Events at Anse Chastanet
Visiting Vegan Chef - Todd Erickson - October 9 - 16, 2018
From October 9 through 16, Susser and his team at Anse Chastanet will welcome Chef Todd Erickson (GLAM Vegan Miami, Society Ft. Myers and Huahua’s Taqueria South Beach) to the resorts. Erickson, who is known for crafting distinctive small plates like salads, sliders, skewers and sushi rolls, will be creating a vegan menu for Emeralds that will highlight the island’s freshest fall produce. “The menu will very much depend on what will be in season, but there will definitely be cocoa and tropical fruit involved, as well as fresh tamarind, squash, greens and nuts,” says Erickson. The chef is planning to mix a variety of flavors, textures, and cooking techniques, and he may serve tacos, spring rolls, pots de crème, and soups like gazpacho. Erickson added that he is looking forward to collaborating with the chefs at the resorts, and bringing some some new, Caribbean-inspired ideas back to Florida. “I’m very excited to meet and work with the team at Anse Chastanet and also Jade Mountain. Sharing recipes and learning from others is a huge part of being a chef,” he says.
Spices of The Caribbean - October 10 - 14, 2018
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.
Discover Chocolate Festival - December 12 - 16, 2018
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.