Turks and Caicos Islands Celebrate Cuisine and Culture with Three-Day Festival, November 6-8, 2014 Grace Bay Resorts, in partnership with the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board and The Wine Cellar, has announced the official schedule for the Fourth Annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival taking place November 6-8, 2014. The event, focused on the local food and flavors of the island, welcomes chefs from around the world, including Leah Cohen, David Lefevre, Hans Peter Haider, as well as renowned vintners from Benzinger Family Winery, Cuvaison Estate, Weingut Salzl Seewinkelhof and Duck Pond Cellars & Desert Wind Winery. The not-for-profit event will raise funds for The Department of Youth Affairs and the islands’ ‘Little Chefs’ mentor program that supports and encourages young local chefs to pursue careers in hospitality, a vital industry of Turks and Caicos. Ralph Higgs, Director of Tourism for Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board said, “The Turks & Caicos Tourist Board is proud to support the Fourth Annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival. In just a few short years, the event has grown into a treasured island tradition, while still capturing the most current culinary trends and offering guests an authentic taste of local culture.” The 40 islands of the Turks and Caicos, of which eight are inhabited, are known for their beaches, diving and array of world-class resorts, including Grace Bay Resorts, a boutique developer and operator of high-end, luxury resorts and branded residences, founded from its flagship property Grace Bay Club. This year festivities include a starlit Welcome Dinner at Blue Haven Resort’s Fire & Ice restaurant; the second annual Women of Wine luncheon with distinctive dishes and carefully selected wine pairings; the ‘Gourmet Safari’ which will lead guests on a progressive dinner party around Providenciales; dinner at Seven Stars and The Regent Palms; dessert at The Gansevoort; the annual Food & Wine Pairing event at West Bay Club, a Grace Bay Resorts Managed property; the third annual ‘Island Street Food Fair’ and ‘Dinner with the Stars’ at Grace Bay Club. The festival guests will have an opportunity to discover the incredible restaurants, focused on the local food and flavors of the island, and meet the talented chefs. To learn more, visit www.caribbeanfoodandwinefestivalci.com and www.turksandcaicostourism.com.
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