, Hadco, Haagen
Dazs Rafters, Angostura and Dune Ali.
up with the Phlo
Monday, the Mas Camp Entertainment Centre will premiere yet
another aspect of its live entertainment schedule. Known as
the mecca of calypso in the Caribbean, the Woodbrook showplace
will widen its options by presenting H2O Phlo and 3Canal in
concert. Billed as Lets go with the Phlo, showtime is
scheduled for 8.30 pm, and there will be special prices on
drinks. Two of the most dynamic male groups in the land, H2O
Phlo and 3Canal are known to for their high-intensity performances
and are perhaps the most fitting acts to usher in this new
page in Mas Camp entertainment.
Rudder accompanies Atlantik vocalist Destra in singing their
C2K5 hit Laventille at the Lions Den, Antigua on Saturday
sails to Belgium
things are on the drawing board for super band Atlantik. Managed
by Cliff Harris, and featuring soca diva Destra and tattooed,
bald-pated Burton Toney, the band has been making waves across
the Caribbean and North America since C2K5.
Atlantik returned home this week from outstanding performances
in Antigua and Dominica and is booked to open for Jah Rule
in St Marten tonight at one of the headlined events for St
Performing with Destra and Atlantik in Antigua at Carifete
2K5 was soca superstar David Rudder.
soca dancer turned heads at the Lions Den in Antigua on Saturday
night, at Carifete 2K5.
motors to the top
WHAT do Rikki Jai and Paula Abdul have in common? Give up?
They are two of the internationally acclaimed guest performers
billed to appear at tomorrows Bollywood Awards, scheduled
for the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City.
Joining Abdul and the T&T chutney monarch at the Mark
Getess Arena will be Indian megastars Saif Ali Khan, Rani
Mukherjee, Fardeen Khan, Bhumika Chawla, Shammi Kapoor, Yash
Chopra, Vyjayantimala Raghav, Tata Young, Akshay Kapoor, and
Miss Universe Lara Dutta.
Buy the savannah
Undercover Posse, one of the most lively crews annually at
Panorama, is in search of people who still have local Monopoly
game Buy the Savannah. This exciting board game was created
back in the 80s by Jerry Besson and Sue Ann Young (nee
Gomes), and Undercover is planning to host a Buy the Savannah
gaming evening, for fans of the game.
Prizes, sponsored by Besson, will be up for grabs. Anyone
interested can contact Michelle Borde ([email protected])
St James students give back
Last years reunion is still a talking point and this
years function is already being anticipated to be the
even better. Giving Back is the theme chosen for the May 15
past pupils reunion of St James Government Secondary School
students, at the penthouse of Algico Plaza Penthouse, St Vincent
The contribution for dinner, entertainment and a fun time
is just $125.
Information can be obtained by calling past student Ingrid
Granger at 682-3907.
Liming on the rise
One sure sign that the country is experiencing a boom period
is the proliferation of liming spots nationwide. This week
sees the opening of two new watering holes in the north.
Yesterday evening The Sky Lounge, located opposite Republic
Bank on Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook had its media opening.
This evening sees the launch of Stag Atlantis Fridays, at
Lair Experience, Third Avenue, Barataria. Billed to perform
are calypsonians Baron, Scrunter and Skatie, and comedians
Clifford Learmond and Louis Antoine.
Next month, a third new showplace is also due for its launch.
Located at the corner of Duncan and Queen Streets in Port-of-Spain,
the Asylum Bar is promising some of the best performers in
the land, including ace pannist Ken Professor
Philmore, and Roy Cape All Stars Blaxx and Derrick Seales.