Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Chef Lorenzo Richards welcomes Levi Roots at Birmingham’s Sea Life Centre

A Bromsgrove chef cooked up a Caribbean treat for guests and celebrities at Birmingham’s Sea Life Centre last week, to launch Levi Roots Caribbean Food Festival, which runs from Thursday May 24 to Saturday May 26 in Victoria Square, Birmingham.

Lorenzo Richards, from The Wildmoor Oak, was one of eight invited chefs who were briefed to cook a Caribbean fish dish for Jamaican entrepreneur Levi Roots, Delores Smith – the mother of pop diva Beverley Knight, and Nikki Tapper - BBC Radio WM presenter. Once sampled by the celebrities, the invited guests were then also able to enjoy the diverse range of food on offer.

Lorenzo’s ‘Limbo Sea Bream’ was lightly seasoned with Caribbean spices, pan fried and filled with fresh callaloo, scallions and red and yellow peppers. He served the dish with pan seared scallops and traditional rice and peas.

Levi Roots samples Lorenzo’s Caribbean cuisine

Commenting on the dishes served, Levi Roots said “Caribbean food is all about the passion and the vibe. We didn’t just eat the food tonight, we devoured it!”

The Caribbean Food Festival, run in association with the West Midlands Trading Alliance, will feature the best local Caribbean chefs, including Lorenzo’s award-winning Caribbean cuisine, as well as West Indian music and arts.

For more information visit www.levirootscaribbeanfoodfestival.co.uk

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