The patron chef for the 2021 edition of the St Barth Gourmet Festival is Pierre Gagnaire. Awarded three Michelin stars for 20 consecutive years, it’s no wonder that he was elected “the best-starred chef in the world” by his peers. For those of you living in or visiting Paris, most days you can find him at the eponymous Pierre Gagnaire restaurant at 6 rue Balzac in Paris’s 8th arrondissement.
He has invited a “Dream Team” of top French chefs to St. Barts to stage four nights of multi-course tasting menu dinners. Each chef will work in the kitchen of one of St. Barts’ top restaurants, teaming up with a local chef. Reservations are strongly encouraged. These dinners will be staged from November 10-14, 2021.
Imagine sitting down to dinner with a few friends or family members who really appreciate haute cuisine. You are in a beautiful restaurant on a French Caribbean island, the dining room is softly lit and is open to the breezes coming off the ocean. The evening starts with single bite amuse bouches, then progresses to subtle appetizers, followed by the main course featuring some of the most sophisticated flavors you’ve ever tasted. Wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux are poured, and you are wondering why you don’t do this more often. Then there are the desserts! The St Barth Gourmet Festival awaits…
The chefs flying in to participate in the event represent the best of the best in the world of fine French dining. Among them, some run of the most revered restaurants in France, and are owners of multiple Michelin stars.
You can expect the chefs participating in the St Barth Gourmet Festival to walk out into the dining room before or after the meal to tell the diners about the dishes. It’s a wonderful opportunity to hear a world-class chef talk passionately about food.
The multi-course tasting dinners that are the highlight of the St Barth Gourmet Festival have always been staged at some of the top restaurants in St Barts. In the 2021 edition of the Gourmet Festival, the participating restaurants are: L’Esprit de Jean Claude, Tamarin, Christopher, Manapany, Cheval Blanc, Nikki Beach, Zion, La Petite Plage, Le Sereno, and Le Carl Gustaf.
Tables can be hard to come by for those walking in on the spur of the moment, so we recommend making reservations well in advance. We suggest making reservations at a different restaurant each night to experience the brilliance of each of the chefs. Contact us to reserve your restaurant and villa.
Leading St. Barts villa rental company WIMCO Villas represents over 360 private villas on the island. Within that portfolio, there are several villas that lie within the capital city of Gustavia, within walking distance to most of the restaurants where the St. Barts Gourmet Festival dinners will be staged. To speak with a villa specialist about the best available options for the week of November 7 to November 14, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the Contact Us form.