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The Tastiest Celebration in the USVI

2025 dates for Taste of Lovango to be determined.  If you wish to have information sent to you when finalized, please join our waitlist.

Taste of Lovango features exclusive meals curated by world-renowned chefs, creative cocktails from local partners and an invigorating schedule of activities.

 

overnight accommodations package

Choose from Luxury Treehouses, Cottages, Glamping Tents or a private Villa.

To book individual events after making overnight reservations, please call 340-625-0400 or email frontdesk@lovangovi.com

book by event
may 29-june1

Join from St. Thomas or St. John, browse the festival schedule and book tickets to the events you want to attend. 

MAY 30 & 31 SOLD OUT


2024 CHEF LINEUP








Brian
ArRuda

Brian Arruda is the Founder & CEO of premier chef-placement agency Executive Chefs at Home. Prior to this, he traveled the country working for acclaimed chefs including José Andrés, Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud, working his way from prep cook to Executive Chef.








Robbie
Felice

James Beard Rising Star semifinalist Robbie Felice is the co-founder and chef-partner of the exclusive pop-up pastaRAMEN, as well as Viaggio Ristorante and Osteria Crescendo in New Jersey.









Tiffani
Faison

Chef, Restaurateur, TV personality, and Top Chef winner Tiffani Faison has made a name for herself nationwide for her dynamic personality, culinary prowess and fierce work ethic. Marking her many culinary achievements, the James Beard has nominated Tiffani as “Best Chef: Northeast” four times for Tiger Mama and Orfano.








Sam
Choy

Chef Sam Choy has been creating cuisine with fresh, local island ingredients since he was a boy learning to cook alongside his parents.  Before the words “Farm-to-Table” ever came together, sourcing and cooking with the traditional foods of Hawai‘i was a way of life for Sam.

In 2004, Choy was awarded the James Beard Foundation Award America’s Classics Award for Sam Choy’s Kaloko in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. The award recognizes “beloved regional restaurants” that reflect the character of their communities.








BRad
Kilgore

James Beard Finalist, Chef Bradley Kilgore was born and raised in Kansas City. After relocating to work and train in Denver, Italy, and Chicago, Chef Kilgore worked at the world-renowned restaurant Alinea In Chicago before leaving to open L2o under Chef Laurent Gras. Later, both restaurants garnered the honor of 3 Michelin Stars. He has now planted his feet in the beautiful city of Miami.








Gerald
Sombright

Gerald Sombright is the first black man in America to earn a Michelin Star. With over twenty years of culinary experience in creativity and leadership. Gerald has been featured at culinary festivals in America such as Aspen, Pebble Beach, Charleston. Gerald has cooked at the James Beard house, contributing to that legacy. Gerald was the opening Chef de cuisine at Knife and Spoon earning one Michelin Star.








Ryan
O'Sullivan

Winner of Season 22 of Hell’s Kitchen, Ryan O’Sullivan, was born in the vibrant city of Cork, Ireland, in 1993, he is a culinary fanatic who embarked on his gastronomic journey from a young age. His destiny as a chef was almost preordained, following in the footsteps of his father, From the moment Ryan could peer over the kitchen counter, he was captivated by the alchemy of cooking. While other kids tuned into cartoons, he was glued to the adventures of culinary giants like Gordon Ramsay, Raymond Blanc, and Gary Rhodes on television.








Allen
Susser

 James Beard Award winning renowned chef Allen Susser, brings extensive expertise and experience in the culinary world to assist restaurants and hospitality businesses in achieving their goals and staying ahead in a competitive market.








Alex
Belew

Hell’s Kitchen Season 21 winner and Head Chef of Hell’s Kitchen Atlantic City, Tennessee Titans Celebrity Chef VIP Kickoff, branded content filmed for Clarksville Tourism, HexClad, Melin, Jimmy Dean / Tyson, and South Chicago Packing
Company.








Alessandra
Ciuffo

Alessandra Ciuffo is an NYC-based chef and aspiring TV personality. You may recognize her from the Food Network’s Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-off.  She competed and won an episode of Guy’s Grocery Games, and has appeared in several episodes of the Rachael Ray Show.








Vinny
Alterio

Vincent ‘Vinny’ Alterio was born in Chicago and began his cooking career at the Peninsula Chicago. He has worked with Graham Elliot at his flagship restaurant as the chef and on “Master Chef” (as a guest judge) alongside Gordon Ramsey and Christina Tosi. In 2015, he decided to follow the seas and his dreams to a warmer climate. He ended up sailing into Cruz Bay, St. John, where he lives and works!








Kenny
Claxton

Kenny has been living and cooking in the Virgin Islands since 2012. Throughout this time, he has learned and appreciated how to work with local ingredients and the community. In 2022, he opened Fish Bar on

St. Thomas as the executive chef and partner, creating a concept that focuses on farm-to-table dining and supports local farmers and fishermen.

2024 SCHEDULE

MAY 29

BEACH CLUB DAY EXPERIENCE
(10AM – 5:30PM)*

Spend the day at Lovango’s Beach Club with a special Taste of Lovango menu and retail pop-ups while you relax on island!

OPENING NIGHT STREET FAIR CELEBRATION FEATURING SAM CHOY, ALLEN SUSSER, VINNY ALTERIO, RYAN O’SULLIVAN,  KENNY CLAXTON & THE LOVANGO CULINARY TEAM & NUMEROUS COCKTAIL ACTIVATIONS. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY LOCAL DJ, HANZ WULF!
(6PM – 9PM)*

MAY 30

BEACH CLUB DAY EXPERIENCE
(10AM – 5:30PM)*

Spend the day at Lovango’s Beach Club with a special Taste of Lovango menu and retail pop-ups while you relax on island!

TASTE OF LOVANGO, A SIX-COURSE PRIX FIXE DINNER  FEATURING CHEFS ALEX BELEW, GERALD SOMBRIGHT & ALESSANDRA CIUFFO HOSTED
(6PM – 9PM)*

MAY 31

BEACH CLUB DAY EXPERIENCE
(10AM – 5:30PM)*

Spend the day at Lovango’s Beach Club with a special Taste of Lovango menu and retail pop-ups while you relax on island!

TASTE OF LOVANGO, A SIX-COURSE PRIX FIXE DINNER  FEATURING CHEFS ROBBIE FELICE, BRIAN ARRUDA & BRAD KILGORE HOSTED BY HEXCLAD
(6PM – 9PM)*

JUNE 1

BEACH CLUB DAY EXPERIENCE
(10AM – 5:30PM)*

Spend the day at Lovango’s Beach Club with a special Taste of Lovango menu and retail pop-ups while you relax on island!

CARIBBEAN LOBSTER BAKE SPEARHEADED BY TIFFANI FAISON
(6PM – 9PM)*

 

*times subject to change

GUEST APPEARANCE








Tiffani Faison

Chef, Restaurateur, TV personality, and Top Chef winner Tiffani Faison has made a name for herself nationwide for her dynamic personality, culinary prowess and fierce work ethic. Under Big Heart Hospitality, her Boston-based restaurant group, she creates restaurants that are warm, inspired and instantly lovable. Marking her many culinary achievements, the James Beard has nominated Tiffani as “Best Chef: Northeast” four times for Tiger Mama and Orfano, Boston Magazine awarded her “Best Chef: General Excellence” twice, and the Boston Business Journal has named her on its “Power 50” list. Tiffani lives in Boston and is a tireless advocate of LGBTQ human rights.








Todd Manley

Todd has been honored to receive numerous awards from “Chef of the Year” to multiple recognitions of his restaurants as the “best” in several categories, and nominated for an Elby Award. Since making St. Croix his home, he has opened 5 successful businesses in four years, continually reinvesting in Christiansted and St. Croix effectively pulling up the town by reinvigorating interest in Christiansted during an economically gloomy period of time. He continues to  contribute to the global community through the promotion of Mutiny Island Vodka, breadfruit, and groups such as Trees That Feed Foundation to feed people, create jobs, and better the environment.

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Reserve your overnight accommodations now in one of our Luxury Treehouses, Cottages, Glamping Tents or Villa and enjoy all the festivities.

FOOD MENU 5

S E A

green onion, grilled bread
$21

AHI TUNA NOODLES

lemon, green apple, avocado, fried capers, Italian chilis, basil
served raw
$26

JERK SNAPPER SANDWICH

remoulade, heirloom tomato, butter lettuce, pickled onion, brioche roll
$28

PRAWNS & CLAWS

chilled shrimp, snow crab claws, cocktail sauce, jalapeno aioli
$46

ADD CARIBBEAN LOBSTER SALAD: $24

ADD CAVIAR: $125

S H E L L

ADD CHICKEN, SHRIMP OR SNAPPER: $12

GREEN PAPAYA & TEA LEAF SALAD

shredded cabbage & romaine, crunchy lentil mix, tomato, toasted garlic,
red onion, cilantro, tea leaf dressing
$23

CAESAR SALAD

romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, croutons, wasabi caesar dressing
$21

GOLDEN BEET TERRINE

goat cheese, charred onion, basil, almond, burnt honey-lime dressing
$23

FRISEE & ENDIVES

smoked bacon, pickled onions, gruyere, brioche, poached egg, dill buttermilk dressing
$24

L A N D

STEAK TARTAR

perisalade, cured egg yolk, calabrian aioli, black lime, cracklings
$25

ANGUS BURGER

bacon marmalade, pimento cheese, mustard aioli, butter lettuce, cristal bun
$26

IMPOSSIBLE BURGER

bacon marmalade, pimento cheese, mustard aioli, butter lettuce, cristal bun
$25

CRISPY CHICKEN SANDWICH

hot honey, butter lettuce, pickled vegetable relish, brioche bun
$24

PRICES & AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions

20% Automatic Gratuity on Parties Six or Greater

FOOD MENU 5

S E A

BLACKENED SHRIMP & CRAB CHOWDER

green onion, grilled bread
$21

AHI TUNA NOODLES

lemon, green apple, avocado, fried capers, Italian chilis, basil
served raw
$26

JERK SNAPPER SANDWICH

remoulade, heirloom tomato, butter lettuce, pickled onion, brioche roll
$28

PRAWNS & CLAWS

chilled shrimp, snow crab claws, cocktail sauce, jalapeno aioli
$46

ADD CARIBBEAN LOBSTER SALAD: $24

ADD CAVIAR: $125

S H E L L

ADD CHICKEN, SHRIMP OR SNAPPER: $12

GREEN PAPAYA & TEA LEAF SALAD

shredded cabbage & romaine, crunchy lentil mix, tomato, toasted garlic,
red onion, cilantro, tea leaf dressing
$23

CAESAR SALAD

romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, croutons, wasabi caesar dressing
$21

GOLDEN BEET TERRINE

goat cheese, charred onion, basil, almond, burnt honey-lime dressing
$23

FRISEE & ENDIVES

smoked bacon, pickled onions, gruyere, brioche, poached egg, dill buttermilk dressing
$24

L A N D

STEAK TARTAR

perisalade, cured egg yolk, calabrian aioli, black lime, cracklings
$25

ANGUS BURGER

bacon marmalade, pimento cheese, mustard aioli, butter lettuce, cristal bun
$26

IMPOSSIBLE BURGER

bacon marmalade, pimento cheese, mustard aioli, butter lettuce, cristal bun
$25

CRISPY CHICKEN SANDWICH

hot honey, butter lettuce, pickled vegetable relish, brioche bun
$24

PRICES & AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions

20% Automatic Gratuity on Parties Six or Greater

VALENTINE'S DAY

F I R S T

Rock Lobster Velouté

creme fraiche agnolotti, preserved lemon, vanilla sherry

Beef Tartare

truffled mignonette, 63 degree egg, black garlic aioli, lemon cracklings

Baked Patriot Oysters

guanciale, parmesan, verde breadcrumbs

Warm Burrata

artichoke tapenade, blood orange oil, basil, semolina crackers

S E C O N D

Charred Brussel Sprouts

hazelnuts, manchego, brown butter vinaigrette, crispy shallots, dill

Golden Beet Terrine

goat cheese, arugula, almonds, burnt honey lime & vinaigrette

Ahi Tuna Noodles

lemon, green apple, avocado, fried Capers, italian chilis, basil

Grilled Romaine

boquerón’s, parmesan, croutons, lemon caper vinaigrette

T H I R D

Roasted Butternut Squash

sunflower, malabar spinach, caramelized cauliflower, burnt bay rum honey, black urfa crumble

Ballotine Of Poulet Rouge

charred carrots, farrloto, crispy skin gremolata, lime jus

Swordfish

chorizo crumbs, potato, warm white gazpacho, tomato lemon agro dolce

Heart Of Ribeye

potato pave, taleggio mornay, broccolini, italian chilis, sauce robert

Fricassee Of Rock Lobster

boursin gnocchi, edamame, bacon, turnips, herbs, cognac, uni butter

F O U R T H

Trio Of Chocolate

chocolate mousse, white chocolate ganache, spiced chocolate gelato, macerated berries, waffle tuile

Ballotine Of Poulet Rouge

lemon basil angel cake, 50-year balsamic syrup, strawberry macaroons

Warm Monkey Bread Pudding

cajeta ice cream, bourbon caramelized pineapple, macadamia crumble

PRICES & AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions

20% Automatic Gratuity on Parties Six or Greater

DINNER

S T A R T E R S

CHARRED OCTOPUS

curried hickpeas, sumac, black urfa chili, coconut
$21

AHI TUNA CRUDO

aji lemon, grapefruit, red onion, sweet potato, basil, olive oil
$26

STEAK TARTAR

persillade, cured egg yolk, calabrian aioli, black lime, cracklings
$25

CARIBBEAN LOBSTER CROQUETTE

herb salad, pommes paille, passionfruit turmeric mustard
$24

SEA URCHIN GNOCCHI

caribbean lobster, boursin gnocchi, edamame, fin herbs, lemon zest
$32

WOOD FIRED FOCACCIA BREAD

herb butter, sea salt
$9

OYSTERS, PRAWNS & CLAWS

mkt oysters, chilled shrimp, snow crab claws, cocktail sauce, jalapeno aioli, dill pickle mignonette
MKT

G R E E N S

GREEN PAPAYA & TEA LEAF SALAD

shredded cabbage & romaine, crunchy lentil mix, tomato, toasted garlic,
red onion, cilantro, tea leaf dressing
$23

CAESAR SALAD

romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, croutons, wasabi caesar dressing
$21

GOLDEN BEET TERRINE

goat cheese, charred onion, basil, almond, burnt honey-lime dressing
$23

FRISEE & ENDIVES

smoked bacon, pickled onions, gruyere, brioche, poached egg, dill buttermilk dressing
$24

E N T R E E S

CARIBBEAN LOBSTER SCHNITZEL

apple & fennel slaw, red potato salad, lobster-cognac butter
$65

HALF ROASTED CHICKEN

sofrito, conch peas, cracked olive vinaigrette, navel orange
$39

FRESH MARKET FISH

christophine, peppers, taro, avocado chili crunch, citrus sauce bercy
$48

BUTCHER'S CUT

charred brussels sprouts, cauliflower puree, bay rhum bordelaise, pepita chimichurri
MKT

CHARRED CAULIFLOWER

preserved lemon, almond, poached egg, petit greens, romesco sauce
$34

TAGINE FOR TWO

CARIBBEAN SEAFOOD STEW

lobster, shrimp, mussels, crab, fresh catch, coconut, cilantro, charred corn & lemongrass velouté, sweet potato, grilled bread
$125

MOROCCAN BRAISED OXTAIL

root vegetable, sweet plantain & pepper agrodolce, yellow rice
$89

PRICES & AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions

20% Automatic Gratuity on Parties Six or Greater

THE SANDPIT

B I T E S

LOBSTER GUACAMOLE

mango salsa, corn chips, cilantro
$26

CAULIFLOWER HUMMUS

roasted tomato, farm vegetables, goat cheese, olive tapenade
$23

GREEN CHILI & STREET CORN QUESO

crumbled Spanish chorizo & tortilla chips
$22

BLACKENED PEEL AND EAT SHRIMP

cocktail sauce, mustard aioli, lemon
$24

DAILY FRESH CATCH OYSTERS

dill pickle mignonette, cocktail sauce, lemon
$36

AHI TUNA POKE

pistachio, orange, furikake, pickled fresno chilis, coconut foam
Served Raw
$27

B O W L S

SALMON NICOISE BOWL

seared rare, poached egg, brocolini, roasted red peppers, potato, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, fried garlic & buttermilk vinaigrette, mixed greens, fennel pollen
$32

DRAGON FRUIT BOWL

dragon fruit Greek yogurt, passion fruit syrup, fresh berries, tropical fruit, granola, almond butter, toasted coconut, shaved almonds
$26

TACO BOWL

pico de gallo, chipotle crema, guacamole, tortillas, cilantro-lime rice, black beans, queso fresco

CHOPPED CAESAR SALAD BOWL

romaine lettuce, croutons, green chili casear, parmesan

TACO BOWL

pico de gallo, chipotle crema, guacamole, tortillas, cilantro-lime rice, black beans, queso fresco

Herb & Garlic Caribbean Lobster Mkt

Smoked Peruvian Tempeh 24

Chimi Churri Skirt Steak 32

Blackened Red Snapper 28

Pineapple Jerk Chicken 27

CHOPPED CAESAR SALAD BOWL

romaine lettuce, croutons, green chili casear, parmesan

Herb & Garlic Caribbean Lobster Mkt

Smoked Peruvian Tempeh 24

Chimi Churri Skirt Steak -32

Blackened Red Snapper 28

Pineapple Jerk Chicken 27

B R E A D S

CAPRESE FLATBREAD

san marzano tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil, olio verde
$26

WILD MUSHROOM FLATBREAD

broccolini, goat cheese, hemp seed pesto, black truffle
$26

PEPPERONI FLATBREAD

asiago, mozzarella, parmesan, provolone, San Marzano tomato sauce, hot honey
$26

PRICES & AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions

20% Automatic Gratuity on Parties Six or Greater

LUNCH

S E A

BLACKENED SHRIMP & CRAB CHOWDER

green onion, grilled bread
$21

AHI TUNA NOODLES

lemon, green apple, avocado, fried capers, Italian chilis, basil
served raw
$26

JERK SNAPPER SANDWICH

remoulade, heirloom tomato, butter lettuce, pickled onion, brioche roll
$28

PRAWNS & CLAWS

chilled shrimp, snow crab claws, cocktail sauce, jalapeno aioli
$46

ADD CARIBBEAN LOBSTER SALAD: $24

ADD CAVIAR: $125

S H E L L

CARIBBEAN LOBSTER ROLL

caribbean lobster salad, curry, aioli, brioche bun, apple, mint.
MKT

Lobster Guacamole

mango salsa, corn chips, cilantro
$26

DAILY FRESH CATCH OYSTERS

dill pickle mignonette, cocktail sauce, lemon
$36

F A R M

ADD CHICKEN, SHRIMP OR SNAPPER: $12

GREEN PAPAYA & TEA LEAF SALAD

shredded cabbage & romaine, crunchy lentil mix, tomato, toasted garlic, red onion, cilantro, tea leaf dressing
$23

CAESAR SALAD

romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, croutons, wasabi caesar dressing
$21

GOLDEN BEET TERRINE

goat cheese, charred onion, basil, almond, burnt honey-lime dressing
$23

FRISEE & ENDIVES

smoked bacon, pickled onions, gruyere, brioche, poached egg, dill buttermilk dressing
$24

L A N D

STEAK TARTAR

perisalade, cured egg yolk, calabrian aioli, black lime, cracklings
$25

ANGUS BURGER

bacon marmalade, pimento cheese, mustard aioli, butter lettuce, cristal bun
$26

IMPOSSIBLE BURGER

bacon marmalade, pimento cheese, mustard aioli, butter lettuce, cristal bun
$25

CRISPY CHICKEN SANDWICH

hot honey, butter lettuce, pickled vegetable relish, brioche bun
$24

PRICES & AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions

20% Automatic Gratuity on Parties Six or Greater

The Sandpit

Saturday-Thursday, 10 am – 9 pm

Lovango’s fast-casual experience with wood-fired flatbreads, gourmet bowls and signature cocktails in a casual yet chic seaside setting.

Sand & Stars Beach Party

Friday 5 pm – 9 pm 

With the stars overhead and the sand beneath your feet, enjoy local live music, dancing, signature cocktails and a delicious Caribbean-style buffet.

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Sunset Waterfront Dinner

Monday – Thursday, 5pm – 8pm

Enjoy cocktails before dinner followed by a one-of-a-kind sunset dinner by the water. 

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