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No open crowds for BVI Food Fete 2020

- The activities this year will feature more dine outs @ restaurants
No large open crowds will be encouraged for BVI Food Fete Anegada Dine Out (Lobster Edition) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: VINO/File
Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the BVI Tourist Board and Film Commission, Mrs Kenisha A. Sprauve said when the COVID-19 pandemic happened, the team at BVITB was challenged to plan the event with the COVID-19 protocols in mind. Photo: VINO
Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the BVI Tourist Board and Film Commission, Mrs Kenisha A. Sprauve said when the COVID-19 pandemic happened, the team at BVITB was challenged to plan the event with the COVID-19 protocols in mind. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons at the launch of BVI Food Fete on Sunday, November 16, 2020, at Coconut Lounge at Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park. Photo: VINO
Some of the persons at the launch of BVI Food Fete on Sunday, November 16, 2020, at Coconut Lounge at Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park. Photo: VINO
Director of the BVI Tourist Board, Mr Clive McCoy said special emphasis was put into making Lobster Fest 2020 a special one. Photo: VINO
Director of the BVI Tourist Board, Mr Clive McCoy said special emphasis was put into making Lobster Fest 2020 a special one. Photo: VINO
Samples of what can be enjoyed at BVI Food Fete 2020. Photo: VINO
Samples of what can be enjoyed at BVI Food Fete 2020. Photo: VINO
BVI Food Fete 2020 was launched on Sunday, November 16, 2020, at Coconut Lounge at Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park. Photo: VINO
BVI Food Fete 2020 was launched on Sunday, November 16, 2020, at Coconut Lounge at Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park. Photo: VINO
Samples of what can be enjoyed at BVI Food Fete 2020. Photo: VINO
Samples of what can be enjoyed at BVI Food Fete 2020. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Crowded ferries and other boats with revellers will not be the order of the day as is customary for the biggest event that has been featured on the island of Anegada annually, the Anegada Lobster Fest, now being referred to as the BVI Food Fete Dine Out Anegada (Lobster Edition).

Lobster Fest with a twist!

The event usually sees hundreds of persons heading to the island via air and sea, crowding restaurants and many party spots, with the ultimate aim being to sample the many lobster dishes available.

The event will be on this year, but with a twist, says Director of the BVI Tourist Board, Mr Clive McCoy.

At a media launch for BVI Food Fete held on Sunday, November 16, 2020, at Coconut Lounge at Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park to mark this year's event now titled 'BVI Food Fete Dine Out', Mr McCoy said special emphasis was put into making the 'Lobster Edition' a special one.

"Some of the dates that we can expect special things to happen here in the BVI for a month- on the 20th and 22nd we will have our culinary team at participating restaurants on Tortola and on the 27th and 29th we will have them over on Anegada for the Lobster Fest.

"Now also the restaurants over on Anegada that would be participating would have lobster dishes, we will provide some entertainment on the dock and it’s a different event than we have seen before but again its somewhere we can go and experience the culinary prowess over in Anegada, especially the lobster."

VG & JvD

On December 4 and 6, BVI Food Fete will be dine outs at restaurants on Virgin Gorda.

The last weekend is reserved for Jost van Dyke where, unlike last year's Just Pork, restaurants will feature their special menus for dine outs.

Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the BVI Tourist Board and Film Commission, Mrs Kenisha A. Sprauve said when the COVID-19 pandemic happened, the team at BVITB was challenged to plan the event with the COVID-19 protocols in mind.

BVI Food Fete planning team rose to the occasion- Sprauve

"Many of you have enjoyed the annual BVI Food Fete culinary journey through our territory, with events such as the Gourmet Soiree, Taste of Virgin Gorda, Taste of Tortola, Jost Pork Festival, Cooper Island Rum Festival and of course the highlight, the Anegada Lobster Festival.

“When the occurrence of COVID-19 seriously challenged the staging of this year’s BVI Food Fete, our Board of Directors asked our team of professionals at the Tourist Board to consider this an opportunity to showcase our culinary legacy in an unconventional manner."

Sprauve said the team rose to the occasion and came up with a concept that would work within the parameters of the many protocols in effect for the territory’s food and beverage sector.

“This concept is the BVI Food Fete Dine Out. The event presents an opportunity to stimulate our palates while testing our protocols for restaurants and bars in preparation for the reopening of the territory to international guests on Tuesday, December 1, 2020," Sprauve stated.

5 Responses to “No open crowds for BVI Food Fete 2020”

  • Disturbed (16/11/2020, 17:27) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    yes lets make Lobster Fest a special one and not even get the dates correct, another feather in the cap for the new boss
  • not too sure (16/11/2020, 17:41) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    No big crowds you say? Wellsah, lets see how that one goes
  • December 4 and 6 ???? (16/11/2020, 18:28) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    So if I understand correctly December 4 and 6 [2020] at VG and JvD will serve as a test of protocols for restaurants and bars when we reopen for international guess on Tuesday, 1 December, 2020. Got ya!!!
  • rattie (16/11/2020, 22:04) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Bvi on the move


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