The Taste of St. Croix, set for April 18th, turns thirteen this year! What began as a modest one-night celebration of local restaurants now has grown into a week-long food festival, called the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience. It is now the largest culinary event in the Caribbean.
And, that’s a fact that makes Katherine Pugliese mighty proud. Pugliese, proprietor of eat@canebay restaurant, together with Kelly Odum staged the first Taste of St. Croix in 2001, at Divi Carina Bay Resort. Now, the Thursday evening event – the highlight of the Food & Wine Experience and the social event of the island’s social calendar – draws over 1500 people and stretches nearly the length of the Divi beachfront. Speaking about last year’s event, Pugliese said, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen St. Croix look so beautiful and so happy…”
Eat. Play. Beach. Music. A little wine. A little rum. What’s not to love?