Peter Island Resort & Spa’s First Annual Caribbean Food Festival Debuts with Top Chefs from the Caribbean, New Orleans and New York

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The Festival Kicks-Off November's British Virgin Islands Food Fete with Delicious Food, Fun and Culinary Competition for a Good Cause

Peter Island Caribbean Food Festival

“We are very excited to debut Peter Island’s annual Caribbean Food Festival,” states General Manager, Scott Hart. "...It’s going to be a great weekend, for a terrific cause and will undoubtedly become a much-anticipated annual event..."

August 1, 2016….The Peter Island Resort & Spa Caribbean Food Festival makes its debut the weekend of November 11-12, 2016 in celebration of the British Virgin Island’s 'BVI Food Fete' which takes place every November for the entire month. Peter Island Resort will host top chefs and mixologists for a weekend of delicious food, fun and culinary competition to raise funds to support the further education of the BVI’s culinary professionals.

The Festival’s talented group of Celebrity Chefs includes: Chef/Owner Nina Compton of Compère Lapin in New Orleans; Chef Ron Duprat from Haiti; Chef/Owner Alex Ewald of La Tapa on St. John, USVI; Mixologist Abigail Gullo of Compère Lapin in New Orleans; Peter Island Resort’s Executive Chef Todd Howard; Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson from Cecil’s and Minton’s in Harlem; Chef Lisa Sellers of Carlyle Bay in Antigua; and Chef/Owner Roberto Trevino of Budatai and La Pizza La Pasta in Puerto Rico.

“We are very excited to debut Peter Island’s annual Caribbean Food Festival,” states General Manager, Scott Hart. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for local chefs to enhance and expand their skills and talents with an incredibly accomplished group of top chefs from all over the Caribbean, New York and New Orleans. With proceeds going to the Peter Island Culinary Scholarship Fund, we’ll be supporting the further education of the BVI’s culinary professionals. It’s going to be a great weekend, for a terrific cause and will undoubtedly become a much-anticipated annual event for guests, foodies and BVIslanders year after year.”

Caribbean Food Festival Weekend Calendar of Events & All-Access Pass
Access to the Festival’s events below can be purchased on an individual basis or an All-Access Pass may be purchased for $250 per person.

Friday, November 11th at 7pm – Taste of the BVI Dinner Competition
$100 per person - Includes a 4-course dinner with multiples of each course. Celebrity chefs and dinner guests will be the judges determining who is awarded “Best Callaloo,” “Best Seafood,” “Best Jerk,” and “Best Dessert.” Beverages not included.

Saturday, November 12th at 12pm – Chefs’ Beach Relay Race
$50 per person - Includes access to the event, 2 beach cocktails per person, and a Gourmet Beach BBQ prepared by the Celebrity Chefs during the race.

Saturday, November 12th at 4pm – Chefs Cocktail Challenge
Complimentary - All-Access Pass holders will receive the three top cocktails chosen by the judges and will cast their vote for the best cocktail of the three.

Saturday, November 12th at 7pm – Caribbean Tasting Menu & After Party
$155 per person - Includes a deliciously festive 7-course tasting menu prepared by the Celebrity Chefs highlighting Caribbean ingredients and using traditional techniques. Followed by dancing and live entertainment. Beverages not included.

Caribbean Food Festival Getaway Package
For guests who wish to take part in all the activities of the Caribbean Food Festival weekend and enjoy everything Peter Island has to offer, the resort is offering a Caribbean Food Festival Getaway Package available November 10-13, 2016 for 3-nights with rates starting at $2,148 not including tax and service charges. The package includes:

  •     3-nights accommodations at a rate for single or double occupancy in an Ocean View, Ocean View Deluxe or Beach Front Junior Suite
  •     All-Access Pass to the Festival’s events listed in the calendar above
  •     BVI Foodie Welcome Kit with recipe book, local spices, rubs and Festival t-shirt
  •     This package is pending availability and cannot be combined with other offers
  •     Rates do not include 18% tax and service charges

BVI Food Fete Celebrations Rum Package
For guests looking to enjoy a taste of the BVI Food Fete celebrations during the region’s culinary month of November, Peter Island is offering the following BVI Food Fete Celebrations Rum Package:

  •     20% off an Ocean View Room or Ocean View Deluxe Room for two people for 5 nights
  •     Welcome bottle of rum & mixers
  •     Full Breakfast Buffet daily for two
  •     Private Rum Appreciation & Cocktail Class with the resort’s rum expert including mixology    instruction for making the perfect BVI Painkiller, Pina Colada and Peter Island Passion cocktail
  •     Book now through November 30 for dates of stay between November 1 – 30, 2016.
  •     Rates starting at $2,300 for 5 nights exclusive of 18% tax and service charges

For reservations or more information about Peter Island Resort & Spa’s Caribbean Food Festival, packages or reservations, please call the resort’s reservations team at 1.800.346.4451 or 616.458.6767 or email them at reservations@peterisland.net. Information about the Caribbean Food Festival can also be found on the resort’s website at http://peterisland.com/events/peter-island-resort-spa-caribbean-food-festival and on Facebook.

About Peter Island Resort & Spa:
Peter Island Resort & Spa is an idyllic private island hideaway known to yachtsmen and sailors for over 30 years. The island offers 1,800 unspoiled acres with 5 pristine beaches, 3 residential-style luxury villas, Beachfront Junior Suites just steps from the sea, and conveniently located Ocean View Rooms. Home to one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular spas, the 10,000 square foot oasis has a staff of talented therapists who take pampering to an entirely new level. The island’s wide variety of land and sea activities include private diving and snorkeling excursions, sea kayaking, windsurfing, tennis, sailing, deep sea fishing, and hikes to the island’s scenic Sunset Loop. Located in the British Virgin Islands, Peter Island is a treasured secret among sophisticated travelers seeking the luxury of a private island and the Caribbean as it’s meant to be.

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