Press Release 2018



An Unforgettable Weekend at one of the World’s Most Desirable Island Destinations  

Huntingdon Valley, Pa. (March 2018) — For the fourth time, The Met Golfer, the official publication of the Metropolitan Golf Association, is partnering with CuisinArt Resort and Marchesi Antinori Wines to create a unique culinary getaway in the Caribbean. The 4th Annual Epicurea planned in 2017 was cancelled due to severe hurricane Irma damage so December 6-10, 2018 is the newly scheduled time frame for this exceptional culinary program,

This is a great comeback story for the Award Winning Caribbean Resort and recipient of several Readers Choice Awards.  Along with this recognition, the Resort & Residences by CuisinArt was named #1 resort in Anguilla and #2 resort in the Caribbean.  Thought severely damaged in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the resort held it's Grand ReOpening in April 2018 with Epicurea planned for early December 2018.

With a fantastic track-record of bringing together couples and small groups for exceptional cuisine, exquisite wines and enjoyable golf, Epicurea 2018 promises to be better than its previous years by providing cooking class opportunities for its package guests with the celebrated chefs selected to cook in this program. The Reef by CuisinArt, the newest luxury destination in the Caribbean, provides the perfect location to host that Epicurea.  The sleek design and luxurious touches of the resort overlook the beautiful Merrywing Bay and the Anguillian Channel providing a sublime scene of the Caribbean and one of Anguilla’s most breathtaking white sand beaches. 

“Since its inception, CuisinArt Resort has been committed to the culinary arts. We built one of the world’s first resort-based hydroponic farms on Anguilla as a true testament to our dedication,” says according to Stephane Zaharia, Vice President and General Manager of the Cuisinart Resort.  The resort now boasts two splendidly unique luxury hotels – The CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa and the newest luxury resort in the Caribbean, The Reef by CuisinArt. “As we have evolved, a myriad of epicurean options, including cooking classes and an extensive wine cellar, have been offered. All the while our efforts remain focused on being a destination worthy of the world’s top gourmands. This sensational annual event, in partnership with The Met Golfer, is an important step along that journey.”   

Acclaimed Chefs in Attendance

Each year, Epicurea carefully selects celebrated chefs to create the gastronomic features for the culinary weekend.  Please visit our website chefs' page to learn about the exceptional executive chefs selected for 2018.

A Weekend of Decadence

The Epicurea weekend offers attendees the chance to indulge in the sensual flavors of well-crafted wines during orchestrated sampling and pairing sessions with CuisinArt’s resident sommelier. For those who are attracted by an exceptional Caribbean golf experience, the Greg Norman-designed Championship Course is on property at the resort. The course, which opened in 2006, offers breathtaking views of the island and sea, dramatic elevation changes, spectacular water features and challenging holes. Epicurea includes two rounds of golf with each reservation for two that may be used by an individual, for a small group golf experience or for the 4th Annual Epicurea group golf outing. 

The Reef by CuisinArt resort also offers tennis, sailing, snorkeling, garden tours, kayaking and more. For those seeking indoor rejuvenation, the award-winning Venus Spa is available to indulge in a variety of massages, facials or specialty escapes to clear the mind and relax the soul. 

“We are truly excited that the event will be held in concert with hand-selected chefs and outstanding partners at a distinguished golf resort, so that we may continue to offer an exceptional experience for the cuisine-focused travelers among our readership,” says Rick Summers, CEO of The Met Golfer. 

The next Epicurea culinary event includes a couple’s package with four nights of accommodations at The Reef by CuisinArt, a full breakfast each morning, four chef-prepared dining experiences with select paired wines at each meal, two rounds of golf per person at The CuisinArt Golf Club’s Greg Norman signature course, and a cooking class experience with one of our celebrated chefs.  Optional activities priced per service include  exquisite wine pairing and tasting classes, enjoyable golf and tennis lessons, exceptional spa treatments, and upgraded or extended stay accommodations. Local residents may also make reservations to join us for our celebrity chef dining events by contacting CuisinArt Resort directly at 264-498-2000.  

To obtain official Epicurea photographs, package details and registration information visit at or email  


Beth Simmons, Event Manager
(610) 442-5718