Virtual celebration for Nevis Mango Festival 2020
It's Mango season but thanks to CONeviVID-19, the Caribbean's foremost mango festival in Nevis will not be held in its traditional way.
Instead, the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) announced that this year’s annual Mango Festival will be held virtually in lieu of the traditional physical event on the island.
The eagerly anticipated Mango Festival showcases two of Nevis’ key selling points: its exceptional culinary tradition and its over 40 varieties of local mangoes.
The highlight of the festival is a creative culinary challenge where chefs must incorporate mangoes into three innovative courses.
The online festivities begin on Friday, July 3 with a Virtual Mango Tasting presentation on all social media platforms and on Nevis TV. The video presentation will be done by the Ministry of Agriculture, featuring the different types of mangoes on the island.
On Saturday, July 4 at 10 am, there will be a Live Mango Festival Cook-Off at Cleveland Gardens. This will be streamed on Nevis TV and the NTA social media platforms.
The participating Chefs are Berecia Stapleton and Wentworth Smithen. They will compete in two rounds, a prepared round and a mystery basket round, incorporating different varieties of mangoes for each course.
The grand finale on Sunday, July 5 will feature international celebrity UK Iron Chef Judy Joo. The Korean-American French-trained chef and frequent Food Network host and guest will host a Virtual Master Class displaying her incredible culinary skills. She will create a Mango Tiramisu - the ideal though admittedly non-traditional tropical dessert treat for the July Fourth weekend!
The launch date of the Festival is Monday, June 22 via the following social media platforms: Instagram (@nevisnaturally), Facebook (@nevisnaturally), YouTube (nevisnaturally) and Twitter (@Nevisnaturally).