America’s hottest chefs will descend on Green Turtle Cay for a three-day ocean-side food extravaganza. From March 26-29, 2014, the remote-island paradise will play host to the first annual Devour! The Beach festival. The three–day event features extraordinary culinary events led by celebrity chefs from Chicago, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Dallas, Ottawa and Halifax.
“Visitors to the island will have countless opportunities to not only enjoy the food of some of their favourite international chefs,” says Adam Showell, Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina owner. “They will get to relax and play alongside them in a famously hospitable, tropical environment that was once featured on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”
The mouthwatering menu of activities can only be matched by the location. Stunning Green Turtle Cay, an island just three miles in length, is reached by the quaint Bolo ferry Service. The Green Turtle Club and Marina sits on a picturesque harbor surrounded by some of the most spectacular beaches in the world.
“This new annual festival is a wonderful opportunity for The Bahamas to grow its global reputation for hosting international epicurean events,” says Wynsome Ferguson, manager of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. “The Abacos and Green Turtle Cay are the picture-perfect backdrop for Devour! The Beach – the next big thing in culinary tourism.”
Food and wine lovers will enjoy two themed gala dinners from a classic six-course French cuisine to the best in pan-American cooking, various activities for the culinary and wine enthusiast, from fishing and diving to chef beach cookouts to wine and culinary demonstrations.
There’s even a film screening under the stars. All served up by celebrated chefs Jean Joho from Chicago/Los Angeles, Michael Blackie from Ottawa, Tom Fleming from Dallas, Craig Flinn from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Cleveland’s Eric Williams. The Host Chef is Michael Howell, Executive Chef of The Green Turtle Club
Michael Palij, MW (Master of Wine from Oxford, England) is the world’s leading authority on wines from Italy and will also serve up wine pairings, tastings and seminars for the inner-sommelier in everyone.
Devour! The Beach really is as relaxing as it sounds. Make time to unwind and drink in the local culture. A limited number of all-access Devour! The Beach passes are available now. Single event tickets will be available on February 6. Visit www.devourthebeach.com for more information on passes, tickets and travel.
Devour! The Beach is produced by a by a small team of culinary event professionals led by Executive Director, Michael Howell, and Managing Director, Lia Rinaldo. The team currently produces Devour! The Food Film Fest. It is an internationally recognized food, wine and film festival that takes place annually in November in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.