SPICES OF THE CARIBBEAN October 14 - 18, 2016
Spices, Spices, Spices – Imagine being enthralled by our spicy cocktails using nutmeg, ginger, vanilla and cloves at our Cocktail party at the Jade Mountain Club. Experience our new spice garden whilst touring our very own organic farm, grasp an understanding of how spices are grown and partake in a cooking class! Uncover the spicing secrets of Tandoor Cooking in the Caribbean at our Beach Tandoori cooking class. Enjoy a five course spectacular dining experience with a seasonal and sustainable menu infused with our organic grown produce and spices.
Spicy Tropical tranquil breakfast in bed with exotic fruits freshly baked breads, artisan cheeses and freshly brewed St Lucian native coffee or loose-leaf teas. Not forgetting our infamous jungle burger bash – try our tantalizing world renowned signature burger of course slightly spiced to awaken those taste buds! As a Bean to Bar organic single estate boutique chocolate maker an Emerald Estate Chocolate & Spice Sensory Tasting is an absolute must do. Plus try your hands at an interactive spice blending class and take home your favorites. Enjoy a spicy manager’s cocktail party with a live ‘satay’ station and spicy succulent St. Lucian treats held weekly at our Beach restaurant.
DISCOVER CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL December 9 - 13, 2016
"Jade Mountain Estate Chocolate"
A hands on interactive experience in the world of cacao and chocolate
Theobroma cacao ( Theo= gods, broma = foods)
Chocolate is known as the food of the gods.
A hands on interactive experience in the world of cacao and chocolate. Start the weekend with a Chocolate enthused Cocktail Party in the Jade Lounge with tantalizing chocolate inspired savory canapés and cocktails. Let’s go back to basics with our Emerald Estate Organic farm tour and learn not only about our ‘farm to table’ concept showcasing our fresh organic produce, but also enter the world of the Cacao Plantation.
Alchemy of chocolate - matching and tasting wine with our own hand made organic Emerald Estate Chocolate. Look, smell, taste - starting with your basic senses and expanding from there. A sumptuous chocolate dinner in the evening, – with an awe inspiring menu and a creative chocolate flair. How can one resist breakfast in bed with a variety of chocolate breakfast treats from chocolate croissants to chocolate French toast! Acquaint yourselves with a chocolate truffle workshop get involved and take home what you make.
Adult chocolate milk shakes and jungle burgers will entice you over to the Anse Mamin beach. Follow up with a walk through the Anse Mamin historical plantation which was originally a sugar cane plantation in the 18th century, until changing hands and moving to a cocoa crop. A chocolate sensory tasting experience is not complete without a trip to the chocolate lab where you will discover how chocolate is actually made. The Anse Chastanet chocolate cocktail party comes with spiced rum punch, passed Hors D’oeuvres to top it off experience a St Lucian Tropical Chocolate Fondue using Nick Troubetzkoy’s Emerald Estate Chocolate.
COOKING IN PARADISE March 22 - 26, 2017
"The virtues of a locally grown Caribbean cuisine"
Come and join us for our annual ‘Cooking in Paradise’ Festival – Enjoy the Stairway to Heaven cocktail party with Tropical Fruit, edible savory cocktails with local, seasonal and sustainable finger foods. Treat yourself to tropical abundance and exotic saucy skewers, beefy brochettes, kweyol kebabs at our beach grill. The unique spoonful of paradise dinner at JM Club – a five course dinner and wine pairing spectacular.
Tropical tranquil breakfast in bed with exotic fruits freshly baked breads, artisan cheeses and freshly brewed St Lucian native coffee or loose-leaf teas.
Experience our Organic Farm tour showcasing our ‘Farm to plate’ philosophy. Rum and more rum with our infamous mixology class - explore the fine craft of mixing cocktails using the basic techniques and tricks of our bartenders.
An absolute ‘must do’ Guided Tour of our Anse Mamin historical plantation - originally a sugarcane plantation in the 18th century, until changing hands turned towards Cocoa plants. Naturally one must experience the Paradise Chocolate Sensory Tasting - Join us on an awakening journey through the fruitful flavor palate of cocoa and chocolate. Cooking in Paradise would not be complete without a Paradise cooking class! Not to mention the awesome Managers Cocktail parties held on the Celestial Terrace and the Main Bar of Anse Chastanet where you will be tantalized by sumptuous Hors d’Oeuvres and exotic cocktails.
MANGO MADNESS FESTIVAL
June 13 - 18, 2017
Month of Mango at Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain
Mad mango cocktail party, a live interactive mango special cooking class, delectable five course mango dinner incorporating a seasonal and sustainable menu with wine pairing just to mention a few exciting experiences for the week.
Grasp an understanding of our ‘farm to table’ conceptual dining with a tour of our Organic Farm, wander through the many varieties of mango trees along with all of the locally grown produce. Awaken your senses with a mango breakfast treat in the Jade Mountain Club sampling exotic fruit, Mangos, artisan cheeses and freshly brewed St Lucian native coffee or teas.
Rum is the liquor of the Caribbean – join us for a Mango mixology class learning all the tricks of the trade from our experienced bartenders. Take a leisurely meander through the Anse Mamin plantation originally a sugarcane plantation in the 18th century, until changing hands turned towards Cocoa plants also including a variety of produce not to mention Mangos! At Anse Mamin you simply cannot miss our jungle burger grill renowned worldwide and with this comes an infusion of mangos, salads, fresh locally caught fish and of course our home made burger. Learn how to cook with mangos with our Chef de Cuisine’s special cooking class and learn how we preserve the exotic flavor of mango with spices in the age old tradition of chutney making. If you love mangos you cannot miss our Mango madness festival.