Tuesday, May 10, 2016

June is Mango Madness Month in St Lucia

Mango Madness Festival at Anse Chastanet Resort
June 24 - 28, 2016

Photo Credits: Anse Chastanet

Did you know that there are more than 24 different kind of mangoes growing in St Lucia? And they all will be ripe to eat in June!

Anse Chastanet - One of the most spectacular beach resorts in St Lucia

Mixologists will show how to make the perfect Mango Martini, Mango Mojito and Mango Daiquiri, and more.  

The festival highlight is the "Night of 1000 Mangos" dinner at the Treehouse Restaurant with a spectacular five-course dinner matched with wines. 

Mango Madness extends to the resort's Spa 
Guests can experience mango body scrubs, wraps and massages. In the Boutique an exotic array of candles, soaps and other mango delights and souvenirs will be available for purchase. 

Meet Chef Allen Susser and the entire culinary team personally
Chef Susser is a prestigious James Beard Award winner, and received an honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University. 

He is the National Mango Board spokesman, and his published works include New World Cuisine and Cookery, The Great Citrus Book and The Great Mango Book. 
Photo Credit: The Black Dress Traveler

Here's a brief view of the festival schedule - details at site link below

Friday, June 24th
Mango Cocktail Party at the Piti Piton Bar 

Saturday, June 25th
Tour of Nick Troubetzkoy’s Emerald Gardens with Chef Allen Susser 
Night of 1000 Mangoes at The Treehouse Restaurant 

Sunday, June 26th
Mango Mixology Class

Monday, June 27th
Mango Chutney Workshop
Lunch on our Private Beach at Jungle Grill at Anse Mamin
Tour the Plantation at Anse Mamin

The Anse Mamin plantation was originally a sugar cane plantation in the 18th century, until changing hands turned towards Cocoa plants. Cocoa plants are still numerous on the grounds, and you will also find turmeric, cashews, tamarind, mango, avocado, oranges, tangerines, guavas, papaya, coconut, breadfruit, yams and sweet potatoes. 

Tuesday, June 28th
“Jump Up” Mango Greeting Beach Bar Cocktail Party 

Get full details on the Mango Madness Fest, and other upcoming events available at Anse Chastanet site

Happy Travels,

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