A Taste of St. Croix 2015 : Winners & Entries

Congratulations to all of our winners! Special thanks to all participants and sponsors!

FIRST PLACE 40 Strand Eatery, Voodoo Shrimp
SECOND PLACE Rowdy Joe’s Northshore Eatery, Roasted Local Beet & Pumpkin Raviolis with Duck Manchego
Filling, Shittake Mushroom Caramelized Shallot Relish & Whole Grain Mustard Sage Butter
THIRD PLACE Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, Bacalao Conch
FIRST PLACE Maria’s Cantina, Mahi Tixin Xic over Cactus and Tomatoes Salad with Chile-Lime Lobster
SECOND PLACE Salud Bistro, Moroccan Lamb Stew
THIRD PLACE You are Here Bar & Grille, Baja Mahi Fish Tacos
FIRST PLACE The Bistro, Local Pumpkin Soup with Crusted Local Pepper and Onion Garnish
SECOND PLACE Salud Bistro, Curried Seafood Chowder
THIRD PLACE Seaside Market & Deli, Pumpkin Lobster Bisque
TIE          FIRST PLACE Sejah Farm, Cruzan Shepherd Pie
The Sweet Fairy, Bread Fruit Almond Drink with Bread Fruit Pecan Cake
SECOND PLACE Ridge to Reef Farm, Vegan Coconut Jackfruit Breadnut ‘Cheesecake’, AKA Crucian Dreamcake
THIRD PLACE Camisha’s, Fresh Conch chowder w/ Johnny Cake
FIRST PLACE Ridge to Reef Farm, Vegan Barbacoa Jackfruit Choy Roll
SECOND PLACE Shanti Shawa Vital Ital Experience, Baked Vegan Mac & Almond Cheese with Seitan & Sweet Peas
THIRD PLACE St. Croix Central High School Culinary Arts Class, Veggie Fried Rice w/ Fresh Herb Chili, Asparagus, Tofu & Mushroom Kabob & Fried Bean Ball w/ Herb Garden Salad
FIRST PLACE Sandy Toes Beach Shack, Local Honey and Orange Blossom Water Chocolate Ganache Wonton w/ Lemongrass Drawstring & local Mango and Papaya Drizzle
SECOND PLACE Chris Hideaway Sports Bar, Pistachio Cake & Breadfruit Flan
THIRD PLACE The Palms at Pelican Cove, Mango White Chocolate Mousse
FIRST PLACE Zion Modern Kitchen, The ZMK
SECOND PLACE Crucian Ice, Cruzan Mango Melee
THIRD PLACE The Sands Restaurant, Coconut Mint Lemonade
FIRST PLACE La Reine Chicken Shack
PEOPLE’S CHOICE Zion Modern Kitchen


ON SALE! Taste of St. Croix VIP Tickets (Limited Availability)


TICKETS are $125/person + processing fee of $7.87.

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VIP ticket holders enjoy the Pre -Taste Cocktail Party at 5:00 PM and VIP access into A Taste of St. Croix.

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Hotel Deals for 2013 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience offer ‘A Taste of St. Croix’…

with Car Rentals, Sailing Trips, Tickets to Events Featuring Celebrity Chefs and More…

Hotels offer flavorful packages for the 2013 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. Priced from $799 for three nights at the boutique Hotel Caravelle to $2990 for five nights at the luxurious Buccaneer Resort, packages offer an opportunity to explore the island, sample delicious food and wine and see celebrity and island chefs team together to raise funds for non-profit programs. St. Croix Food & Wine events occur April 14 – 20, 2013.

St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

Quote startThe St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, named one on the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Travel, showcases the diverse cuisine and wine available on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.Quote end

Hotels on the sun-soaked island of St. Croix have announced fun-filled and flavorful packages for the 2013 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. From three night packages to week-long stays, each vacation package offers a different experience during the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. Hotel taxes and service charges are additional unless noted. Packages need to be booked with the hotel. Packages are as follows:

The Buccaneer
$2,990      Five nights, double occupancy
The Buccaneer Culinary Getaway is $2,990 includes five nights in oceanview accommodations, a five-day car rental, 2 tickets to A Taste of St. Croix, a culinary welcome turn-down amenity plus full American breakfast daily, welcome cocktail, live music entertainment nightly and much more. The Buccaneer offers two beaches, three restaurants, tennis, golf, a spa and 340-acres of oceanfront paradise. To book the Buccaneer Culinary Getaway Package call 800-255-388.

Caravelle Hotel
$799     Three nights, double occupancy
The waterfront Hotel Caravelle, located in the historic town of Christiansted, is offering a three-night package (April 17, 18, 19) based on double occupancy in a deluxe ocean-front room. The package is $799 and includes two tickets to A Taste of St Croix, breakfast daily and a relaxing sailing trip to Buck Island National Park. To book call Hotel Caravelle at 340-773-0687.

Divi Carina Bay Resort
$1344    Three nights, double occupancy
Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort offers the “Early Bird Taste” room package for this year’s 2013 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. The deal features a discounted room rate from April 13 through the 20th, oceanfront accommodations, all meals and beverages plus a ticket to the Taste of St. Croix, the wildly popular sampling and sipping event, which will once again be held on the resort’s beachfront on Thursday evening, April 18th. The package is $224 per person per night, based on double occupancy, with a three-night stay required. The booking window for the “Early Bird Taste” package is now until January 31, 2013. Book by calling 877-773-9700 and use code TOSC2013.

Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa
$1280 Four nights, double occupancy
Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, a beachfront resort with tennis, golf and more, offers a four-night stay in deluxe guest room accommodations for their St. Croix Food & Wine Package. The offer includes two tickets to ‘A Taste of St. Croix’ on Thursday, April 18, full breakfast daily for two, as well as a welcome drink and VIP Food & Beverage amenity. The package is $1280 for four nights, double occupancy, including taxes and service charges. To book the package, call Carambola at 888-503-8760 or 340-778-3800 or reservations (at) carambolabeach (dot) com.
Tamarind Reef Resort
$1190 Four nights, double occupancy
The beachfront Tamarind Reef Resort offers a four-night package for the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience that includes an ocean view room, two tickets to the Galleon Wine dinner on Wednesday, April 17 and two tickets to A Taste of St. Croix on Thursday, April 18. As an added bonus, guests who book the package receive two signature Tamarind Reef Resort t-shirts. On-site amenities include the Tamarind Spa with massage, skin and nail care; freshwater pool; tennis courts; beach with kayak and snorkel equipment, sailing charter boats to Buck Island, as well as the casual Deep End restaurant and the award-winning Galleon restaurant. To book the package, call Tamarind Reef Resort at 800-619-0014.

The schedule for the 2013 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience includes everything from wine dinners to cooking classes with celebrity chefs and talented island chefs. Celebrity chef guests include Josef DeSimone, Paula DaSilva, Todd Gray, Mike Lata and Simon Stojanovic. For a detailed list of events and to purchase tickets to additional events, visit http://www.stcroixfoodandwine.com or http://www.tasteofstcroix.com. Follow the fun and receive updates at facebook.com/STCROIXFoodandWineExperience / facebook.com/ATasteofStCroix and on Twitter @STXFoodandWine.

About the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience
The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience, named one of the Ten Best International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Travel, showcases the diverse cuisine and wine available on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The multi-day event includes gourmet dinners, wine seminars, wine auctions, and the annual culinary competition, A Taste of St. Croix. The event benefits the St. Croix Foundation (http://www.stxfoundation.org), a non-profit community foundation that serves the entire US Virgin Islands in the areas of education, historic preservation, community and economic development. The event was started in 2001 by restaurant owners Katherine Pugliese of Eat@CaneBay, and Kelly Odom of Tutto Bene, and is recognized as the pre-eminent food and wine event in the Caribbean. For more information visit stcroixfoodandwine.com or tasteofstcroix.com.

Source: (PRWEB) December 18, 2012