The British Virgin Islands’ Big Culinary Festival: Taste of Tortola
It isn’t just the Caribbean’s best sailing destination — it’s one of its greatest food getaways, too.
And that’s always been true for travelers in the know — whether you’re downing a massive lobster at the Big Bamboo on Anegada, having an unforgettable dinner at the Sugar Mill or going on a gastronomic journey at the Dove in Tortola.
There’s something for every kind of food lover in this spectacular archipelago, where the story is authentic dishes, miraculously fresh seafood (particularly lobster) and some serious mixology, too.
And the British Virgin Islands is again putting its culinary excellence and diversity on display this fall with its annual BVI Food Fete, a month-long extravaganza that is one of the great foodie experiences in the Caribbean.
The festival begins Oct. 27 with Gourmet for a Cause, a beach dinner featuring dishes prepared by top chefs and bartenders from far and wide. It’s followed by the Taste of Tortola on Nov. 3; the Jost Pork Festival on Jost Van Dyke Nov. 11; the Taste of Virgin Gorda Nov.17 and the Cooper Island Rum Festival Nov. 18, with the latter set at one of the Caribbean’s top rum bars.