Mélange Caribbean Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

BVI Food Fete
October 30 to November 27, 2016

Food Fete, is  a month-long celebration of the culinary offerings of the BVI
featuring oceanside dining, special tasting menus, bar crawls, dessert showcases, unique property offerings, and more.

Food Fete Event Line-up

Barefoot Gourmet Soiree - October 30
This luxurious oceanside evening will be one to remember. Seven chefs are scheduled to prepare their signature dishes at a live demonstration along the beach. Reservations are encouraged for this event, as space is limited. Tickets are available for $150 each.

Taste of Tortola - November 5
Many top restaurants are participating in this year’s Taste of Tortola, and participants will have a chance to sample food of the highest quality while experiencing other highlights such as a new demonstration kitchen, live musical performances, dancing, and a fireworks display. A judging panel will be on hand to officiate the annual Fish & Fungi Competition, a Mixologist Competition, and announce the coveted “Best Of” awards.

Peter Island Caribbean Food Festival - November 11-12
This event will bring together chefs from all over the Caribbean to celebrate Caribbean food and cooking techniques. Popular chefs including Nina Compton, Ron Duprat, and more will gather for a weekend of elegant meals and fun competition.

The Jost Crawl - November 13
This newly added tour features some of Jost Van Dyke’s most iconic bars, where visitors can pop in for a cocktail before heading to the next stop.

Jose Pork Festival – November 13
This is a brand new event that will highlight samples of many different signature pork dishes, a tradition that is carried throughout Jost Van Dyke’s top restaurants. Participating restaurants will offer $5.00-$7.00 samples of pork prepared in their signature way, including corned, doved, roasted, stewed, and more. The Jost Van Dyke community has held a long tradition of preparing pork dishes, especially roasted pork, which is featured at pig roasts held by some of Jost Van Dyke’s most famous eateries.

Taste of Virgin Gorda - November 19
Held on the grounds of the Nail Bay Sugar Ruins, this event caters to a more intimate crowd. Attendees will be able to sample an array of dishes from notable Virgin Gorda restaurants while being entertained by renowned saxophonist Arturo Tappin of Barbados. Secret judges will make their way around in search of the best food, best booth, best drink, and more. Plus, festival attendees will each have a chance to cast a vote for Virgin Gorda’s Favorite Restaurant.

On The Rocks Bar Crawl - November 19
This bar crawl around Virgin Gorda will take participants from bar to bar, sampling some of the island’s best spirits.

The Lobster Crawl - November 25
This event serves as the perfect prequel to the famous Anegada Lobster Festival! On the night before the festival begins, participants can enjoy this bar crawl around Anegada, prior to sampling the island’s best lobster dishes the following day. 

Anegada Lobster Festival - November 26-27
The BVI is a true lobster haven, as visitors will learn while they explore its many culinary variations during this two-day festival. Local chefs will prepare, cook and serve samplers at a number of local restaurants at a cost of $5.00-$7.00 per plate.
Chef Jermaine “Monk” GeorgeChef George is accomplished in the style of Caribbean Fusion and is the chef at Tree House on Virgin Gorda.

Chef Kerry Heffernan: Chef Heffernan has lent his skills to a number of top restaurants, including founding the iconic Eleven Madison Park. He is also a seafood expert and an accomplished sport fisherman.

Chef Erika Dupree-Cline: Chef Dupree-Cline has taken her passion for pastry all the way to Bravo’s Top Chef competition. She is a talented chocolatier and founder of Culinary Wonders USA, which helps minorities experience the culinary arts.

Chef Christopher Faulkner: A New York City restaurateur with a heavy Caribbean influence, Chef Faulkner will host a live demonstration as part of the Barefoot Gourmet Soirée.

Chef Michael Ferraro: Chef Ferraro has a diverse culinary background inspired by his travels around the world, and has appeared on multiple Food Network competition series including Iron Chef America, Chopped, and Beat Bobby Flay.

Chef Stephen McQueeny: An acclaimed Puerto Rican chef, TV personality, entrepreneur, professor and restauranteur with a passion for gastronomy, Chef McQueeny operates the first ice creamery in Puerto Rico that uses liquid nitrogen.

Also NYC-based Chefs Michael Ferraro,  Christopher Faulkner and others. . .

Read more at www.bvifoodfete.com