A Typical Menu
- Cocktails : Nicole's Old Fashioned Rum Punch along with an "Around the Islands" rum sampler
- Appetizer : Sweet Potato Soup with Rum
- Main Course : Rum and Brown Sugar Marinated Flank Steak with Onion Jam, Plantains Wrapped in Bacon, Red Beans and Rice, and a Garden Salad
- Dessert : Bread Pudding with Rum Soaked Raisins and a Butter Rum Sauce OR a Butter Rum Cake
- NOTE: This sample menu can vary based on the season, availability and requests.
Cooking with Rum
The history of rum starts in the Caribbean around the 17th century. Cooking with Rum talks about the history and influence of rum on the Caribbean, its culture and its cuisine.
Various rums will be present for tasting and flavoring the foods. Since we are on Antigua, we will start with the island award winning 5-year old English Harbor rum and then move on to three other superb brands from countries such as Barbados, Guatemala, Cuba, Jamaica and Martinique.
The food will introduce our guests to how various rums can be used to flavor foods whether you are using a classic dark rum or a filtered white.
Reviews for Cooking with Rum
If you're looking for something to do outside of the usual tourist spots on Antigua then look no further!
My wife and I completed the cooking with rum course with Nicole whilst on honeymoon and it was great. We learnt plenty of recipes that we are desperate to try again at home: highly addictive plantain and coconut chips, delicious sweet potato soup with a rum float, rice and peas and an incredible rum cake (with enough left to feed our taxi driver, who seemed to love it!), plus more.
We stayed for one day during a Royal Caribbean cruise in Antigua and decided to book a caribbean cooking class at Nicholes table. This was one of our best decisions we made. The mansion of Nichole and Adam is amazing and worth a visit on its own. The hospitality is really great and we learned to cook many special dishes from the caribbean. If we can come back to Antigua in the future we will surely visit Nicholes Table again.
We were registered to attend Nicole's Table through our cruise excursion but it was cancelled due to small attendance (just my friend and I) so we decided to go on our own. And we were SO glad that we did! This was a culinary adventure with so many tasty foods. We did the Cooking with Rum class and everything was delicious. And everything we made would be easy to recreate at home. I was so glad that we had been in touch with Nicole prior to the trip so that we were able to get directions as the cruise excursion had included transportation and now we needed to travel on our own! This is well worth the trip. Highlights include great food, excellent conversation and beautiful views. I felt like I was a family friend invited to dinner!