Jump! Wave! Eat!
Welcome to Cayman Carnival Batabano 2012!
This annual event features loads of exciting activities including a Masquerade Fete, the Art in the Heart showcase, Jr. Batabano, Adult Street Parade and (excite!) a food festival.
After swooning over well proportioned super heroes in the theater on Saturday, Norma and I headed to scope out the preparations for this year’s Carnival Adult Street Parade. We were not disappointed. And we were quite popular, being snatched up for some ‘wining’ within minutes of getting there! We also spotted my friend Prathna in full regalia. She was ‘jumping’ with the band Swanky. Which is also the name of a popular local beverage 🙂
But you know me, I was there for the food. And food there was!
Once in George Town, CK and I instantly hit the stalls.
There was stewed conch, rice and beans, stewed lobster and stewed beef.
There was oxtail, BBQ chicken, baked mac ‘n cheese and heavy cakes.
There was even cotton candy 🙂
And at $10 CI, you got enough food to put Texas-sized portions to shame!
|CK was overwhelmed. It’s okay. I was a good wifey and helped.
We finished eating just in time to catch the street parade as it turned into central George Town.
It was loads of fun 🙂
If you’d like to see more from Cayman Carnival Batabano 2012, there are some great photos on the Cayman Compass website. Maybe they’ll inspire you to come ‘Jump and Wave’ with us next year 🙂