The Bahamas
Culinary & Arts Festival

Baha Mar, and partners Food + Wine, and Travel and Leisure magazines, are pleased to welcome you to the inaugural Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival. Get ready to enjoy an unforgettable weekend of unique culinary and cultural events, from exclusive dinners and tastings with master chefs to intimate cultural conversations and much more. Each experience is brought to you by an unparalleled line up of world-renowned chefs, sommeliers, artists, and performers who have come from around the globe to share their incredible talents.

Thursday, April 30th

A Celebration of The Islands of The Bahamas
Chef: Marcus Samuelsson
Featured live music: The Jazz Band
Gorgeous island flavors, sights and sounds come together for one incredible night

Friday, May 1st

Shot Gun Golf Tournament at Royal Blue Golf Course

Fairwind Experience: 150 years of Bahamian Art
Experience the rich history of Bahamian art, guided by the insights and expertise of curators from The Current gallery

A Conversation with Marcus Samuelsson & John Cox led by Jeffries Blackerby, Editor in Chief, Departures

Sushi Demonstration with Chef Katsuya

Wine Tasting
With renowned sommeliers Joshua Wesson and Sabato Sagaria

Black & White Gala
Chef: Grant Achatz

Saturday, May 2nd

Round Robin Tennis Tournament at Baha Mar Racquet Club

The Essence of Bahamian Art on board Baha Mar’s luxe, 65M superyacht, Eternity

A Conversation with Thomas Frebel & Jordana Kelly led by Jacqui Gifford, Editor in Chief Travel + Leisure

Cooking Demonstration with Josh Niland

Rum Tasting with sommeliers and spirit experts Joshua Wesson and Sabato Sagaria

Japanese Modern Chef: Thomas Frebel
As the sun sets over Cable Beach, diners will experience 5 courses of Frebel’s forward-looking, Scandinavian-infused take on seasonal Japanese cuisine

Sunday, May 3rd

Long Cay Escape
: Katsuya Uechi and Josh Niland
Music by: Charles Esten
Chef Katsuya Uechi and “fish butcher” Josh Niland come together to celebrate fresh seafood in a location like no other

Carne Dinner
Chef: Dario Checchini
Over 4 decadent courses, guests will experience meats of unparalleled quality, expertly butchered and prepared by the world’s greatest and most influential butcher