GASTRONOMY FESTIVAL 2023: Sharpen your taste buds and prepare for real taste shows!


From November 11 to 22, Saint-Martin gets cooking and becomes the temple of gastronomy. To make sure you don't miss out on your getaway to the land of gluttony, the Tourist Office invites you to reserve your places for the Gastronomy Festival events that require a reservation. Go online at

Each year, very popular with their participants, the cooking workshops will take place at the Marina Fort Louis: November 15 for children from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m. and November 18 and 19 for adults from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m.

Several other events are open to the public: barbecue and mixology competitions, the “Best Table in Saint-Martin 2023/2024” competition, the Gastronomy Village open from November 17 to 19, the Chefs’ Dinner at the Lycée Professional Daniella Jeffry with students from the hotel/catering section, and discovery menus.

As a reminder, the discovery menus will be available in more than 40 restaurants. They are the soul of the festival: the 40 local restaurateurs participating in the 2023 challenge have been welcoming you since November 11 for a tasting on the theme of local gooseberry. The star ingredient of this third edition is a real challenge for all these establishments which will offer you a unique and certainly very creative discovery menu!

A cast of 16 Chefs

Sixteen renowned Chefs will be present for this 3rd edition: Patrick Jeffroy, Breton chef **, sponsor of this 3rd edition (culinary consultant throughout the world), Xavier Thuret, best worker in France, Arnaud Delvenne , Belgian chef, Frédéric Cyr, Canadian chef, Lorna Boboua Do Sacramento, Congolese chef, Laurent Huguet, French chef (Alsace)*, Xavier Isabal, Basque chef*, Anto Cocagne, Gabonese and French chef, Christophe Boyer, French chef, Leslie Belliot, Guadeloupean chef, Mareya Ibrahim, American chef,  Teheiura Teahui, Polynesian chef, Kevin Bludso, American chef, Joao Diamente, Brazilian chef, Mallory Leroux, Saint-Martin chef, Angéla Marcenat, Saint-Martin chef.

Participating establishments will receive a committee of culinary experts, then will be decided. Different distinctions will be awarded: Best Table of Saint-Martin 2023/2024 (final based on a tasting test), Gourmet Stars (gastronomic restaurants), City Stars (city restaurants), Beach Stars (beach restaurants), Authentic Stars ( traditional restaurants and local cuisine), Best Dessert and Best Hospitality Service, Favorite  from the public, Best Private Chef of Saint-Martin and Best Foodtruck of Saint-Martin.

While waiting for the results, enjoy the tasting to all and long live the Saint-Martin Gastronomy Festival!_AF

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