17th January 2008


First, get yourself acquainted with the rum collection at Forbidden Island with their new, more detailed rum menu, featuring more information, notes, and new tasting flights. Join the new Kill-Devil Club: Pick up your checklist at the bar and keep track of your favorites. Try them all and be immortalized with a brass plaque behind the bar! And don’t miss these events: February 7th- Rum & Chocolate Pairing. A perfect match for dessert- or anytime! Sugar cane and cacao beans thrive in the same growing regions of the world- taste super premium chocolates matched with rums from the same countries. Experience how different styles of rum pair with milk & dark chocolates. Tickets on sale at Forbidden Island beginning January 15th, and advanced tickets are REQUIRED. February 14th- Valentine’s Day with romantic tunes from DJ Jab, special drinks for two menu, and more! February 21st @ 7:00pm- Forbidden Island and Gosling’s Rum present “It was a Dark ‘n Stormy Night”. Come on down to FI and enjoy a specially priced Dark ‘n Stormy made with Gosling’s Rum and Martin’s brutally strong housemade ginger beer! (while supplies last!). Plus savor a dram of Gosling’s rare Family Reserve Old Rum, pick up some cool Gosling’s goodies, and listen to the sweet sounds of DJ Tanoa. The perfect way to face those dark winter nights. February 27th at 7:00pm: RUM 201: Advanced Rum with Edward Hamilton. Forbidden Island is pleased to welcome back Edward Hamilton, internationally known rum expert and the author of four books on rum. Edward will be teaching an “upper division” course on rum to build on the class he taught at Forbidden Island last year. But don’t worry, Rum 101 is not a pre-requisite for this class! Ed will discuss in detail the differences in rum blends and styles, featuring navy and demerara rums, identifying the differences between molasses vs. sugar cane rums, and more. Of course, there will be a matched tasting with the class, featuring some of the finest rums in the world. Tasting tickets are available in advance or at the door for $30, but supplies are limited, so hurry in. Don’t miss this very special event! Forbidden Island 1304 Lincoln Ave (at Sherman) Alameda, CA Directions and more: See also: Tiki Central: