‘Mango Madness’ celebration in St. Lucia

Mangoes will be featured in a variety of dishes

CASTRIES, St. Lucia Guests at St. Lucia’s luxury resort Anse Chastanet are in for a special treat  at  the Mango Madness festival June 13 to 17.

The popular event celebrates the tropical fruit and offers mango-themed activities to entertain and educate visitors.

“We have mango trees in abundance across our organic Emerald Farm and will continue our annual celebration of this fascinating tropical fruit while we educate our guests and enhance their food and beverage experience at the resort,” said Karolin Troubetzkoy, Executive Director of both Anse Chastanet and its sister resort Jade Mountain.

As part of the five-day festivities, there will be a live, interactive cooking class using mangos as the core ingredient. Participants will learn to cook with the flavorful fruit in the Chef de Cuisine’s special cooking class. “There we will reveal the secrets of preserving the exotic flavor of mango while creating traditional chutney,” said Troubetzkoy.

As always, the popular Jungle Grill on Anse Mamin Beach will be available to delight visitors. In keeping with the theme of the week, the grill will deliver an infusion of mango flavors in salads, fresh fish and homemade burgers.

Guests will also be invited to feast on a mango breakfast of exotic fruit, artisan cheeses and freshly brewed St. Lucian coffee and cocoa tea.

For the evening pleasure, there will be a five-course mango dinner including a wine pairing that is just right for each dish.

In addition to cooking classes, experienced bartenders will reveal their secrets and teach mango mixology, featuring the Caribbean’s favorite spirit – rum.