St. Croix to Host First Annual Restaurant Week: Dine VI

DINE VIWho: The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is spearheading this week of events (actually 10 days to be exact, because there’s too much great food on-island to cram into just seven!).  They have named the extended week Dine VI.

What: A week of events celebrating culinary excellence on St. Croix.  Major events will include:

  • Food Learn – Seeking to educate youth about the farm-to-table concept.  This will be hosted on-site at a farm and include tasting of a multi-course meal made with fresh, local ingredients.
  • Frederiksted Waterfront Entertainment and Food Truck Festival – Joining the trend of food truck festivals across the U.S. mainland, this event will highlight St. Croix’s best vendors on-the-go.  The atmosphere will be lively as local musicians provide the entertainment.
  • Food Cruise – Decide for yourself which is the best rum on-island, with stops at both the Cruzan Rum and Captain Morgan distilleries, including tours and tastings.  Then on to three mid-island restaurants to sample delicious cuisine.
  • Gospel Brunch – Bridging several venues, this event will include traditional Sunday music and munchies.  Entertainment will feature local gospel choirs.
  • Feast Christiansted – Working in tandem with the Christiansted Retail and Restaurant Association, this will be similar to a Jump-Up with a focus on music and local flavors.  Look for bartending demos as well.

Where: Locations vary by event, from food trucks in Frederiksted to feasting in Christiansted.

Why: To show the world what the St. Croix culinary scene has to offer.  The Department of Tourism hopes to attract many foodies to attend from off-island, especially writers who cover culinary / travel beats.

When: Wednesday, October 28 to Sunday, November 8, 2015 (times vary by event)

More info:

Chris Hanley has lived on St. Croix his entire life and knows all the best places to dine out.  Those years have also made him an expert on Virgin Islands real estate, as the top broker on-island in 2014.  Contact him today and download our free guide the 10 Best Reasons for Living on St. Croix.