by Eulana Weekes
St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): After a two-year hiatus, the Nevis Mango Festival is back with three days of activities.
July 1 2022, will be the official launch of the Nevis Mango Festival at the Cades Bay Fruit Orchard, hosted by the Department of Agriculture. The launch day festivities include Mango Tasting, Mango Eating Competition and Mixologist Competition. The Mixologists that will compete against each other are Brandon Cox, Kanrawn David, Ayshan Tyson and Kurvron Wallace. The entrance fee is $5.00.
On July 2, there will be a Moms & Pops Restaurant Tour from noon and an evening event named Supper Club to be held at the restaurant Catch It at Riviere House beginning at 7 p.m.
Individuals interested in the tour of the Moms and Pops restaurant should pre-register at the Information Centre at the Nevis Tourism Authority Building. Such persons will then be given a map of the restaurants to be toured and other instructions. On the other hand, Supper Club at Catch It will be hosted by guest chef Brigette Joseph from Trinidad and Tobago. Chef Brigette has over 15 years of experience in the food and hospitality industry and is expected to prepare a menu thoughtfully curated for the Nevis Mango Festival. Individuals interested in attending should book reservations via Catch It at [email protected] or call 763 2038.
The final day of the event, July 3, 2022, will be the hosting of “For The Love of Mangos” at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park. There will be several activities, including Food Tastings from about 22 food vendors, St Kitts versus Nevis Chefs’ Competition, Masterclass Cooking Demo with Chef Brigette, Wellness Workshops and Panel Discussions. There will also be musical and cultural entertainment.
The Nevis Mango Festival is a weekend of activities dedicated to mangoes and the variety of ways they can be used. There are about 40 different types of mangoes on the island. This year, the event has several sponsors, including Bank of Nevis International, Carib Brewery St Kitts and Nevis Limited, Department of Agriculture, MSR Media SKN, Rams Supermarket and Nevis Naturally.