The Roseau Market Authority will host its first ever “International Food Fair (IFF)” at the Roseau Market from October 30th to November 1st 2019, and will be celebrated under the theme “Think Global, Eat Local.”
According to Roseau Market Superintendent, Kishma Registe, the 3-day event was conceptualised because “DEXIA wanted an activity showcasing cuisine and use of local items in food,” she says.
“An internal committee came up with the theme and the overall concept which focuses on both local and international cuisine. Though we want to highlight local dishes, we included international flavours and involved persons living in Dominica from other cultures.”
Each day is themed to particular foods.
Day One features breadfruit and cassava, while, Day Two highlights banana and plantain. On the final day, patrons will experience a range of international dishes prepared by persons of different nationalities living in Dominica including, French, Italian,Ethiopian, Nigerian, Chinese, and Caribbean (Haitian, Jamaican, Trinidadian etc.).
The official opening ceremony is scheduled for 10:00am Wednesday October 30th. The International Food Fair will start at 11:30 am each day and end at 3pm.
“We are encouraging persons to replace one of their lunches with meals from the IFF,” says Registe.“Come during your lunch break, take a walk to the Market and enjoy our local and international creations.
Traditional music will be played during the International Food Fair and entertainment will also be provided by a local DJ. The public is welcome to attend this historic event.