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All-Inclusive Packages Start at $1,296 Per Couple for Summer’s Tastiest Experience

NEGRIL, JAMAICA, April 7, 2008 – Epicurean Escape has matured over nine years into a lush and full-bodied extravaganza, becoming one of the most anticipated gastronomical events in the Caribbean.  With its bright hints of spice and pepper, foodies will uncork an artful blend of daily interactive cooking classes and demonstrations led by celebrity chefs, culminating in a distinctive finish of nightly gala dinners.  Sought-after reservations to the 9th Annual Epicurean Escape, June 25-29, are now open at the award-winning Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa.

Seating is limited to just 210 all-suite accommodations set on prime beachfront along Jamaica’s famed west coast of Negril.  A daily “tasting menu” for food and wine lovers at Epicurean Escape might include:


Morning run on two-mile private white sand beach

Blue Mountain Coffee Scrub

Amuse Bouche

Champagne Pairing Class


Cooking Classes & Dueling Chef Competitions

Eight-Course Gala Dinner with Sommelier-Matched Wine


Pastry & Rum Blending Class

Stargazing While Soaking in Jacuzzi

Hosting this zesty long weekend are a handful of North America’s star chefs, including:  Lynn Crawford of the Four Seasons New York; Michele Mazza of New York’s Il Mulino; E. Michael Reidt of Sevilla, Santa Barbara; Efisio Farris of Arcodoro (Houston) and Arcodoro & Pomodoro (Dallas); Atlanta’s high-powered duo, Daryl Gassmann of Buckhead Life’s Chop’s/Lobster Bar, and Rupert Crawford of Buckhead Gourmet. And, adding the sweet treat to the mix is Jean-Francois Bonnet of New York’s Tumbador Chocolates.

Rounding out this flavorful, multi-talented ensemble is Grand Lido Negril’s new executive chef, Gal Kotzer, winner of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ “Five Stars Diamond Award.”  Kotzer’s journey to the land of irie began in New York’s top kitchens where he sharpened his skills at Aquavit and Cello, after completing his classical training at the French Culinary Institute.  

At Grand Lido Negril, libations flow copiously, and with the trio of guest sommeliers at Epicurean Escape, glasses remain full with many fine vintages selected by sommelier and author Anthony Giglio; advanced sommelier Jason Quinn of Prime at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas; and Michael A. Jordan from Napa Rose, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, California. 

Four-night/five-day Epicurean Escape packages start at $1,296 per couple, land only, and includes all theme activities, classes and tastings, and the formal dinner.  Once onsite this 22 acre resort, guests need never reach for their wallet as the Super-Inclusive package includes: suite accommodations; gourmet dining, premium alcoholic beverages and 24-hour room service; activities and entertainment; manicures and pedicures; airport transfers; even dry cleaning and tips. 

For more information or to make a reservation, visit, call
1-800-GO-SUPER (467-8737), or contact your local travel agent.

SuperClubs, the world's only Super-Inclusive resort group, includes properties in three SuperClubs brand categories: Grand Lido Resorts - Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa and Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa, both in Jamaica; Breezes Resorts - Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club and Breezes Montego Bay in Jamaica; Breezes Bahamas; Breezes Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino; Breezes Puerto Plata Resort, Spa & Casino in the Dominican Republic; Breezes Costa Do Sauipe in Brazil; and Hedonism Resorts - Hedonism II in Negril and Hedonism III in Runaway Bay, both in Jamaica.  SuperClubs has also licensed its brands in Cuba where three hotels now operate under the Breezes banner: Breezes Varadero, Breezes Bella Costa, and Breezes Jibacoa

Every SuperClubs holiday is Super-Inclusive - accommodations; all meals, SuperSnacks and premium brand cocktails; unlimited use of all sports facilities, including equipment rental and instruction; entertainment; weddings; recreational activities; and hotel taxes - with absolutely no tipping allowed.  SuperClubs operates and independently markets affiliate Starfish and Rooms resorts, and Jamaica’s Negril Beach villa.  For more information or reservations, contact SuperClubs at (800) GO-SUPER (or 1-800-467-8737) or visit their website at


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