NONSUCH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL WEEKSFriday 20th October 2017
Nonsuch Bay Resort is pleased to announce its annual Food and Wine fortnight, a celebration of Caribbean food and wines of the world set over November 13th - November, 26th 2017
Events over the two weeks are hosted by award winning Chef Mitchell Husbands of the Bay at Nonsuch and Master of Wine, Liam Steevenson and features wine, champagne and rum tastings, cooking demonstrations, gourmet Caribbean street food, guest chef appearances and evenings with special tasting menus. The festival centres on Sunday, November 19th with Winestock Antigua hosted by Liam Steevenson at Nonsuch Bay where over 70 wines are available to taste and the line-up includes champagne and rum tasting, wine talks, cookery demonstrations, international and Caribbean food, and a blind tasting competition.
Inspired by a thriving interest in fine wine and contemporary Caribbean cuisine, the festival is sponsored by Antigua’s leading purveyors of fine wines, food and beverages.
For further information contact the resort office by tel: (268) 562-8000 or email: email@example.com.
‘Rose on the Beach’ Wine Tasting - Monday, November 13th
Liam has selected a collection of his favourite rose wines on the island and serves them on the beach between 5pm and 7pm. Very informal, this is a great opportunity to meet Liam and hear about the wines.
Owners Wine-Makers Lunch at Nonsuch Bay - Tuesday, November 14th
Over the last four years Liam has started making wine in France, Spain and New Zealand. Utilising cellar space he has created a range of artisanal wines with incredible stories. Pairing these wines with a four course lunch prepared by Chef Mitchell Husbands. Available to property owners at Nonsuch Bay.
Wine Tasting at Managers Cocktails - Thursday, November 16th
A collection of wines, chosen as possible new wines for the Wine List at Nonsuch Bay open to taste over Manager Cocktails. A relaxed and informal opportunity to taste some fantastic wines.
Winestock Antigua - Sunday, November 19th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Over 100 wines open to taste - regional stalls showcase wines from France, Italy, Spain, California, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and Lebanon.
Wine talks - by Liam Steevenson at 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm
Dine with Caribbean Chef of the Year - buffet lunch served 12 noon through to 4:00 pm, featuring Caribbean street food.
About Liam Steevenson
Liam has been a high profile member of the wine trade for the past 20 years. Last year he was voted as being one of the Top 4 highest achievers in the International Wine Industry by the IWSC, and consults to companies and producers all over the world as well as making wine in three continents.
Liam became the world’s youngest Master of Wine in 2004 when he passed the notoriously difficult exam. One of only 297 Masters of Wine worldwide, he is recognized internationally for his understanding of the subject and now mentors a number of students currently working towards the qualification.
In March 2012, Liam joined an exclusive club when he was part of the fastest 8 man crew ever to row across the Atlantic, raising over £10,000 for CLIC Sargent in the process.
About Mitchell Husbands
Chef Mitchell Husbands is one of the most driven, promising young chefs in the Caribbean. He rose quickly to prominence by winning Barbados’ chef of the year in 2007, followed by other competitions including the American Culinary Federation, America’s Chef Competition in 2008 and two consecutive gold medals as the captain of Barbados culinary team 2010 and 2011. His crowning glory thus far has been winning 2011 Caribbean Chef of the Year at the Caribbean Hotel Association’s Taste of the Caribbean in Miami.
Chef Mitchell is the Executive Chef at Nonsuch Bay Resort, Antigua where he has a keen eye for modern cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local fruits, vegetables and fish.
His culinary experience is extensive, and includes training in Florence-Italy, England at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel, the Stafford Hotel, Le Caprice Restaurant, The Ivy Restaurant and J. Sheekey Seafood Restaurant.
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