looking at the well preserved vintage feel of the building’s exterior, you probably wouldn’t expect a nicely designed modern dining room with a bistro feel inside. complete with a state of the art kitchen and bar too. but then again, it is a premium culinary institute with a number of international affiliations, why wouldn’t you expect that?
jason: hi q! how you doin? it’s jason.
BITTT: aye jason. what’s up meng?
jason: i’m good. our internal internship period is on at TTHTI and i wanted to invite you guys for lunch as my guests…
at least, that was the intent of the phone call. it was a bit jerkier than that with the poor reception and what not, but the end result was us heading down to the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute on friday for lunch with chef jason peru, executive lecturer, TTHTI.
that means that they host and prepare meals and beverages for actual customers. this helps to meet the needs of the industry by producing students that are more or less ready for the practical situation having sharpened their chops on events like these. call them practice runs and then some.
so we enjoyed a nice buffet styled meal done entirely by the students and let me say, i think they did just fine.
bacon wrapped chicken roulade…
beef steaks made to order the right way. sprinkled with a little salt, black pepper, done in a hot skillet and served with a herb butter.
and what good meal is complete without dessert? there was carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, served with a cherry sauce.
i thought the students did very well. service with a smile as well as a proud glow that said “yeah… we make dat!”
it was a very enjoyable experience as well as a delicious meal. basically a best kept secret. you can check it out at the TTHTI in chaguramus daily from now until February 4th. breakfast – $40, lunch – $90, dinner – $125. isn’t that right chef jason?