Grand Bahama Island Restaurant Fest Returns on August 1!

Margarita Villa Sand Bar

Grand Bahama restaurants will once again bring a bit of flavor and culinary flair to diners this August, for the second annual Grand Bahama Island Restaurant Fest.

The month-long series will run from August 1-31 and will celebrate the start of Bahamian Lobster season. Menus will feature a number of dishes including freshly caught lobster as well as lots of fresh seafood, Bahamian classics and internationally inspired options.

Each participating restaurant will offer a prix fixe menu inclusive of an appetizer, entree, and dessert, all for one set price.

Grand Bahama has over 120 restaurants, beachfront eateries, and unique food stalls. The GBI Restaurant Fest is intended to give food lovers a taste of the island’s culinary scene by highlighting the diverse range of options to be enjoyed.

“There is no shortage of diverse, authentic, and unique cuisine on Grand Bahama” noted Ian Rolle, Acting Chairman of the Grand Bahama Island Promotion Board. “Not only is the island home to the oldest fish fry in The Bahamas, which is located in Smith’s Point, but Grand Bahama diners can enjoy a wide range a Bahamian, international, fine dining or casual beachfront options. Not to mention, Grand Bahama has some exceptionally talented and world class chefs. We hope that the Restaurant Fest will allow local restaurants to get creative and flex their culinary expertise, while also making it as easy as possible for visitors and residents to try something new.”

The GBI Restaurant Fest, which is being hosted by the Grand Bahama Island Promotion Board, will begin on August 1, but Rolle notes that there are many more exciting cultural and culinary events happening throughout Grand Bahama all summer long. “This year, The Bahamas is celebrating 50 years of independence, and there will be lots of events happening throughout the island in honor of this milestone. Goombay Summer will also be taking place every Thursday in July. And, Wednesdays at the Smith’s Point Fish Fry are a must, in addition to a visit to West End on the weekend for a bowl of freshly made pickled conch salad, conch fritters or some fried fish and panny cakes.”

Last year, ten restaurants took part in GBI Restaurant Fest, including Out Da Sea, Ocean Blue, Margarita Villa Sand Bar, Dolphin Cove, the Garden Cafe, Upstairs on the Bay, the Green Gamut Bistro, Flying Fish Gastro Pub, Taino By The Sea Restaurant and Seagrape Grille.

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