bvi caribbean food fete lobster
Lobster is abundant on Anegada.
Caribbean

Why BVI Food Fete Is a Must-Visit Caribbean Culinary Event

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 20, 2019

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Caribbean has no shortage of great culinary festivals, from St Barth to Barbados, all showcasing the marvelous diversity of Caribbean food.

But one of the Caribbean’s most popular destination food festivals has a rather special party piece: it comes with a side of island-hopping.

The British Virgin Islands’ BVI Food Fete is a month-long celebration of cuisine, one that, uniquely, combines events on six different islands: Tortola, Scrub Island, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Cooper Island and Scrub Island.

a sample dish

The event kicks off with the BVI Gourmet Soiree, showcasing Scrub Island’s new executive chef, Chloe St-Cyr, with a menu helmed by six award-winning chefs.

On Nov. 9, the Taste of Tortola will be a culinary block party, with food trucks, local eateries and vendors cooking up their best work at the Queen Elizabeth II Park.

The following weekend includes the Cooper Island Rum Festival, centered around the boutique hotel’s famous rum bar with almost 300 different rums on offer, while the next day will see a pork barbecue on Jost Van Dyke.

caribbean food rum cooper

Cooper Island is a pilgrimage destination for rum lovers.

The following weekend takes travelers to the Taste of Virgin Gorda, with a jazz-fueled gourmet party with views of The Baths.

caribbean anegada reef food

The Anegada Reef in Anegada.

Finally, what may be the fete’s most popular event is hte two-day Anegada Lobster Festival from Nov. 30-Dec. 1, a two-day party celebrating what remains the Caribbean’s capital of lobster.

taste of virgin gorda

It’s a diverse schedule of must-visit food stops, meaning travelers can get a taste of the BVI on one island or plan a getaway with multiple Food Fete stops in their itinerary.

It’s yet another sign of the BVI’s inspiring comeback from the storms of 2017 – and a resounding message that the BVI is back and better than ever.

For more, visit the BVI Food Fete.

— CJ

Popular Posts cape santa maria

The Best Caribbean Beach Resort You’ve Never Heard of 

There’s a boat just offshore called “Escape.”  It’s bobbing in some of the most brilliant, dynamic turquoise water I’ve ever seen, a few meters from a stretch of sand so bright and so white you have to squint to look […]


Marriott Is Opening Its New St Regis Resort In Aruba 

aruba st regis inside the restaurant with chairs

It was more than a decade ago that Marriott opened its first-ever Ritz-Carlton resort in the Dutch Caribbean: the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, which at the time was the island’s first true five-star resort.  Fast forward to 2024, and Marriott is set […]


From All-Inclusive Resorts to Beaches, Travelers Are Falling in Love With Antigua and Barbuda

antigua barbuda frontier airlines the peninsula with sand

The plunge-pool villas at Hammock Cove. The historic streets of Nelson’s Dockyard. Pool days at Sheer Rocks. Unforgettable honeymoons. Vibrant meals of pepperpot and fungee. Beach bar hopping on the south coast. Endless serenity in Barbuda.  Travelers keep flocking to […]


Related Posts casa de campo

From Punta Cana to La Romana, Travelers Keep Flocking to the Dominican Republic 

Another month, another milestone. Whether it’s the all-inclusive resort destination of Punta Cana or the golf and wellness at La Romana’s Casa de Campo, the Dominican Republic just keeps on trucking, with Caribbean-leading tourism numbers that keep breaking records.  That […]


Avianca Just Restarted Two Nonstop Flights to Cartagena 

avianca caribbean nonstop

The colorful colonial buildings, the boutique hotels, the art galleries, the creative cuisine.  They’re all part of the reason why Cartagena has been one of the fastest-growing destinations in the Caribbean basin in recent years, repositioning Colombia as a Caribbean […]


Virtuoso Has a New Caribbean Island

moskito

Leading travel advisor network has a major new Caribbean destination, Caribbean Travel Advisor has learned. A top private-island resort in the Caribbean has joined the Virtuoso travel network, Caribbean Travel Advisor has learned.  The Virtuoso network includes more than 2,300 […]


SUBSCRIBE!

Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.


No. Thank You