Mount Cinnamon Resort hosts new culinary festival in Grenada
One of Grenada’s most luxurious havens, Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club is to host its first Spice Island Culinary Adventure Week with Chef Will Torrent from 21-28 September 2019.
Will Torrent is one of the leading pastry and chocolate experts in the UK and has worked with top chefs including Heston Blumenthal and Jamie Oliver.
The week-long culinary celebration at the resort in Grenada is the first of its kind in the West Indies, and the event aims to promote the extensive food production that the island has to offer, alongside the brilliant restaurants and activities available at Mount Cinnamon Resort. The week will include island tours, live cooking demonstrations, and tastings of local ingredients led by Torrent, as well as time to relax in the beautiful surroundings of the hotel.
Guests who book the Culinary Adventure Week will enjoy experiences including
- A trip to the Laura Herb & Spice Garden, where Grenada’s finest spices will be discovered before lunch at the stunning Azzura Castle
- A day trip and chocolate tasting at the beautiful Belmont Estate, where guests will learn about the ‘bean to bar’ chocolate production process which begins with the cracking of cocoa pods a the plantation
- A tour to the River Antoine Rum Distillery, which has produced bottles of rum since 1785. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the harvesting of sugar cane and the fermentation and bottling process – and tasting
Other exciting additions to the Culinary Adventure Week programme include a cocktail party followed by a welcome dinner, a half-day sailing trip on a vintage vessel and a Beach BBQ dinner and bonfire complete with local live music to finish the week in style. Throughout the week guests will learn new cooking techniques, create new dishes and get under the skin of Grenada’s food culture.
For the duration of their stay, guests will be treated to accommodation in one of the luxurious Cinnamon Suites and will also have full access to Mount Cinnamon’s Beach Cabana, non-motorized watersports, tennis and fitness, spa and yoga facilities.
Will Torrent feels passionately that this week is as much about food as it is about relaxation and winter sun. He said: “Following my previous involvement with The Grenada Chocolate Festival, I am delighted to return to both Grenada and to Mount Cinnamon Resort. I am incredibly passionate about chocolate but also the spices, the rum, and the other great foodie finds available. We are working with producers all over Grenada to showcase the best of the Island.”
Mark Kitchen, General Manager at Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club adds: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Will home to the resort. This idea was first put together by the two of us over a rum punch at the hotel, so we are excited to bring the Culinary Adventure Week programme to life.”
HOW: Prices start from $2,495 for double occupancy (£1,945) and from $2,295 for single occupancy (£1,789). Prices include accommodation, daily breakfast, airport transfers, use of hotel facilities and bespoke local experiences.
Culinary Adventure Week Package Inclusions:
- Seven-night stay in a Cinnamon Suite
- Daily breakfast
- Airport transfers
- Opening cocktail party & dinner with Chef Will Torrent
- Three days of island culinary tours followed by cooking demonstrations & tastings with Chef Will Torrent (lunch included)
- Half-day sailing trip and lunch with Savvy’s Sailing Adventure
- Closing Beach BBQ dinner & bonfire
- Use of Mount Cinnamon’s Beach Cabana, non-motorized watersports, tennis and fitness facilities
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club
Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club is located just 15 minutes from Maurice Bishop International Airport. Where Grenada’s legendary powder white sand meets crystal turquoise waters, this understated luxury boutique retreat welcomes couples, families, and groups. 31 suites and villas all have airy sitting rooms with kitchens and breakfast bars, stunning outdoor living spaces surrounded by tropical gardens and breath-taking views of the Caribbean Sea, including the chic new Cinnamon Suites. Resort amenities include a Dive Grenada facility, the popular Savvy’s Restaurant, with stunning panoramic views of the dramatic mountainous shoreline, the poolside cocktail bar, the exclusive beach club, the indulgent and rejuvenating Cinnamon Spa, daily yoga classes, a wide range of water sports and activities all of which are provided with exceptionally friendly service on this magical West Indian Island. Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club is also proud to be Green Globe certificated in recognition of the commitment by management and staff to environmental and social sustainability practices.
Chef Will Torrent
Will Torrent is an award-winning patisserie chef and chocolate expert. His TV appearances include BBC’s “Blue Peter”, “The Apprentice”, “Songs of Praise” and “Sweet Baby James”, Channel 4’s “Sunday Brunch”, “Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club” and ITV’s “This Morning”. Will is a Consultant Pastry Chef for Waitrose, board member of The Academy of Chocolate, Ambassador for Christian development agency Tearfund, as well as being a member of the Craft Guild of Chefs and the Guild of Food Writers and judge for the Academy of Chocolate Awards, World Marmalade Awards, Quality Food Awards, Great Taste Awards and National Chef of the Year . He is a regular teacher at Seasoned Cookery School and Guest Chef for SilverSea Cruises. He is the author of three best-selling books; “Patisserie at Home”, “Chocolate at Home” and “Afternoon Tea at Home”, published by Ryland, Peters & Small.
For further info ration about Culinary Adventure Week at Mount Cinnamon Resort, contact The PC Agency www.pcagency.com / +44 (0)20 7768 001.