The Rum Kitchen and Nevis Tourism Authority Celebrate the Annual Mango Festival
Delivering the delights of the much-loved Nevis Mango Festival through a partnership with top London Caribbean restaurant.
To celebrate the Nevis Mango Festival and pay tribute to the delicious and versatile mango and the Caribbean island, UK Caribbean restaurant, The Rum Kitchen, has partnered with the Nevis Tourism Authority to create a month-long celebration of the annual festival.
The Nevis Tourism Authority and The Rum Kitchen collaboration will see a selection of delicious Nevisian dishes placed exclusively on the menu at The Rum Kitchen’s Soho site, for one month only. A selection of mango-infused cocktails have also been created, to complement the new dishes and pay tribute to the festival.
The new dishes, which all include mango, have been created by Halva Browne, Chef at Montpelier Plantation & Beach, Nevis. Known for his traditional Nevisian dishes with a modern twist, Halva has competed at the Nevis Mango Festival in which he showcases his delectable creations.
Chef Halva Browne says: “It has been a pleasure to share my carefully curated dishes with chefs at The Rum Kitchen and I’m so excited to see my creations gain a spot on the menu of such a wonderful British restaurant that represents and celebrates the Caribbean so well. Nevis is home to over 40 different types of mangoes, which have been a staple fruit for Nevisians for hundreds of years. Mangoes are not only vibrant in colour but are packed with nutritional value, great flavour and are highly versatile in Caribbean cooking and desserts.”
The following items will make an appearance on The Rum Kitchen’s menu for one month at the Soho restaurant (Kingly Court), debuting on 1 July*:
- Poly Sunshine Soup – a delicately spiced mango, pumpkin & coconut soup
- Crispy Red Snapper Fillet with Pickled Mango – fragrant pickled mango complements the sweet, nutty flavour of red snapper in this fresh dish; served with Creamy Mango Infused Polenta (subject to availability) – a light side to accompany traditional Caribbean flavours. Or a side of rice n peas.
- Three delicious hand-crafted Mango cocktails – Mango Swirl Daiquiri (rum, pineapple & mango), Mangove (rum, lime, guava & mango), and She Likes the Mango (rum, mango & chilli passionfruit syrup).
Mike Parnham, MD at The Rum Kitchen says: “We are inspired by the diversity of the flavours found in the Caribbean, so we’re thrilled to partner with the Nevis Tourism Authority. We have learnt so much about the island, and the people we’ve met from Nevis have been wonderful and helpful.
“We’ve all worked really hard alongside Chef Halva Browne to create a menu that is inspiring and flavoursome, and hopefully brings the taste of Nevis to London. The mango festival is very special and hopefully something we will celebrate every year going forward now.”
Jadine Yarde, CEO of the Nevis Tourism Authority, says: “The Nevis Tourism Authority is delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the annual Nevis Mango Festival, for the first time on an international level, through this very special collaboration with The Rum Kitchen. Mangoes are a huge part of our culture – and the festival is a highlight on our annual events calendar.
“We usually have British visitors come to enjoy the festivities in Nevis each year, but sadly this is not possible with current travel restrictions. Therefore, this is an innovative, new way for us to bring a piece of Nevis to Brits, through the sharing of our delicious local cuisine.”
Diners will be able to experience the new menu items for lunch or dinner from 1-31 July at The Rum Kitchen Soho, and can book now at www.therumkitchen.com/book-now.
The Nevis Tourism Authority & The Rum Kitchen encourage diners to share their feedback and experience via Instagram, using the festival hashtag #nevismangofest and tagging @nevisnaturally and @therumkitchen.
For more information: www.nevisisland.com or @nevisnaturally across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Notes to editors:
- *Limited-time menu is subject to availability.
- Images shown are sample-size.
- Typically, the Nevis Mango Festival takes place the first weekend in July. This year’s events are slated to be held virtually at a date to be announced.
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Located in the Leeward Islands, Nevis is one of the most pristine and relaxing islands in the Caribbean. Vividly green with blue skies and fresh air, Nevis has a pace of life that encourages you to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty around you.
The island’s tourism attractions include hiking the 3,232ft Nevis Peak, historical landmarks, thermal hot springs, craft houses, beach bars and miles of untouched white-sand beaches. The charming capital city of Charlestown is one of the best remaining examples of the traditional era in the Caribbean.
British Airways offers twice-weekly flights from London Gatwick to Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts, where guests are transported by a short water taxi ride to the tranquil and serene Nevis that awaits.