Mango Heaven in Saint Lucia

Mango Margarita

Did you know that there are more than 24 different kinds of mangoes growing in Saint Lucia? And even better, they all will be ripe to eat in June which is why Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain have declared June the MONTH OF MANGO. Are you looking for a fabulous food festival in the most romantic settings in the world? Trust me I have been there!

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Guests staying at Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resorts will delight in the many mango based culinary activities and services offered during the month of June. Guests may partake in weekly mango tasting classes showcasing the varieties of mangoes available on the island of Saint Lucia. Together with the Chef de Cuisine, participate in the interactive classes to make mango chutney and mango jam.  Work with the resort’s mixologists to learn how to make the perfect Mango Martini, Mango Mojito and Mango Daiquiri, to name just a few. Then take the results of your mango experience home with you. How fun does this sound?

Sign up for a spectacular 6 course mango gourmet dinner and of course many of the dishes served during the month of June will have mango ingredients. In the spa, you will be able to experience mango body scrubs, wraps and massages. In the boutiques, find an exotic array of candles, soaps and other mango delights and souvenirs celebrating the Month of Mango.

The highlight is a visit to the resort’s organic Emerald’s Farm to see the mango trees and the great variety of other organic produce grown there. Learn when the mangoes are ripe to pick and then create your own mad mango recipe.

The month of mango culminates in our Mango Madness Festival which takes place from June 19 – 23, where you can meet the entire culinary team including the Mango King, Chef Allen Susser, named the National Mango Board spokesman and the author of the Great Mango Book.  The festival takes place both at Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet and includes activities such as a mango chutney work shop, mango cocktail party, mango tasting and demonstration, Mango Madness cooking class, the highlight being the “Night of 1000 Mangos” dinner at the Jade Mountain Club. Participants in the Mango Madness will join in mango field trips to the resort owned organic and historical plantations of Anse Mamin and Emerald Estates. The farewell event will include a Mango Champagne Brunch served on the beach at Anse Mamin.

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For more information http://www.jademountain.com/cuisine/culinary_events.html

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