St. Lucia's Jade Mountain Resort annual Mango Madness Festival
Jade Mountain in St. Lucia announces its 5th Annual Mango Festival, June 15-18, hosted by James Beard award winning chef Allen Susser and team.
Allen Susser is the author of The Great Mango Book and the definite authority on this remarkable fruit. During the Mango Madness Festival, Chef Allen will explore the versatile and delicious local fruits and ingredients growing right in the resort's backyard. "On St. Lucia, each mango offers a different flavor, texture and color. Each dictates its own culinary destination,” comments Susser.
The Mango Madness Festival will start off on Friday evening with the Mango Madness Cocktail Party featuring Mangotinis and Mango Mojitos. On Saturday from 10AM to noon, attend Chef Allen’s Mango Madness cooking class including sampling 10 varieties of St. Lucia mangos. This evening will be a sensory tasting experience…Night of 1000 Mangos, a 5 course exotic dinner. And on Sunday a water taxi will take guests to the nearby hotel’s estate where there will be a buffet lunch of mango treats and a guided walk through the historical plantation. For early arrivals on Friday, there is an in-depth mango chutney workshop and grilled lunch from 11AM to 1PM.
The New York Times called Allen the "Ponce De Leon of New Florida cooking." Allen Susser personal culinary viewpoint has been established since 1986 upon opening his groundbreaking Miami restaurant Chef Allen's.
Drenched in exotic beauty and erupting with flavor JADE MOUNTAIN nourishes both the body and soul. It's "Jade Cuisine" created by Chef Allen Susser is a brave new world of tropical flavors. His cuisine is exotic and delicious, with a history of fusion in its fabric.
A cover charge of US 250 can be added to any existing Jade Mountain reservation. A three night stay at JADE MOUNTAIN including Mango Madness events and all meals and beverages start from US 2079 per person in double occupancy in a Sky jacuzzi suite and US 2699 per person in double occupancy in a Star infinity pool sanctuary. For more information or to book your Mango Madness trip, visit jademountainstlucia.com.