Taste of St Barth Gourmet Festival November 5-8, 2015 “Special French Gastronomy Edition”
St Barthélemy is the place to be on November 5-8, 2015 for a special All-French Taste of St Barth Gourmet Festival. Organized by the Tourism Committee of St Barthélemy, this festival will feature six highly talented French chefs invited specifically to celebrate a cuisine with a long-standing tradition of excellence.
The island of St Barthélemy plays a unique role in the Caribbean. Surrounded primarily by Anglophone islands, Saint Barth adds the diversity and singularity of a French island in the Americas. Often referred to as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, Saint Barth enjoys a lifestyle where high-quality French and international cuisine reign in a variety of close of 80 restaurants.
“An edition consecrated to French gastronomy seems perfect in this international environment,” states Nils Dufau, president of the island’s Tourism Committee. “Six exceptional French chefs have been invited from November 5th to 8th, 2015 to share their vision of contemporary French cuisine. This new version of the festival promises great culinary discoveries with Michelin-starred chefs as well as young chefs considered the avant-garde of French cuisine today.”
In addition to the chefs’ dinners that provide extraordinary sensory experiences on three evenings in some of the most outstanding restaurants on the island, the festival also has many surprises in store to help celebrate the many facets of gastronomy. Once again this year, these events include the “St Barth Badoit Express Beach Picnic” for the guest chefs, as well as competitions open to professionals, such as the “St Barth Chefs Challenge” by Taittinger, plus those open to passionate amateurs.
After last year’s edition that featured an international group of chefs led by the triple-starred Jean-Georges Vongerichten, ambassador of the event, the 2015 festival is full of promise. Gourmets should plan to be in Saint Barth for these four days in order to discover signature dishes by the top chefs currently making waves in the world of French gastronomy.
All information about the Taste of St Barth Gourmet Festival can be found at www.saintbarth- tourisme.com as well as Saint-Barth Tourism on Facebook. Hashtag: #tasteofstbarth