A Must-Visit Food Festival in St Barth

st barth food festivalThe Hotel Manapany is one of the host hotels for the festival.

By Dana Niland
CJ Contributor

The sixth annual St Barth Gourmet Festival has announced the eight featured guest chefs for this year’s event.

The guest chefs attending the festival include Chef Arnaud Faye, Relais & Châteaux La Chèvre d’Or; Chef Eric Bouchenoire, Joel Robuchon Ateliers; Chef Guillaume Goupil, Burgundy; Chef Jean-Denis Rieubland, Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa; Chef Taku Sekine, Dersou and Cheval d’Or; Chef Stéphane Buron, Le Chabichou; Chef Patrice Vander, Hôtel Royal Evian Resort; and Chef Philippe Jourdin, Terre Blanche Hôtel (Côte d’Azur).

From November 6-10, these chefs will work alongside local culinary teams to represent the best of French gastronomy at the island’s hotels and restaurants.

As St. Barth’s signature event, the Gourmet Festival celebrates a longstanding tradition of culinary excellence.

“Gastronomy is an integral part of St. Barth culture and our tourism industry,” states Nils DuFau, president of the Territorial Tourism Committee of St. Barth. “St. Barth is synonymous with world-class cuisine and we look forward to reaffirming our position as the culinary capital of the Caribbean with our signature event.”

This year, Chef Arnaud Faye has been named patron of the festival and will deliver opening remarks and serve as president of the jury for select events.

The Chefs’ dinners will be held at Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa, Hotel Christopher, Hotel Le Toiny, Le Sereno, Hotel Manapany, Le Tamarin, L’Esprit Jean-Claude Dufour and Nikki Beach.

Reservations for the festival dinners can be made by directly contacting festival partner hotels and restaurants.

— CJ