Events: Eau Palm Beach’s Chef Manlee Siu Hosting Mango Farm Tours with Oceanside Picnics

Posted on Jun 16 2017 - 8:40am by Cristyle
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In Celebration of Mango Season, Chef Manlee Siu Leads Local Excursion That Showcases Over 70 Varieties of the Tropical Fruit Through a Farm Tour, Tasting, Private Oceanfront Picnic and More

Inspired by the more than 70 varieties of mangos grown by local farmers, Manlee Siu, Chef de Cuisine of Angle at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, has designed an immersive culinary experience dedicated to the versatile stone fruit. In partnership with Truly Tropical Fruit Farm, located in Delray Beach, Florida, the Mango Farm Tour experience will include exclusive touches that range from: private access and guided farm tour; mango tastings; hand picking in the scenic orchard, and an oceanfront private dining experience featuring unique preparations by Chef Siu of the ingredient of the day.

The Mango Farm Tour Experience begins in the morning at the resort’s Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro, with a light breakfast of coffee and mango filled croissants. Guests then accompany Siu for a short ride in a luxury house car to Truly Tropical Fruit Farm. Founded over 100 years ago, Truly Tropical’s trees are located on a five acre sand ridge, an ideal area to grow the tropical fruit.

Upon arrival to the farm, Owner Chris Wenzel will give an overview of the farm and discuss the 70 different varieties of mangos growing this season. Chris and Chef Siu will then guide guests through an educational and delicious mango tasting, where participants can taste the eccentric and unexpected mango flavors that grow on the farm, including Cotton Candy, Fruit Punch, Lemon Meringue, Ugly Betty and Royal Purple. Before departing, guests will have the opportunity to explore the five acres of tropical fruit to pick their favorite varieties to enjoy at home.

“Prior to moving to Palm Beach, I only knew of three different types of mangos and was sincerely shocked to learn that more than 70 varieties were growing right here in our backyard,” said Manlee Siu. “Working closely with Chris Wenzel and Truly Tropical Fruit Farm has introduced me to the vast spectrum of the mango world and we’re all thrilled to share this discovery with guests of Eau Palm Beach.”

Upon arrival back at the resort, Siu will prepare a private, mango-inspired picnic lunch served by Chef Siu in one of the resort’s airy and newly redesigned oceanfront cabanas. Guests will be welcomed to the cabana with a freshly made mango margarita from the resort’s brand new Margarita Cart. The menu includes a bottle of Rosé, House Made Charcuterie, Lobster Salad and a mango infused dessert.

The Mango Farm Tour Experience is priced at $600 per/couple, requires reservations and is based on availability.

For more information or to reserve the culinary experience, call 561-540-4850.

About Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

An intimate beach retreat situated on seven acres of lush tropical gardens with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is a stunning escape, recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as a top resort, two years running, in the Readers’ Choice Awards for Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Spacious accommodations invoke the relaxed glamour of America’s premier resort destination and distinctive amenities include the award-winning, Forbes Five-Star, 42,000 square foot Eau Spa, three Har-Tru clay tennis courts, two pools and outstanding children and teen clubs. With more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues for private events. Four restaurants and lounges include Breeze Ocean Kitchen, Angle, Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro and Stir Bar and Terrace, all serving inspired menus in distinctive settings, conveniently located a short drive from lively Palm Beach nightlife and shopping. The resort is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection.

For more information, please call 800-328-0170 or visit

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Cristyle is a South Florida native, born in Miami and raised in Palm Beach. Her love of food came through her travels and seeing how cuisines differ and relate so much. She attended the University of Florida, had a short stint in Charlotte, NC and is now back home - ready to eat her way through Palm Beach County and share her findings with locals and visitors alike. From brunch to happy hour to foodie events, she's got you covered!