PETER ISLAND RESORT & SPA'S JULY 4TH CULINARY PACKAGE WITH GUEST CHEF GOVIND ARMSTRONG

THE ANNUAL BEACH BBQ & BUBBLES PARTY, AND CELEBRATORY SAVINGS

New York, NY, June 7, 2012 – Peter Island Resort & Spa in the British Virgin Islands offers an array of culinary festivities during the first week of July including its greatly anticipated, annual BBQ & Bubbles party.  BBQ festivities begin at 7pm, Wednesday July 4th on Deadman’s Bay Beach with a delicious BBQ, Veuve Clicquot Champagne provided by Caribbean Cellars and live music.  The Certified Angus Beef ® brand brings Chef Govind Armstrong to be Peter Island’s guest chef for the week of festivities to join the culinary teams for a BBQ cook-off contest at the July 4th BBQ feast with a menu that includes local Anegada Lobster, Certified Angus Beef ® Tri-Tip and Certified Angus Beef ® “Denver” Steak, a variety of traditional and exotic BBQ entrees and Caribbean-inspired side-dishes.  Guests attending the BBQ will vote on the winning team.

July 4th Culinary Package
In celebration of the July 4th weekend and all the culinary festivities happening at Peter Island Resort & Spa, Peter Island has created a July 4th Culinary Package. The package includes three consecutive nights for two guests at meal inclusive plan rates between July 3rd – July 7th, 2012.  This package includes complimentary access to any of the following culinary events for two guests for a savings of up to 36%. 

Peter Island’s Culinary Calendar July 3 – 7, 2012
• Tuesday, July 3 – Meet the Chefs Champagne Reception at Drakes Lounge on Peter Island for resort guests & invited guests.
• Wednesday, July 4 – BBQ & Bubbles July 4th Party on Deadman’s Beach (For non-July 4th Culinary Package guests, the BBQ is priced at  $70 per person for the BBQ, and an additional $30 for Veuve Clicquot champagne throughout the evening.)
• Friday, July 6 - Farm Tour at Paraquite Bay on the island of Tortola followed by a cooking class with Chef Govind Armstrong at the Peter Island’s Crow's Nest Villa for up to 15 people. (For non-July 4th Culinary Package guests, the Farm Tour/Cooking class is  $75 per person.)
• Saturday, July 7 - Wine Dinner featuring a menu of fine cuisine prepared by Chef Govind Armstrong at Peter Island’s Tradewinds restaurant for up to 60 people. For non-July 4th Culinary Package guests, the Wine dinner is $225 per person.

Peter Island’s July 4th Culinary Package rates start at $1,830 exclusive of tax for three nights, two people and the inclusive meal plan. This package cannot be combined with other offers and is pending availability. Additional nights and guests may be booked at prevailing rates pending availability. For more information and reservations, please call 1.800.346.4451 or 284.495.2000.

Transport to Peter Island is available at designated times from the Peter Island Welcome Center at the CSY ferry dock in Road Town on the island of Tortola.  Boat schedule information is available by calling 284.495.2000. 

“We look forward to celebrating summer and July 4th with our acclaimed guest Chef Govind Armstrong and a week of culinary activities including our annual Beach BBQ & Bubbles Party July 4th which is greatly anticipated by Peter Island Resort's guests, visitors to the BVI, and the local community," states Wilbert Mason, General Manager of Peter Island Resort & Spa. "We look forward to a week of fine food, festivities and fun for all." 

About Peter Island Resort & Spa
An idyllic private island hideaway known to yachtsmen and sailors for over 30 years, Peter Island Resort & Spa offers 1,800 acres of paradise with five pristine beaches, three captivating, fully-staffed, residential-style Villas, Beachfront Junior Suites just steps from the sea, and charming, conveniently located Ocean View Rooms. Home to one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular spas, the 10,000 square foot oasis has a staff of talented therapists who take pampering to an entirely new level.  The island’s wide variety of land and sea activities include private diving and snorkeling excursions, sea kayaking, windsurfing, tennis, sailing, deep sea fishing, and hikes to the island’s scenic Sunset Loop.  Located in the British Virgin Islands, Peter Island is a treasured secret among sophisticated travelers seeking the luxury of a private island and the Caribbean as it’s meant to be.

About Chef Govind Armstrong
Chef Govind Armstrong, of Table 8, 8 oz. Burger Bar, and most recently, Post & Beam in Los Angeles, CA, is a native of Los Angeles who grew up in Costa Rica. Continually cultivating his deeply rooted, passionate commitment to sustainability and locality to further the evolution of California cuisine, he has made a heralded mark with his Table 8 restaurants in both Los Angeles and Miami. Armstrong went on to open the 8oz Burger Bar concept, which is being expanded to several cities nationwide. At age 13, he began his culinary career working for Chef Wolfgang Puck during his summer vacations. Since then, he has also worked for Los Angeles culinary luminaries Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton at Campanile; Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger at City restaurant; and Joachim Splichal at Patina and Pinot. Armstrong also honed his craft in Spain at Arzak, the Michelin three-star restaurant. Media highlights include—People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful” issue, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, O magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Iron Chef America, NBC’s “TODAY” show, Top Chef, and Top Chef Masters. Armstrong is also the author of Small Bites, Big Nights: Seductive Little Plates for Intimate Occasions and Lavish Parties, published by Clarkson Potter.

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand:
The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the best Angus beef available and a cut above USDA Prime, Choice and Select. Ten standards ensure its premium quality and incredible flavor, tenderness and juiciness in every bite. It is proudly featured by more than 14,000 restaurants and retailers around the world. For more information, visit www.certifiedangusbeef.com, or follow the brand on GoRare.com, Facebook and Twitter.

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