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Hundreds get a Taste of Tortola 'Xmas style'

Getting a Taste of Tortola 'Christmas style' at Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park on December 14, 2016. Photo: VINO
Getting a Taste of Tortola 'Christmas style' Sir Olva Georges Plaza on December 14, 2016. Photo: VINO
Getting a Taste of Tortola 'Christmas style' Sir Olva Georges Plaza on December 14, 2016. Photo: VINO
A Taste of Tortola was also extended to Crafts Alive Village. Photo: VINO
A Taste of Tortola was also extended to Crafts Alive Village. Photo: VINO
Many tourists passed through the various venues and we're able to get a 'Taste of Tortola'. Photo: VINO
Many tourists passed through the various venues and we're able to get a 'Taste of Tortola'. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The capital was buzzing with activity at three locations with a 'Taste of Tortola Christmas style’ as local restaurants, catering services, pastry makers, craft vendors, agriculturists, and florists took the opportunity to give the hundreds of cruise passengers, locals and other visitors just what the island had to offer.
The event held on Wednesday December 14, 2016 at Sir Olva Georges Plaza, Crafts Alive, and Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park, was the official closing of the 3rd edition of the BVI Food Fete.
 
The fete in itself was a month long culinary expose held in November. For the very first time the four main islands were engaged, with the Jost Pork Festival on Jost Van Dyke, being a first-time event and other events such as the Taste of Virgin Gorda on Virgin Gorda, the Anegada Lobster Festival among others taking place.
 
Taste of Tortola stepped up a few
 
The Taste of Tortola was initially scheduled for November 5 but was forced to be pushed back due to insufficient restaurants showing interest.
 
However, it appeared that the BVI Tourist Board stepped up a few notches when they engaged the services of among others, local fungi band Razor Blades, a steel band, and brought life to Crafts Alive by also providing them with entertainment.

In recent times, the vendors of Crafts Alive had been complaining about being a dead zone.

3rd annual food fete was a triumph

“Overall we think it was successful and it is something that we can build on,” one high-ranking official from the BVI Tourist Board said.
Some of the objectives of the event were to target the thousands of passengers that was in town and to provide a platform where they could sample the culinary aspect as well as the Christmas vibe of the Virgin Islands.

“I think we achieved that,” he added.

6 Responses to “Hundreds get a Taste of Tortola 'Xmas style'”

  • k. (17/12/2016, 11:23) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really. Wow. I'm in Road Town every day. Looking some where to go... Which I had known.. I'm on Vino every day. This the first I'm reading about this.. Nice something was going on to bring the spirit of alive. Different to sale! Sale ! Sale! .
  • voter (17/12/2016, 11:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another flopp
  • Jack B Nimble. (17/12/2016, 18:42) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is the BVI locking talent when it comes to organizing?/Why is everything flopping? Time for us to accept that organizing is a Skill, a gift, a talent. Not everyone has it.. Seek it and use it. We have it right here .
  • Well Sah (17/12/2016, 20:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was in St Thomas for Miracle on Main street. Sorry
  • resident (19/12/2016, 06:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great efforts for the event! Thanks!


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