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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2014 St Croix USVI Food & Wine Experience

April 6-April 12, 2014


The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, named one of the 
10 Best International Food & Wine Festivals by Forbes Travel


The festival showcases the diverse cuisine and wine available on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The multi-day event includes gourmet dinners, seminars, wine auctions, and the annual culinary competition, A Taste of St. Croix

Guest chefs for the 2014 St Croix Food & Wine Experience include

  • Tony Castellucci, Facebook Executive Chef, California 
  • Leah Cohen, Rising Star Chef, Top Chef contestant, owner Pig & Khao, New York 
  • Sam Choy, James Beard Winner, Author, TV Personality, Restaurateur, Hawaii 
  • Todd Gray, James Beard Winner, Author, Restaurateur, Washington, DC 
  • Dean Spinks, Facebook Executive Chef, California 
  • William DeSimone, owner Buffalo Diner, Founder Josef L. Desimone Memorial Fund 


Hotel packages for the 2014 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

Photo Credit: The Buccaneer - St Croix, USVI

Excellent opportunity to explore the island, sample delicious food and wine, and see celebrity and island chefs team together to raise funds for non-profit programs. 

From three night packages to week-long stays, each vacation package offers a different experience during the food, wine, beer and rum festival. Hotel taxes and service charges are additional unless noted. Packages need to be booked with the hotel. 

The Buccaneer Culinary Getaway - $2,990 - includes 5 nights in ocean view accommodations, five-day car rental, 2 tickets to A Taste of St. Croix, a culinary welcome turn-down amenity plus full American breakfast daily, welcome cocktail, and live music entertainment nightly. The Buccaneer offers two beaches, three restaurants, tennis, golf, a spa and 340-acres of oceanfront paradise. To book, call 800-255-388 and use rate code “St. Croix Food and Wine Experience Package.”  www.thebuccaneer.com 

Hotel Caravelle - $799 - 3 night package - (April 9, 10, 11) based on double occupancy in a deluxe ocean-front room, two tickets to A Taste of St Croix, breakfast daily and a relaxing sailing trip to Buck Island National Park. To book call at 340-773-0687 and use rate code “St. Croix Food and Wine.” www.hotelcaravelle.com 

Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort - all-inclusive package at $1245 per person, get 6 nights for the price of 5, PLUS a free ticket (value - $95) to "Taste of St. Croix" held on the resort's beautiful beachfront. Book an oceanfront room with patio or balcony for any 6 nights between April 5-12. Must book by March 1, 2014. Reservations can be made via email to adownes@divicarina.com. Use reservation code: “TSC2014/Taste Special”. Rate not valid on existing reservations - cannot be combined with any other promotion. 
Resort details at http://www.divicarina.com

Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa - $750 for three nights, double occupancy - Includes 3 night stay in deluxe guest room accommodations, $100 resort credit, full breakfast daily for two, as well as a welcome drink and amenity. To book package, use rate code “LPR” and call Carambola at 888-503-8760 or 340-778-3800 or reservations www.carambolabeach.com 

Tamarind Reef Resort offers a 3 night package for $551, tax and service fee included. Ocean view room, plus bottle of rum, and a coupon booklet worth $800. On-site amenities include Tamarind Spa with massage, skin and nail care; freshwater pool; tennis courts; beach with kayak and snorkel equipment, sailing charter boats to Buck Island, as well as the casual Deep End restaurant and the award-winning Galleon restaurant. To book the package, call Tamarind Reef Resort at 800-619-0014 and use rate code “Taste STX” http://www.tamarindreefresort.com/

For a detailed list of events and to purchase tickets visit http://www.stcroixfoodandwine.com or or http://www.tasteofstcroix.com

Receive updates on Facebook at facebook.com/STCROIXFoodandWineExperience and on Twitter @STXFoodandWine


Happy Travels,
Linda