Gourmand Getaway

From local dishes to haute cuisine with Caribbean island flair, the British Virgin Island’s culinary scene is as diverse as the islands themselves. There’s no better time to indulge your palate than during the simply scrumptious BVI Food Fête.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | August 28, 2019 | Lifestyle

Turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, world-class chefs, exotic ingredients and magic come together at the British Virgin Island’s Food Fête. The event kicks off with the Gourmet Soiree, an evening of fine dining with your toes in the sand. Rub shoulders with the who’s who of the BVI, in an amazingly relaxed sunset atmosphere, while enjoying exquisite cuisine from top local and international award-winning chefs, delightful wine and rare spirit tastings and live entertainment. Next up is Tortola’s tastiest night of the year, the Taste of Tortola, an event for the entire family. Rum aficionados wait all year for The Cooper Island Rum Festival, and its unparalleled variety of rums from around the Caribbean, creative signature cocktails, tasty bites and great shopping. Other highlights of this month-long extravaganza include Jost (Van Dyke) Pork & More, the Taste of Virgin Gorda and the Anegada Lobster Festival — all even more delicious than they sound — and of course you can’t miss the world-famous BVI Bar Crawls; Nov. 7-Dec. 1;