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The UWI Confucius Institute invites all to experience authentic Chinese Cuisine

For Release Upon Receipt - May 1, 2015

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – If you think all Chinese food is just noodles and fried rice, think again. The Board of Confucius Institute at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine seeks to re-educate you about all eight systems of Chinese cuisine at their “Chinese Food Festival” taking place on Thursday May 7 from 4 to 8pm at the University Inn and Conference Centre in St. Augustine.

Experience an interactive epicurean feast featuring the delicious cuisine of leading Chinese restaurants such as Eagle’s, Me Asia, Singho, Dim Sum King and Madam Lee Secrets. Patrons will not only witness live demonstrations by local Chinese chefs as they prepare edible masterpieces, but they will also be instructed on the art of making simple Chinese dishes. As an educational component, the bilingual documentary A Bite of China will screened continuously during the event.  

Tickets cost $50 and include 2 beverages and 10 food items and can be purchased from the Confucius Institute, located at the Centre for Language Learning on the St. Augustine Main Campus. Also, interested persons can also make ticket reservations over the phone. To access this service and for any additional information, please contact Ms. Meghan Ghent at the Confucius Institute at 662-2002 ext. 83213 or email



About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)