Atlantis Paradise Island, the Caribbean’s most iconic destination resort in the Bahamas, is thrilled to present its inaugural Nassau Paradise Island Wine & Food Festival (NPIWFF), taking place Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, 2023. The five-day festival will showcase world-renowned top chefs, master sommeliers, mixologists, and notable TV personalities, including Tony Abou-Ganim, Alex Guarnaschelli, JJ Johnson, Aarón Sánchez, Alon Shaya, Michael White and Andrew Zimmern, plus a performance by Grammy® Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated rapper Wyclef Jean at Jerk Jam on March 18. Du Goldman and DJ Kim Lee, from Netflix’s Bling Empire, are set to host the festival’s closing night Sugar & Spice after party at The Cove pool.
The festival will highlight the Bahamas as a growing culinary and entertainment hub while generating awareness for Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), founded in 2005 with the mission to protect and preserve marine wildlife and its endangered habitats throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean seas.
After Atlantis’ successful Taste of Paradise Food & Wine Festival in past years, the newly named Nassau Paradise Island Wine & Food Festival has been expanded to include local and regional chefs and restaurants, music performances, exclusive dinners, beachside parties, culinary demonstrations and family-friendly activities hosted throughout the resort. In addition to bringing internationally acclaimed chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists to the Bahamas, Atlantis Paradise Island is the only destination in the Caribbean with three Michelin-rated chefs — boosting the island as the ultimate culinary destination in the region.
While participating in events with visiting celebrity chefs, guests can dine like a local and enjoy long-standing favorites, including Sip Sip, McKenzie’s Conch Shack, Bimini Road, Sun & Ice (gelato and ice cream by Bahamian chef Wayne Moncur), locally produced beers, and Paradise Rum, Atlantis’ signature rum produced by John Watling’s Nassau distillery. Guests will also experience the highly anticipated new restaurants and bars opening at the resort, including Paranza from Michelin-starred chef Michael White, Café Martinique helmed by globally acclaimed chef Adrian Delcourt and The Dilly Club, the new offshoot of locally loved Bon Vivants Bar & Café.
Festival attendees will spend a very special five days in culinary bliss — set to the backdrop of Atlantis’ renowned idyllic location, with five miles of white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and #BahamasAtHeart hospitality. Culinary event programming includes:
TASTE OF PARADISE The festival’s key tasting event with JJ Johnson, Alon Shaya, Andrew Zimmern and other celebrity chefs.
CELEBRITY CHEF WINE LUNCHES AND DINNERS Alex Guarnaschelli, Aarón Sánchez, Michael White and Andrew Zimmern will each host a memorable in-restaurant dining experience featuring their recipes paired with signature wines.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL A family-friendly, sweets-filled afternoon with Du Goldman and the resort’s resident pastry and dessert chefs.
JERK JAM A signature event celebrating Jerk, the iconic Caribbean flavor, hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and JJ Johnson with a special performance by Grammy® Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated rapper Wyclef Jean.
SPARKLES AT SUNSET An elegant Champagne tasting in the famous Bridge Suite of The Royal Tower.
SUGAR & SPICE A late-night event at The Cove Pool hosted by pastry chef Duff Goldman with over-the-top desserts and music from DJ Kim Lee (from Netflix’s Bling Empire).
TACOS AND COCKTAILS A taco and tequila fiesta with Aarón Sánchez and festival mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim.
Throughout 2023, Atlantis Paradise Island is rolling out multimillion-dollar renovations and exciting new partnerships throughout the resort — from a complete overhaul of The Royal Towers to a re-imagined Atlantis Casino and much more. The resort’s 25th anniversary launches a new chapter for the celebrated destination, ensuring travelers will continue to experience the best at Atlantis Paradise Island, with stunning accommodations, innovative cuisine and extraordinary experiences.
ABOUT ATLANTIS PARADISE ISLAND Atlantis Paradise Island, a lush, oceanside resort located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, is a dynamic destination. The Bahamian culture and the spirit of its beloved team members are the heart and soul of this iconic legendary resort. Atlantis’ immersive programming connects guests to the rich history, art, people, food, and festivities of the Bahamas while remaining dedicated to sustainability and environmental conservation.
Home to Aquaventure, one of the world’s largest waterparks, the 141-acre waterscape of thrilling slides and river rides features 14 pools and ve miles of beaches. Atlantis is also home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, with over 65,000 aquatic animals from 250 species making their home in natural ocean-fed lagoons and habitats, including Dolphin Cay, an unparalleled marine animal conservation and education center created to provide guests with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn more about nature’s most friendly mammals.
Atlantis has five unique lodging options: the grand, iconic newly renovated towers of The Royal, the family-friendly ambiance at The Coral, water-side villas at Harborside Resort, all-suite luxury accommodations at The Cove and residential-style living at The Reef.
Guests can choose from an impressive collection of over 40 restaurants, bars, and lounges with celebrity chef culinary masterpieces, including Fish by José Andrés, Nobu by Nobu Matsuhisa and Paranza by Michael White. With its unrivaled meeting and convention space and the well-appointed Atlantis Marina overlooking Marina Village, the Atlantis experiences are endless and unique to each traveler.
Additional amenities include the Mandara Spa, a newly opened tennis and pickleball center, indoor and outdoor regulation basketball courts, a 500-seat movie theater, Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA) for children ages 3-12, a gaming arcade, CRUSH, a teen nightclub, Jokers’ Wild comedy club, an award-winning 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf, the Atlantis Casino, and an array of luxury and boutique duty-free shopping.
For more information and reservations, please visit atlantisbahamas.com.