2012 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands
We ask residents of St. Croix to please visit us at Sunshine Mall or Premier Wine and Spirits on Saturday March 31 at 10 am and St. Thomas residents to please go to Urban Threadz at 10 am to purchase tickets to A Taste of St. Croix. Taste tickets are only available online to our offisland guests.
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).
2012 Schedule at a glance
Grand Gourmet Vintner Dinner – Tuesday, April 17
Food Fight – Wednesday, April 18
Wine Seminars – Wednesday, April 18
Wine Dinners – Wednesday, April 18
A Taste of St. Croix – Thursday, April 19
Cork & Fork Dinners – Friday, April 20
Sunset BBQ – Friday, April 20
Kids Cooking – Saturday, April 21
Wine in the Warehouse – Saturday, April 21
Cuisine on The Green Golf Tournament – Sunday, April 22
Grand Gourmet Vintner Dinner – This dinner at Tutto Bene restaurant is the largest wine dinner of the week, both in the number of guests it accommodates (150) and in the amount of money donated to charity (100% of profits). Tutto Bene pairs a celebrity chef with a renowned wine maker and the results always astound! This dinner, held on Tuesday, kicks off the week of indulgence and generosity.
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.
Wine Seminars – Visiting vintners and wine experts provide wine seminars for both the trade and wine aficionados. Seminars are held on Wednesday starting in the late morning and ending in the early afternoon.
Wine Dinners – Local restaurants support the week by offering spectacular wine dinners featuring a special menu, guest vintner and great entertainment. Wine dinners are held in three different restaurants on Wednesday.
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.
Cork & Fork Dinners – On Friday night, there are three 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 occurred in historic homes, organic farms and even in the ballroom of the Government House.
Sunset BBQ – Held at historic Fort Fredrik during Sunset Jazz, this event features three bars, two grilling stations, a dessert station 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.
Wine in the Warehouse – Saturday night brings everyone together for live music, wine tastings, cocktail samplings, small bites and great fun in the warehouse of a local wine distributor.
Cuisine on The Green – Held on Sunday, Carambola Golf Course hosts a fun tournament with bites and booze at the tees. Non-golfers are invited to samples the tastings via a golf-cart tour.
About the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience
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. 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.
About The St. Croix Foundation
Proceeds from The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience are donated to The St. Croix Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on community revitalization, economic development, youth programs, education and additional needs in the community. For more information visit www.stxfoundation.org.
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