Much like its highly-regarded annual Carnival fete, Dining With the Saints has come to be regarded as a top class event.
On Saturday, June 15, The St Mary’s College Past Students’ Union will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dining With The Saints, an event that has evolved to what many regard as the best of its type in this country.
The event features over one hundred chefs, most of whom are past students of St Mary’s College. These guys come together every year to show off their culinary skills and claim bragging rights as they set out to raise funds for their alma mater.
Dining With The Saints has become popular because of the excellent standard of its various facets. Quite naturally, the quality of the Dishes served up by the chefs is a major attraction as is the wide range of the offerings.
Once again, a number of high-profile chefs will be included in the line-up so that one can expect to be served by captains of industry, doctors, lawyers, pannists, etc, etc.
The politicos will be there as usual, but on that night they will set aside whatever political differences they may have and instead have a friendly ‘debate ‘ centered around whose Dish is the best.
Patrons can expect to’ taste the hand’ of Colm Imbert, Vasant Bharath, Mariano Browne, Stuart Young, David Lee (the MP for Pointe-a-Pierre), Gerry Hadeed and Gary Griffith as well as Faris Al-Rawi.
A strong cast of artistes is being put together to provide entertainment at the event. Already confirmed are Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel orchestra and two of this year’s most popular soca artistes, Blaxx and Farmer Nappy.
Making a guest appearance will be The St. Mary’s College Steel Orchestra, one of the finalists in this year’s School’s Panorama competition.
There will be a number of valuable door prizes including small appliances and accommodation at overseas hotels.
Secure parking will be available at nearby locations such as the Atlantic Energy car-park at the top of Pembroke Street and the TSTT car-park at the corner of New and St Vincent streets.
A free shuttle service between the car-parks and the venue will be provided.
Amazingly, all of the foregoing is available for the sum of $400.
As with all events hosted by the college’s Past Students’ Union the proceeds will be used to fund Capital projects at the College. On this occasion, the funds are ear-marked for the upgrade of the audio-visual room. Last year, the Past Students completed the upgrade and refurbishment of the Chemistry lab, which was at that time, the latest in an ongoing series of development projects being financed by the Past Students Union at the College.
Tickets are available at the Past Students’ office (624-8468); from all members of the Organizing Committee and in Central Trinidad from Louis Ramdhanie (371-9193); in South Trinidad from Felix Montenegro (684-5839) and in East Trinidad from Gregg Mannette (678-7555)