The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is throwing a party to honor mangoes, in what's sure to become one of this summer's most buzzworthy food events in Miami.
The International Mango Festival will be a two-day bash devoted to one of the most beloved tropical fruits of the season. This year, the guest of honor is the Cuban Mango, proudly re-entering the Florida market after years of yearning.
Starting at 9:30 A.M., the party has been designed to make everyone look at mangoes in a hundred new different lights. Tasting events will bring exotic or unusual mango varieties from all around the world directly to your tray. Specialized lectures and workshops will teach you how to grow your own, and cooking master classes, led by top local chefs, will let you explore interesting ways to eat them.
Gardeners and botanists will have a chance to learn more about mango cultivation directly from experts, or to buy an award-winning mango tree. For families with little ones, the KidWay will be in charge of delivering some hands-on fun.
On Sunday, the main course will be offered at the Annual Mango Brunch, a fund-raising event that has grown into an essential appointment for any foodie spending their summer in Miami. This is also one of the most green-friendly food events in Miami, as proceeds from this event will help support Dr. David Fairchild's Tropical Fruit Program.
After you treat your palate at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, the CityVu Pool Bar at the Hilton Miami Downtown will provide the perfect way to chill out. A fruity drink while relaxing by the pool will round up your weekend perfectly.