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25th February 2022

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Comes to RK

The history of carnival dancers

Rum Kitchen is celebrating the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival in partnership with Angostura Rum. We’re bringing a little of Trinidad and Tobago to RK with the Carnival’s signature dancing, music, and masquerade. 

The Carnival will be coming to life in our Soho restaurant on Thursday 31st March. We’re going all out for the occasion. Birthday guests will get a special treat while indoor fireworks and dancers will entertain you while you dine. You might even get lucky with our cocktail giveaways. Book Now. 

You’ll also be treated to a few new additions popping up on our cocktail menu from February 28th. Look out for Trinidad Punch, Mango Daiquiri, T&T Beach, and Islands Old Fashioned. Our taste buds are already buzzing for the sweet taste of Anogustra’s rum.

Visit our Soho Caribbean restaurant, and find out what you can expect from the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival at RK on the 31st March. 

The History of the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival

Rum Kitchen Caribbean dancers

The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is held annually on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It’s a celebration of colourful costumes and masquerade dancers who perform to Soca music. This cultural celebration dates to the late 18th century as a way of celebrating before fasting for Lent.

Much of the music that we enjoy today from Trinidad came from these early carnivals. It starts with ‘J-ouvert’ – meaning “break of day” early on Monday. You’ll find people wearing homemade costumes and dancing to calypso music throughout the streets. It’s a more casual celebration before the formal festivities later on Monday and Tuesday.

The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you can’t jet off to the Caribbean, we’re bringing Carnival to you. Trinidad is held as the mother of Carnival celebrations – hosting the biggest in the Caribbean. It’s two full days of back-to-back partying with carnival-goers wearing feathered costumes called “mas”. 

Meet Angostura Rum

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Angostura is one of the leading rum producers in the Caribbean. Established in 1824, Angostura produces a range of rum brands that include White Oak, Angostura Single Barrel, and Angostura 5-year-old rum. The brand is synonymous with Trinidad and Tobago and is now sold in 170 markets. No one captures the taste and scent of Caribbean rum better than Angostura. 

Angostura is a Royal Warrant holder to Queen Elizabeth II for their aromatic bitters. You’ll be in regal company when sipping on one of these cocktails. If it’s good enough for Lizzie, it’s good enough for us! 

We’re excited to be partnering up with Angostura Rum to celebrate Trinidad & Tobago Carnival. Their rums are distilled and bottled in their country of origin, supporting local communities throughout their supply chain. At Rum Kitchen, we do everything can to support Caribbean communities and brands.

Keep a lookout on our social media for content celebrating the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival. We’ll be sharing quirky facts, reasons to visit T&T, and the Rum Kitchen dishes you’ll want to try. We hear that our Trini-inspired Chickpea Curry will be in hot demand!

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