On Nov. 29 and 30, as part of the month-long BVI Food Fete, the British Virgin Islands will host the annual Anegada Lobster Festival, where the best chefs on the pancake-flat island display, cook and serve the world-renowned Anegada lobster.
According to the Miami Herald, “November is going to be all about food and wine — and maybe a little rum — in the British Virgin Island. The month-long BVI Food Fete will include BVI Restaurant Week, the Anegada Lobster Festival, On The Rocks Bar Crawl, a Barefoot Gourmet Soirée dinner, visiting chef programs, cooking classes, chef competitions, wine tastings and happy hour at the 400-year-old Callwood Rum Distillery. Be ready to island hop. Among the properties hosting events are the Peter Island Resort and Spa, Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina.”
“The BVI Food Fete is a wonderful opportunity for the Territory to showcase the finest Caribbean cuisine and we’re excited to invite travelers to taste the best of the BVI,” said Sharon Flax-Mars, Director of Tourism. “Due to the variety of program offerings, diners will have the opportunity to island hop while sampling local ingredients like famous Anegada spiny lobster, our signature cocktail, The Painkiller and more.”
BVI Restaurant Week is positioned as a culinary draw for both the local community and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the local culinary culture and tantalise their taste buds with its flavourful cuisine and artfully prepared dishes that are offered throughout the BVI.
BVI Restaurant Week is in its third year and brings great excitement, as restaurants throughout the Territory anticipate this fantastic event by creating their special breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with an alluring twist. The event begins with the Taste of the BVI on Tortola,November 14th and Taste of the BVI Virgin Gorda, November 15th. Starting November 16th participating restaurants will feature mouthwatering dishes and attractive discounted specials until November 23rd.
Anegada Lobster Festival 2014 is a two-day culinary event held on the shores of Anegada on November 29th and 30th. The event was created to entice our community, visitors, new travellers and the niche market of food connoisseurs to the shores of the British Virgin Islands to experience our versatile tourism product.
The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, together with the population of Anegada, will feature talented local chefs who will be on hand to prepare, cook, and serve plated sample lobster dishes at participating Anegada restaurants. Over the course of two days, attendees will embark on an island adventure that will take them on a culinary journey via safari, scooter or rental car. Participants will dine on three different lobster samplers at each restaurant at a cost of $10-$12 per sampler plate.
Along with spectacular sightseeing, great food, drink, and a sunset party, attendees will have a unique Anegada experience unlike any other in the Caribbean.
Culinary tourism has increasingly sparked interest amongst travellers worldwide that seek to experience a destination’s local culture through authentic dining opportunities.