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Fans lime with Walsh at new Sando lounge

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Cricket legend, Courtney Walsh, centre, and guests.

West Indies cricketing legend Courtney Walsh is among the owners of 519, a social hub based in C3 Centre in South Trinidad. The restaurant’s name is drawn from Walsh’s test wicket total.

On November 9, Walsh made his inaugural visit to 519 fresh off his first year as Specialist Bowling Coach for the Bangladesh National Test team and he spent two more days liming and dining with customers at the restaurant.

The opening ceremony was capped off with Walsh bowling the opening ball to San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello. T&T’s First Olympic Gold medallist Hasely Crawford served as wicketkeeper. The Mayor bravely fended off the first ball but on his second delivery Walsh showed he has not lost his accuracy with a ball that destroyed the ceremonial stumps.

For the opener Chef Marlon Spencer created an hors d’oeuvres menu that was reflective of 519’s signature style including 519’s Curry Duck Wontons, Chicken Dumplings, Cauliflower Tempura, Cognac Glazed Plantains and Tamarind Glazed Shrimp.

The weekend was a tremendous success and hundreds of guests took the opportunity to lime with the cricketing legend. They had the additional good fortune to rub shoulders with the T&T cricket star Brian Lara and Olympic sprinter Machel Cedenio. Customers enjoyed phenomenal drinks specials and legendary food. The sponsors AS Bryden, Carib Brewery, Angostura, Hadco and Malabar Farms contributed to making Liming with the Legend a great weekend.