Wine Weekend with World Wine Guys April 1 - 4, 2020
Cooking in Paradise May 12 - 18, 2020
Mango Madness June 9 - 15, 2020 • Modern Mediterranean in the Caribbean July 14 - 19, 2020
Caribbean Vegan Festival Aug 5 - 10, 2020 • Spices of the Caribbean Oct 1 - 5, 2020 • Lobster & Champagne Nov 10 - 15, 2020
Discover Chocolate Dec 9 - 14, 2020
April 1 - 4, 2020
Treat yourselves to a wine-filled weekend that will please even the most discerning palate. Start your experience with the first of three wine pairing dinners that will join Chef Allen Susser’s award winning Jade Cuisine with wines chosen by Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, The World Wine Guys. Each evening will bring a unique menu highlighting the best of Jade Mountain’s wines from around the world served alongside sumptuous dishes.
On Wednesday at sunset, our first wine pairing dinner is Beach side at Anse Chastanet. It will feature fresh produce from our Emerald Estate Organic Farm and delicious local sustainable seafood.
Cool down on Friday afternoon with an informal wine tasting showcasing a refreshing selection of wines that are perfect for warm weather sipping. The evening brings us another wine dinner offering a delectable lineup of courses paired with wines specially chosen for tonight’s menu. On Saturday evening, you can indulge in an exclusive red wine tasting. The wines presented have been featured in the World Wine Guys’ book Red Wine, winner of the Gourmand International Award for Best Drinks Book in the World in 2018. This informative, educational, but most of all delectable event will whet your appetite for our third sumptuous wine pairing dinner.
All guests staying at Jade Mountain will be able to partake in the event - some functions are offered on complimentary basis whilst others are tied to a tasting menu - see details below and please let us know if you like to reserve a place for the special dinners.
Beachside Wine Pairing Dinner 5:30 We are starting off with a casual wine tasting. Mike and Jeff work closely with Chef Allen Susser to pair wines with his fresh spring flavors of St Lucia. Chef Valerio and Chef Ruban collaborate on an exciting 5-course dinner menu with wine pairing for our guests. US$ 125 per person including wine pairing. Guests on MAP, FAP or AI - surcharge of US$ 55 per person. All prices are subject to 10% VAT and 10% Service Charge.
Informal Wine Tasting hosted by Mike and Jeff from 5:00 – 6:30 Celestial Terrace Cool down on Friday afternoon with an informal wine tasting including an uplifting sparkling wine, a rose and two white wines, showcasing a refreshing selection of wines that are perfect for warm weather sipping. (Complimentary to all Jade Mountain guests)
Wine Pairing Dinner 2 starting at 6:30 Jade Club The evening brings us another 5-course wine dinner offering a delectable lineup of courses paired with wines specially chosen for tonight’s menu. Our James Beard Award-winning consulting Chef, Allen Susser, has set the modern culinary stage for Jade Cuisine. We celebrate the bold flavors of St. Lucia and its Caribbean heritage in our cooking at Jade Mountain. Tonight’s menu is created with the leadership of the resort's Executive Chef Valerio, along with Chef de Cuisine, Elijah Jules. Our organic farm, Emerald Estate, also plays a major role in our culinary creativity. The farm grows many tropical fruits, citrus, leafy greens, micro greens, vegetables and herbs exclusively for your enjoyment. Mike and Jeff worked closely with Chef Allen to pair wines for this exciting food and wine pairing menu.
UUS$ 175 per person including wine pairing Guests on MAP, FAP or AI - surcharge of US$ 80 per person. All prices are subject to 10% VAT and 10% Service Charge
Indulge in an Exclusive Red Wine Tasting from 5:30 - 6:30 in the Jade Club Lounge. Mike and Jeff conduct and host a formal sit down tasting of 6 – 8 wines. Wines will be predominantly red varietals for the serious wine drinker/collector. Discussion will be informative, educational, and entertaining for the serious yet light hearted and fun for the not-so- serious wine drinker. The wines presented have been featured in the World Wine Guys’ book Red Wine, winner of the Gourmand International Award for Best Drinks Book in the World in 2018. This informative, educational, but most of all delectable event will whet your appetite for our third sumptuous wine pairing dinner. (Complimentary to all Jade Mountain guests)
Wine Pairing Dinner in Paradise starting at 6:30 on the Celestial Terrace
A specially prepared 5-course wine and dinner prepared by our Consulting Chef Allen, Executive Chef Valerio and Chef de Cuisine Elijah. Our inspiration comes from the naturally diverse shapes and colors of the ingredients. By stretching our imagination, using the finest ingredients, intense flavors, and unpredictable combinations and challenging resources to take the craft to its logical end as a statement of art on the table.
Mike and Jeff worked closely with Chef Allen Susser to pair wines for this exciting and unique food and wine pairing menu.
US$ 175 per person including wine pairing Guests on MAP, FAP or AI - surcharge of US$ 80 per person. All prices are subject to 10% VAT and 10% Service Charge
MIKE DeSIMONE and JEFF JENSSEN, also known as the World Wine Guys, are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, television presenters, and hosts. They are award winning journalists as well as best- selling and award- winning authors. Well known in the wine world as “edu-tainers—part educators and part entertainers,” they have been featured guests on The TODAY Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Better TV, and the CBS, FOX, Hallmark, WGN, and NBC networks.
DeSimone and Jenssen are the authors of five books (so far) including: Wines Of California: The Comprehensive Guide, Wines Of California: Special Deluxe Edition, Wines Of The Southern Hemisphere which won the Gourmand International Award for Best Wine Book in the USA and RED WINE which was recently awarded Best Wine Book in the World with co- author Kevin Zraly. They are also the authors of the Fire Island Cookbook.
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COOKING IN PARADISE
May 12 – 18, 2020 | "The virtues of a locally grown Caribbean Cuisine"
Chef Allen Susser is a James Beard Award winning and continues to set our culinary vision as consulting chef. He has a passionate commitment to local fresh ingredients. Food & Wine magazine named Chef Allen "One of the Best 10 Chefs in America.” Come celebrate the launch of his new cookbook “Green Fig & Lionfish, Sustainable Caribbean Cooking.” Chef Allen has made Jade Mountain a fabulous culinary destination. Imagine being able to experience Caribbean food in a truly amazing place like St Lucia.
Chef Allen starts this culinary exploration week with a tour of Nick Troubetzkoy’s Emerald Estate Organic Farm, located in the Soufriere hills, along with a memorable Cooking in Paradise Class. That evening we are preparing a farm to table “Caribbean Vegan” Dinner created with for our vegan enthusiast.
Conservation of the oceans & sustainable seafood are so essential to St Lucian life. Chef Allen hosts a Lunch & Learn Master Class presented in a healthy and delicious lunch. That evening Chef Allen offers our guests sparkling fresh Caribbean Seafood. In keeping with Anse Chastanet’s eco-conscious philosophy, the resort’s Treehouse restaurant menu is titled Balawoo - a Creole name for a small fish - which embodies the sea-to-plate, farm-to-table philosophy for which the legendary resort is known around the globe.
Lionfish are one of the most destructive invasive fish species ever to reach the Caribbean. Chef Allen’s Conservation Cuisine: “Eat Them to Beat Them” Lionfish Dinner is a romantic beach- side candlelit table setting to savor the notorious and delicious Lionfish.
Chef Allen will personally autograph a complimentary copy of his new cookbook “Green Fig & Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean Cooking”
The Spoonful of Paradise Dinner Celebration comes to a climax with the naturally diverse shapes and colors of the local Caribbean ingredients. By stretching our imagination, using the finest ingredients, intense flavors, and unpredictable combinations and challenging resources to take the craft to its logical end as a statement of art on the table. Come join our feast for the senses in Paradise.
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MANGO MADNESS FESTIVAL
June 9 – 15, 2020 | Month of Mango at Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain
We are proud to welcome Nina Compton for our 13th Annual Mango Madness Festival. Nina Compton is the first Mango Guest Chef for our Mango Madness festival on June 9 – 15. Born and raised in St. Lucia, Nina grew up with the flavors and beauty of the Caribbean and also serves as Saint Lucia’s international culinary Ambassador. Nina is the Winner of the 2018 James Beard Awards “Best Chef: South” and one of Food & Wine magazine’s "Best New Chefs 2017", Nina Compton is Chef/Owner of award-winning restaurant Compère Lapin in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. Her second restaurant venture, Bywater American Bistro (BABs), is in New Orleans’ “Sliver by the River” Bywater neighborhood. Join Chef Allen and Chef Nina as they share with you the sensual and exotic flavors of our Mangos.
"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 Emerald's, wander through the farm and admire the many varieties of mango trees available 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 which originally was a sugarcane plantation in the 18th century, until it eventually started growing cacao plus 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.
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Farm to Table Wine & Food with Giuliano Hazan | July 14 – 19, 2020
Join Chef Allen Susser and Giuliano Hazan to discover modern mediterranean cooking making full use of organically grown Caribbean produce and sustainably caught fresh seafood. Giuliano Hazan is an Italian cookbook author and educator who travels throughout the world teaching Italian cooking. He is the son of Italian cooking doyenne Marcella Hazan and wine expert Victor Hazan. Giuliano Hazan is the award-winning author of the best-selling cookbooks, Every Night Italian, The Classic Pasta Cookbook, How to Cook Italian, Thirty Minute Pasta, and Hazan Family Favorites. He teaches Italian cooking classes throughout the U.S. and at his school in Italy.
CARIBBEAN VEGAN FESTIVAL
Rich Landau & Kate Jacoby | August 5 – 10, 2020
In August, Chef Allen Susser will be joined by husband/wife team Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby. Richard and Kate are the Chefs/Owners of Philadelphia's renowned vegetable restaurant, Vedge. In recent years, they have grown their restaurant group to include their street food bar, V Street, as well as their latest effort, Fancy Radish, in Washington DC. Vedge, a modern vegetable restaurant that opened in 2011 to rave reviews from diners and critics alike. Landau has been at the forefront of vegetarian dining since 1994, when he opened his first restaurant. In 2009, he served the first-ever vegan dinner at the James Beard House. Landau has co-authored four cookbooks, including the most recent “Vedge: 100 Plates Large and Small that Redefine Vegetable Cooking,” and he has been a finalist multiple times for the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef Mid Atlantic as well as twice being named “Best chef in Philadelphia” by Philadelphia Magazine. His wife, Kate is a James Beard Nominated Pastry Chef and a Certified Sommelier. Her recent focus also includes overseeing their restaurant’s beverage program. Kate influenced Vegan cuisine to become a fine dining experience.
SPICES OF THE CARIBBEAN
October 1 - 5, 2020
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.
November 10 - 15, 2020
This is going to be an exciting week with Chef Allen Susser and visiting Chef Michelle Bernstein taking a dive into the culinary world of Caribbean lobster! Michelle Bernstein is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef from Miami, Florida. She has drawn widespread acclaim for her culinary skills andas an expert in Latin-style flavors of cooking.Her incredible talent andpersonality has taken her outside the kitchen and into the world of books and television, she is the author of Cuisine a Latina (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt2008), Host of Check Please South Florida (WPBT2) and Host of Soflo Taste(Channel 10). Bernstein cooks food she feels passionate about and knowsthat this love translates to her diners. We are pleased to welcome her to Jade Mountain.
DISCOVER CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
December 9 - 14, 2020
"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.
Contact us for full program or call 1-800-223-1108