Port of Spain Chocolate Walking Tour
A specially conceived tour for NGC Bocas Lit Fest patrons, facilitated by The Alliance of Rural Communities of Trinidad and Tobago. Starting with the Library collection to comprehend the complex history of cocoa in Trinidad and Tobago and followed by a stroll to a nearby local cafe run by a self-described “mad chocolate scientist”. This tour will expose patrons to local fine-flavoured, differently styled chocolate from various estates and aid understanding — mentally and with our taste buds — of how terroir, genetics, and social justice define what chocolate is all about.
Trinidad was once the 3rd highest producer of cacao in the world and has always been known as having some of the finest flavoured beans. Even the now concreted streets of Port of Spain were once lined with cocoa trees. Join The Alliance of Rural Communities of Trinidad and Tobago to explore cacao in literature, taste multiple different chocolates in a guided tasting, learn cacao history and enjoy some great local cocoa & chocolate treats at a chocolate cafe. The evolution of cacao and chocolate in Trinidad is one of our most important national stories and where best to tell it but at the Bocas Lit Fest? Pre-registration and advance payment required for all ARC chocolate events at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. Contact thenewruraltt@gmail.
Meeting point: The ARC Booth on the ground floor of the National Library
Duration: 90 minutes
Date: Saturday 4 May at 10am