1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. St John's

Rum Cooking Class & Tasting with Lunch

Product ID: 145608
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This hands-on cooking class will introduce you to the history of rum and its use in various foods from around the Caribbean. Prepare all the recipes and then eat lunch on the veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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  • Learn about the various uses of rum as you cook
  • Taste 6 different rums from Antigua and Guyana to Martinique and Cuba
  • Enjoy a three-course lunch
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Join a cooking class in a local home high on a hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This gives you a beautiful view and an opportunity to experience life the Caribbean way. The class is more of a local experience than a simple cooking class. Classes are taught hands-on or can be as laid-back as you wish. Your host and teacher, Nicole, teaches her classes in a very informal way explaining the history of the food and telling stories about living in the West Indies. Nicole will discuss the various uses of rum in the starter, the main and dessert and then you will enjoy a three-course lunch that includes all the recipes for the class.

The history of rum starts in the Caribbean around the 17th century. During this cooking class, you will learn from a local about the history and influence of rum on the Caribbean, its culture and its cuisine. Enjoy a tasting of six different Caribbean rums, and learn about how various rums can be used to flavor foods whether you are using a classic dark rum or a filtered white.

A typical menu includes:
Cocktails: a local juice and Nicole's Old-Fashioned Rum Punch
Starter: sweet potato soup with rum
Main course: rum and brown sugar marinated flank steak and onion jam
Sides: plantains wrapped in bacon, red beans and rice, and a garden salad
Dessert: bread pudding with rum-soaked raisins and a butter rum sauce or a butter rum cake 
  • Cooking class with hands-on training
  • Meals and drinks as per itinerary
  • Recipes
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick–up and drop-off

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Meet at Nicole's Table. There is no pickup service for this activity. Once a reservation has been made, you will be emailed with directions.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• The minimum drinking age is 18 years
• Please advise of any specific dietary requirements (especially food allergies) at time of booking
• All recipes depend on the season and availability
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Product ID: 145608