Olive enthusiasts and food lovers will rejoice as the second edition of the Al Jabal Al Akhdar Olive Harvest Festival returns to the picturesque Green Mountain in Oman this September.
Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, in partnership with local olive farmers and olive oil producers, is thrilled to present this celebration of the region’s abundant olive harvest, following the success of the inaugural event in 2022.
Al Jabal Al Akhdar, also known as the Green Mountain, is renowned for its fertile lands in Oman. Its ancient falaj irrigation system and picturesque farms have nurtured the growth of roses, pomegranates, and apricots for centuries. Around ten years ago, local farmers decided to venture into olive cultivation, capitalizing on the region’s rich landscape. Their efforts bore fruit with a successful harvest the following year, and since then, olive trees have yielded a bountiful crop annually.
The Olive Harvest Festival at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort will take place from September 21 to 23, 2023, offering guests a vibrant lineup of daily events centered around olives. From cooking demonstrations to storytelling sessions with a Local Guru, attendees of all ages can partake in a diverse program of activities. Guests can even join in the olive harvesting, a fulfilling experience suitable for the whole family. The harvest serves as an excellent appetite-builder before indulging in the finest olives prepared in various dishes by the resort’s talented team of chefs.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit a local olive oil factory, where they can witness the entire process of olive pressing and oil extraction. This educational and enjoyable experience appeals to people of all ages, providing insights into the production of this healthy liquid.
Throughout the month of September, designated as the official harvest season, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort will feature special dishes highlighting local olives and olive oil at Bella Vista, their contemporary Mediterranean restaurant boasting breathtaking canyon views. The menu will include delectable offerings like seared cod with olive tapenade and ricotta-stuffed olives. Anantara Spa will also incorporate this super ingredient into a selection of their rejuvenating therapies.
Maren Kuehl, General Manager of Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, emphasizes the resort’s commitment to immersive experiences that allow guests to connect with the destination. Kuehl expresses pride in partnering with local individuals and companies to showcase the wonders of Al Jabal Al Akhdar, offering guests an opportunity to learn more about the region, its unique features, and its exceptional produce.
The Al Jabal Al Akhdar Olive Harvest Festival promises to be a captivating event for olive enthusiasts, culinary connoisseurs, and travelers seeking an immersive experience in the scenic Green Mountain region of Oman.
For more information on the olive harvest festival at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, or for reservations visit the hotel’s website.