Details and specific event dates for the 2017 Experience have not yet been announced, but for those planning to travel to St. Croix and attend the 2017 the events will take place between April 7th - 10th, and A Taste of St. Croix will take place on April 6th. Our Calendar of Events and the 2017 Event Line-Up will be updated as more information becomes available.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Cork & Fork Dinners : Decadent dinners held in private homes. Each home boasts a luxurious menu developed by the Celebrity chefs Sam Choy and Robyn Almodovar which is then perfectly paired with hand selected wines. Dinners start at 6:00pm, tickets are $1,000 per person.
Sunset BBQ : The delicious BBQ takes place in historic Frederiksted town and features a sunset jazz concert. Chefs Billy Desimone, Negust Kaza, Ralph Motta, and Digby Stridiron team with local St. Croix Career and Technical Educational Complex’s award winning culinary team to show off their grilling talents. These fantastic students, under the expert tutelage of Anton Doos, will work with our visiting celebrity chefs to create a buffet feast to remember. With multiple bars, amazing food and room to roam and dance with the sounds of live entertainment. This event is not one you will want to miss. Sunset BBQ begins at 6:00pm, tickets are $50 per adult and $25 per child.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Wine in the Warehouse : Turn back the clock for the one-night transformation of the Leeward Islands Warehouse into the Great Gatsby and Prohibition Era. With a few new twists, this favorite event promises to be a beautiful, surprising, and fun experience. Featuring live music, a silent auction, a fabulous raffle, wines for sale, amazing appetizers and of course, the focus of the evening: wine tastings with winemakers present. Put your shawl on to combat the cool air in the wine warehouse and don’t forget to dress for the time: flappers, fringe, feathers and tassels are welcome! Sponsored by Leeward Islands Management. Event begins at 6:00pm, tickets are $125 per person.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Cuisine on the Green : Experience a beautiful Robert Trent Jones Golf Course while you enjoy culinary bites and cocktail samples at select tees. Non-golfers are invited to sample the tastings with or without a golf cart. Every other hole of the course will feature the culinary offering of a different local restaurant accompanied by complementary beverages. Your 2-person Team will taste and sip your way through an 18 Hole Scramble culminating with a dessert buffet and awards ceremony. Sponsored by Carambola Golf Club. Tee time is Noon, tickets are $200 per golfer, $125 per taster with a golf cart, and $75 per taster without a golf cart. To purchase tickets and for all other inquires, contact Carambola Golf Club directly at (340) 778-5638.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Taste Farmers Market : Explore the local bounty of St. Croix at the 5th Annual Taste Farmers Market for the chefs, restaurants, and the public. The market will be held at Christian Shan Hendricks Vegetable Market on Company Street in Christiansted from 10am - 3pm.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Gourmet Vintner Dinner : It’s the '25th All Silver Jubilee' at the Gourmet Vintner Dinner in 2016. Join us for an intimate and lively dining experience where we celebrate the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary with celebrity guest Chef Javier Nassar, who will create a delectable menu paired with renowned wines from Terlato International Wines. With its gourmet themed auction, this classy and lively dinner kicks off the week of indulgence and generosity. Dinner starts at 6:00pm at Ha’Penny Bay Beach Club, tickets are $250 per person (includes gratuity).
Photo by Michael Nissman
The 2016 Talent Line-Up:
Sam Choy, Author, James Beard Award Winner, Iron Chef, TV Show Host, Restaurateur
Robyn Almodovar, Chef, Winner of Food Network's 'Chopped' and 'Cut Throat Kitchen', Owner of 'Palate Party' Food Truck
Javier Nassarn, Chef and Owner of A la Carte Catering Co. and Tras-patio Bistro
Digby Stridiron, Culinary Ambassador, US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
William 'Billy D.' Desimone, Chef, Restauranteur and Co-Founder of the 'Josef L. Desimone Giving the Dream Memorial Fund'
Negust Kaza, Chef and Owner of Kaza House, Virgin Islands Olympic Culinary Team
Ralph Motta, Chef, Fine Artist, a Black Enterprise 'Modern Man of 2015'
Vacation packages are available through the following resorts and hotels:
Phone : (800) 524-0410 | (340) 773-0687
Charming European-style hotel blends old world charm with modern amenities! The newly renovated Caravelle Hotel & Casino’s location is in the center of everything Christiansted has to offer. You’ll love our award winning restaurant and bar, RumRunners, and the variety of activities offered right from our doorstep: sailing, fishing, snorkeling, sightseeing, shopping, and more. Caravelle Hotel & Casino is the perfect setting for weddings and honeymoons, groups, family reunions, and business travelers. Enjoy amenities including valet service, live entertainment, casino gaming, and an outdoor pool and sun deck. Comfort, convenience and a friendly staff await you at Caravelle Hotel & Casino!
Phone : (800) 255-3881 | (340) 712-2100
Host to ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ and one of the ‘World’s Top 50 Tropical Resorts’ – Conde Nast Traveler! The historic Buccaneer boasts 138 exquisite accommodations in a luxury country club atmosphere. Located on 340 acres two miles from Christiansted, the property has three lovely beaches, a championship golf course, renowned tennis and watersports – combined they create a luxury playground for all ages. Family owned and operated since 1947, The Buccaneer is perfect for couples, families, and honeymooners. Your stay includes a complimentary full breakfast, complimentary children’s programs year round, complimentary snorkeling, kayaks, and floats. A shuttle is provided into » Read more about: The Buccaneer Hotel »
Phone : (888) 236-2427 | (340) 778-3800
A quintessentially Caribbean escape! The quintessential Caribbean escape awaits at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa. As you embark on your journey of fun and relaxation, you’ll be swept away by the unmatched beauty of our resort. Tucked away on a secluded stretch of white sand beach and surrounded by lush green mountains on one side and the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea on the other, you’ll treasure every moment. Spacious accommodations, indulgent amenities and exceptional service all combine to reflect the spirit of this tranquil Caribbean resort and complete your idyllic vacation.
Proceeds from the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience support local education, community revitalization and public safety programs managed by the St. Croix Foundation, a non-profit organization. The event series also impacts and supports local culinary, hospitality and tourism programs.