Events at Anse Chastanet
Discover Chocolate Festival - December 5 - 10, 2017
A hands on interactive experience in the world of cacao and chocolate. Start the weekend with a Chocolate enthused Cocktail Party in the Emerald Restaurant 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.
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 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.
Coral Spawning happens once a year and is one of nature’s most spectacular and rare performances. A handful of guests at Anse Chastanet, St Lucia, are lucky enough to witness this marvel annually as the natural wonder occurs right off the beaches of this charming resort. This year it is predicted to take place from 14th – 16th August.
Once a year, coral release millions of packets of egg and sperm cells that appear as massive underwater clouds of white and pink upward moving “snowfall”.
Each year, Anse Chastanet’s scuba diving team incredibly and accurately predicts the night spawning and prepares to take novice and experienced divers and snorkellers to observe the remarkable phenomenon which turns the seas yellow and pink. It is one of nature’s most spectacular and rare performances.
First discovered in the 1980's at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, this annual mass reproduction phenomenon is now known to be critical to coral reef – and our own ecosystem’s - survival. Tropical coral reefs, although out of sight, are essential to our world-wide food chains.
Spices of The Caribbean - October (Dates TBD)
Spices, Spices, Spices – Imagine being enthralled by our spicy cocktails using nutmeg, ginger, vanilla and cloves at our Cocktail party at the Emerald Restaurant. 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.