Food and Wine Fair a hit

The annual Food and Wine fair was a buzz of activities yesterday.  

Held at the Insel Fehmarn compound in Moto’otua, many locals and visitors turned up in numbers to have a taste and feel of cuisines from various countries and enjoy the entertainment and music.  

Into its eighth year, the event allows local vendors to showcase their specialty and to also participate in the celebration of cultural cuisine. 

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Brianna Bartram, the granddaughter of the original proprietor and builder of Insel Fehmarn Hotel Samoa, said it is also a day for people to come and have fun. 

“So it’s an event that is a little different and to add to our events calendar here in Samoa where we showcase foods from ethnicities and cuisines,” Ms. Bartram said.

“So we have Mexico, Hawaii, Thailand, America, Samoa, Japan and India. This is the eighth year and every year we have local vendors come and prepare their own rendition of these countries foods. So it’s just a fun day, definitely all about the food and the wine.”

Eight businesses were present, including Mi Amor Restaurant that cooked up Samoan dish, Laupele Restaurant that specialised in Thai and Laupele that served Japanese. 

The major sponsor of the event is Taula, and other sponsors are JP Fitness, Samoa Airways and Samoa Stationery and Books, which sponsored a round-trip ticket to Pagopago, American Samoa.

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