HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Food connoisseurs will want to head to Bermuda
Nov. 2 to 5, when the island hosts its first Bermuda Culinary Arts
Festival. The island plans to make this an annual event.
The festival will feature cooking demonstrations, wine and
gourmet food tastings, seminars conducted by celebrity chefs, live
entertainment, island tours, leisure activities and more.
Among festivities are a cigar aficionado event, a scenic boat
tour of Bermuda's Great Sound and glassblowing demonstrations.
It boasts a roster of world-renowned chefs lead by Sara Moulton,
executive chef of the Gourmet Cooking Arts Center and host of the
TV Food Network's "Cooking Live," and Michael Green, Gourmet
magazine's wine consultant.
Joining them will be celebrity chefs from restaurants throughout
North America including Jody Adams of Rialto (Boston), Andrew
Carmellini of Cafe Boulud (New York), Guillermo Pernot of Pasion
(Philadelphia) and Norman Van Aken of Norman's (Miami).
Inclusive travel packages for clients and agents have been
designed specifically for the festival.
Packages include three-nights' accommodations at a selection of
Bermuda properties, roundtrip air, all festival activities, three
gourmet breakfasts (with demonstrations), two gourmet dinners
including wine and gratuities, on-island transportation and
Additional nights also are available.
Accommodations have been arranged with Elbow Beach Bermuda,
Fairmont Southampton Princess, Newstead Hotel, Sonesta Beach or
Departures are available from Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, New
York's Kennedy Airport and Philadelphia.
Prices range from $2,149 to $2,799 per person, double, depending
on departure city and property.
For example, a trip departing from Boston with accommodations at
Elbow Beach is priced at $2,450 per person, double.
Land-only packages with the same inclusions are also available
ranging from $1,899 to $2,289 per person, double.
Fairmont Southampton Princess is offering agents a discount rate
of $1,600 per person, double, and Sonesta Beach Resort is offering
an inclusive rate of $1,735 per person, double.
The above rates are land only and available only to travel
The rate includes three nights' accommodations, all festival
events, roundtrip airport transfers, transfers to and from festival
sights, all taxes and gratuities.
Agents can book the Bermuda Culinary Arts Festival package
directly by e-mail at [email protected]or via the Web site at www.bermudaescapes.com.
For more information or reservations, call the Bermuda
Department of Tourism at (800) BERMUDA or visit the Web site at www.bermudatourism.com.