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Antigua & Barbuda Restaurant Week is May 4-19


Elite Island Resorts


Elite Island Resorts, with its unique beachfront properties, invites epicureans to delve into the culinary soul of the Caribbean during the second annual Antigua & Barbuda Restaurant Week, from May 4-19. This two-week event offers a series of exclusive dining adventures, giving guests unparalleled opportunities to explore the islands’ gourmet offerings and vibrant flavors.


Guests are invited to explore the rich Caribbean cuisine through prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at participating restaurants, with prices ranging from USD $25-$75 per meal. They can immerse themselves in island life, enjoying the taste of fresh local produce, flavorful seafood, and vibrant cocktails. Visitors are encouraged not to depart without sampling the culinary masterpieces from the innovative gourmet restaurants at the participating all-inclusive resorts.
Crafted by the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority to extend the appeal of the winter season into spring and summer, Restaurant Week offers a multisensory exploration of Antigua and Barbuda through taste, smell, sight, and touch.


Crafted by the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority to extend the appeal of the winter season into spring and summer, Restaurant Week offers a multisensory exploration of Antigua and Barbuda through taste, smell, sight, and touch.


A Feast for Every Palate
Restaurant Week guarantees a feast for every palate. Guests can enjoy beachfront dining at venues such as Wild Tamarind, seamlessly blending Mediterranean influences with Caribbean flavors, utilizing fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Alternatively, they may opt for an elevated dining experience, both literally and figuratively, by securing a table at Rokuni, renowned for its Asian-inspired cuisine and breathtaking cliff-side views. For a laid-back ambiance, Ana’s On the Beach offers an open-air, beachfront veranda where guests can indulge in Caribbean-inspired tapas. With over 65 participating restaurants, guests can dine at their leisure, discovering new flavors and dishes throughout their stay. See participating restaurants here.


New this year are a myriad of events and activities, including a Farmer’s Barnyard Party, the launch of the Pepperpot Rum Shop, a specially curated menu hosted by Chef & Author Andi Oliver and Rum Expert and Global Ambassador Ian Burrell, and a roti cooking class led by cookbook author Althea Brown at the newly inaugurated Loose Cannon at Galleon Beach. Other experiences include beach bonfires, cocktail and wine pairings, and immersive food and art events. See activities and events listed here.


Celebrity Chefs and Culinary Experts
This year’s Antigua & Barbuda Restaurant Week is privileged to welcome an impressive lineup of celebrity chefs and culinary experts, each bringing their expertise and heritage to the forefront of the culinary landscape:


  • Chef Angel Barreto, known for his role as Executive Chef at Anju in Washington D.C., brings a fusion of flavors from his Puerto Rican heritage and culinary experiences to tantalize taste buds.
  • Chef Shorne Benjamin, Executive Chef & Founder of Fat Fowl in Brooklyn, NY, infuses his dishes with influences from his Caribbean roots, delivering innovative and flavorful creations.
  • Althea Brown, a distinguished Author & Blogger, renowned for her work on the Caribbean Paleo Cookbook, offers a fresh perspective on Caribbean cuisine, blending traditional flavors with modern dietary approaches.
  • Chef Kareem Roberts, hailing from Cambridge, UK, brings a global perspective to the table, incorporating diverse culinary influences into his creations, inspired by his Caribbean heritage.
  • Chef Digby Stridiron, Chef & Partner at Latha in Phoenix, AZ, showcases his expertise in Caribbean cuisine, elevating traditional dishes with contemporary flair and local ingredients.
  • Nadine Brown, a distinguished Sommelier & Author, known for her work in At Your Service in Washington D.C., pairs her extensive knowledge of wines with Caribbean flavors, enhancing the dining experience with expertly curated pairings.


These talented individuals will bring their unique skills and flavors to the table, offering a menu that’s as diverse as it is delicious. Each chef will feature signature dishes that showcase the rich culinary traditions of the Caribbean combined with their personal flair.




As guests savor the culinary delights of Antigua, they can find luxurious accommodations at Elite Island Resorts. These all-inclusive resorts offer the perfect backdrop for relaxation and adventure during Restaurant Week:


The Verandah Resort & Spa:
Immerse in a redefined era at the newly adult-only The Verandah Antigua, set against lush green gardens, stunning tropical views, and a shimmering turquoise sea. The resort boasts recent renovations to the bars and lounges, modernized suites and villas, and innovative dining options with brand-new menus. Guests can enjoy Caribbean flavors at any of the three on-site restaurants, engage in sports like pickleball, tennis, and mini-golf, or relax by the pool in the cabanas.


The Verandah Antigua


Galley Bay Resort & Spa:
Tucked between a peaceful lagoon and the white-sand shore of the Caribbean Sea, this adults-only (16+) retreat offers dining under thatched palapas and a range of relaxing activities including massages, yoga, and dips in the waterfall pool. Water sports and other land activities like tennis and volleyball are also available, all while maintaining a commitment to eco-friendly practices.


Galley Bay Resort & Spa


Hammock Cove:
This all-inclusive 5-star luxury resort features 41 villas that emphasize gastronomy and personalized service. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views, relax in the spa, engage in a yoga class, or take a plunge in the three-tiered infinity pool. The resort also features a cigar lounge for those inclined.


Hammock Cove Antigua


Pineapple Beach Club:
At this adults-only (16+) resort, guests can enjoy various activities such as sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and tennis, or simply relax in a hammock with a piña colada. Known for its friendly staff, breathtaking views, and expert dining, Pineapple Beach Club caters to couples, singles, friends, and groups of all sizes.


Pineapple Beach Club


St. James’s Club & Villas:
This family-friendly haven features six swimming pools and two white-sand beaches. Parents can relax while children enjoy the kids’ club. The resort offers a choice of six restaurants and various sports facilities including pickleball and tennis courts.


St. James Club & Villas


These resorts, part of the Elite Island Resorts collection, represent a spectrum of unique beachfront properties throughout the Caribbean, each offering distinctive experiences to fulfill every traveler’s desires.


For more information on Elite Island Resorts’ portfolio of properties, visit www.eliteislandresorts.com.
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