Wild Mango’s chef-owner is back in Victoria House kitchen

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Victoria House, one of the most beautiful resorts on Ambergris Caye.
Victoria House, one of the most beautiful resorts on Ambergris Caye.

Why is Amy Knox of the popular San Pedro restaurant  Wild Mango’s walking around in a Victoria House T-shirt you ask?

It is more than sentimentality.

Amy first made her mark on Ambergris Caye as chef at Victoria House with a celebrated cuisine that drew fans to what then seemed like the southern extreme of civilization. And like any inventive chef she eventually struck out on her own with the downtown San Pedro bistro, Wild Mango’s.

Just strolling the grounds of Victoria House is like a mini-vacation,  like time traveling to another era of grace, charm and civility.
Just strolling the grounds of Victoria House is like a mini-vacation, like time traveling to another era of grace, charm and civility.

Her celebrated success followed her, as did her penchant for combining surprising and satisfying flavors  into substantial salads and burritos.

Today, Wild Mangos is well established among the most popular restaurants in San Pedro and Amy Knox is headed back to where it all began. Janet Woollam, managing director at Victoria House, acknowledged that Amy is back in the kitchen — as a part-time consulting chef.

Having enjoyed two splendid dinners at Victoria House recently — Rose’s birthday (at a private table on the beach) and Thanksgiving evening — two thoughts come to mind:

  1. Amy Knox left Victoria House in good hands.
  2. She has a most creative challenge ahead improving on the current fare.

Having also enjoyed a lunch or two at Wild Mango’s recently I’m going to say this will be a re-match made in heaven!

Victoria House, San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Victoria House, San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

 

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