Taste the Best of the Caribbean at Coconut Bay
by / Friday, 11 July 2014 / Published in Dining

Even the healthiest eaters cheat a little when they go on vacation, but at Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, we don’t like to call it “cheating.” We call it indulging because you can nosh on gourmet Caribbean food from some of the best chefs in the islands. You don’t have to take our word for it – just check out the 2014 Taste of the Caribbean competition results!

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Coconut Bay Chefs Chosen for Competition

Food 1057We were honored to have two of our chefs compete – and place – in this year’s Taste of the Caribbean competition, which is hosted by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association annually. More than 100 different hotels, resorts, restaurants and other businesses sent chefs to this year’s event, and Coconut Bay’s own Caron Jean and Martha Hippolyte were selected by the Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association to represent St. Lucia on a national team.

Caron and Martha traveled to Miami’s Hyatt Regency Hotel to compete in team, bartender, pastry and individual competitions. One of the highlights of the event was the Taste of the Islands Festival. The festival was open to the public, and each team was given mystery ingredients to incorporate into two savory dishes, one dessert and one rum-based cocktail for patrons to sample.

Coconut Bay Chefs Make St. Lucia Proud

The St. Lucia national team had a stand-up showing and received a silver medal in the overall competition. Chef Martha received an honorable mention in the individual cheesecake competition and Chef Caron won a silver medal in the individual beef competition! Of course, we already knew that our chefs had amazing talent – and you can experience it for yourself during your all-inclusive St. Lucia vacation.

Premium alcohol, gourmet dinner and decadent desserts are all a part of your package when you book a vacation at Coconut Bay. You can experience some of the finest Caribbean food in St. Lucia by dining at Calabash, Silk or Capri right here on our property. Book today and indulge in the best this island has to offer!

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