Set just a few feet from the pristine sands of Pinney’s Beach, Mango Restaurant boasts a desirable blend of island elegance and Caribbean cool. The open-air terrace is the perfect place to catch sight of the infamous green flash, and the restaurant’s unparalleled ocean views, vibrant West Indian fare, and extensive collection of rums draw diners keen for a real taste of Caribbean Rim cuisine.
While fresh, local flavors are a staple on Mango’s menu, its star attraction is the 101 Rum Bar (recently awarded Best Rum Bar in the Caribbean by Caribbean Journal). Here over 101 varieties of rum including the Appleton Estate Jamaican rum that was aged in oak barrels for 50 years, can be sipped or handcrafted into cocktails for discerning diners to enjoy.
Thursday evenings at Mango bring the opportunity for tutored rum tasting; guests must book with the concierge before arrival. Rum Connoisseur Mark Theron showcases a selection of the region’s best rums, offers insight into the history of each bottle, and discusses how to pair rum with the flavors on Mango’s menu. Alternatively, Sunday’s dinner service offers the opportunity to sample Mark’s expert pairings; seated at a communal table guests are served a five-course sampler menu of Mango’s most popular dishes alongside five unique aged rums produced throughout the Caribbean.
Quick fire questions with Camilla
What would you recommend to first-time diners?
Camilla says, “I’d start with the lobster fritters which are served with a zingy chipotle dip. We use the freshest local ingredients when possible and some of the Resort’s lobsters are even caught amid the rocks out front; just a few meters from where they’re served. The Resort is known for having amazing seafood, but at Mango, we tell our guests to try our famous BBQ Ribs. They’re fall off the bone pork ribs that are served with a coconut coleslaw and sweet potato fries. Delicious! To finish, you have to try the cobbler and pair it with a sipping rum. I would recommend the Shipwreck vanilla rum from St. Kitts & Nevis – it’s like a liquid dessert, Ron Zacapa XO from Guatemala – nice & smooth, or the Pyrat Cask 1623 from Anguilla – with a hint of orange peel.”
Tell me something interesting about yourself:
“I grew up in Sweden, but moved abroad 14 years ago. I’ve lived in the United States, St. Martin, Bora Bora, and for the last five years I’ve made a home here in Nevis.”
What is your favorite place or activity on Nevis?
“When the waters are calm I enjoy sailing with my husband Miles; he owns Nevis Yacht Charters and skippers Feisty, a luxurious, 41-foot sloop built by Hunter Marine of the USA. Otherwise you can find me out walking along the island’s beaches or hiking with our two dogs.”
Cuisine: Caribbean Rim Cuisine
Location: Four Seasons Resort: On the north side of the resort, adjacent to the 18th hole of the Resort’s golf course
Opening hours: Daily from 6pm
Manager: Camilla Stahl-Denne
Contact: +1 869-469-1111