In October, chefs, artists, foodies and art lovers will gather at Baha Mar for the inaugural Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival. The event will take place at the Nassau resort from Oct. 21-23, 2022. 

Michelin-starred Marcus Samuelsson of Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House, Michelin-starred Daniel Boulud of Café Boulud and Dario Cecchini of the steakhouse Carna will headline the event and will be joined by the festival’s curator Simeon Hall Jr, restaurateur Carla Hall and television personality Amanda Freitag. 

“We’ve set the stage for a truly unforgettable festival, and myself, alongside my colleagues and friends, are excited to continue highlighting the local culinary scene, matched with unique Bahamian art and culture,” said Marcus Samuelsson in a press statement. 

The three-day art and food extravaganza will feature interactive cooking demonstrations led by local chefs and guests, art tours and exhibitions of work by local artists in partnership with The Current gallery and art center, and “the Grand Dine-Around”—a curated dining experience at some of Baha Mar’s celebrated restaurants, bars and cafes. The festival is bookended by a Sundown and Sips welcome party hosted by Samuelsson and an al fresco lunch with guest chefs on Long Cay, Baha Mar’s private island. Further events will be announced in the coming months. 

Tickets range from $79 for a tour of Baha Mar’s art collection with Bahamian mixed-media and assemblage artist John Cox to $499 for an all-inclusive Festival Weekend Pass, which includes a premium welcome gift upon check-in, entry to The Bahamas Culinary & Arts Expo on Saturday and Sunday, and early access to intimate guest chef experiences, as well as admission to the Sundown & Sips party with Samuelsson, the Welcome Beach Party and Grand Dine-Around. Tickets to the Welcome Beach Party are priced at $279, the Grand Dine-Around experience costs $299 and the Long Cay luncheon is $349.

For more information, visit bahamar.com/bahamas-culinary-arts-festival/.

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