The 2019 “Gateway to the World” all-inclusive gave Carnival enthusiasts an extra dose of festival flair en route to the Greatest Show on Earth.
Now in its third year, this annual event has truly elevated the standard for premium events in east Trinidad and provided its patrons with an opportunity to celebrate the splendor of the Soca Kingdom in fine style.
The old Piarco International Airport served as venue for this premium extravaganza and gave the fete’s loyal attendees the right mix of class, cuisine and first-rate Caribbean party vibes.
The event’s organizers, FODAT LTD gained high marks by patrons for the superb execution, decorative ambiance and strategic positioning of bars and food stations that gave Gateway to the World a generally easy going yet festive atmosphere.
Gateway’s crowd consisted of both local event goers and even some foreign-based fetters that flew in for the weekend to experience first-hand the buzz generated from the event’s previous editions.
In keeping with the theme of ‘Welcome Home’, the diverse audience, mixed, mingled and enjoyed a wide array of local fine food offerings which included Roast Chicken with Cassava Fries, Coo Coo, Dumplings, Calalloo, Hopkins Rice & Stewed Chicken with Salad, Roasted Pork, Roti with assorted curried meats, Bake & Shark, Corn Soup, Doubles and Pholouri.
These delicacies were served alongside a top-notch selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as a variety of sumptuous desserts.
The event served up a stellar cast of DJs as well as pulsating performances from the season’s top local and regional Soca stars such as Kes The Band, Patrice Roberts, Teddyson John, Ravi B & Karma, Nadia Batson, Ricardo Drue, 5 Star Akil, Farmer Nappy, Shal Marshal and the A Team Band alongside the energy-inspiring sounds of a popular riddim section.
One female guest who hopped a flight from Tobago just to attend Gateway shared, “This is my first time attending this fete and I am very impressed. It was recommended to me by my best friend who came last year. The food, the entertainment, the comfort and attention to detail are really impressive… Real value for my fete money!”
The fete’s eager attendees remained into the wee hours of the morning enjoying all of the action and amenities of this ultra-premium all-inclusive which is geared to be a mainstay in the annual Carnival calendar for many years to come.