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Thursday, March 6, 2014

St Croix Food & Wine Festival March 2014


April 6-12, 2014
Named one of the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Travel

The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience showcases the diverse cuisine and wine in St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Celebrity Chefs:
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

Festival Events

Sunday, April 6
Cuisine on the Green
Great food and fine spirits at the Carambola Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones course. Enjoy a lively tournament with tasty bites and drinks at every tee. Non-golfers are invited to tour the tastings via a golf cart.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Gourmet Vintner Dinner - Tutto Bene Restaurant pairs a celebrity chef with a renowned wine maker to create the perfect dining Experience, along with a gourmet-themed auction. 

City Crawl - Taste your way through historic Christiansted and enjoy three of St. Croix’s finest dining Experiences. Start with tasty appetizers and a perfect pairing of wine; then stroll to your entrĂ©e for a change in atmosphere. Finish off a fun and unique night with a fabulous dessert at the last restaurant. 

Wednesday, April 9
Chefs Move To School Talk with Chef Todd Gray
Chefs across the country are answering Mrs. Obama’s call to get involved with their local schools as part of the Chefs Move to Schools initiative, including Equinox Restaurant’s Executive Chef Todd Gray. Chef Gray will discuss his work with Michelle Obama’s “Chefs Move to Schools” initiative, his work in the District of Columbia with the Murch school and how the same program can be done in the US Virgin Islands. 

Food Fight! On the Beach
Could you crack open a conch shell, identify a sauce blindfolded, or open a coconut in a timed challenge? As one of the most popular and exciting events of the week, Food Fight! has celebrity and island chefs teaming together to compete in a series of challenges that takes place right on the beach at the hip restaurant eat@canebay on the north shore.

Galleon Wine Dinner 
The Galleon offers up a spectacular wine dinner that features specialized menus designed  specifically to complement the finest of wines. 

Thursday, April 10
A Taste of St. Croix 
This is the event that started it all 
Start the evening in the  VIP area held at Divi Carina Bay Resort. Approximately 2,000 participants and guests sample the expertise of 55 restaurants, chefs, farms, and caterers. Visiting celebrity  chefs, winemakers, rum distilleries, and breweries also offer samples of their best creations. As the only island-wide  culinary competition of its kind, and throughout the night restaurants are judged  by renowned chefs. 

Friday, April 11
Cork & Fork Dinners
Prepared by celebrity chefs with wines presented by visiting vintners, these elegant dinners are prepared for an intimate group of 12-20 guests. Dinners are hosted in stunning private homes, several of which have  appeared in national publications.

Sunset BBQ
Celebrity chefs share their grilling talents with local culinary students at one of our hottest events. Held in historic Frederiksted overlooking the water, this unique event allows you the opportunity to meet and mingle  with celebrity chefs and enjoy unparalleled views as you dine and dance under the stars.

Saturday, April 12
Kids Cooking
This youth event brings little chefs together to learn how to make simple, fun recipes under the instruction of both celebrity and local chefs.

Wine in the Warehouse
Saturday night brings everyone together for wine tastings with winemakers, cocktail samplings, small bites, and music.

Festival details & hotel packages - http://www.stxfoodandwine.com/

Check out more Caribbean festivals, carnivals and events
http://www.travel2thecaribbean.com/Caribbean_Festivals.html


Happy Travels,
Linda