St. Kitts Flavours hit London during St. Kitts UK Tourism Week

LONDON: 21 October 2010 – Two major initiatives were launched by the St. Kitts Tourism Authority this month, to mark the inaugural Tourism Week, an annual week-long celebration of St. Kitts culture, its heritage and beauty, food and hospitality. Complementing Tourism Month in St. Kitts, which runs throughout October, the 2010 St. Kitts Tourism Week, UK runs from 18 to 24 October to include a ‘Taste of St. Kitts’ restaurant event and Photography competition.

Taste of St. Kitts, from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th October, invites diners to experience traditional cuisine and rums from St. Kitts at two unique restaurant events in London. At Cottons (Camden) located in London’s Chalk Farm Road and Caribbean Scene in Stratford, diners enjoy Kittitian specialities such as stewed saltfish or saltfish fritters, spicy Plantain and Kittitian favourite, Johnny cakes, washed down with traditional Kittitian rums such as Brinley Gold. A special Kittitian dinner menu is available at a cost of £25.00 per person and guests will also have a chance to sample a range of flavoured rums as well as enter a prize draw to win a St. Kitts Hamper.

Launching during Tourism Week, the St. Kitts Photography competition entitled “St. Kitts through the Eyes of” has been developed to inspire travel to St. Kitts, while highlighting the island’s beauty and diversity. The competition will offer entrants an opportunity to capture the uniqueness of the island in digital format, in one or more of the following categories – People, Natural Wonders, Landscapes and Celebrate – each image reflecting the overall theme of travel as well as interpreting the category concept in a unique way. St. Kitts Photography Competition will be live on the websites and from 18 October through to its closing date of 28 February 2011 with fantastic prizes on offer including a holiday to St. Kitts.

Lisa Elmes-Bosshard, UK Consultant to the London office of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, said, “Tourism Week, UK is an opportunity to showcase the unique holiday experience awaiting UK visitors to St. Kitts, whether it’s a flavour of the cuisine as prepared by Cottons and Caribbean Scene or our heritage and culture viewed through the lens of a camera. We are confident it will be a huge success and provide the platform to develop even bigger initiatives for Tourism Week, UK in 2011. We want as many people as possible to get involved – consumers, members of the trade, media, foodies or budding photographers.”

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