At the Villas at Sunset Lane, we care a lot about you and your taste buds. Our signature culinary day tour “Sunset, Sip and Savour” allows our guests to be immersed in a hands-on, memorable, fun-filled, laid back and authentic Caribbean cooking experience. Owner/Chef Jackie uses fresh and in-season vegetables, herbs, meats and fruits from local farmers to prepare our local national dishes.
Upon arrival, the guests are greeted with a refreshing local drink made from fruits in season, a full menu and recipes which culminates with a sit-down dining experience to enjoy the food they assisted in preparing.
This offer runs at our Villas Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for 3hrs at $70. It's a culinary experience to get you excited and prepared for a tasty adventure while vacationing with us. You get to experience the many benefits of eating locally grown produce and being apart of the preparation process.
Some of the benefits of Eating our locally grown produce are:
- Locally grown food is full of flavor. When grown locally, the crops are picked at their peak of ripeness versus being harvested early in order to be shipped and distributed to your local retail store. Many times produce at local markets has been picked within 24 hours of your purchase.
- Eating local food is eating seasonally. Even though we wish mangoes were grown year round, the best time to eat them is when they can be purchased directly from a local grower.
- Local food has more nutrients. Local food has a shorter time between harvest and your table, and it is less likely that the nutrient value has decreased. Food imported from far-away states and countries is often older, has traveled and sits in distribution centers before it gets to your store.
- Local food supports the local economy. The money that is spent with local farmers and growers all stays close to home and is reinvested with businesses and services in your community.
- Local food benefits the environment. By purchasing locally grown foods you help maintain farmland and green and/or open space in your community.
- Local foods promote a safer food supply. The more steps there are between you and your food’s source the more chances there are for contamination. Food grown in distant locations has the potential for food safety issues at harvesting, washing, shipping and distribution.
- Local growers can tell you how the food was grown. You can ask what practices they use to raise and harvest the crops. When you know where your food comes from and who grew it, you know a lot more about that food.
Sipping with us benefits Antigua and Barbuda as much as it benefits you :)