St Lucia Food and Rum Festival returns on January 12–14, 2018 with award-winning chef, television personality and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson set to explore the island’s culinary flavours.
The three-day festival celebrates the island’s unique culinary offerings derived from its French, British, African and Indian heritage. It will also feature rum inspired Prix Fixe menus and showcase the finest rums of the Caribbean and the world.
A highlight of the festival will be Samuelsson’s St Lucian twist to his menu from former US president Barack Obama’s first state dinner.
The acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide, including, Red Rooster, Streetbird Rotisserie, and Marcus B&P, will be lending his expertise to the return of the festival.
The celebrity dinner will be prepared by Samuelsson and a team of local chefs.
Food & Rum will convert the Rodney Bay strip to a foodie’s dream with the Rodney Bay Culinary Experience on Saturday January 13. Some of the Island’s best restaurants will be setting up sampling booths and extending service to allow people to enjoy the tastes of their rum inspired creations. The lively Saturday night scene in Rodney Bay will be taken up a few notches with the exciting flavors and live entertainment well into the night.
The festival reaches its climax Sunday January 14 with an open-air event at the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark. Restaurateurs, chefs and rum makers will present the most delectable fare, including their own rum infused creations. The festival day will feature sampling booths, live cooking demonstrations, rum tastings and a power packed live concert.
The gala dinner will be an exclusive night of glamour, entertainment and some of the finest dining in the western hemisphere.