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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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Up Next: Sip & Savor Like a Boss!

Q the Cruzan Foodie - March 16, 2018

Cruzan Foodie Sip & Savor Experience is the latest installment in the Cruzan Foodie Experience series. I’m elated to host my second event on St. Croix that is sure to wow attendees from the minute they arrive to the moment they leave! On Saturday March 24th from 6pm – 10pm, this food and drink pairing event sponsored by Cruzan Rum will delight attendees with a …

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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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Only the Bes: Valentine’s Day 2018

Q the Cruzan Foodie - February 12, 2018
Bes V-Day Dinner Flyer

Love is in the air at Bes Craft Cocktail Lounge with their Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac Sensory Dinner on St. Croix. Come out with that special someone on Wednesday February 14th to experience a Valentine’s Day dinner that will blow your socks off… and maybe other pieces of clothing! This 5-course menu will deliver a unique sensory aphrodisiac experience using fresh, local ingredients prepared by two …

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Photo of the Month: January 2018

Q the Cruzan Foodie - February 1, 2018
Quick Local VI Breakfast

Do you follow me on Instagram? If not, you are missing out on a whole lot of fun, yummy pictures that will inspire your wanderlust and encourage you to book that trip to that place you’ve had your sights set on! Each month, I will feature the Instagram post that received the most likes so you can get a taste of what you’re missing out …

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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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A Brunch Experience Like No Other

Q the Cruzan Foodie - November 25, 2017

I’m excited to announce I’ll be hosting my first event on St. Croix on Saturday December 16th! The Cruzan Foodie Bubbles & Brunch Experience is the official back to normal notice since category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated the island on September 19-20, 2017.  Complete with a 3-course menu and a bottomless mimosa bar, attendees will enjoy a delicious brunch at award-winning balter St. Croix. The …

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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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Hurricane Maria Relief: Rebuilding St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - October 16, 2017
Hurricane Irma

On September 20th, Hurricane Maria made landfall on St. Croix with category 5 winds causing much devastation and damage to the island paradise I’ve been blessed to call home. Being away in South Florida when it happened brought about a plethora of feelings, guilt being one of them. While I had endured the wrath of Hurricane Irma in Miami, my family, friends and loved ones …

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