NONSUCH FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL 2015Monday 12th October 2015
The festival opens with a New Zealand "Wine Lunch" on Sunday 8th November and is followed by other events exploring wines from around the globe all held at Nonsuch Bay’s Clubhouse and The Bay @ Nonsuch restaurant. For further information and to make a reservations contact the resort office on telephone: (268) 562-8000 or by email: email@example.com).
To see the fact sheet for Nonsuch Food and Wine Fest 2015 click here
New Zealand Wine Lunch
Sunday 8th November, 12.30pm
Limited to one large table of 24 people, Liam has worked with Chef Mitchell Husbands
to create a delicious three course lunch with 5 wines paired to be served
before and accompanying each dish. Having spent time in New Zealand this year, Liam will show not only a fascinating range of wines but also offer an
in depth understanding of both the country and its outstanding wines.
Wine Merchant Tastings
Tuesday 10th November, 6 pm - 7.30 pm
Friday 13th November, 6 pm - 7.30 pm
Tuesday 17th November, 6 pm - 7.30 pm
Thursday 19th November, 6 pm - 7.30 pm
Throughout the fortnight the islands finest wine merchants join Liam to present new and existing wines for consideration for the 2015-16 wine list. These informal tastings are a great opportunity to play a role in the selection process.
Rose Tasting & Street Food on the Beach
Thursday 12th November, 5 pm - 7 pm
Every Thursday before dinner at Nonsuch Bay is the manager’s cocktail party in the lobby.
This week we thought we would break the routine a little, light a fire-pit on the beach, open a selection of our favourite rose wines, serve some tasty Caribbean street food canapés and enjoy a couple of hours on the beach before dinner. Should be fun!
Light Caribbean Fusion Lunch
Saturday 14th November, 12.30pm
There is something particularly enjoyable about a ‘Wine Lunch’ particularly in Antigua and with the view at Nonsuch Bay. These have always been some of our favourite events.
One large table and a long lunch matched to some wonderful wines.
Mitchell has put together a traditional Caribbean lunch allowing Liam to have fun with his wine choices to match the dishes.
Classic French Food & Wine Dinner
Friday 20th November - 7pm
Liam has over twenty years of wine buying experience in the classic regions on France, especially Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.
With a menu tailored to showing off a collection of some of his favourite wines, this dinner should be a wonderful opportunity to see French wine making at its best. The dinner is limited to 24 people so early booking is advised.
Sunday 22nd November 11am to 6 pm
Join the greatest wine party in the Caribbean! A vibrant mix of wine tasting, live music, wonderful food, master classes and sunshine.
Over 100 wines open to taste - wines from France, Italy, Spain, California, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and Lebanon.
Wine talks - by Liam Steevenson at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
Dine with a Caribbean Chef of the Year - buffet lunch served 12 to 4pm.
Cookery demonstrations - by Mitchell Husbands 2pm and 4pm.
Champagne and Rum tastings, Blind tasting competition and Live Music.
Tickets EC$ 200 (US$75)
About Liam Steevenson
Liam has been a high profile member of the wine trade for the past 12 years and in 2005 he founded RED&WHITE. Having played key roles within two leading London wine merchants, he is passionate about the product, and translating the skills and wants of the producers through to the end consumer. At RED&WHITE he oversees all of the buying decisions and advises Nonsuch Bay and other leading Hotels & Restaurants on their wine needs.
Liam became the world’s youngest Master of Wine in 2004 when he passed the notoriously difficult exam. One of only 316 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. Liam is also a regular commentator in the media.
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.
For more information about Liam and RED&WHITE see www.red-white.co.uk
“It is with huge pleasure that I return to Antigua and the fantastic Nonsuch Bay Resort for this year's Food and Wine Festival and WINESTOCK ANTIGUA. I have spent my career working with incredible wineries, and enthusing about their produce with some of the world’s finest Hotels and Restaurants, but few places excite me quite like Nonsuch Bay in Antigua. Last year we showcased the very best that the Island has to offer in terms of wine and food, and I believe that this year we will take it up another level again. Is there a more beautiful spot on earth to talk and taste wine….I think not!” Liam Stevenson, Master of Wine.
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.
When Chef Mitchell talks about his work he lights up like “a kid at Christmas”, there is a twinkle in his eye and joy in his voice that make it clear that there is no place he’d rather be than in the kitchen creating edible art for diners. In fact Chef Mitchell Husbands makes it clear that he has no regret about his career choice, saying emphatically………….. “If I had to die and come back again, I would come back as a chef”.
For more information on Chef Mitchell and The Bay @ Nonsuch see the restaurant's website at www.nonsuchbayresort.com/dining-at-nonsuch-bay-resort and follow them on facebook
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