Foodie Adventures

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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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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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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#FoodieFriday – Ham Cutter in Barbados

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 11, 2017
Ham Cutter in Barbados

Another #FoodieFriday is upon us and we’re diving into a ham cutter in Barbados! I just came back from the island’s Crop Over Festival and I made sure to indulge in some of their best foodie delicacies! Enter the juiciest, tastiest “sandwich” I’ve had the pleasure of biting into – a ham cutter in Barbados. A Barbados cutter is basically a sandwich but 100 times …

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#FoodieFriday – Breadfruit

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 28, 2017
Breadfruit

This week’s #FoodieFriday is all about a fruit – breadfruit that is! Its starchy, potato-like consistency is high in protein and is rich in nutrients & vitamins. The question most often asked about this green-scaled beauty is whether or not it is really a fruit. Yes, the word ‘fruit’ is in the name but it’s not eaten like a typical fruit. For a long time, …

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