Reuters reports that Martinique`s status as the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean” was confirmed recently in a Caribbean Travel + Life Magazine survey asking readers to name their favorite Caribbean destination for delectable dining. Martinique garnered 43.3% of the 807 votes cast over the one-month survey period, besting the likes of St. Martin (28.87%), Puerto Rico (14.13%) and Barbados (13.63%).
Muriel Wiltord of the Martinique Promotion Bureau/CMT USA,commented on the survey results, stating: “Caribbean Travel + Life readers are certainly among the most knowledgeable when it comes to the best that our region has to offer, so it`s especially gratifying to be recognized by them in this way.”
Martinique boasts a vibrant and eclectic culinary scene with local and international chefs elevating gastronomy to an art form. Traditional French cuisine is widely available throughout the island and rivals that found in Paris, but what really sets Martinique apart is its Creole flair. A sublime blend of African, Indian, European and Caribbean flavors, Martinique’s Creole culinary creations keep visitors coming back again and again.
The Caribbean Travel + Life honor is the second such notable recognition of Martinique`s culinary wonders in as many years. In November 2008 Caribbean World Magazine named Martinique “Best Gourmet Island of the Year.”
For the original report go to http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS161421+26-Oct-2009+BW20091026