On Friday June 19 the Turks and Caicos National Museum held a “Toast to the National’s Capital” wine tasting event at Waterloo. The Museum partnered with the Wine Cellar and Grand Turk Liquors along Chef Peter Redstone from Pelican Bay Restaurant in the Royal West Indies Resort.
Our wonderful hosts, HE Governor and Mrs. Beckingham welcomed guests who were then greeted by Anthony (Tony) Garland from the Wine Cellar in Providenciales with a glass of Santa Margherita Prosecco Brut.
From there, Tony took us on a worldwide adventure through the wonderful wine he brought to sample. From France, to South Africa, Italy, USA and Chile every wine tasting was accompanied by beautifully presented and scrumptious appetizers by Chef Redstone.
The setting in the gardens at Waterloo made the evening even more enjoyable. If that was not enough, the soft sounds from Dudley Been kept the evening on a wonderful pace.
There were raffle prizes to be won, and thanks to Grand Turk Liquors our guests had the chance to win one of three $75.00 gift certificates. The Museum also raffled off three chances to win a pair of TCNM inscribed wine glasses.
At one point Tony won a gift certificate and then had the crowd going as he auctioned off his prize. Thanks to Deborah Viera and Jack Sheery who split the gift certificate and a special dessert wine donated by the Wine Cellar, the raffle yielded $450.00!!
The Museum netted $1,575.00 from this wonderful evening.
Thanks to all who purchased tickets, and a BIG thank you to Tony Garland from The Wine Cellar, GT Liquors, Dudley Been, and of course our hosts, HE Governor and Mrs. Jill Beckingham. The TCNM team who worked throughout the evening, Cecile Wennick and Fred Glinton who manned the sign in table, Pat Saxton who was MC for the event, and Nikki Jennings who really got guests reaching into their pockets to purchase raffle tickets!