The integrated luxury resort, Baha Mar, has hosted the inaugural Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival at a time this resort and its Rosewood property is enhancing the culinary and arts experience it provides.
Occupying 1,000 acres of land backing Nassau’s picturesque beachfront, Baha Mar encompasses three hotels, including the luxurious Rosewood Baha Mar, along with a vast array of resort amenities including an ESPA spa, casino, water park and 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.
Both international and Bahamian food is a significant part of the resort experience, with an abundance of restaurants including those of internationally renowned chefs, as is the connection guests are afforded to local art through the onsite galleries and artwork that’s integrated throughout.
Rosewood Baha Mar stands out in both of these regards with 100 artworks filling the lavish island-inspired hotel’s walls and a gastronomic experience bringing international cuisines together with local flavors and the expertise of revered chefs such as Daniel Boulud. You can dine on the signature French dishes of Café Boulud in a space decorated with artwork giving insight into the locale and take in the contemporary paintings over afternoon tea in The Library.
At Baha Mar this October, the culinary and artistic elements of this entire resort complex were celebrated through the inaugural edition of The Bahamas Culinary & Arts Festival, set to take place for the second time in the fall of 2023. The first edition saw internationally renowned chefs including Marcus Samuelsson, Daniel Boulud and Dario Cecchini, who all have restaurants at Baha Mar, head up a series of events, from a welcome party and al fresco dining experience on the private island, Long Cay to the two-day expo’s interactive cooking demos.
The resort’s Executive Director of Arts and Culture, John Cox then led guests on art tours of the complex and its exhibition space, The Current Gallery and Art Center, as well as the site’s brand-new ECCHO art museum, studio and lounge, which launched just before the Culinary and Arts Festival took place and where a permanent exhibition by The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas is also showcased.
Guests at the resort can sign up for John Cox’s art tours and visit the galleries, as well as taking part in art workshops when they’re held, year-round and the resort as a whole provides a wide range of dining options at any time, from French fine dining to Latin American coastal cuisine and food trucks serving everything from poke bowls to burritos along the beachfront.
Recently, Rosewood enhanced its own culinary offering with the launch of its new Folklore Afternoon Tea enhancing elements of the traditional afternoon tea with Bahamian flavours and featuring tea-based cocktails along with desserts that are inspired by stories of the Lusca, Chickchanie and Anansi.
Based on Rosewood’s ‘Sense of Place’ philosophy, Bahamian spirit is brought into the overall experience at Rosewood Baha Mar. From its bespoke murals to the style of its palatial suites and villas, and design elements drawing inspiration from the natural textures and hues found on the island, the property’s interiors add to this Bahamian feel.