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Jade Mountain Launches Series of Food Events for 2012 St Lucia Holidays

Jade Mountain is giving visitors the chance to get involved in a series of complimentary food events during St Lucia holidays as it launches a schedule of food festivals throughout 2012 including the Mango Madness event and the Chocolate Festival.

Jade Mountain Launches Series of Food Events for 2012 St Lucia Holidays

Jade Mountain is one of the most highly acclaimed, award-winning luxury resorts in St Lucia and it provides the perfect setting for a romantic escape or tropical weddings and honeymoons.

This year, the resort has launched a series of food festivals that will allow guests to experience exquisite Caribbean cuisine during St Lucia holidays.

Nestled into tropical hillside above the 600-acre beach resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain offers breathtaking views of the majestic Pitons and the resort’s unique architecture embraces its natural surroundings.

Jade Mountain is also renowned for its culinary offerings and while enjoying relaxing holidays in St Lucia this year, guests can also sample the local cuisine at several complimentary food festivals that have been organised by the resort.

From 30th March to 2nd April, 2012, holidaymakers will be able to learn about traditional Caribbean cooking methods and taste the Caribbean flavours at the “Cooking in Paradise” event. Participants will take a tour of the resort’s organic garden on the Emerald Estate as well as visiting the local town market in Soufriere where they will take part in a tropical fruit workshop and a cooking class with Jade Mountain’s chef Allen Susser. Guests will also be able to attend a cocktail party, Champagne brunch, lunches and a gourmet dinner.

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The “Mango Madness” event takes place from 15th to 18th June, 2012 and features several recipes containing delicious mangos. Allen Susser will demonstrate how easy it is to add mangos to savoury and sweet dishes and the course includes tastings, workshops, guided walks and a mango cocktail party.

Tourists looking to spice up their St Lucia holidays will love the “Spices of the Caribbean” festival from 7th to 10th September, 2012. Chef, Allen Susser will talk guests through the wide choice of Caribbean spices during a cooking demonstration, a tasting session and a tour of the organic Emerald Gardens and the local market. There will also be a lunch, dinner and cocktail party with Caribbean-spiced dishes featured on the menu.

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Image by: Best of St.Lucia, on Flickr

The series of culinary events will conclude with the Chocolate Festival from 13th to 16th December, 2012. Chocoholics taking holidays to St Lucia will be able to give into temptation at a chocolat-tini party and dinner with exotic chocolate desserts; walking and tasting tours of the cocoa plantations; a workshop and lunch at the farmhouse on the Emerald Estate; a lower calorie cocoa spa treatment (extra charge applies); and a five-course dinner, with each course infused with chocolate.

Jade Mountain is one of the most luxurious St Lucia hotels and it also has its own garden and farm on the Emerald Estate with access to some delicious vegetable, fruits and spices such as vanilla beans, bay leaf, herbs, nutmeg trees, cinnamon trees, and several varieties of mango, sour orange, and coconut trees.

The techno-free tranquil sanctuaries at Jade Mountain can be booked from US$1,130 per sanctuary, per night and the price includes a Sky Jacuzzi Suite and breakfast and dinner.

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