Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort,Â St. Croixâ€™s only all-inclusive property, will host nearly 1,000 culinary enthusiasts for A Taste of St. Croix, inarguably the islandâ€™s most anticipated and delectable affair.Â The annual tasting and culinary competition, which showcases the islandâ€™s diverse cuisine, will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Â The open-air event is part of the multi-day St. Croix Wine & Food Experience (April 10-16) and will be held under the stars onÂ DiviÂ CarinaÂ Bayâ€™s white sand beachfront.
More than 55 restaurants vie for â€œBest ofâ€ awards in a range of categories including Best Local Fare, Best Presentation and Best Vegetarian dish, highlightingÂ St. Croixâ€™s thriving restaurant scene.Â Vintners from around the world will also participate and offer attendees a sampling of their wines.
As host of this celebrated event,Â DiviÂ CarinaÂ BayÂ is offering a delicious travel package for those ready for the islandâ€™s warmCaribbeanÂ breeze and a top-notch epicurean experience.Â The Divi Taste of St. Croix travel package guarantees two tickets to the event and after party, which typically sell out within minutes, along with a three-night, all-inclusive stay with beachfront accommodations.Â The price is $1,410 per couple for three nights with additional nights available at $470 per night. The package is valid for travel April 12-17.
Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort hugs the white sand of the islandâ€™s south side, nestled in a mountain-rimmed turquoise bay. The resort offers 195 modern guestrooms with stunning views, dining at four fabulous restaurants, live entertainment, St. Croixâ€™s only casino, an on-site PADI five-star dive center, superior island hospitality and more.
Celebrated chefs and culinary personalities fromÂ Atlanta,Â Boston,Â Dallas,Â San Francisco,Â New YorkÂ City andÂ Puerto RicoÂ judging this yearâ€™s A Taste of St. Croix include:
Â·Dannielle Kyrillos â€“ Editor-at-Large of DailyCandy.com and judge on Bravo TVâ€™sÂ Top Chef: Just Desserts
Â·Kevin Rathbun â€“ â€œSultan of Steakâ€, award-winning chef, Food Networkâ€™sÂ Iron Chef America winner (Bobby Flay) and owner of three acclaimed restaurants in Atlanta, Ga. (Rathbun’s, Krog Bar, Kevin Rathbun Steak)
Â·Tiffany Derry â€“ Bravo TVâ€™sÂ Top Chef: DC competitor and former executive chef ofÂ Dallas,Â TexasÂ hotspot Go Fish Ocean Club
Â·Ana Sortun â€“ James Beard winner, Bravo TVâ€™sÂ Top Chef: Masters contender, cookbook author and owner of Oleana inCambridge,Â Mass.
Â·Anita Lo â€“ Chef and owner of Annisa inÂ New York City, named one of the most influential women in business and winner of Food Networkâ€™sÂ Iron Chef America
Â·Liza Shaw â€“ Chef and owner of A16 inÂ San FranciscoÂ andÂ TokyoÂ and recognized as Restaurant Hospitalityâ€™s Rising Star (December 2009)
Â·Robert TreviÃ±o â€“ Food Networkâ€™sÂ Iron Chef America contender and famous for his Nueva Latina cooking at his restaurant Budatai in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Â·Michael Ferraro â€“ Executive chef ofÂ New York Cityâ€™s macbar, a new restaurant dedicated to gourmet macaroni and cheese.Â He is also a mainstay in the kitchen at the popular Delicatessen inÂ Soho.
About Divi Resorts
Divi Resorts is the vacation expert of the Caribbean with a collection of eight premium resorts on five stunningÂ CaribbeanÂ islands. With vacation stays as well as full and fractional ownership, the resorts provide myriad vacation pleasures from relaxing on white sand beaches and indulging in spa services to embarking on scuba diving adventures and perfecting oneâ€™s golf swing.Â For moreinformation on Divi Resorts call 1.800.367.3484, or visitÂ www.diviresorts.com.