Food on Anegada really reflects the cultural roots of fishing and of course the infamous Anegadian lobster. The “lobster festival” yes you heard us correctly is foodie heaven, an entire festival dedicated to celebrating this spiny caribbean creature.
The festival is full of character and aptly celebrates the fishing culture of Anegada all for a pretty reasonable price. Locals and tourists mix to the beat of steel bands and caribbean music sampling the delights of lobster in different forms. For just $5 per sampler plate or $7 including a drink the local chefs showcase their lobster talents. Each restaurant has a different interpretation of lobster from lobster tacos to shots of lobster bisque.
Organic is taken to a whole new level as fishermen catch lobster straight off the beach. Caribbean or warm lobster has a creamy taste with slightly less dense flesh to Maine lobster.
The event normally takes place on the last weekend of November, so ask around if you are in the BVI at this time. Ferries run frequently from Tortola, Trellis Bay or alternatively you can fly over on a plane. If there are enough of you, you can actually charter a small plane at a reasonable price for perhaps the shortest flight of your lives arriving in style.
Word of warning Newbie found the event a little too exciting and “misbalanced/overindulged” on the rum punch making for a long ferry journey back to Tortola…the festival can be done in a day but if you are able to plan in advance we recommend making a weekend of it.