~ Unique Epicurean Adventures Await Visitors to the Popular Bahamas Beach Destination ~
NASSAU, Bahamas – Travelers visiting Nassau Paradise Island can take advantage of the destination’s delicious local cuisine at some of its top accommodations. With a range of experiences from fine dining to a casual beer garden, the popular beach destination has options for all tastes and budgets. Whether it’s dining on locally-sourced ingredients or sampling a Caribbean take on a traditional dish, Nassau Paradise Island’s array of culinary adventures will leave vacationers with a true understanding and taste of the Islands.
Atlantis, Paradise Island:
Home to authentic Bahamian cuisine, celebrity chef-driven and gourmet restaurants, Atlantis, Paradise Island encourages culinary exploration and guarantees a delectable dining experience for all guests. Several world-renowned chefs with noted celebrity clientele and their own celebrity status choose Atlantis as the ultimate and ideal location for their first and only Caribbean outposts. Chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jean-George Vongerichten, and Todd English add Bahamian influences to their distinctive cuisines in order to create remarkable fine-dining options. Coming fall 2017, Marina Village at Atlantis will feature local favorites such as an authentic fish fry; The Bahamas’ Best conch salad and craft beer from a local brewery served in a tasting hall. The new Marina Village will curate the Best of The Bahamas – a celebration of the culture, taste and spirit of the country. Foodies, guests and locals can partake in regional experiences and interactions, savoring local flavors, shopping from island artisans during weekend markets and seasonal festivals featuring performances by Bahamian musicians.
With more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges planned at Baha Mar each dining experience will be marked by unique concepts and the vibrant creativity. Located off the lobby of Grand Hyatt West, 3 Tides delivers seafood-forward Mediterranean cuisine serving fresh, inventive dishes such as Ahi Tataki, Grilled Octopus Salad, Caribbean Spiny Lobster and more. Other notable restaurants include Stix Noodle Bar, offering hand-pulled noodles and dim sum and Drift, offering Pan-Latin American flavors poolside. Additional restaurants will continue to open throughout 2017.
Located in the heart of downtown Nassau, Graycliff Hotel has a renowned dining program, including the five-star Graycliff Restaurant and an exclusive wine cellar containing more than 250,000 bottles. The elegant hotel is also home to the Humidor Piazza and the Graycliff Chocolatier. The Humidor Piazza offers a casual dining experience comprised of the Humidor Churrascaria and the Giotto Pizzeria and Beer Garden. Giotto Pizzeria boasts a state-of-the-art wood burning stove, and the Beer Garden offers guests an expansive selection of over 50 beers from around the world. At Graycliff Chocolatier, visitors can indulge in their passion for chocolate, learning the origin of regional cacao beans, the importance of promoting fair trade and organic farming, how beans are processed and how chocolate is created. The tour, which is available for adults and children, also offers visitors the opportunity to create and take home their own chocolate masterpiece.
Islandz Tours focuses on providing authentic Bahamian cultural experiences through guided walking tours of downtown Nassau. Offering eight different tours, each one includes multiple stops where guests can eat or taste local dishes, spirits and beers. Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy the “Bahamas Brews” tour, which features 9 different beer tastings and a stop at Pirate Republic Brewing Co, the country’s first craft brewery. Another favorite is the “Art & Dine” tour, which takes participants through multiple galleries followed by a walking tour of public art before an al fresco lunch is served in downtown Nassau.
Tru Bahamian Food Tours:
Travelers who are looking to soak up the local scenery along with their meal can take a guided tour with Tru Bahamian Food Tours. This three hour culinary adventure takes visitors through historic downtown Nassau to sample foods from locally-adored restaurants and flavorful ethnic eateries as well as one-of-a-kind specialty food stores. In addition to delicious Bahamian treats, the tour provides historical, architectural, and cultural insights into the island's capital city. For those that want to take the culinary journey one step further, the Authentic Bahamian Cooking Class & Lunch Experience allows a small group the opportunity to prepare a 3-course meal alongside a local Bahamian chef. Participants will go behind the scenes in the Graycliff kitchen, preparing an authentic Bahamian meal using seasonal ingredients. Guests receive signature recipes to replicate at home, as well as an authentic Graycliff apron. In addition to the class and the meal, participants will also enjoy a private tour of the world-famous Graycliff wine cellar.
For more information on Nassau Paradise Island and its culinary offerings, visit www.NassauParadiseIsland.com.
About Nassau Paradise Island:
Nassau Paradise Island, Bahamas is known for having some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, turquoise blue water, the Caribbean’s best entertainment and a spectrum of resorts from ultra-exclusive to family-friendly. This convenient destination is serviced by several non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities. Less than an hour from South Florida and less than three hours from New York City, Nassau Paradise Island is so close, yet feels like it’s a world away. Additional information about where to stay and incredible value-added packages may be found at www.NassauParadiseIsland.com.