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Friday, May 10, 2019


A festive meal for mom Mother’s Day spread prepared the old-fashioned way By CARA HUNT

| Tribune Features Writer |


hef Alfred Stubbs plans to honour Bahamian mothers with a special down home dinner inspired by the meals his own mom used to make when he was growing up, This Sunday at 3pm, the chef will be hosting “Taste and Devour – A Meal for the Matriarchs”, a special buffet of food prepared outside on a fire hearth and rock oven just like families used to do “back in the day.” “Growing up I would always be in the kitchen when my mother was cooking dinner, and so when people asked me what I wanted to do in school, I thought maybe I can be a chef,” he told Tribune Weekend. He has worked in hotel restaurants for several years, but recently decided to branch out to catering meals with a twist – preparing meals outside and serving it on enamel plates. “Growing up, every Friday we would have fried fish for dinner which we would cook outside, and to go with it we would cook a pot of rice and some corn, and so that is how I learned to cook that way. It is something that we don’t do that much anymore, but I decided I would go back to that style of preparing food with a few dinners in my own backyard for family and friends. “(People) like Freddie Munnings Jr, Angelique McKay, Mix Marv Cunningham, the late Ed Moxey, the late Bishop Samuel Green, and the late Senior Commander Amos Rolle, just to name a few, are some of the many that would frequently be treated to that old-fashioned down home cooking,” he said. “This year, I decided to open it to the public and have it on a larger scale to honour mothers.”

Chef Alfred Stubbs will prepare a full Mother’s Day buffet using an oldfashioned hearth and rock oven.

Chef Stubbs said that while it will be a traditional meal, it will be still be a gourmet fine dining experience. “Avoid the hassle of packed hotel buffet lines and being rushed out of seats to accommodate more crowds. Guests will be catered to and serenaded as cocktails start at 3pm with buffet service to follow. Food will be prepared expressly to embrace the

tradition and authenticity of Bahamian culture,” he said. “Taste and Devour: A Meal for the Matriarchs” will take place at Castle Westridge overlooking Lake Cunningham. Call or WhatsApp 426-3591/431-3990, or e-mail to reserve a spot. Tickets are $100.

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