Monday, July 18, 2011

Mounts Botanical Garden, FL: Tropical Fruit Festival

Tropical fruit is always a treat especially when it is ripe. Recently Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida, had a tropical fruit festival. There were tropical fruit, tropical fruit trees, and tropical fruit products like lychee ice cream for sale. There were also tropical fruit on display like this table of mangoes.

There were cooking demos with Chef Allen Susser (below, showing the audience what a Mamey looks like).
He told the audience how to cut mangoes, and make a shrimp and lychee ceviche. The shrimp has to be pre-cooked before combining with vodka and lime juice in ceviche mixture. Chef Allen served his in martini glasses (below). Too bad there were only two glasses worth, not enough to share.
Chef Allen finished by encouraging everyone to eat local Florida seasonal fruits especially lychees and mangoes.

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