Yes, I love food…who doesn’t? And especially Haitian food…it’s inevitable. As I arrived to the MOCA plaza in Miami, I saw the vendor tents and masses of people. I was excited to see the turn out, but I was so focused on getting food because I was starving! I saw one of my favorite members of the Haitian Culinary Alliance (HCA), Chef David Destinoble, cooking at his tent. I ordered conch fritters and papita. I never order fish anywhere I go, or fried food, but it looked so good and I was so deliriously hungry that I said, “I’ll take the conch fritters!” I’m so glad I did…it was SO GOOD, despite my guilt when 2 people asked me, aren’t you on a diet? (I am not, I eat super healthy regularly and talk about it way too much about it on Facebook, apparently). Not to mention it was only $5. My husband got fried red snapper and papita, which was also only $5. Good quality food and only $10 for lunch at an outdoor event is a super amazing price!
The next best thing was the chef cook off sponsored by Madame Gougousse. With a front row view as a photographer, I could hear, see and feel the pressure of the chefs as they created dishes in 45 minutes. The mystery ingredients were: cassava, yellow tail, chayote, corn meal (big grains) and pumpkin. Each dish looked amazing and I am sure tasted just as great! Every chef was absolutely a winner in my opinion, but the best dish went to Jovens Jean, an executive chef in Miami.
Super awesome bonuses:
Taste of Haiti was more than just Haitian food. It was the most organized Haitian event I’ve been to, ever. Everything ran smoothly, people were having fun and happy. There was even entertainment for kids to keep them busy! I can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us. Thank you to every single person involved in this in every way from the sponsors, vendors and to each person who came to the event!
Lots of contests going on this month for Haitian Heritage Month! Have some fun and win some prizes!
THE REAL HAITI - HAITIAN POSE CONTEST: Show us your best one in a photo!
Show us your best Haitian pose and win an original photo print of the San-Souci Palace taken by Diana from TheRealHaiti.com.
This is a $100 value!
We want to see those Haitian poses so please submit them to our wall now at: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealHaiti. You must submit it on our wall to be eligible! The one with the most votes will win the beautiful photograph below of San-Souci!
San-Souci Palace in northern Haiti is where I fell in love with this beautiful country.
The Sans-Souci Palace was the royal residence of King Henri (Henri Christophe) of Haiti, Queen Marie-Louise and their two daughters. It was the most important of nine palaces built by the king, as well as fifteen châteaux, numerous forts, and sprawling summer homes on his twenty plantations. Construction of the palace started in 1810 and was completed in 1813. Its name translated from French means "carefree."
Location: (Milot, Haiti)
This listing is only for the print of the photograph (FRAME IS NOT INCLUDED). Picture this photograph in your house! Show of your Haitian pride!
Contest ends 5/31/13.
100k JOBS HAITI - HAITIAN FLAG DAY: Photo contest
100K Jobs Haiti is honoring Haitian Flag Day! The flag will celebrate its 210th birthday on May 18th, 2013! 100K Jobs is marking the occasion with a contest to give you the opportunity to show and share your Haitian Pride! NOTE: IF you are a non-Haitian you have the option of sending us a photo of you working or having fun in Haiti! Please send a description of the photo!!!
Here are the rules:
1- Starting today May 1st, take a creative photo of you and the Flag.
2- Send the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
3- We will upload the photo to the 100K Jobs Facebook page
4- Once we upload the photo we will send you a link to email to all of your friends telling them to go to 100K Jobs Facebook page and first, Like the page, and then Like your photo
5- Photos will be accepted until May 18th at 5 pm. The person whose photo has the MOST LIKES will win a wonderful prize from Haiti. AND that person will have the honor of having the MOST Haitian pride. We will announce the official winner the night of May 18th. The prize will be sent by mail.
HAITIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM - Mr. or Ms. May 18: Creative project contest
I had a great time at the 1st Annual Charity Event - NWEL NAN PEYI'M. JWET POU TIMOUN YO - at Hollywood Live! Guests left their email with me to subscribe to my blog, for email updates and important info regarding The Real Haiti. Also, it entered them into a contest to win a framed picture of Sans-Sousi Palace, the royal residence of Henri Christophe in Cap-Haitien. The winner of my photograph is:
RACHELLE WILME! I numbered the list based on the order that you wrote your
email and then used random.org to choose the number. Rachelle, please email
me so we can arrange shipment or pickup of your framed photo from The Real
You can view pictures from the event here.
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