caribbean food

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 during …

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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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What to Eat on St. Croix: Vegan & Vegetarian Food

Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 20, 2017
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Finding great vegan and vegetarian food on St. Croix is an easy task to accomplish! For devout herbivores, it’s important to locate eateries that are true to the preparation of these foods. Visitors to St. Croix will be pleased to learn about the wide variety of vegan & vegetarian restaurants found throughout the island. To refresh your memory, vegan & vegetarian dishes are void of …

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Like Fine Wine, St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Gets Better With Time

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 8, 2017
2017 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

The 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience (STXFWE) did the unthinkable: it surpassed expectations of each and every attendee who had the opportunity to experience one (or all) of the events of this year’s culinary wine and spirits festival! The annual benefit for the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development took place from April 7-10, 2017 and featured an event lineup bursting with the …

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Ticket for One: Solo Travel to Barbados

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 29, 2016
Solo travel with Silver Moon Barbados

When you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and book that trip for one, solo travel to Barbados is the ideal location for any novice solo traveler. From the food to the sights to the beaches, there’s something for everyone in this tropical destination. With one of the highest visitor return rates in the Caribbean, here’s why Barbados should be your first solo travel destination. …

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Solo Travel with Silver Moon Barbados

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 29, 2016
Solo travel with Silver Moon Barbados

Complement your solo travel with Silver Moon Barbados! My solo vacation to the easternmost island in the Caribbean was made perfect thanks to the crew on the Silver Moon II luxury catamaran cruise. With a friendly group of 12 passengers in an intimate plush setting, the team at Silver Moon Barbados made each passenger feel like royalty from start to finish. Want to be treated …

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At balterSTX, West Indian Contemporary Dining Shines

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 9, 2016

bal’ter v. to dance without particular skill or grace, but with extreme joy West Indian Contemporary Dining – a phrase you have to start getting used to in the culinary world and here on St. Croix, there’s only one place you can go to experience this dining style. balter St. Croix (purposely spelled with a lowercase ‘b’) is the big island’s newest addition to the …

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Decadent Sweet Sixteen for A Taste of St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - April 19, 2016
A Taste of St. Croix

Sixteen years ago, A Taste of St. Croix was born as a result of two local restaurateurs love and passion for food, culture & community. Now sixteen years later, the event hasn’t just survived but it has THRIVED! Over 2000 guests, more than 50 local chefs, restaurants, farms and caterers and 100 volunteers were on hand to experience the diversity and delectable delights of the …

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