Top New York chef for Caribbean Food Festival
The Turks & Caicos Tourist Board has revealed world-renowned chef John DeLucie will take part in this year’s Caribbean Food & Wine Festival.
It is the second annual edition of the festival and the chef and owner of The Lion in New York’s Upper East Side has agreed to participate in the three-day celebration of Caribbean cuisine and culture.
DeLucie has become one of the most renowned chefs in New York over the past decade or so and he is delighted to be taking part in the event.
“I am truly delighted to be a part of the Second Annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival in Turks & Caicos this fall,” he said.
“The culture, cuisine and stunning atmosphere of the islands are an inspiring combination.”
The welcome reception will kick things off on 1 November and festival co-chair Nikheel Advani thinks the inclusion of DeLucie is a real coup for the event.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have John DeLucie involved in this year’s culinary line-up and feel this is a huge testament to the success of the inaugural Caribbean Food & Wine Festival,” the co-chair said.
“The Caribbean Food & Wine Festival’s primary objective is to bring together the best chefs from around the world, and attracting the attention of one of New York City’s brightest culinary talents will certainly raise the bar for future festivals.”
The news of the festival line-up will likely have whetted the appetites of people heading for Caribbean holidays in the autumn but they should make sure they remember to arrange airport transfers to ensure a smooth journey.
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