Second Caribbean Food & Wine Festival in Turks and Caicos to host culinary demonstrations by John DeLucie
John DeLucie, the owner and chef of New York's The Lion restaurant, has announced that he will be participating in the second annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival that will take place in Turks and Caicos in November, 2012. Tourists taking Caribbean holidays will be able to experience the authentic Caribbean flavours and attend cooking demonstrations during the 3-day festival.
The second annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival will be taking place from 1st to 3rd November this year in Turks and Caicos and this year’s event will be attended by John DeLucie, a renowned chef and owner of New York’s The Lion restaurant.
Tourists taking Caribbean holidays will be able to taste a variety of flavours of authentic Caribbean cuisine and attend cooking demonstrations during the three-day event which will be taking place at various properties across the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos.
The festival is being organised by Grace Bay Resorts, the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, and the Wine Cellar, and it will bring together the culinary talents of several famous chefs.
“I am truly delighted to be a part of the Second Annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival in Turks & Caicos this fall,” DeLucie commented.
“The culture, cuisine and stunning atmosphere of the islands are an inspiring combination.”
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Festival-goers can attend a welcome reception and a five-course meal prepared by DeLucie and the executive chef of Aman Resort, Fritz Zwahlen on Thursday 1st November. DeLucie will also lead a cooking demonstration and conduct a book signing session in the evening.
The Food & Wine Tasting will take place at The Veranda Resort & Residences on Saturday 3rd November and will provide samples of gourmet chocolates, cheeses, seafood, wines, meats and local delicacies. After the Food & Wine Tasting, guests can attend the Street Food Fair where 15 chefs from leading Turks and Caicos hotels, resorts and restaurants will be showcasing their expert grilling and barbeque techniques.
If spending holidays in Turks and Caicos during the culinary event, festival-goers will have the chance to meet the award-winning chef from Elements restaurant at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Beau MacMillan, who has created meals for President Bush and many more high profile celebrities.
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“This is by far the most impressive and exciting array of talent and resources the Caribbean Food & Wine Festival has seen,” explained Ralph Higgs, the Director of Tourism for the Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board.
“We know that the growing success of the Festival will help us achieve our goal of making Turks and Caicos the Caribbean’s premier culinary platform for the development our talented young chefs and related programs.”
The Turk & Caicos Islands are in the West Indies, situated north of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and southeast of The Bahamas. The tropical nation is a popular destination for romantic holidays in the Caribbean, weddings and honeymoons.
Visitors can experience breathtaking natural scenery throughout their holidays to Turks and Caicos including the famous Grace Bay beach with its rolling sand dunes; the Princess Alexandra National Park with 13 miles of idyllic sandy beaches fringed with turquoise waters and colourful coral reefs; and The Hole, a huge, naturally-formed limestone opening.
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