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2013 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

St. Croix Foundation

Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM (AST)

2013 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Cuisine on the Green Golfer
A fun 18 hole scramble sampling bites and refreshments by local restaurants on the most beautiful championship golf course in the Virgin Islands. Competition is fierce behind sauce pans and nine irons alike, as chefs battle it out to take home the coveted silver cup while golfers pit themselves against the challenging course.
Ended $200.00 $10.99
Cuisine on the Green Taster
A fun 18 hole scramble sampling bites and refreshments by local restaurants on the most beautiful championship golf course in the Virgin Islands. Competition is fierce behind sauce pans and nine irons alike, as chefs battle it out to take home the coveted silver cup while golfers pit themselves against the challenging course.
Ended $75.00 $4.74
Gourmet Vintner Dinner
Washington’s power house duo Chef Todd Gray & Ellen Kassoff Gray are a part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Chefs Move to Schools” program, and were recognized by the White House for their dedication to promoting healthy lifestyles for elementary students and their families. They team up with Tutto Bene’s executive chef Negust Kaza for an extravagant evening.
Ended $250.00 $13.49
City Krawl
Angry Nates starts out the fun, with a house special appetizer and paired beverage! Step out onto the boardwalk, and take a leisurely stroll down to John Eddies Low Life Bar & Refuge to enjoy their award winning view, and a southern favorite entrée and pick-me-up. Let the moonlight guide you around the corner to You Are Here, once here, delight in a special dessert made just for you and sip on something sweet.
Ended $100.00 $5.99
Chefs Move to Schools Talk With Todd Gray
April 17, 2013 at 12 noon, Chef Todd Gray will discuss his work with Michelle Obama’s “Chefs Move to Schools” initiative, his work in the District of Columbia with the Murch school and how the same program can be done in the US Virgin Islands.
Ended Free $0.00
Food Fight
Part game show part cooking competition. Get up close and personal with celebrity chefs: Paula DaSilva, Josef DeSimone, Mike Lata, Simon Stojanovic! Cheer them on as they maneuver through a wild array of blind identifications, chef & food based trivia and bar tending skills. The event leads you down to the beach to watch the chefs fight it out in the final cook-off using a table of ingredients with all local seafood and produce, some they may not even recognize! As the sun sets you are treated to samples of the chefs creations as well as the results of the who will be the 2013 Food Fight Winners! Raffle- Win a chance to be a judge and other fun prizes!
Ended $75.00 $4.74
Galleon Wine Dinner
Celebrate The Galleon’s 8th Annual Wine Dinner as part of the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. This year’s spectacular dinner features wines from Export Director for Banfi Montalcino, Italy, Philippe Marconi & the Galleon’s Executive Chef Kenny Biggs! Philippe’s career in the wine world began when he moved to, St. Croix, to open a Mediterranean restaurant “Dino” in 1987 with 3 partners, building a wine program and managing the dining room. He now travels the western hemisphere hosting winemaker dinners, sharing his passion for wine with professionals in the industry and wine-loving consumers, and managing for Banfi Distribuzione import companies in Latin and South America. The talented Chef Biggs is the one and only chef to sweep the judges away during A Taste of St. Croix taking home first place for Best Appetizer and Entrée.
Ended $150.00 $8.49
Taste of St. Croix Tickets
Held at Divi Carina Bay Resort, local restaurants, chefs, farms and caterers provide attendees with a sampling of their delights. International winemakers, rum distilleries and breweries also offer samples of their creations. Visiting chefs, winemakers and VIPs judge the competition.
Ended $95.00 $5.74
Sunset BBQ Adult
Chef Anton Doos and his award winning culinary team from the St. Croix Career and Technical Educational Complex team up with celebrity chefs Josef DeSimone, Tony Castellucci, Dean Spinks and Simon Stojanovic. Each chef has taught a team of 3 to 4 culinary students how to prepare one of their recipes. Don’t miss the chance to meet celebrity chefs, enjoy multiple bars, and dance the night away to live music on the Pier. We have dessert too; savor a warm cup of organic coffee from Oregano Gold and a tasty treat from the up and coming VI Cupcakes. Sponsored by Banco Popular and Cruzan Rum.
Ended $50.00 $3.49
Sunset BBQ Child Under 12
Chef Anton Doos and his award winning culinary team from the St. Croix Career and Technical Educational Complex team up with celebrity chefs Josef DeSimone, Tony Castellucci, Dean Spinks and Simon Stojanovic. Each chef has taught a team of 3 to 4 culinary students how to prepare one of their recipes. Don’t miss the chance to meet celebrity chefs, enjoy multiple bars, and dance the night away to live music on the Pier. We have dessert too; savor a warm cup of organic coffee from Oregano Gold and a tasty treat from the up and coming VI Cupcakes.
Ended $25.00 $2.24
Cork & Fork Dinner
Decadent dinner held in private homes. Celebrity chefs are paired with renowned wine makers to create an unforgettable evening. Featuring chefs Paula DaSilva and Mike Lata.
Ended $1,000.00 $37.95
Wine in the Warehouse
A festive event featuring music, food and the focus of the evening: Fabulous wine tastings. Put your shawl on to combat the cold air in the wine warehouse and raise a glass to the perfect end to a week full of food and wine. A rare opportunity to purchase wines that evening!Mystery boxes of wine for $75. Meet guest wine pourer: Raymond Rivera from Banfi Winery.
Ended $100.00 $5.99
Healthy Kids Cooking
Chef Cleantha and the Crucian Contessa teach simple cooking classes for you little chef.
Ended $25.00 $2.24

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Event Details

The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, named one on the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Travel, showcases the diverse cuisine and wine available on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The multi-day event includes gourmet dinners, wine seminars, wine auctions, and the annual culinary competition, A Taste of St. Croix. The culinary event series is the major fundraiser of the year for the St. Croix Foundation, a community Foundation supporting public safety, historic preservation and education reform (www.stxfoundation.org). The fundraiser also supports direct efforts to increase St. Croix tourism, culinary education and scholarship support.

The event was started in 2001 by restaurant owners Katherine Pugliese of Eat@CaneBay, and Kelly Odom of Tutto Bene, and is recognized as the pre-eminent food and wine event in the Caribbean. For more information visit www.stcroixfoodandwine.com.

Your online tickets can be brought to the Foundation for an original ticket or we can honor the first printed copy of it at the gate (main gate only at Taste).

Any questions, please call the St. Croix Foundation (340.773.9898).


2013 Schedule at a glance

            Cuisine on The Green Golf Tournament – Sunday, April 14

            Gourmet Vintner Dinner – Tuesday, April 16

            City Crawl - Tuesday, April 16

Let's Move! Talk - Wednedsay, April 17 

Food Fight – Wednesday, April 17

Galleon Wine Dinner – Wednesday, April 17

A Taste of St. Croix – Thursday, April 18 (Tickets go on sale March 23th @ 10 am)

Cork & Fork Dinners – Friday, April 19

Sunset BBQ – Friday, April 19

Kids Cooking – Saturday, April 20

Wine in the Warehouse – Saturday, April 20 

 

Cuisine on The Green – Carambola Golf Course hosts a fun tournament with bites and beverages at the tees. Non-golfers are invited to samples the tastings via a golf-cart tour.

Gourmet Vintner Dinner – Tutto Bene pairs celebrity Chef Todd Gray with a renowned wine maker and the results always astound! This dinner, held on Tuesday, kicks off the week of indulgence and generosity.

City Crawl - Walk the historic streets of downtown Christiansted as you sample food and specialty drinks at particpating restaurants.                          

Let's Move! - Chef Todd Gray will discuss his work with Michelle Obama's "Chefs Move to Schools" initiative, his work in the District of Columbia with the Murch School and how the same promgra can be done in the US Virgin Islands.

Food Fight – Celebrity and island chefs team together to compete in a hilarious series of challenges that has had past competitors swimming in the ocean, cracking conch and answering tricky questions like “What cut of meat did Lady Gaga wear?” The Food Fight is held on Wednesday evening at Eat@CaneBay, a popular beach bar and restaurant.

Lunch 'n Learn – Visiting vintners and wine experts provide wine seminars in this delicious lunch and learn. 

Galleon Wine Dinner– The Galleon Restaurant will feature a special menu perfectly paired by a guest vintner from Banfi.

A Taste of St. Croix – The event that started the entire program is A Taste of St. Croix, a one-night event held at a beachside resort where local restaurants provide attendees with a sampling of their delights. Winemakers, rum distilleries, and breweries also offer samples of their creations. This event sells out in 20 minutes and more than 1500 guest attend. Visiting celebrity chefs, winemakers and VIP’s are the judges. Tickets go on sale March 23th at 10 am. 

Cork & Fork Dinners – These elegant, intimate dinners of 12 to 20 guests have a visiting celebrity chef paired with a visiting winemaker. The dinners have occured in historic homes, villas and even in the ballroom of the Government House. 

Sunset BBQ – Held at historic Fort Fredrik during Sunset Jazz, celebrity chefs team with culinary students to show off their grilling skills. This event features three bars, two grilling stations and room to roam and dance. 

Kids Cooking – Introduced in 2011, celebrity and local chefs offer simple, fun and healthy cooking classes for children. These occur Saturday morning 10:30am & 11:45am at Pearl B Larsen School

Wine in the Warehouse – Saturday night brings everyone together for music, wine tastings, cocktail samplings, small bites and great fun in the Leeward Warehouse

 

 

 

 

 

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When

Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM (AST)


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St. Croix Foundation

As a project of and benefit for the St. Croix Foundation, the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience is specifically designed to increase economic activity in the US Virgin Islands and to support the important work of the St. Croix Foundation.

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