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The Taste the Islands Experience 2015

South Florida Premiere of "Taste the Islands" with Chef IrieMonday, April 27, 6pm-9pm – Fusion Cafe, 15531 Sheridan St, Davie

Join Blondie Ras Productions and Chef Irie at the watch party for the premiere of our PBS series ” Taste the Islands with Chef Irie“. Featuring celebrity guests Kevin Lyttle, Ato Boldon, Inner Circle and more. Emcee Barrie Hype, early evening music by Y100’s DJ GQ, after show live jazz band.

PBS viewers from Key West to the Treasure Coast will be invited to savor the flavors of the Caribbean beginning Monday, April 27 at 7:30pm, they can “Taste the Islands with Chef Irie.” Each week’s episode will air at 7:30PM on Mondays and Thursdays, and again during the station’s Saturday afternoon lifestyle lineup at 3:30PM.

In each episode of the series, Chef Irie will create mouthwatering fare inspired by his Jamaican upbringing, the wider Caribbean, and his travels around the world. From preparing homemade spicy jerk seasoning to Latin inspired mussels chorizo in mango coconut sauce, the chef will tantalize viewers with traditional and gourmet Caribbean recipes.

The show will also feature cameos by Caribbean celebrities including Inner Circle of “Bad Boys” fame; British reggae fusion singer, Maxi Priest, who topped US charts with hits like “I Just Wanna Be Close to You” and “Set the Night to Music” in the 1990s; Trinidadian Olympic sprinter turned NBC sports analyst Ato Boldon; and St Vincent’s “Turn Me On” hit-maker, Kevin Lyttle. During the course of each show, viewers can listen in as the chef and guests discuss food from their native countries, their travels, and impromptu cooking lessons he offers them.

Hugh “Chef Irie” Sinclair is a professional chef with a palpable love of creating delicious food. He holds degrees in both Architecture and Culinary Arts. His high profile clients include Macy’s, the Knight Foundation, and the Jamaican Jerk Festival franchise. #tastetheislands @tastetheislandz