BVI Food Fete, Spiced Charter Fun

Author: Lisa Larsen


BVI Food Fete

Culinary Festival in the British Virgin Islands adds tantalizing flavor to a luxury yacht charter!BVI Food Fete

Are you a gourmand who likes the challenge of competition and loves a party? If so, the annual BVI Food Fete offers you some serious fun. There’s something for every kind of food lover. Savor authentic Caribbean dishes, fresh catch seafood (particularly lobster), beer, wine, competitive cocktails and abundant camaraderie.

Luxury yacht charter guests in the British Virgin Islands this fall get to add some extra spice to their itineraries. The popular archipelago once again shows off its culinary excellence and diversity. BVI Food Fete is a month-long gourmet extravaganza. It is one of the great foodie experiences of the Caribbean.

The foodie festival begins Oct. 27, 2018, with Gourmet for a Cause.

BVI Food FeteDine on signature dishes prepared by some of the world’s top chefs and mixologists. The ambiance of a chic and exotic beach setting adds tropical splendor to this al fresco adventure. Enjoy the ultimate culinary experience for epicureans and food lovers while supporting a charitable cause.

BVI Food Fete continues with the 5thAnnual Taste of Tortola, held on Saturday, Nov. 3. Sample tantalizing food, incredible wines and amazing entertainment at the water’s edge. Observe the island’s best chefs and visiting chefs at the food demonstration table. They reveal tricks-of-the-trade in preparing favorite local and international dishes. Taste the winners of the Fish & Fungi Competition that showcases this National Dish of the British Virgin Islands.

The entry fee includes a welcome cocktail, chance at prizes, live music and a delicious samples from participating restaurants. The most coveted award of the night is the people’s choice Favorite Restaurant award. Festival attendees will receive a wine cork which they carry with them until they determine the one restaurant they deem deserving of the title!

BVI Food Fete goes hog wild!

BVI Food FeteThe 2ndAnnual Jost Pork Festival on Jost Van Dyke is held on Nov. 11. Participating restaurants will offer $5.00 samplers of pork prepared in their signature style; corned, doved, roasted, stewed, etc. The Jost Van Dyke community has a long tradition of preparing pork dishes, especially the roasted pork featured at pig roasts held by some of Jost Van Dyke’s most famous eateries.

On the following weekend, the BVI Food Fete holds the 6thAnnual Taste of Virgin Gorda. On the evening of Nov.17, sample specialty dishes from Virgin Gordian-based restaurants. The event takes place at the beautiful, historic Nail Bay Sugar Works ruins. Watch as Virgin Gorda’s finest chefs compete in the cook-off. Pose with over-sized culinary items for your priceless keepsake at the Foodie Photo Booth. Vote for your Favorite Restaurant in the people’s choice award.

BVI Food Fete

BVI Food Fete wraps up with a knockout punch!

BVI Food FeteHead for the Cooper Island Rum Festival on Nov. 18. This event is held at the Rum Bar at the Cooper Island Beach Club. This is a favorite harbor for sailors and a destination for all who love the rum. A few years back, the Rum Bar was launched with the biggest collection of rum in the British Virgin Islands. Today, with over 100 rums, it’s one of the largest selections in the world. So, at the BVI Food Fete finale, you can be rum connoisseur for a day.

Magnificent beaches and perfect sea conditions make the BVI a yacht charter paradise. The BVI Food Fete adds an extra dimension, which can be downright decadent.

Ready to pull up anchor and hoist the sails? Here are some favorite yachts availabile for the BVI Food Fete:

BVI Food FeteNENNE, 67′ Fontaine-Pajot, accommodates 10 guests in 5 cabins. Lots of toys and gear make this yacht an excellent choice for family charters with children. Highly acclaimed build features award winning chef and crew. Be prepared to swim laps or gain a couple of pounds.

NENNE Details and Description

BVI Food FeteLAYSAN, Serenity Shipyard Custom 72′, an amazing build that is a delight for friends or family vacationing together. Crew are avid divers and know the most amazing spots. Three dives included per weekly charter. Accommodates 10 guests in 5 cabins.

LAYSAN Details and Description

FIRST-A-FENCE 60′ A 2014 Horizon PowerCat with the fully enclosed flybridge lounge area. This deluxe build is the latest model of this popular brand. Charter with acclaimed Chef Hannah. Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 Cabins
FIRST-A-FENCE Description and Details

Read: Charter Yacht Chef Hannah’s Top Recipes

BVI Food FeteNEMO 47′ Nautitech France charter sailing catamaran, winner of the “Best Boat Under 50′” at the 2017 USVI Yacht Charter Show. In fact, NEMO has deservedly won numerous awards during her charter career.  Comfort and excellent stability insure a fabulous charter experience, even for first-timers at sea. A holiday aboard Nemo is ideal for kids, who can move safely onboard and play on the wide fore nets. Sleeps 8 Guests in 4 queen berth cabins.

NEMO Details and Description

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