A Piece Of The Caribbean Comes To The Desert

Attendees at Las Vegas Taste of the Caribbean 2016.
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Attendees at Las Vegas Taste of the Caribbean 2016. (CARIBFEST Image)

By NAN Travel Editor

News Americas, LAS VEGAS, NV. Thurs. April 13, 2017: A piece of the Caribbean is coming to the desert next weekend!

The count-down has begun to the Las Vegas Taste of the Caribbean 2017, which kicks off on Saturday April 22nd from 11 a.m. between Boulder Plaza and Boulder Avenue in Las Vegas.

Vendors representing countries Jamaica, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico and Barbados as well as several in Latin America will be on hand to offer up delicious food from the region.

Organizers say the free event will feature an array of delicious traditional, modern and contemporary cultural dishes and “is a local passport where food lovers enjoy and savor the city’s hidden cultural treasures of Latin, Caribbean, West Indian and International culture, arts and crafts.”

At Las Vegas Taste of the Caribbean launched in 2016, an estimated 1,500 local residents and visiting tourists walked through the event’s market place where they were able to purchase plates of Jerk Chicken, Caribbean spices and a combination of Puerto Rican, Cuban and Mexican burger delights.

Additionally, the 2017 event will highlight the vast different music genres of the region including Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Salsa, Merengue, Punta, Bachata, Afrobeats and Chutney.

The event is free and is organized by the Las Vegas Latin Caribbean Festival, a non-profit registered organization in the state of Nevada dedicated to promote the culture and heritage of the Caribbean and Latin America.  For more see here.