Q the Cruzan Foodie

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

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 24, 2018
My Modern Caribbean Kitchen Cover

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
Seared Scallops + Cauliflower Puree

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
Braised Lamb

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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It’s a Wrap: Bubbles & Brunch Experience

Q the Cruzan Foodie - January 18, 2018
Cruzan Foodie Bubbles & Brunch Experience

On Saturday December 16th, 2017, I had the pleasure of hosting 45 remarkable women at the Cruzan Foodie Bubbles & Brunch Experience on my island home of St. Croix. The women-exclusive event held at balter St. Croix featured a delicious 3-course brunch menu paired with bottomless mimosas with a Cruzan Foodie twist. More than a brunch, the Cruzan Foodie Bubbles & Brunch Experience was designed …

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Look Trouble Now: Ubersoca Cruise 2017 Review

Q the Cruzan Foodie - December 29, 2017
Ubersoca Cruise 2017

Ubersoca Cruise 2017 was, by far, one of the best travel experiences I’ve had to date. The combination of sweet soca music, the essence of Caribbean Carnival, great people from all over the world and events on board geared towards the love of soca makes this event a must for anyone who considers themselves a lover of soca music. Between the live artist performances, themed …

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Bulla Gastrobar: Authentic Spanish Cuisine in Miami

Q the Cruzan Foodie - October 18, 2017
Bulla Gastrobar

Allow my Bulla Gastrobar review to take you on gastronomic adventure through Spanish country! Bulla Gastrobar has been on my list of places to try for quite some time. To my delicious surprise, it was one of the restaurants included in the 2017 Miami Spice lineup. A two month long event, Miami Spice is where various restaurants throughout the city offer price-fix menus for lunch …

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