BRITSBURGH FESTIVAL - Britsburgh Commonwealth Dining Society: "Flavours of the Caribbean"

09/06/2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM ET


Britsburgh Festival


  • $39.00


Duquesne University
1000 Locust St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States of America
Room Number: 613
Building Number: Duquesne Union


The Britsburgh Commonwealth Dining Society is sponsoring a buffet-style dinner spotlighting the foods of several Caribbean nations that are members of the British Commonwealth of Nations. The Caribbean member nations of The Commonwealth are: Antigua and Barbuda; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Grenada; Guyana; Jamaica; St. Lucia; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; and Trinidad and Tobago.  Included in the evening is a presentation on Caribbean cultures and traditions.


If you are not already a member of Britsburgh, we would like to invite you to consider becoming one!  MEMBERS LOGIN FOR $34 REGISTRATION. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership pageMembers:  During the Britsburgh Festival only, bring your friends to events at the SAME PRICE as members.  Please encourage them to join our membership.


Members:  During the Britsburgh Festival only, bring your friends to events at the SAME PRICE as members.  Please encourage them to join our membership, too!




*Caribbean Buffet Dinner catered by Parkhurst Dining
*Presentation on Caribbean Cultures and Traditions by Dr. Gerald Boodoo of Duquesne University



Dr. Gerald Boodoo






Dr. Gerald Boodoo is Director of Duquesne University's Center for African Studies, which promotes the University's constructive engagement with Africa through teaching, scholarship and service and creates and encourages opportunities to experience the many rich African traditions and cultures from interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives.  A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Boodoo holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and teaches Theology in Duquesne's McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.




  • 6:30-7:30 pm - Buffet Dinner highlighting a sampling of Caribbean dishes with dessert

  • 7:30-8:30 pm - Caribbean Cultures and Traditions presentation by Dr. Gerald Boodoo followed by Q&A and Conversation



Orange & Pineapple Salad w/Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Jamaican Jerk Chicken w/Mango Chutney

Shrimp and Vegetable Paella

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Green Curry Vegetables

Coconut Rum Bread Pudding

Iced Tea, Assorted Sodas

BYOB (beer and wine only, please, according to University policy)


All are welcome, but please register online in advance; no "at the door" admissions available.


Parking is available in Duquesne University's Visitor Parking Garage on Forbes Avenue.  Event rates may apply.  Take the garage elevator to the 8th Floor Campus level; the Duquesne Union is straight ahead.  Take the Union elevator to the 6th Floor; Room 613 is to your immediate right upon exting the elevator.  On street parking in the area (along Fifth Avenue near the PPG Paints Arena and the side streets between Fifth and Forbes Avenues) is also available, as is very limited  public parking at meters (free after 6:00 p.m.) on campus.  Be careful not to park in a permit-only metered space!


For more information on this event, contact Kim Szczypinski, Britsburgh's Secretary and Event Planning Team member, at


Explore fascinating British-themed topics with the guidance of experts and enjoy the company and conversation of fellow enthusiasts as a member of the Britsburgh Society. Society members enjoy our Britsburgh Arts Society, the Britsburgh Beer Society, the Britsburgh History Society, the Britsburgh Literary Society and the Britsburgh Tea Society. If you are not already a member, I would like to invite you to consider becoming a Britsburgh Society member. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership page.






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