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Jade Mountain - St Lucia

Jade Mountain's Chocolate Festival 09
December 4th, 5th and 6th 2009

Theobroma cacao ( Theo= gods, broma = foods)
Chocolate is known as the food of the gods.


Soufriere, St. Lucia, November 9, 2009...Jade Mountain, St. Lucia announces its annual chocolate festival, December 4-6, 2009. It is a delicious, interactive and exotic introduction to the world's favorite aphrodisiac - chocolate. Cacao has a history in St Lucia that dates back to the 1700's. Our Cacao trees, over 1000 strong, are established in both Anse Mamin Plantation and in Emerald Estate. We have been harvesting and producing cacao beans for generations. Now you can be one of the first to taste our premier vintage of our Jade Mountain Estate Grown chocolate.

The event starts on December 4 with a "Chocolat-tini" party. Jade Mountain's well known Consulting Chef, Allen Susser will share his talents and passion for chocolate. Take pleasure in a complimentary chocolate martini. Taste local, seasonal chocolate inspired savory finger foods. Following dinner you can choose from our exotic chocolate desserts including a lush Double Dark Chocolate Fondue that must be shared to enjoy its true aphrodisiac pleasures.

Saturday, December 5, take a walking tour through the cocoa Plantation and organic Gardens. Here the Cacao tree bears its leaves, flowers, and fruit simultaneously throughout the year. The Cacao pods are shaped like large oval melons, saffron yellow or red in color and a wonderful sight to enjoy. Learn about the alchemy of chocolate from pod to truffle in a unique workshop led by Chef Allen. We will continue with a refreshing picnic lunch on the porch of the farm house on Nick Troubetzkoy's Emerald Estate. Dinner this evening is all chocolate...a surprising, specially prepared five-course dinner with a seasonal and sustainable menu using chocolate in each course. This creative dinner, with chocolate as inspiration, spice, flavor and texture, will change your mind about chocolate forever.... The dinner can be accompanied with a pairing from Jade Mountain's wine cellar to match each course.

Sunday, December 6 starts with a very luxurious "Chocolate" Breakfast in Bed. You will want to savor this experience with the one you love in the privacy of your sanctuary. You choose the time (from sunrise on)... we will handle the rest.

To partake in the Chocolate Festival add US 250 per person to any reservation package at Jade Mountain. Accommodation in a sky Jacuzzi suite begins at US 850 nightly and a 5th night free promotion available. Rates are subject to 10% service charge and 8% government tax.

Rising majestically above an exclusive 600 acre beachfront estate, JADE MOUNTAIN is an architectural marvel celebrating St. Lucia's stunning scenic beauty. The sanctuaries are grand sweeping spaces with extravagantly sized private infinity pools which appear to float out to nature and to the amazing views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea - views you are not likely to ever forget

For more information visit www.jademountain.com, call 800-223-1108 or email
jademountain@ansechastanet.com. Press and photo Information: moranopr@aol.com, 212-860-5566


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