From March 2 to 13, 2022, the Atlantis Paradise Island Food and Drink Festival, Taste of paradise, is coming back strong. The restaurant-week-style program will expand to two weeks of food, specialty cocktails, signature events and entertainment for food-loving families. Read on for all the details of this popular annual event at Atlantis Paradise Island, the Bahamas’ premier family resort.
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Taste of paradise, Atlantis Paradise Island’s annual food festival, is a celebration of food and drink; prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients and an innovative eye, and is a must-have for food-loving families. During the two weeks of the festival, guests can enjoy prix-fixe menus, exclusive events and specialty dishes prepared by some of the world’s most renowned chefs, including chefs Nobu Matsuhisa, Michael White and Todd English.
Furthermore, Taste of paradise is designed to showcase the extraordinary culinary talent and diversity of quality programming in Atlantis and the Bahamas. It’s also a way to give back. A portion of the festival’s proceeds are donated annually to the resort’s 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The Atlantis Blue Project Foundation (ABPF), which promotes the preservation and conservation of coral reefs, sea turtles , sharks, manatees, and cetaceans, and with their Bahamian ecosystems, through scientific research, education, and community outreach.
What to expect at Taste of Paradise
Look for Prix Fixe Signature Dinners offered daily at the following Atlantis Paradise Island restaurants:
- Cafe Martinique
- Fish by José Andrés
- Olives by Todd English
- Frankie Gone Bananas
- Steakhouse with sea fire
- chop stix
At Nobu, celebrity Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa will welcome guests and sign books. Meals at Nobu can be served a la carte or omakase, which literally means “I leave the choice up to you”. It is then that the guest leaves it up to the chef to select and serve the seasonal specialities!
Plus, expect to find specialty and cocktails on offer at these Atlantis restaurants:
- McKenzie’s Fresh Conch Shack
- pirate republic
- Marina Pizzeria
- burger shack
Events with a taste of paradise
Other exclusive events during the festival – all with a Bahamian flavor – include dessert and sparkling wine demonstrations as well as wine pairing classes.
You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the chefs who create unique Bahamian-inspired dishes using the freshest seasonal ingredients.
In addition to Nobu Matsuhisa’s omakase dinner, Atlantis executive chef Audaux Ludovic will host a ‘Great Hall of Waters Sparkling Dessert’ evening and Michelin-starred chef Michael White will create a five-course artisanal dinner at Café Martiniqu.e.
2022 Taste of Heaven Highlights
- All restaurants will offer daily fixed price menus, specialties and cocktails throughout the event.
- Famous chefs will organize special dinners in the restaurants of the establishment.
- Meals and events will celebrate Bahamian culture and food, such as McKenzie’s Fresh Conch.
- It will include a mix of Bahamian cocktails and a conch salad demonstration coupled with a lecture on sustainable conch fishing.
- Kid-friendly gourmet delights will be found at the Marina Village Celebrationot which will feature Bahamian food truck pop-ups and Junkanoo Rush.
TravelingMom Tip: Some programs have limited capacity. Advance reservations are recommended to ensure your place.
History of the taste of paradise
This celebration of Bahamian food and culture began in 2018 as “EAT: Extraordinary Taste of Atlantis.” Back then, it was a single week of foodie fun that included a drink-focused street party in Marina Village.
The goal is to build Taste of paradise in the Caribbean’s premier epicurean destination event showcasing the extraordinary culinary talent and diversity of quality programming at Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas.