Anguilla’s New Food Festival

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

It has long been one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated culinary destinations, and now Anguilla is raising its game again.

The island has launched a new culinary celebration called Extraordinary Eats, a two-week festival highlighting food, culture and the culinary arts.

Extraordinary Eats, which begins April 14, will last through April 28.

“We are excited about this new event, which is grounded in our marketing strategy that identified cuisine as one of our brand pillars, and builds on our well-deserved reputation as an exceptional culinary destination,” said Donna Banks, Chairperson of the Anguilla Tourist Board. “Travelers today will often plan their vacations around culinary experiences, and we are ideally positioned to accommodate these foodie enthusiasts.”

The core of the festival is a large collection of eateries offering prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu for the two weeks, from the Four Seasons to the Malliouhana to popular spots like DaVida’s, Garvey’s and Blanchard’s, among others.

The two-week event will also include Festival del Mar, an annual celebration of “all things from the sea,” on April 20 and 21.

Extraordinary Eats will conclude with “Chefs Extraordinaires,” a grand finale which will include an “epicurean extravaganza with special appearances from Anguilla’s very own homegrown chefs.”

— CJ