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St. Barth Gourmet Festival 2018

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Taste of St. Barths – premier culinary event in the Caribbean

Vacation lover and a gourmet? Consider a fall trip to St. Barths this November to experience the celebrated St. Barth Gourmet Festival (formerly known as the Taste of St. Barths). Celebrated guest chefs from around the world team up with local restaurants for fabulous tasting menus, cook-offs, and friendly competition.

The St. Barth Gourmet Festival is the premier culinary event in the Caribbean and this year 6 guest chefs will cook in the islands top restaurants: Le Toiny, Le Tamarin, Bonito, Le Barthelemy, Nikki Beach and Le Christopher.

Each of the participating restaurants are offering a 4-course menu at the price of 95 Euros and a 8-course menu at the price of 130 Euros. Dinner is served at 7pm each night of the festival. Call WIMCO for reservations at +1 401 849 8012 or email us at info@wimco.com.

NEWS FLASH: WIMCO will be raffling off eight luxury tasting menu dinner vouchers, entitling the winners to a complimentary eight course tasting menu dinner at either Tamarin or Bonito restaurants, whose chefs are staying in WIMCO villas during the Gourmet festival. Anyone staying in a WIMCO villa during the event is automatically entered into the raffle.

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Here’s a look at this year’s guest chefs:

Nicolas Sale Cooking at Le Barthelemy

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In 2016, at the age of 44, he reopened the kitchens at the Ritz Paris. Conveying emotion and passion, he was elected Chef Of The Year in 2017 by Le Chef magazine, and he draws from the great traditions of French cuisine to provide a resolutely contemporary interpretation.

Cédric Béchade Cooking at Tamarin

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This chef learned his trade alongside some of the biggest names in French gastronomy. In 2007, he opened a hotel-restaurant just a few minutes from Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Success was quick to come, when Gault & Millau named him the “revelation of the year” in 2008, and the Michelin Guide gave him his first star the next year.

Serge Labrosse Cooking at Bonito

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For the past 20 years, this chef has created a cuisine that is refined and elegant, without being too formal, and he was crowned with a Michelin star at the Buffet de la Gare des Eaux-Vives, then at Le Flacon in Carouge. Today, he is still driven by the same ambition: to amaze, surprise, provide happiness, and… earn a few more stars.

Edouard Loubet Cooking at Le Toiny

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It was at Le Moulin de Lourmarin that he acquired his first star, making him the youngest starred chef in France at the age of 24. Chef Of The Year in 2011, he draws his inspiration from every experience of his life, creating and imagining new recipes for his intelligent, generous, and emotional approach to cuisine.

Virginie Basselot Cooking at Christopher St. Barths 

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One of the major figures in the new generation of female chefs. A perfect career path led this adventurous and talented chef from her native region of Normandy as far as Geneva. An itinerary crowned by the coveted title of “Meilleur Ouvrier de France,” as she was named in February 2015.

Pierre Augé Cooking at Nikki Beach

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Quickly nicknamed “Petit Pierre” to distinguish him from his father, who had the same first name, the young man from Béziers developed a passion for cuisine, the universe in which he was raised. In January 2010, he purchased his father’s restaurant and renamed it La Maison de Petit Pierre, a few months after his participation in the very first edition of the TV show, Top Chef, which he won in 2014, and has since remained the unbeatable champion on Top Chef in France.

(Chef Bios Courtesy of SBH Online, Photos Courtesy of Le Barthelemy, Tamarin, Bonito, Le Toiny, Christopher St. Barths and Nikki Beach)

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If you are interested in learning about other culinary events in the Caribbean such as the Cayman Cookout in the Cayman Islands, the Food, Wine & Rum Festival in Barbados, or the Turks and Caicos Conch Festival contact WIMCO at +1 401 849 8012 or info@wimco.com.

 

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