Want to sample and savor epicurean delights while rubbing shoulders with celebrity chefs under the Caribbean sun? One event showcases the best in the food and beverage world set among the backdrop of an enviable location on Cable Beach.
After a successful inaugural kick-off last year, The Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival returns Oct. 27–29 for three days of dinners, demos, tastings and more. Top toques include Marcus Samuelsson of Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House, Katsuya Uechi of Katsuya and Dario Cecchini of Carna. They will be joined by Bahamian celebrity chef Simeon Hall Jr., as well as Food Network stars Amanda Freitag, Carla Hall, Geoffrey Zakarian, Scott Conant, Michelle Bernstein, and social media star and chef Eitan Bernath.
Professionals from the beverage world include spirits author Noah Rothbaum; wine experts Ted Diamantis, Fernando Beteta and Ken Fredrickson; and representatives from Antinori Wines and the team behind award-winning cocktail bar Broken Shaker. A new partnership with art programming organization FUZE will showcase a collection of artwork from seven Caribbean nations as well as panel discussions led by artists, guided tours, printmaking demonstrations and a film series.
The festival is held at Baha Mar, a 1,000-acre development housing Grand Hyatt, SLS and Rosewood resorts, which combined include more than 2,300 rooms, more than 45 restaurants and lounges, more than 30 luxury retail outlets, the largest casino in the Caribbean, several golf courses, an ESPA Spa and the brand-new Baha Bay luxury water park.
Events include a welcome beach party at Baha Bay Beach Lagoon on Friday evening, followed by a concert afterparty in Marcus Gardens. Signature chef-hosted dinners held at five of Baha Mar’s most stunning venues on Saturday evening will tempt guests with the best Bahamian and international flavors. A two-day expo on Oct. 28 and 29 features live entertainment, onstage chef demos and Bahamian culture.
The Festival Weekend Pass provides access to all flagship events and experiences, as well as early access to more exclusive and intimate chef experiences. Attendees can also purchase a daily pass for that day’s events. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
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