|‘Intercol Cook Out’ at CIC |
By Joan Rampersad Wednesday, June 29 2011
Challengers came from CIC’s neighbouring St Joseph’s Convent (SJC) Port-of-Spain, the Fatima Boys, a section from Holy Name Convent, a strong Belmont Intermediate (BELEX) crew and the Royalians from the Queen’s Royal College.
From the Belex Crew came Charles’ (Inniss) Baked Lamb in BBQ Sauce, Neil’s (Richardson) Geera Pork, Wayne’s (Lezama) Stew Pork, Ronnie’s (Williams) Geera Chicken and Emmerson’s (John-Charles) Baked Chicken.
But the Fatima Boys led by Fabian Carew and boasting the likes of Keith Simpson, Afiba Gill, Ruthven Thompson, Stafford Yorke, Joel Latiff and Sayeed Emamali, served up most interesting dishes such as “Crab Have No Right in Lobster Business”, “Once You SEA Food, later you don’t SEE Food, But C.I.SEA Food” and “Just Another Luscious Fish Dish, This Time in Garlic Sauce”, while on the other side of the yard were SJC (PoS) with their Chicken Pastelles, Convent Style Fish, Boss Jerk Chicken and Brigge’s Lamb went up De Hill.
Not prepared to be upstaged in their own back yard, the CIC Boys came with a wicked Pepper Pot from Dr Michael Amow, Michael Nyarko’s Portabello Mushrooms in Blue Cheese Sauce, Michael Mansoor’s Crab Back Exotique and Nicky Inniss’ Pepper Steak, along with Mariano Browne’s Ah Beef Something, Vasant Bharath’s Chicken Bulldosa, Dean Ackin’s Lamb Chops Supreme and principal’s Fr Ronald Mendes’ Chinese Delight Sweet and Sour Chicken. They even pulled out of the hat, ‘Something Fishy in FIFA’ (Gary Almandoz), ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ (Ian De Souza), Mary’s Little Lamb Legs (Kabron Henry), Presidential Suckling Pig (Nestor Lambert and Mark Bishop), Porkalicious (Godfrey Araujo), Pork of Spain (Gregory Aboud), FIFA Pork (Raoul Villafana), Pot On The Fire Areddy (Raymond Smith) and the annual Rod’s Famous Pepper Ribs by Roderick Ward.
However it was the QRC’s section that was the hit of the night with their Shrimp Pappa from Waaz and Kabir Hosein. Of all the dishes served on the night, their Shrimp dishes disappeared the fastest. The school was also responsible for some Parmesan Chicken and Pork at its best.
In addition to the meats patrons had the option of also had staples that included Wild Rice, Potato Wedges with Mushrooms, Pasta Salad with Olives, Mixed Vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and so on), Cole Slaw and Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls.
Pianist Frankie Callender and vocalist Margarita Fanovich entertained while patrons dined, and well past dining time. So when PCS Silver Stars took over the live entertainment, it was time to shake a leg, and that patrons did to songs such as ‘I Will Survive”, “I Just Called To Say I Love You”, “Because’, “Begin the Beguine” and “Spanish Eyes”. Then when the band got into Michael Jackson’s “Bad”, they had the crowd going as they ‘ramajayed’ and had a pan shootout during the number. Silver Stars ended with “Soucouyant”, “Nani Wine” and “Nah Do Dat”, from the pen of Neil “Iwer – De Boss” Goerge.
Baron followed with “Somebody” before getting into a medley of ballads that included “Fool’s Ruch In”, “Angels”, “Sweets For My Sweet”, Red, Red Wine” and “I Who Have Nothing”. He closed with “Feeling It” and “Sweet Soca Man”.
3canal ended the live entertainment with “Now is the Time”, “I Believe”, “All Around the World”, “Run the Riddem”, “Good News”, “Good Mornin’” and “Blue”.
Proceeds from the fund-raiser will be used to upgrade and refurbish the college’s Foreign Language laboratory.