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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

5th Annual Turks and Caicos Caribbean Food & Wine Fest

5th Caribbean Food & Wine Festival on November 5–8, 2015




Grace Bay Resorts, in partnership with the Turks and Caicos Tourism Board and The Wine Cellar, has announced the headline chefs and schedule of events for this years festival 

The annual event pairs internationally renowned chefs and winemakers with Turks & Caicos’ diverse local talent for an authentic and innovative celebration of Caribbean cuisine.






This year’s headliners include:

  • Alex Guarnaschelli, Iron Chef and Food Network star
  • Justin Quek, renowned Franco-Asian cuisine innovator and Principal Chef of Singapore’s Sky on 57
  • Kyle Bailey, Executive Chef of Birch & Barley and ChurchKey in Washington, DC
  • Vintners from Davis Bynum Vineyards, Michele Chiarlo and JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
The not-for-profit festival will raise funds for The Department of Youth Affairs and the Lit’l Chefs mentor program, which supports and encourages young local chefs to develop skills that will assist them in pursuing careers in hospitality, a vital industry of Turks and Caicos. 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, November 5 
Welcome Dinner – Seven Restaurant
The kick-off dinner for the weekend-long events, features exceptional creations by headlining Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.

Friday, November 6
Women of Wine Luncheon – Fire & Ice Restaurant, Blue Haven
This event caters to the adage “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” by offering an extended lunch break in a relaxed environment for women who love wine

Gourmet Safari - Discover the Island’s incredible restaurants
The Gourmet Safari was the original event that served as a catalyst for the festival and continues to be a guest favorite today.  
Grace Bay Club – Innovative cocktails
Coyaba – Appetizer course
Seven Stars and The Regent Palms – Dinner
Gansevoort – Dessert

Saturday, November 7
Food & Wine Pairing – West Bay Club (by Grace Bay Resorts)
Intimate food and wine pairing seminars highlighting meat, seafood, cheese and dessert with tasting rooms showcasing the guest chefs and winemakers with support from the aspiring local talent of the ‘Lit’l Chefs’ mentor program.

Island Street Food Fair
Fun, family-friendly event featuring local entertainment that showcases island restaurants’ expert grilling & barbeque techniques for the enjoyment of locals and tourists alike.

Dinner under with the Stars – Grace Bay Beach
Headlining Chef Justin Quek pairs his signature recipes with the winemakers’ rarest vintages for a lavish dinner experience, allowing guests to dine under the beautiful Grace Bay stars alongside the festival’s featured stars.

Sunday, November 8
Brunch – Amanyara
Hosted by Chef Kyle Bailey, this brunch marks the conclusion of the festival events by showcasing an immaculate spread certain to leave guests craving a taste for more.

For tickets and additional event information, please visit http://caribbeanfoodandwinefestivaltci.com/


Happy Travels,
Linda