Nonsuch Food and Wine Festival Launches

Nonsuch Food and Wine Antigua St. John's - With an already well-established reputation among Antigua's dedicated yachting and water sport enthusiasts, Nonsuch Bay is charting a course into new waters this November with the appearance of its first annual Nonsuch Food and Wine Festival.

Scheduled to take place from November 15 through December 6 2012, the three-week-long event will showcase some of the finest in Caribbean and local specialty Antiguan cuisine along with premier wines from across the globe.

Hosting this celebration of foods of the region and international wines are Mitchell Husbands, Caribbean Chef of the Year 2011, and Master of Wine Liam Stevenson of Red and White.

Inspired by the growing interest in fine wines and contemporary Caribbean cuisine in the region and among travelers to Antigua, the festival will feature wine, champagne and rum tastings, cooking demonstrations, gourmet Caribbean street food, guest chef appearances and special tasting menus. It all culminates in a day-long extravaganza of both food and wine - Winestock which takes place on November 25.

Also noteworthy on the festival's schedule: complimentary wine tastings for resort guests each Thursday, hosted by Liam Stevenson. Chef Mitchell will serve complimentary Caribbean gourmet street food that includes island classics such as johnny cakes with frizzled salt fish, dhalpuri roti with chicken curry, crispy Antigua fish cakes and pickled seafood in tortilla cups.

The highlights of gourmet Caribbean cuisine will also be on offer at special tasting dinners on Tuesday November 20 and 27 and December 4, with each course paired with a wine selected by Liam Stevenson. Diners can look forward to such signature dishes as jerk pork with bubble and squeak cake, green beans bundle, spiced apple chutney and braised black beans, and blackened fillet of king fish with saffron mash, steamed baby bok choy and tomato coulis.

On December 1, Chef Mitchell will be collaborating in the kitchen with a mystery guest from an acclaimed regional restaurant.

With Winestock on Sunday November 25, the festival brings together Antigua's wine dealers to showcase over 100 wines from France, Italy, Spain, California, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and Lebanon.

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There will be wine talks by Liam Stevenson, cookery demonstrations by Chef Mitchell, a buffet of Caribbean street food, champagne and rum tastings, blind tasting competition and live music. Tickets for Winestock are priced at US$38 (or $EC 100).

Notes Liam Stevenson about the festival's agenda: “I have spent my career tasting and enthusing about wine and I was thrilled when I visited Antigua earlier this year by the range and diversity of wines available. This new festival of food and wine offers a fantastic chance to taste the very best from the wine merchants of Antigua.”

The cost for one week in a one-bedroom apartment at Nonsuch Bay during the Nonsuch Wine and Food Festival 2012 will be from US $1357 per person, based on two sharing and includes breakfast and dinner. Tasting dinners cost an additional US$35 for guests on half board and US$90 for guests on room only or outside diners.

For more information visit: www.nonsuchbayresort.com/nonsuchbay-news-and-events/130-food-and-wine-fest-2012, or call 1-888 844-2480 (toll-free) or 268 562 8000 (direct).

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