October 10 - 14, 2014
“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.
Our annual chocolate festival is one of a kind. It will only bring you closer to understand and experience the alchemy of chocolate. It is a delicious, interactive and exotic introduction to the world's favorite aphrodisiac - chocolate. Cacao has a history in St Lucia that dates back to the 1700's. Our Cacao trees, over 1000 strong, are established in both Anse Mamin Plantation and in Emerald Estate. We have been harvesting and producing cacao beans for generations. Now you can be one of the first to taste our premier vintage of our Jade Mountain Estate Grown chocolate.
Chocolate enthused Cocktail Party in the Jade Lounge 6:00 -700 pm
This is the Launch for our own Nick Troubetzkoy's Emerald Estate Chocolate. Our Chocolate is hand crafted with organically grown cocoa beans from Nick Troubetzkoy's Emerald Estate here on St Lucia. Three generations of care and local technique have taught us to select exceptional quality cacao beans that are hand picked at their peak maturity and ripeness.
We are a Bean to Bar organic single estate boutique chocolate maker. James Beard award winning Chef Allen Susser has pioneered this signature intense chocolate taste with exotic tropical aromas. Our secret is authentically hand crafting small batches of our own cacao beans, slow roasted and stone ground. Emerald Estate Chocolate is to savor.
Start your evening with the alchemy of chocolate hosted by Chef Allen. He will introduce you to the world of chocolate. You will see freshly picked Cocoa pods, and toasted beans and taste a variety of Nick Troubetzkoy's Emerald Estate Chocolate bitter sweet and sweet chocolates. Enjoy a complimentary signature "Chocolate-tini". We will also serve several chocolate inspired savory Canapés such as Hearts of Mango and Chocolate Mini Slider and Chocolate Fennel Crostini.
After dinner, choose from our exotic chocolate desserts and our handmade chocolate truffles.
Join our Morning tour of Nick Troubetzkoy's Emerald Estate Cacao Plantation and Emerald Organic Farm. Chef Allen will host a chocolate workshop. 9:00 – 11:00 am
The Estate is a Cacao Plantation dating back three generations. It also serves as the organic farm that supplies all the fruits and vegetables for our Jade Cuisine served at the Jade Mountain Club. At the farm we will go through the production of cacao beans including pod picking, fermenting, drying rails and then a discussion on the alchemy of making chocolate. You will experience the local chocolate tradition of St Lucian Chocolate Tea. Taking part in the demonstration and sampling it rich calming effects. A light snack will be served on the back porch of the farm house from fresh vegetables harvested that morning by you (our guests) from the gardens along with a St Lucian Antipasto. Iced Chocolate Chai will be offered.
Chef Allen's Alchemy of Chocolate Class 4:00 – 5:00 pm
A live interactive cooking demonstration located in the Jade Mountain Lounge. You will learn the deep dark sweet secrets of making truffles, with plenty of extras to share.
Saturday Night - Surprisingly Chocolate Dinner
Chef Allen has personally created a menu with chocolate as its back bone for inspiration. The most important aspect of creating food is using quality ingredients including our own chocolate. Please review attached menu. Additionally a matching wine pairing has been carefully selected to compliment each flavor as an optional supplement.
Chocolate inspired Breakfast at Jade Mountain Club or in your very own Sanctuary
Chocolate breakfast specials will be offered along with breakfast
• Chocolate croissants with Banana and Vanilla Jam
• Chocolate Chip French toast with homemade papaya pineapple syrup
• Chocolate crepes stuffed with Tropical Fruit and Passion Fruit Liquado
Chocolate Truffle Workshop: at our Beach front restaurant 3:00 - 4:00. The Long Lost Art of Chocolate Truffle Creation!
Everyone wants to get their hands on our chocolate. But some want to take that to a whole new level! This truffle workshop focuses on techniques you can use in your own kitchen using ingredients you can find in local stores. The best part...you take home what you make! So, if you've ever pondered the alchemy involved in the making of fine chocolate, enroll in Chocolate Truffle workshop and learn the delicious art for yourself!
Why stop at food and drink? Luxuriate in our Spa Chocolate delight.
Luxury at it's sweetest. Chocolate - what a treat to experience it on your body. The cocoa bean which grows here in Soufriere has long been touted for breaking down harmful free radical and now Jade Mountain has taken the chocolate treatment to new exotic heights. Revitalize your skin with anti –oxidant properties while indulging your sense for sweetness with this delightful chocolate experience. Decently warm then cooling chocolate is applied in layers, stimulating endorphins in the body and adding minerals to the skin to awaken your senses and bringing them into pure harmony. The chocolate caresses your skin while you relax, leaving you looking refreshed and feeling revitalized.
MondayThe Emerald Estate Tree to Bar Tour from 9:00 - 11:00 am
In this class we would like to indulge you further into the world’s favorite aphrodisiac… chocolate. Our Director of Pastry, Wouter Tjeertes, will host you on our Emerald Estate Cocoa Tour to show you the complete cycle of Tree to Bar production. We will discuss the history of chocolate in the Caribbean and the production process. To start off we will visit the Emerald Estate to witness the natural side of cocoa including tasting raw cacao while discussing the fermentation, sun drying and polishing of the beans. Then travel back to our own Chocolate Lab to elaborate on the technical part of making the perfect chocolate bar. This 2 hour guided experience takes you through cocoa bean roasting, grinding and conching in the making of our chocolate to create the perfect snap and shine. Along the way you will enjoy an invigorating cup of local cocoa tea and our organic chocolate bars that range from 60 % , 70 % and 92 % Bittersweet.. A complimentary Bar of Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate will be our treat to you as souvenir to take home.
Lunch at our private beach at the Jungle Grill at Anse Mamin
Take a water taxi over and enjoy a leisurely lunch grilled under the shade of the mango and palm tree. The menu is simple and delicious. With your toes in the sand, you have to try our "adult" Chocolate Milk Shake with a jungle burger.
Tour the plantation at Anse Mamin with our special guide Meno at 1:45pm
Plantation was originally a sugar cane plantation in the 18th century, until changing hands and moving to a cocoa crop. The cacao plants are still numerous on the grounds for guests to see and for us to produce our own estate chocolate. A tour with Meno is always memorable as he shares his heritage, his enthusiasm, and some herbal secrets. In Anse Mamin one can find turmeric, tamarind, cashews, mangos, avocados, oranges, tangerines, guavas, papaya, coconut, bread fruit, yams, and sweet potatoes. The superior taste and quality of the ingredients as well as the connection to the earth is inspiring. Anse Mamin is a wonderful resource.
Monday Evening Manager's Chocolate greeting cocktail party 6:00 - 7:00pm
Come Join us on the celestial terrace for several brand new exotic and chocolate cocktails and savory chocolate passed Hors D' oeuvres. Sunset is beautiful, bring your cameras.
Tuesday Chocolate Sensory tasting from 10:00 - 10:30am in the Emerald Restaurant
Cocoa beans from the tree Theobroma cacao are a very complex raw ingredient used to make the chocolate. The complexity of the cocoa bean's flavor mystifies chocolate lovers. Three main cacao bean types exist: Forastero, Criollo, and a hybrid of the formers, Trinitario. All sensory panels should occur first thing in the morning so that the panelists have a fresh focus and can concentrate on the task at hand. We will be tasting and evaluating plenty of Nick Troubetzkoy's Emerald Estate Organic Hand Made Chocolates. Come have fun with us this morning.
Discover Chocolate — Chocolate Lab from 10:45 - 12 noon
For this tantalizing interactive experience following the Chocolate Sensory Tasting, we will move to the Chocolate Lab to discover just how chocolate is made. We are a Tree to Bar organic boutique chocolate producer using only Emerald Estate Organic Cocoa. Join our Director of Pastry, Wouter Tjeertes, to learn the basic techniques of making chocolate, tempering chocolate, creating your own fudge and making a personalized chocolate bar. The best part...you take home what you make! So, if you’ve ever pondered the alchemy involved in creating the finest of chocolates, enroll in this Discover Chocolate workshop and learn this delightful art for yourself. This class is hands on so be prepared to be covered with chocolate!
Chocolate, Wine and Paradise from 5:30 – 6:00 pm in the Jade Lounge
Learning how to taste wines is a straightforward adventure that will deepen your appreciation for both wines and wine makers. Now though here at Jade Mountain we take it one step further to 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 you will learn how to taste wines and chocolate like the pros in no time!
Tuesday Evening Manager's Anse Chastanet Resort Chocolate greeting cocktail party 6:00 -7:00pm
Come Join us at the beach restaurant for our signature Spiced Rum punch and passed Hors D' oeuvres. Experience a St Lucian Tropical Chocolate Fondue using Nick Troubetzkoy's Emerald Estate Chocolate.
December 12-16, 2014
We look to spices to capture the flavors of faraway places. Specific combinations of herbs, spices, and flavorings characterize the great dishes of the world's cuisines. These mixtures are influenced by the foodstuffs native to each region, being distinctive by the climate, architecture of the land and local culture. Every culture has its own set of traditions about how to cook.
By reaching into our spice box, the foods, cooking and specific dishes become immensely diverse. The individual characteristic flavor, mingled with the smell and taste evokes our culinary imagination. It is the taste that ultimately defines the ethnic definition.
There was a time in history that spices where so precious that they where locked away. Let's let loose the wonders of spice together. Join our James Beard Award winning Chef Allen Susser and his Jade Mountain Culinary team under the leadership of Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden for a weekend of culinary excitement.
"Spicy" and Delicious Cocktail party 6:00-7:00 pm in the Jade Mountain Club
Be our guest and join our world famous Consulting Chef Allen Susser as he shares his talents and passion for food with you. Take pleasure in a complimentary hand made Jade Spiced Rum cocktail. We are using Nutmeg, ginger, vanilla and cloves. Taste our Jade Cuisine as we express share our local, seasonal and sustainable spicy finger foods. Experience and learn about our exotic local St Lucian spice box.
(Complimentary for all guests)
Emerald Restaurant in ACR Spiced Rum party 5:00 - 6:00 pm
"Get your rum on" with a fun and tasty party. We will be shaking our tropical rum punches and teasing you with spicy exotically prepared before dinner snacks.
Morning Tour of Nick Troubetzkoy's Emerald Gardens and our new Spice Garden hosted by Chef Allen Susser 9:00- 11:00am
Join our engaging walking and tasting tour of our own Organic Garden at Emerald Estate to see first hand our Jade Cuisine concept. We are proud to share our spicing secrets in a cooking class led by Chef Allen. It is not to be missed. Learn how each of the Caribbean islands was influenced in a different way by their role in the spice trade. Enjoy a relaxing spiced up tropical snack break in the shade of the farmhouse. (US35)
Caribbean Beach Tandoori cooking class 2:30 - 3:30 pm at the Beach Restaurant
Resort Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden will work with our In- dian Chef Nirmal Kar to uncover the spicing secrets of Tandoor Cooking in the Caribbean. They will share the secrets techniques in spicing up a great Tandoori chicken. Of course we will have a bucket of beers on ice for all to enjoy. (US20)
Chef Allen's Spices of the Caribbean Cooking Class: 4:00 – 5:00pm.
A live interactive cooking demonstration located in the Jade Mountain Lounge (Complimentary for all Jade guests)
Dinner: An exotic, Spice Influenced dinner at Jade Mountain Club
A specially prepared five-course dinner spectacular with a Seasonal and Sustainable Menu using locally caught fish and seafood, organic grown produce and spectacular spices. The theme is a mosaic of dish from throughout the Caribbean that influences our Jade Cuisine. (US95)
The dinner can be accompanied by a pairing of carefully selected wines from our wine cellar to match each course. (US50)
A "Spicy" Breakfast in Bed
Sunday should be a day of Rest and tranquility. Let us bring your breakfast in bed. The menu for this morning is just a little spicy, but light and refreshing: featuring seasonal exotic fruits, fresh baked breads, artisan cheeses and freshly brewed St Lucian native coffee or hand selected loose leaf teas.
(Regular breakfast rates apply)
Anse Mamin - Jungle Burger Bash 12:00 - 2:00 pm
We will put a little spice in our burgers for you. Each of our resort restaurant chefs will prepare and present a signature - out of this work burger. This fabulous beach party is the first Burger competition of its kind in the Caribbean. We will include delicious side dishes, salad and condiments that will complement each burger. Buckets of Piton beer and Rum Punches will quench and satisfy.
(US35 - open to all resort guests)
Morning Spice Workshop - the wonders of spices. 11:00am - 12:00pm in the Treehouse
Learn how to cook like a chef. Chef Allen and Chef Jonathan will share how to blend spice favorites in this hands on interactive spice blending class. You will be able to bring home your favorites.
(US20 - open to all guests)
Lunch on our private beach at the Jungle Grill at Anse Mamin
Take a water taxi over and enjoy a leisurely lunch grilled under the shade of the mangos and palm trees. The menu is simple and delicious and spiced - if you like… featuring fresh caught fish and salads.
(Jungle grill a la carte rates apply)
Tour the Plantation at Anse Mamin without special guide Meno at 1:45pm
The grounds include an old and tropical plantation called Anse Mamin. The plantation was originally a sugar cane plantation in the 18th century, until changing hands turned to Cocoa plants. The cocoa plants are still numerous on the grounds for guests to see and for us to produce our own estate chocolate. In Anse Mamin one can find turmeric, tamarind, cashews, mangoes, avocados, oranges, tangerines, guavas, papaya, coconut, bread fruit, yams and sweet potatoes. The superior taste and quality of the ingredients as well as the connection to the earth is inspiring. Anse Mamin is a wonderful resource.
(Complimentary for all guests)
Monday Evening Managers greeting cocktail party 5:30 – 6:30pm
Come join us on the celestial terrace for exotic, tropical cocktails and Spicy passed Hors D'Oeurves. Sunset is beautiful, bring your cameras.
(Complimentary for all Jade guests)
A Spicy complimentary cooking class starts at 5:30pm. – located in the Jade Club lounge.
Spices of the Caribbean – interactive cooking class is hosted by Executive Sous Chef Elijah Jules. "I will teach some of our trade secrets such as how to spice a fish and cook it to perfection. As a Caribbean Chef I spend a lot of time hand picking my own ingre- dients available all over the island. I like to share my experiences with our guests."
SPICY Tuesday Mangers Reception for Anse Chastanet guests.
Join us at the beach restaurant for a live Satay station and spicy succulent St Lucian treats.
(Complimentary for all guests)
2015 dates to be confirmed.
“The virtues of a locally grown Caribbean cuisine”
Paradise cocktail party at Emerald Restaurant 5:00 – 5:45 pm
The abundant exotic fruits are our inspiration for the weekend celebration. join us to kick off the festival. Chef Allen and Chef Jonathan will host an Interactive tropical fruit display to tantalize your taste buds and introduce you to the flavors of paradise. Come share an Iced Coconut Rum Punch.
Stairway to Heaven cocktail party – at the Jade Mountain Club 6:00 - 6:45 pm
We will start off the evening with a few Tropical Fruit and Edible savory cocktails, and treat you to Local, seasonal and sustainable finger foods and tastes.
Chef Allen and Chef Jonathan will host an Interactive tropical fruit display to tantalize your taste buds and introduce you to the flavors of paradise. Sip our signature Stairway to Heaven as we view the golden sunset.
Tour of Nick Troubetzkoy's Emerald Gardens
Hosted by consulting our consulting Chef Allen Susser 9:00 - 11:00 am
Starting off with a walking and tasting tour of our own Organic Garden at Emerald Estate to see first hand our Jade Cuisine concept; "From the Farm to the Plate." We grow crisp salad greens, cucumbers, pumpkin, eggplants, cabbages, baby carrots and 10 varieties of herbs, tropical fruits, mangos, and cacao beans. Enjoy a relaxed tropical show and tell cooking class and snack in the shade of the farmhouse. (US 25 per guest).
Chef Allen's Cooking in Paradise: a live interactive cooking demonstration
Located in the Jade Club Lounge at 4:00 pm
Chef Allen will share his vision of cooking in Paradise in a live interactive cooking demonstration: we use a tropical fusion of the local cultures in a sweet, spicy, and aromatic harmony. Recipes and Tasting will be included.
New World Cuisine Dinner: in the Tree House Restaurant beginning at 7:00 pm.
A five-course dinner spectacular Seasonal and Sustainable Menu matched with wines.
A Spoonful of Paradise Dinner: in the Jade Mountain Club beginning at 7:00 pm.
We where recently honored to present our Jade Cuisine at the James Beard Foundation. Now are proud to bring you this dinner we designed and cooked at the James Beard House in New York City. It was such a smashing success we want to share the experience with you. This five-course dinner spectacular is matched with wines.
Tropical Breakfast in Bed
Sunday should be a day of rest and tranquility. Let us bring you your breakfast in bed. The menu for Sunday – in Paradise – morning is light and refreshing. Fresh and exotic featuring seasonal exotic fruits, freshly baked breads, artesian cheeses and freshly brewed St Lucian native coffee or loose-leaf teas.
Anse Mamin – New World Grillin' Beach Bash – 12:00 – 2:00 pm
In the shade of the Palms we are grilling the best beach foods inspired by the Caribbean. Our champion grill chefs are preparing their favorites savory and sweet, tasty and delicious beach shack fancies. Treat yourself to tropical abundance and exotic saucy skewers, beefy brochettes, kinky kabobs. Come join in the fun in your best Sunday sunhats.
Cooking in Paradise 101 – On the beach - 4:00 pm
Cooking in Paradise - Interactive cooking class hosted by Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden. " I teach some of our trade secrets such as cooking fish to perfection. As a Caribbean Chef I spend a lot of time hand picking my own ingredients available all over the Island. I like to share my experiences with our guests
Lunch on our Private Beach at the Jungle Grill at Anse Mamin
Take a water taxi over and enjoy a leisurely lunch grilled under the palm trees and mango trees. The menu is simple and delicious featuring freshly caught fish and salads.
Tour the Plantation at Anse Mamin with our special guide Meno
at 1:45 – complementary
The grounds include an old and tropical plantation called Anse Mamin. The plantation was originally a sugarcane plantation in the 18th century, until changing hands turned towards Cocoa plants. The cocoa plants are still numerous on the grounds for guest to see and for us to produce our own estate chocolates. In Anse Mamin one can find turmeric, cashews, tamarind, mango, avocado, oranges, tangerines, guavas, papaya, coconut, breadfruit, yams and sweet potatoes. The superior taste and quality of the ingredients as well as the connection to the earth is the motivation. By happenstance Anse Mamin is a wonderful organic resource.
Tropical Desserts Class: in Emerald Restaurant 4:00 pm
St Lucia has an abundance of tropical fruits that we make into the most sensational desserts. Join our pastry chef as he shares his island secrets for "the world's best rum cake", and taste as he whips up a few of his favorite tropical sweet treats. (Complimentary for all guests)
Monday evening Managers greeting cocktail party 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Come join us on the celestial terrace for exotic, tropical cocktails and passed Hors D'Oeurves that reflect the wonderful flavors of Cooking in Paradise.
TuesdayCooking class starts at 5:30pm - located in the Jade Club Lounge
Cooking in Paradise - Interactive cooking class hosted by Jade's Chef Elijah. He shares the joy of cooking with his everyday ingredients that we view as exotic. Though grown locally his inspiration is global. The cooking, flavors and aromas are simply delicious.
(complimentary for Jade Guests)
Anse Chastanet -Tuesday evening Managers greeting cocktail party 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Come join us on the at the Main Bar for exotic, tropical cocktails and passed Hors D'Oeurves that reflect the wonderful flavors of Cooking in Paradise.
2015 dates to be confirmed
Mango Madness or 1001 Things You Could Do To A Mango Before You Die has been brought to life by JADE MOUNTAIN consulting Chef Allen Susser and his team, celebrating the many varieties of mangos available in St Lucia. Allen Susser who is the author of a Mango cookbook and the definite authority on mangos, will host the event personally. The activities include 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. The farewell event will include a Mango Champagne Brunch served on the beach at Anse Mamin estate.
Drenched in exotic beauty and erupting with flavor Jade Mountain nourishes both the body and soul. It's "Jade Cuisine" created by James Beard award winner,Chef Allen Susser, is a brave new world of tropical flavors. His cuisine is exotic and delicious, with a history of fusion it 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, please contact 800-223-1108 or email email@example.com.
"Jade Cuisine is a celebration of the bold flavors of the world's tropical cultures in my kitchen at Jade Mountain", says Chef Allen. "The cooking is fresh, simple and succinct. There is always flexibility for the seasons, and availability of local product. As a chef my passion is taste. The bottom line here is that food comes to nature and the nature of taste." Allen Susser personal culinary viewpoint has been established since 1986 upon opening his groundbreaking Miami restaurant Chef Allen's. The New York Times called Allen the "Ponce De Leon of New Florida cooking". Chef Allen's new New World Cuisine is fresh and flavorful, like a tropical vacation on a plate. His vision of what the future holds is a culinary fusion of cultures that share similar landscapes, tropical ingredients and diverse spice boxes.
Allen is currently the spokesman for the National Mango Board, and serves as President of the Miami, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. He is a prestigious James Beard Award winner and received an honorary Doctorate of Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University. Allen was Chef of the Year for Share Our Strength for his community involvement to End Childhood Hunger, as well as currently active on the Board of the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Friday Mango Cooking Class starts at 3:30 pm - Located on the Beach
Cooking in Paradise - Interactive mango cooking class hosted by Chef Jonathan; "I will share some of my favorite mango recipes. We will taste and sample many delicious flavors."
(Complimentary to all guests)
The Mad Mad Mango Cocktail Party
6:00 - 7:00 pm in Jade Mountain Club
We will start off the evening with Tropical Mango cocktails including, our 30 pound infused mango - Mangotini, and our St Lucian Rum Mango Mojito. You can then taste for yourself some of the World's Best Mangos! As we prepare them in various treats and passed finger foods. Chef Allen and Chef Jonathan will host an Interactive Mango display to tantalize your taste buds and senses to the flavors of paradise.
(Complimentary to Jade Mountain guests)
Saturday A once in a lifetime Mango Tour of Nick Troubetzkoy's Emerald Gardens Hosted by our Consulting Chef Allen Susser 9:00 – 11:00
Starting off with a walking and tasting tour of our own Organic Garden at Emerald Estate to see first hand our Jade Cuisine concept; "From the Farm to the Plate." You will see the sultry natural habitat of our mango fields – Learn why mangos are the most popular fruit in the world from our Mango expert – Chef Allen. Enjoy a relaxed tropical snack and more mangos on the back porch of the farmhouse.
(US 35 per person cover charge)
Chef Allen's Mangos Rule!
Cooking class: a live interactive cooking demonstration. Located in the Jade Club Lounge at 4:00 pm. Chef Allen will share his vision of cooking with Mangos in a live interactive cooking demonstration: Drenched with exotic beauty and exploding with flavor- you will see why mangos nourish both the body and soul. Recipes and Tasting will be included.
(Complimentary to Jade Mountain guests)
A Night of 1,000 Mangos
Jade Mountain Original Dinner: beginning at 7:00pm
This will be a luscious, silky and rich mango dinner - A five-course spectacular Mango, Seasonal and Sustainable Menu matched with wines
(Night of 1,000 Mangos set menu US 95 + US 50 for optional wine flight per person, plus 18% tax/service. Surcharges apply for guests on meal plan. Regular a la carte dining will also be available)
Sunday Mango Breakfast in the Club
Sunday should be a day of rest and tranquility. Let us set a luxurious table over looking the Pitons for your breakfast in the club. The menu for Sunday – in Paradise – morning is light and refreshing, fresh and exotic featuring seasonal exotic fruits, Mangos, freshly baked breads, artesian cheeses and freshly brewed St Lucian native coffee or teas.
(Regular breakfast rates apply)
Mango chutney workshop: starts Sunday at 3:30 pm located in the Treehouse Restaurant
Learn how we preserve the exotic flavor of mango with spices in the age old tradition of chutney making. Enter the mango, preferable a fresh picked one—any variety will do. And imagine your paradise. There is no clever chemistry in detecting ripeness. It's about a feel (gently) and a smell (go to town). Color has less bearing here than in the real world, and that is as it should be. The mango-pantone is rich, filled with green, red, purplish-red, yellow, spotted, or any combination of the above, and comes in all shapes and sizes. This will be hands on with sample jars for you to take home.
(US 25 per person cover charge)
Monday Lunch on our Private Beach at the Jungle Grill at Anse Mamin
Take a resort shuttle boat over and enjoy a leisurely lunch grilled under the palm trees and mango trees. The menu is simple and delicious featuring freshly caught fish, Mangos, and salads.
(Jungle Grill a la carte rates apply)
Tour the Plantation at Anse Mamin With our Special Guide Meno at 1:45 pm.
The grounds include an old and tropical plantation called Anse Mamin. The plantation was originally a sugarcane plantation in the 18th century, until changing hands turned towards Cocoa plants. The cocoa plants are still numerous on the grounds for guest to see and for us to produce our own estate chocolates. In Anse Mamin one can find turmeric, cashews, tamarind, mango, avocado, oranges, tangerines, guavas, papaya, coconut, breadfruit, yams and sweet potatoes. See the mango trees throughout the Plantation. The superior taste and quality of the ingredients as well as the connection to the earth is the culinary motivation. By happenstance Anse Mamin is a wonderful organic resource.
(Complimentary to Jade Mountain guests)
Monday Evening Managers Mango Greeting Cocktail Party at
6:30 – 7:00 pm.
Come join us on the celestial terrace for exotic, tropical and Mango cocktails and passed Hors D'Oeurves that reflect the wonderful flavors of 1001 mangos.
(Complimentary to Jade Mountain guests)
Tuesday Mango Cooking Class starts at 5:30 pm - Located in The Jade Club Lounge
Cooking in Paradise - Interactive mango cooking class hosted by Chef Elijah; "I teach some of our trade secrets such as cooking with mangos. As a Caribbean Chef I spend a lot of time hand picking my own ingredients available all over the Island. I like to share my experiences with our guests."
(Complimentary to Jade Mountain guests)