The 2016 British Virgin Island’s Food Festival is coming in bigger and tastier than ever! November will be filled with competitions, demonstration kitchens and cooking with the island’s best chefs. In celebration of this year’s event Peter Island Resort & Spa will be hosting its very own Food Festival in support of the Peter Island Culinary Scholarship Fund. This fantastic scholarship program assists the further education of BVI’s aspiring culinary professionals.
Peter Island will be bringing in top chefs and mixologists from across the region for a weekend of flavorful food and culinary competitions. Some of the celebrity chefs and culinary legends that will be at the event include: Alex Ewald of St. John, Mixologist Abigail Gullo from New Orleans, Lisa Sellers from Antigua, Roberto Trevino of Budatai and La Pizza La Pasta in Puerto Rico, as well as the resort’s Executive Chef Joseph Johnson and other internationally renowned chefs.
On Friday November 11th a ‘Taste of the BVI’ 4-course dinner will take place in the resort’s main restaurant to start off the weekend. Diners and celebrity chefs will be invited to sample and judge a range of dishes prepared by chefs from some of the BVI’s favorite restaurants.
The event will continue the next day with a beach relay race and gourmet beach barbecue. This is followed by a ‘Caribbean Cocktail Challenge’ where guests will judge a bartending challenge and choose between cocktails prepared by the BVI’s top mixologists. That evening, attendees are invited to enjoy a 7-course tasting menu which is designed to showcase local Caribbean ingredients and cooking techniques, with each course being created by a different celebrity chef. To end the evening, the region’s best musical bands will keep the beat going for a night of dancing on a moon-lit beach.
The resort will be offering special getaway packages during the BVI Food Fete: The 3-night Caribbean Food Festival Getaway Package starts at $2,148 and includes accommodations, a welcome kit with local spices and a recipe book, a festival t-shirt, and an all-access pass to all events at the resort’s festival.
Guests can also choose the BVI Food Fete Celebrations Rum Package, which includes 5 nights for two in either Ocean View Room or Ocean View Deluxe Room, a welcome bottle of rum and mixers, full breakfast buffet daily for two, and private rum appreciation and cocktail classes with expert mixologists.
About Peter Island Resort and Spa
Peter Island Resort & Spa is the largest luxury private island resort in the British Virgin Islands with 1,800 acres of unspoiled Caribbean island, features 52 rooms and suites, 3 extravagant villas, 5 breath taking beaches, and boasts one of the best spas in the Caribbean. It also has two renowned restaurants — head to Tradewinds for infused Asian-Caribbean cuisine and Deadman’s Beach Bar & Grill for more casual ocean-side dining. Peter Island Resort & Spa’s elegant beachfront has been a treasured secret among yachtsmen and sophisticated travelers for over 30 years. For more information about the event visit: