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MAY 23-26, 2024

AN EPICUREAN FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING LIFE WITH FRIENDS & GREAT FOOD

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An Epicurean Festival

The Third-Annual Anguilla Culinary Experience (ACE) is happening May 23 to 26, 2024.

During this international epicurean festival, talented chefs from Anguilla and around the world will share kitchens, showcase why Anguilla reigns as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean and raise funds to support culinary education for the island’s next generation. Join us for four days of curated culinary experiences at Anguilla’s world-class resorts, villas and restaurants that draw on the island’s rich history, creativity and fresh farm- and sea-to-table ingredients.

Join us at ACE 2024 as we celebrate life with new and old friends and great food.

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Events

Aurora Anguilla’s A Taste of Aurora Party

New Night! This year’s Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club’s signature party, “A Taste of Aurora” at D Richard’s Steakhouse will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

Embark on a tour of tastes from six of Aurora’s restaurants — all in one place, all in one night. Sip curated cocktails featuring ingredients from the resort’s onsite organic farm and hydroponic gardens, enter a raffle to win travel and dining prizes and dance into the night to live music.

This is a don’t-miss event!

Chefs’ Dinners

James Beard Award-winning Guest Chef Zachary Engel of Michelin-starred Galit in Chicago will partner with Chef Carrie Bogar of Veya at Villa Alegria and again at Veya. Chef Dario Schiavo will present a set menu at Savi Beach Club. Chef Alain Laurent will offer dinner and a wine-pairing with Brian Bostwick of The Duckhorn Portfolio and Nathalie Le Sénéchal of Grands Vins de France at Jacala.  Chef Bruno Carvalho from Cap Juluca, a Belmond Hotel, will present a barefoot beach dinner on Maundays Bay. Private Chef Xavier Rochat and his brother Guest Chef Yannick Rochat of Saison at Raffles London at The OWO will offer a culinary tapestry of Caribbean cuisine at Altamer with Cape Air.

Restaurant Specials

Guest and local chefs at Veya, Four Seasons’ Bamboo Bar & Grill, Sharky’s, Ocean Echo and more will offer restaurant specials and dining experiences on select nights during ACE.

Island Experiences

Explore Anguilla through curated small group experiences. Indulge in infused chocolates paired with locally-made flavored rums or learn how to concoct four varieties of rum punch at Malliouhana. Or join local guides from Quest Experiences to harvest salt from a natural salt pond, bake Johnny Cakes in an outdoor oven and search for the best rum punch at top beach bars as you travel by candy-colored moke with driver.

Beach BBQ + Basket & Bartending Battles

Cap off ACE at a beach barbeque with DJ, dancing, trivia, kids’ activity area and prize raffle at Anguilla Great House on Rendezvous Bay. Brought to you by NCBA. Compare local grillers’ skills as you feast on succulent ribs, tangy chicken and freshly caught seafood, all paired with a cold beer or refreshing rum punch.

Then cheer on our award-winning Anguilla National Culinary Team as they square off in an epic mystery basket cooking competition and bartending battle. Afterwards, head over to Leon’s at Malliouhana for Sunday Funday.

Relive the excitement from last year’s Basket Battle Basket
Chicken on the grill at Anguilla Culinary Experience

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Meet our chefs

Culinary Talent

Zachary Engel

Guest Chef, Villa Alegria & Veya

Chef Proprietor & James Beard Award-Winner at Michelin-Starred Galit, Chicago

Yannick Rochat

Guest Chef, Altamer

Sous Chef at Saison by Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London at The OWO

Brian Bostwick

Guest Expert, Jacala Beach Restaurant

Director, Wine Export Sales, The Duckhorn Portfolio, St. Helena, CA

Carrie Bogar

Chef Proprietor

Veya, Anguilla

Michele Greggio

Chef & Culinary Director

Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club

Nathalie Le Sénéchal

Manager

Grands Vins de France, Anguilla

Kelston “Sweets” Connor

Chef & Basket Battle 2022 Winner

Leon’s at Malliouhana, Anguilla | Little Harbour Estates, Anguilla

Bruno Carvalho

Chef

Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla

Dario Schiavo

Chef

Savi Beach Club, Anguilla

Lester Gumbs

Chef

Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club

Bernel Richardson

Sommelier

Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club

Xavier Rochat

Chef

Private Chef, Anguilla
  • THE DESTINATION

    Anguilla

    A Natural Beauty

    Untrammeled by cruise ships or chains, Anguilla is a luxe retreat with an easy vibe. The island’s culinary scene is no exception.
  • THE DESTINATION

    Anguilla

    On the Land

    Explore this island playground in a jeep, by bike or on a horse. Enjoy a round of golf on the Greg Norman-signature course or a game of tennis.
  • THE DESTINATION

    Anguilla

    On the Water

    Kayak or paddleboard to secret coves. Hop a boat to an offshore cay or discover underwater treasures snorkeling and diving.
  • THE DESTINATION

    Anguilla

    Adventure

    Crank up the adrenaline and try kitesurfing. Head off the beaten path on an ATV, hike to ancient caves or dive off the “Rock” into the ocean below.
  • THE DESTINATION

    Anguilla

    Wellness

    Relax and refresh your mind and body in one of the island’s relaxing spas, join an invigorating yoga or Pilates class, or keep up with your workout routine at the gym.
  • THE DESTINATION

    Anguilla

    Amazing Beaches

    Enjoy 30+ white sand beaches with turquoise waters. Anguilla’s beaches are untouched, uncrowded and it’s not uncommon to have a beach all to yourself.

GIVING BACK

Supporting Culinary Education

Anguilla’s Next Generation

A critical part of our mission is to support and inspire the next generation of Anguillian chefs. We believe that the way to maintain and continue Anguilla’s legacy of producing top talent, is to give these opportunities to aspiring young people.

When you buy tickets to ACE events, you are making a difference. We’ve committed a portion of all the proceeds of the Anguilla Culinary Experience to support culinary and hospitality training for young Anguillians.