Baha Mar Announces Inaugural Culinary and Arts Festival

Baha Mar in Nassau, the Bahamas, has announced that the first edition of “The Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival” will be held from October 21-23, 2022. The three-day food and culture festival will be headlined by chefs including Marcus Samuelsson of Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House, Daniel Boulud of Café Boulud, and Dario Cecchini of Carna. They will be joined by TV personality Amanda Freitag, author and restauranteur Carla Hall, and Bahamian culinary artisan, event curator and chef, Simeon Hall Jr.

The festival will kick off with a welcome party hosted by Samuelsson on October 21. Throughout the weekend, guests can enjoy a two-day culinary and arts expo with interactive cooking demos led by Baha Mar’s epicurean talent and guest chefs, new exhibitions from local artisans in partnership with The Current Gallery and Art Center, curated by John Cox, the resort’s executive director of arts and culture, and a dine-around showcasing the best of the region and Baha Mar’s 45-plus restaurants, bars and cafés. All headlining chefs will host exclusive interactive experiences, to be announced later. The celebration will conclude with a ticketed event for an al fresco dining experience with the festival’s participating chefs and artists on Long Cay, Baha Mar’s private island hideaway.

The Current Gallery and Art Center, Baha Mar’s hub for local artistic experiences, is focused on recognizing and supporting a strong creative community in Nassau through exhibitions, workshops and discussions. During the festival weekend, the gallery and studio will take guests on a cultural journey showcasing the local art and its artists displayed throughout the property. Attendees will also experience local artists creating artwork live, inspired by the event’s happenings and surroundings.

The full lineup of events will include: Sundown & Sips hosted by Marcus Samuelsson at 6 p.m. (exclusive access for Weekend Pass holders), Welcome Beach Party at 7 p.m. (October 21); The Bahamas Culinary & Arts Expo from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Baha Mar Art Tour hosted by John Cox at 11 a.m., and The Bahamas Culinary & Arts Grand Dine-Around from 7 to 11 p.m. (October 22); and the Long Cay Luncheon at 11 a.m., The Bahamas Culinary & Arts Expo from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (October 23).

Additional curated experiences will be announced in the coming months, including intimate culinary activities hosted by Baha Mar’s chefs.

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