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Why This Is Marcus Samuelsson’s Favorite Caribbean Event  

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 30, 2024

Celebrity chefs like Marcus Samuelsson, Daniel Boulud and Dario Cecchini. Bartenders like Marv the Mixologist. Food Network stars Amanda Freitag, Carla Hall, Maneet Chauhan and Geoffrey Zakarian. World-class art in a special showcase. 

There’s no Caribbean festival quite like The Bahamas Culinary & Art Festival, which returns to the Baha Mar resort in Nassau from Oct. 22-27. 

This year’s event will also see the return of the FUZE Art Expo event, led by Baha Mar’s executive director of art and culture. 

“Going into our third year, our goal is clear – to continue to uplift our culinary and arts artisans, furthering Baha Mar’s commitment to enrich our Bahamian community and provide world-class offerings for our guests and residents,” says Graeme Davis, President of Baha Mar, in a statement provided to Caribbean Journal. “The Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival is the ultimate platform to do just that, and this year’s programming will be truly spectacular.”

The festival is chock-filled with exciting events, from the legendary Truffle Dinner hosted by Boulud to a beach party at the SLS. 

Samuelsson himself closes out the event with Marcus after Dark, a late-night event at his Marcus Gardens venue at the resort. 

There’s also a Culinary Expo with chef demos and interactive cooking with the Food Network names.

It only reinforces Nassau Paradise Island’s position as arguably the region’s premier culinary destination right now.

“I participate in a number of festivals and events throughout the year, and The Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival is one of my favorites,” says Marcus Samuelsson. “There really is no other event that brings such an incredible group of culinary and beverage talent together with renowned artists for an immersive opportunity to experience the flavors, culture, and soul of the island.”

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