St. Maarten Flavors adds June Appeteaser Week
Philipsburg, St. Maarten — The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association and the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) jointly announce a follow-up to its 2022 St. Maarten Flavors 2023 Program.
Following a post-event survey, various restaurants requested a swift repetition of the program. This year participating restaurants, bars, lounges, and breweries have the opportunity to not only partake in St. Maarten Flavors in November but also a June Appeteaser Week and Flavors Feast.
The Food Show will take place on June 17 at Dock Maarten Marina, Philipsburg, where vendors can share their flavorful delights with island foodies and visitors.
Expanding on the goal in 2023, the program wishes to have even more tourists and residents alike enjoy the many tastes St. Maarten and St. Martin have to offer at sharply reduced prices. By giving a “taste” of the food that will be provided in November, during a June ‘Appeteaser Week.
The SHTA and the STB will equally promote the restaurants participating as well as the various events, from the many outstanding culinary experiences prepared by our high-end restaurants as well as our unique street side lolos and food trucks.
To showcase the culinary destination, to as wide an audience as possible, the regional marketing partner firms of the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau will also be maximizing exposure for the destination.
As a Caribbean hub due to its central location, St. Maarten is home to a wide variety of cultures and influences including Creole, Asian, Dutch, French, Italian, Surinamese, and many more, which are all reflected in the island’s varied culinary offerings. The goal of “St. Maarten Flavors” is to put St. Maarten on the map for food lovers around the world, invite visitors and locals to immerse themselves in the dynamic food scene at an accessible price point of either $49 (three courses) or $17.50 and to give local restaurants a platform to showcase a signature dish.
With an accessible price point set for “St. Maarten Flavors” the organizers want to ensure that everyone has the ability to participate and try places one might not otherwise get to experience or would have thought of going to, thus involving our local diners as well as our visiting ones.
Main supporters of the project are the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA) the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB), PDG Supplies, and Prime EZ Shop. Other organizations that actively support the 2023 event are Sol Cooking Gas, Caribbean Liquors & Tobacco (CLT), Island 92 radio, ORCO Bank, VISIT Magazine, SXM Talks, Dock Maarten Marina, and Sound 2000.