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CAYMAN ISLAND : Mango festival features more than fruit



















By: Jewel Levy | jlevy@pinnaclemedialtd.com
14 August, 2015





It’s been a fruitful mango season in Cayman this year. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY























Mango-lovers will be treated to a festival featuring the “king of fruits” on Saturday at Cayman Cabana. 







The restaurant, owned by Luigi Moxam, is hosting the festival for the first time. 







“We had such a great mango season … and it’s coming down to the end. We wanted to gather the farmers together to create a mango festival where people can not only buy mangoes, but enjoy them as well,” said Mr. Moxam. 







“You have mangoes in your yard? We are inviting people to bring their own homemade mangoes and sauce to enter a competition for bragging rights and a prize for the best homemade mango sauce,”  he said. 






The festival will include a food and beverage menu that showcases mangoes in all their glory, featuring jams, salsa, tacos, smoothies, mango rum and more. 









“Anything that we can think of mango will be on the menu for tasting and purchasing,”  Mr. Moxam said. 






Mr. Moxam said the family-oriented event will also involve local artists, who will showcase their crafts and products.












A mango breakfast will be served at 10 a.m. and an underwater mango hunt will be held in the afternoon. 









Mr. Moxam says mangoes are symbolic of summer in Cayman, and the festival is a celebration of Cayman Islands culture and heritage. 







“I grew up in Lower Valley, Bodden Town, and my favorite pastime over the summer holidays was searching the bushes for mangoes, like all the other kids in my neighborhood,”  Mr. Moxam said.





 “We knew every mango tree from Northward to Savannah and Lower Valley.” 








Since last summer’s poor mango crop, he said he has come to a greater appreciation for the fruit. 







Consumers and the supermarkets are supporting the farmers, he said, and Cayman Cabana wants to do its part too. 







The free festival will be on Cayman Cabana’s lower deck on the George Town waterfront from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. 






Registration for the underwater event is at 1 p.m., and the dive is at 2 p.m.






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