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Food, frolic at Cookout and Family Fun Day

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner
Patrons were not only served seafood at its best, but they were also greeted by the warm smiles of those ready and waiting to satisfy appetites.
A close-up of steamed lobster with calypso rice, plantain, barbecue chicken, with fruits and vegetables.
Those who didn’t desire seafood had the option of savouring barbecue chicken with calypso rice.
Kerry-Ann Major, dressed in Cookout and Family Fun Day attire, serving mannish water.

Foodies who wanted to begin the Lent season in fine, palatable style made their way to Cecil's Car Park, Martin Street, Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Ash Wednesday for the sixth staging of the Cookout and Family Fun Day.

When Food visited the transformed oasis for fun, food and frolic, patrons were eagerly partaking in the magnificent array of seafood and local dishes on display. Fried lobster, curried lobster, garlic lobster, curried shrimp, fried fish, steamed fish and brown stewed fish highlighted the spirit of the Lent season, and had everyone salivating for more.

Meanwhile non-seafood lovers were provided with the culinary choice of curried goat, jerked pork, jerked chicken and mannish water, which were all accompanied by servings of steamed vegetables, tossed salads and fruits.

The cookout, which started out at a restaurant, outgrew it's home and decided to branch out into a bigger space, one more ideal for the occasion. Some foodies decided to dig in right then and there, participating in the entertainment activities available. Others opted to collect their food packages and go about their merry way. All in all, the event was a success and organisers have already begun their plans for the seventh staging for Ash Wednesday 2018.