St. Kitts and Nevis has finally left behind the scars of the pandemic and is celebrating its very famous ‘Restaurant Week’ after a wait of two long years from July 14th –July 24th,2022. The country is all set to celebrate its culture, delicacies and cuisines prepared from native ingredients by the most eminent chefs in the nation.
Heavy rebates, that ensure the affordability of the cuisines for everyone is being offered at dining places and restaurants so as to attract maximum visitors to the site. Though all the restaurants can participate, the mid and upper-range restaurants exhibit enthusiasm in participating in ‘Restaurant Week’. The crux of the celebration of this week is the collaboration of eateries with chambers of commerce or local tourism bureaus to promote a week of lunch and dinner offers.
Along with the cuisines, the ‘Restaurant Week’ this year is glorifying the nation’s‘ farmers’. Emphasis is being laid upon the exhibiting significance of farmers and the island’s cultural practices to the tourists through a variety of events.
The week opened on a high with the most exciting event i.e. ‘The Tasting Showcase’ held in both St. Kitts and Nevis on July 10th and July 16th, respectively, including dishes made from this year’s theme ingredient – ‘the sweet potato’. The ‘Bartender/Mixologist’ competition constituted another attraction to the eyes of the visitors where people participated in the winning cocktail. The rums of Kitts featured in an event called ‘The Eye-Opener’ , held on July 14th.
Another key event on the calendar will be Grill Fest on July 23rd, which “pays tribute to the grill masters as they vie for the title of Best Grill Master in three categories: poultry, pork and seafood”. Every participating restaurant will offer savoury dishes and beverages to the attendees as they will witness the serving up of the tasty dishes featuring the sweet potato.
Participating restaurants have designed one-off menus, each incorporating the theme ingredient. More than 50 restaurants are be participating in the event to give local experiences through culinary, entertainment and artisans.
One of the participating restaurants is also Serendipity, a cosy restaurant, lounge, and bar situated in the historic Fortlands, a short walk from downtown Basseterre. Both Serendipity’s extensive lunch and dinner menus offering a wide variety of local and international cuisine.
Another restaurant, Four Seasons Resort Nevis is participating in St Kitts and Nevis Restaurant Week and its three-course menu showcases the talent of the Four Seasons culinary team. Natalia Ristorante resorts also expressed pleasure in announcing their participation in this annual tradition of dining out and celebrating local ingredients. Their chefs have curated a special three-course menu featuring simple Italian classics and sweet potato.
Besides this, the event is also featuring restaurants such as Arther’s, Sunset Cafe, Park Hyatt and over fifty restaurants.
St Kitts and Nevis have built an excellent reputation for cuisine in recent years. Chefs on the islands guard local recipes zealously, but as well as Creole and West Indian fare, they also specialize in Chinese, Western and Indian dishes.
The restaurants of the twin island welcomed tourists with fresh fruit on the market and beach promenades selling mangoes, papayas, bananas and much more. Moreover, the country is also famous for imported drinks. In addition to that, the local cooking is simple, spicy and makes use of the plentiful fresh fish, vegetables, and fruit.
Restaurants such as Frigate Bay and Turtle Bay located in the capital, Basseterre and the southern peninsula resort area offer good options ranging from fine dining to family restaurants, serving a mixture of local and international cuisine to the visitors. Moreover, St Kitts and Nevis cuisines incorporate the finest fresh local ingredients into simple, flavourful dishes. People are finding many things to do in St Kitts, but none of them is more satisfying than sitting down and enjoying the local delicacies.
The country has paved the progressive path with the help of tourism and the Citizenship by Investment Programme. The Federation is profoundly known as one of the best nations providing economic citizenship.
Launched in 1984, the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere is a pioneer of the Citizenship by Investment industry. The Citizenship by Investment Programme of St Kitts and Nevis has also been regarded world’s best by the CBI Index 2021 of the Financial Times published in the PWM Magazine. St Kitts and Nevis have been ranked first for Citizenship Time, Due Diligence and Family in the Index.