- By Jan Critchley
BVI Restaurant Week is celebrating its third year and runs from November 14th until November 23rd. The event invites the local community and visitors to immerse themselves in the local culinary culture with its flavorful cuisine and artfully prepared dishes that are offered throughout the BVI. Participating restaurants will feature mouthwatering dishes and attractive discounted specials until November 23rd. Go to www.bvifoodfete.com for a list of participating restaurants and booking information.
Taste of the BVI
Restaurant Week kicks off with its Taste of the BVI – Tortola to be held on Friday, 14th November between 11am and 3pm at Noel Lloyd Park. Restaurants and provisioners will gather in a market-style setting offering free samples of food, wines, spirits, mixes and juices. The Taste of the BVI – Virgin Gorda will be held on Saturday, 15th November at the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour also between 11am and 3pm.
As part of these Taste of the BVI events on both Tortola and Virgin Gorda, come and watch as the BVI's most talented chefs challenge Food Network's Chopped champion, Roshni Gurnani in a Celebrity Cook-Off. Our own local chefs will be competing for the title "Best Chef" in this exciting flavorsome event. The Cook-Off competitions will begin at 12 noon on both days.
On the Rocks Bar Crawl
If you want to explore the bars of Virgin Gorda and do your bit for the BVI Movember fundraiser, then look no further than the On The Rocks Bar Crawl on November, 15th at 5:15pm from Spanish Town ferry dock. The stops include Leverick Bay, Hog Heaven, Bath & Turtle Rendezvous Bar, Saucez and Rock Café. Tickets are $30 (if you are on Virgin Gorda) or $45 if from Tortola (includes round trip ferry ticket) – and you get a T-Shirt and transportation on the party bus. There will be drink specials, discounted finger food as well as lots of games and prizes, so come have fun and dress to win! Get your tickets and further information from Caribbean Cellars on 494-4483 or 340-6800.
Head to Scaramouche Lounge Bar, this Sunday, 16th November for some early evening house music vibes at their Sunset Party. DJ Commodore will be spinning the decks from 5pm and there will also be a free aperitif buffet, so go watch the sun go down in style at Soper's Hole.
The BVI Triathlon Federation is hosting their second Semi Steel event at Beef Island this Sunday, November 15th at 2pm. A warm-up event for the BVI Steelman, the event comprises a 700-metre swim in Well Bay, a 12.5-mile bike leg lapping the road from the airport to Beef Island Bridge, and ends in a three-mile run along the roads and trails of Beef Island. Registration is between 5:30pm and 6:30pm on Friday, 14th November at the Tortola Sports Club. Also new for this year, there will be a kids event on the same day at 4pm at Trellis Bay.
Also This Week
Enjoy a fabulous lobster dinner on Thursday, 13th November at Paradise Sports Bar and Grille in Cane Garden Bay. Oren Hodge will be playing live, and your first drink is included with dinner. Stay for the game, Bills vs. Dolphins and get 2 for $5 Coors Light and $4 well drinks during the game.
Barbadian piano bar entertainer, Alan Sheppard will be playing throughout November from 8pm till 1am (except Sundays) at Sam's Piano Bar at The Rock Café in Virgin Gorda. A seasoned and versatile entertainer, he is guaranteed to make your party rock.