Taste of St. Croix

St. Croix Food and Wine ExperienceEach April, foodies and epicureans the world over converge on St. Croix for a prestigious week-long festival that celebrates the joy of food and wine. Hailed as one of the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Travel – the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience brews a showcase of diverse cuisine and wine available on St. Croix. This well-anticipated, well-attended event series engages Local chefs, celebrity chefs, cooking show personalities and top winemakers from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, California, Florida, and abroad to showcase their talents and promote their products. Even more incredible is that the event itself is a fundraiser designed to support the local food service industry with training and scholarships, as well as support for The St. Croix Foundation, a community organization. Visit The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience website for the latest information and details.  Book your tickets now, events sell out quickly!

  

St. Croix Food and Wine Experience 2016 Event Line-Up:

 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Cork & Fork Dinners : Decadent dinners held in private homes. Celebrity chefs are paired with renowned wine makers to create an unforgettable evening. Dinners start at 5:30pm, tickets are $1,000 per person.

Sunset BBQ : The delicious BBQ takes place in historic Frederiksted town during the Sunset Jazz concert. Chefs 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 : Saturday night brings everyone together for wine tasting with winemakers, cocktail samplings, small bites and music. The VIP lounge area provides the perfect alcove to raise your glass, grab a cocktail and of course pose for a selfie! The one-night transformation of the Leeward Warehouse is a beautiful and surprising experience. Wines will be on sale. 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 10:30am, tickets are $200 per golfer, $125 per taster with a golf cart, and $75 per taster without a golf cart.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Gourmet Vintner Dinner : Join this intimate and lively dining experience where celebrity guest chefs create delectable menus paired with renowned wine - the results always astound! With its gourmet themed auction, this classy and lively dinner wraps up the week of indulgence and generosity. Dinner starts at 6:00pm, tickets are $250 per person.

 

The 2015 Talent Line-Up was:

Tony Castellucci, Facebook Corporate Executive Chef

Sam Choy, Author, James Beard Award Winner, Iron Chef, TV Show Host, Restaurateur

Kevin Fonzo, KWine Bar, Chefs Move to Schools

Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes, Ace of Cakes, Food Network

Todd GrayChef/Partner Equinox Restaurant, Todd Gray’s Watershed, Todd Gray’s Muse

Ray Lampe, Dr. BBQ, Food Network, BBQ Hall of Fame, Fox Sports Network

Dean Spinks, Facebook Corporate Executive Chef

Digby Stridiron, Culinary Ambassador, US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism 

 

Vacation Packages:

Vacation packages are available through the following resorts and hotels:

 

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.