Q the Cruzan Foodie

Anquanette Gaspard is a food and travel entrepreneur, freelance writer, blogger, and social media influencer, based in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Anquanette uses her blog, CruzanFoodie.com, and social platforms to share her experiences in a way that is authentically Caribbean.

Cruzan Foodie Bucket List: St. John Carnival 2018

Q the Cruzan Foodie - October 30, 2018

Cruzan Foodie Bucket List series is finally here! This is the first video of the Cruzan Foodie Bucket List series – St. John Carnival. Although St. John is less than 50 miles away from St. Croix, I never had the chance to experience their carnival. Crazy, right? The month long event takes place each year beginning in early June and ends on July 4th with …

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The Rewind: Cruzan Foodie Rum & Rosé Experience

Q the Cruzan Foodie - October 3, 2018
Pink and white bendable wine glasses were the perfect way to enjoy the cocktails, drinks, and rosé wine being poured at Cruzan Foodie Rum & Rosé Experience

  Cruzan Foodie Rum & Rosé Experience was an event on St. Croix curated by yours truly that exceeded my expectations as an inaugural event on my island home. Endorsed by the USVI Department of Tourism and sponsored by Viya, this end-of-summer soiree is designed to encourage locals to experience something a bit different while simultaneously attracting a new brand of visitors to St. Croix …

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Cruzan Foodie San Diego Eats: Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 17, 2018
Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles

It only took ten years but I finally made it to Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in California! If you’ve visited the Los Angeles area, there are few restaurants and eateries you’re told are a must during your visit. In-N-Out Burger is usually at the top of that list. The other is Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles. I have been to the LA/Anaheim area three times in …

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One, Two Knockout with Julius “The Chef” Jackson and balterSTX

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 24, 2018

No matter how many times I visit, balterSTX never disappoints! On Saturday July 21st, 2018, I had the pleasure of dining at St. Croix’s premier West Indian fine dining restaurant as pro-boxer Julius “The Chef” Jackson debuted his first cookbook, “My Modern Caribbean Kitchen.” With 70 fresh takes on island favorites, balterSTX was the first stop on Chef Julius’s cookbook tour, proving to be exactly …

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Delicious Pairings & Impeccable Vibes at Sip & Savor

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 4, 2018
Cruzan Foodie Sip & Savor Experience

Cruzan Foodie Sip & Savor Experience was an event I considered to be the perfect combination of delicious food & drinks, great people and limitless vibes! On Saturday March 24th, attendees gathered in the balter Courtyard to indulge in an array of food & drinks accompanied by Syndicate Sounds spinning the hottest records ranging from soca & calypso to reggae & hip-hop and everything else …

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New Kid on St. Croix’s Culinary Block: 17º/64º Kitchen + Bar

Q the Cruzan Foodie - April 30, 2018

17º/64º Kitchen + Bar is the newest addition to the burgeoning culinary scene here on St. Croix. Named for the geographic coordinates of the big island, 17º/64º opened its doors in late January 2018 despite various setbacks due to two Category 5 hurricanes Irma & Maria. My visit to 17º/64º Kitchen + Bar happened in early February 2018, a few weeks after they officially opened …

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An Aphrodisiac Dinner at its Bes

Q the Cruzan Foodie - March 10, 2018

On Wednesday February 14, 2018, I was lucky to find myself entranced by an aphrodisiac sensory dinner at Bes Craft & Cocktail Lounge on St. Croix. This 5-course dinner completely blew me away and exceeded my expectations on what celebrating Valentines Day was all about. I’ve never been a fan of making much to do about one day focused on showing your significant other love …

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