In existence for more than 10 years, A Taste of St. Croix is the highly touted event that originated the week of Culinary & Wine events known as the “St. Croix Food and Wine Experience.” This island-wide culinary competition and fete, is the event of the year where everyone dresses up, reconnects and celebrates St. Croix.


What we do…

A Taste of St. Croix, Inc. is a 501(3)c federal tax exempt nonprofit organization. As a benefit for the community, proceeds from Taste are directed to funding restaurant and service industry related training in addition to many civic, arts, and cultural events that help keep St. Croix vibrant.  A Taste of St. Croix also donates proceeds from its yearly event to the St. Croix Foundation. As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical community foundation, the St. Croix Foundation provides leadership and acts as a catalyst in bringing together diverse groups to discuss problems and forge solutions in education, economic and community revitalization, and public safety.

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The Taste Mission

A Taste of St. Croix, Inc. promotes and showcases the talent and potential of St. Croix’s hospitality industry through fostering partnerships, sponsoring training and industry events, and building public awareness of the critical role that the service-industry fills in improving the socioeconomic future of St. Croix and the US Virgin Islands.

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Taste 2013 Highlights

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Best Appetizer

1st Schooner Bay Marketplace , Country Style Pork & Plantain Pate, Fruit & Nut Bread, Pickled Onion & Arugula Salad with an Abita Turbodog Shooter

2nd Salud Bistro! , Crispy Pig Ear Salad

3rd Virgin Fresh: V.I. Dept of Agriculture , Local Rabbit, Pork and Chicken Terrine on Local Mango Jam with Bitter Orange Marmalade & Saki Poached Local Cherry Tomato Garniture

Best Entrée


1st TIE  Maria’s Cantina ,Pescado a la Veracruzana  & You Are Here Bar & Restaurant , Shrimp Corn Dogs

2nd Schooner Bay Marketplace , 13 Spice Beef Brisket with Local Pumpkin Puree & Pickled Onion Salad

3rd Tavern 1844 , Duck Confit & Foie Gras Pot Pie

Best Soup/Stew

1st Palms at Pelican Cove , Papaya Plantain Soup

2nd TIE eat@Cane Bay ,Local Pumpkin and Provisions Soup  & Rowdy Joe’s Northshore Eatery , Artichoke Bacon Truffle Soup

3rd Tutto Bene , Bacon Seafood Chowder

Best Dessert

1st Empress Fresh Foods , Pumpkin Cheesecake

2nd Salud Bistro , Coconut Sushi Roll

3rd TIE  Darna Grill , Kullaj  & VI Cupcakes , White Chocolate Raspberry Rum Cupcake

Best Local Fare

1st VI Cupcakes , Hibiscus and Mango Cupcakes

2nd Lighthouse Mission , Pumpkin Soup

3rd TIE Ridge to Reef Farm , Mahi Moringa Ceviche on Coconut Cassava Cake & Edwin Thomas Catering/The Kallaloo Man, Seafood Kallaloo

Best Vegetarian

1st Virgin Fresh: V.I. Dept of Agriculture , Roasted Locally Grown Vegetables served on Curry Trio with Coconut Flavoured Quinoa

2nd The Galleon, Zucchini and Lentil Terrine

3rd Rowdy Joe’s Northshore Eatery, Pistachio Blue Cheese Cake

Best Beverage

1st Baci Duty Free , Island Joy with Cruzan Coconut, Rum Chata, and Ameretto dashed with Coco Lopez

2nd Blue Water Terrace , Blue Water Spicy Margarita

3rd Empress Fresh Foods, Passion Pond

Best Presentation


Honorable Mention: Tutto Bene

People’s Choice Award

Tutto Bene

Thanks for supporting Taste of St. Croix 2013!