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Slow Food Day at Camana Bay 12 April 2014

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Andrea RuesingFeaturing James Beard  Award-Winning Farm-To-Table Pioneers Michael Schwartz and Andrea Reusing

Camana Bay, Grand Cayman (Tuesday 25 March  2014): Miami-based chef/restaurateur Michael Schwartz  of Michael’s Genuine®  Food & Drink, Camana Bay, Slow Food South Sound  and local farmers and chefs will celebrate Cayman’s home-grown food scene with the 3rd  Annual Slow Food Day on Saturday  12

April. Founded  and hosted by Chef Schwartz,  this showcase for local ingredients and the people who bring them to life will start with a community farmers market featuring culinary demonstrations and tastings at Camana Bay. The festivities will continue into the evening with an alfresco dinner presented by Chef

chef-michael-schwartz-083110-lgSchwartz  with special guest  chef and fellow James Beard Award winner Andrea Reusing and the restaurants of Camana Bay on the Town’s waterfront Crescent.

A culinary visionary in sustainable agriculture, Chef Reusing is renowned for collaborating with small farms to create  a marriage of Asian flavours and North Carolina produce at her Chapel Hill restaurant Lantern. Acclaimed as one of the best  destination-worthy meals in the Southern  U.S. by fans as diverse as Chef

David Chang and author John Grisham, Lantern has been  named  one of “America’s Top 50 Restaurants” and “Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants” by Gourmet, and one of “America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences” by Food & Wine.  Her book Cooking in the Moment is about  flavourful, fast and smart home cooking using ingredients that are grown nearby.

10am-12pm – Farmers Market Tasting – Camana Bay Town Centre

Grand Cayman’s farmers will pair up with chefs from Camana Bay restaurants as well as fellow local-minded chefs from Agave, The Brasserie and Grand Old House.  Farmers  will inspire chefs with their latest harvests

as each  duo presents a cooking demonstration. Guests can meet the farmers and chefs, sample their dishes, collect recipes and purchase fruits and vegetables to create  organic meals at home.  A market including artisanal products and local crafts will make the day a true celebration of all that is grown and created in Cayman.  In the spirit of community that the Slow Food movement  epitomizes, admission to this family friendly event is complimentary.

7pm  – Slow Food Dinner – The Crescent at Camana Bay

The Camana Bay culinary community will come  together  for a grass  roots gala dinner overlooking The Harbour. Chefs Schwartz  and Reusing will be joined by chefs from Ortanique, Mizu, The Waterfront, Bay Market and Jessie’s Juice Bar to present seasonally fresh dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients. Chefs, farmers, residents and visitors will meet and mingle over a welcome cocktail, then sit down together  for a feast with free-flowing wine under the stars.

“Since 2012 Slow Food Day has grown into a true collaboration between farmers, fishermen and chefs and represents the enduring relationships that have helped Cayman’s food community realize tremendous

growth over the past  few years,” said Alan Markoff, President of Slow Food South Sound.  “Hosting the event at the central location of Camana Bay will help us attract  both residents and visitors with a goal of generating even more demand and recognition for local products.”

Tickets for the Slow Food Dinner presented by Michael Schwartz,  Andrea Reusing and the restaurants of Camana Bay are CI $120 all-inclusive and can be purchased online at  slowfoodday2014.bpt.me starting Monday 31 March. For details, please visit camanabay.com or call The Discovery Centre at 345.640.4000.

 

April events at Camana Bay

Camana Bay, Grand Cayman (Tuesday 25 March  2014): From a celebration of Cayman’s growing Slow Food scene and a musical showcase featuring Jamaican reggae  artist Ky-Mani Marley to the first-ever Clam Bake on The Island and the return of the Town’s popular Tower Run – there is always something happening at Camana Bay!

 

Special Events

Sushi the  Simple Way

Calling all sushi lovers! If you’ve ever wanted  to learn how to make delicious sushi rolls, this class is for you. They always make it look so easy in the restaurant, and now you can learn techniques from the experts  at Mizu that will impress your friends and family. The cost  is CI$75 per person  and space is limited. To register, call 345.623.2665 or email [email protected] For details on upcoming cooking classes, visit www.bonviavnt.ky.

Tuesday 1 April 6-8pm, Bon Vivant

World Autism Awareness Day

In honour of World Autism Awareness, Camana Bay’s Town Centre will join iconic buildings, landmarks and communities around  the globe and “Light It Up Blue” from Monday 31 March through Sunday 6 April. On World Autism Awareness Day, Wednesday 2 April, the Special Needs  Foundation of Cayman  will be at The Observation Tower from 11am-2pm to offer information, education and support on Autism and special needs in the Cayman Islands. For more information on the “Light It Up Blue” initiative, visit www.lightitupblue.org.

Wednesday 2 April 11am-2pm, The Observation Tower

SpringSplash

YoungBlood Productions presents SpringSplash, a musical showcase featuring top local and regional talent. Cayman’s hottest  DJs and performers will be joined by Jamaican reggae  artists Faraji, Diana King and Ky-

Mani Marley. Tickets are available for purchase from Funky Tangs, J&M Electronics, Liquor 4 Less, Food 4

 

Less, Reflections, Le Classique and Rootz. Pre-purchased tickets are CI$35 General Admission, CI$50

Bleacher Seating, CI$75 VIP and CI$150 Ultra VIP. Tickets will be available at the gate for CI$50 General Admission and CI$100 VIP. For more information, visit the  SpringSplash 2014 event page  on Facebook. Security will be on hand throughout  the Town Centre and inside the venue. Concertgoers can park in the Town Centre’s multi-storey garages and surface lots, the limestone lot accessible via the Century 21 roundabout and the Arts & Recreation Centre lot next to Cayman International School. Parking is not permitted on The Festival Green.

Friday  4 April 6pm-2am, The Festival Green

Clam Bake

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink announces its first-ever Clam Bake on The Island at Camana Bay. Kick off your shoes and enjoy a spectacular evening with plenty of fresh seafood served  the traditional southern way. Family-style platters of clams, mussels, crayfish, crab legs, shrimp and sausage cooked with savoury spices meet bottomless buckets of refreshing Corona,  as well as all-you-care-to-drink white and red wine. For dessert, you can choose from assorted pies including blueberry, key lime and chocolate bourbon. The cost  is CI$65 all-inclusive and space is limited. For reservations, call 345.640.6433 or email [email protected]

Saturday 5 April 6:30pm, The Island

Week  of the  Young  Child Pyjama Party

Children, parents, caregivers and volunteers are invited to join the Cayman  Islands Early Childhood Association (ECA) to celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a fun, family-friendly pyjama party in Gardenia Court. The Week of the Young Child aims to focus public attention on the needs of children and their families, and recognize local community programmes and services that help meet those  needs. Learn more about  ECA and support their efforts for early childhood education in the Cayman Islands. This event is free and open  to the public. For more information, contact ECA at  [email protected]

Monday 7 April 6-8pm, Gardenia Court

 

The Bookends Club

Join The Bookends Club when they meet to review their latest pick, Shame by Salman Rushdie. Come share your insights and impressions in an open  discussion. The Bookends Club gathers at Books & Books on the second Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30pm and new members are always welcome.

Wednesday 9 April 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Wrap n’ Roll

Challenge traditions and perfect some  rolling skills. Get introduced to some  fresh new flavours and ideas to encourage you to get creative in your own kitchen. Guests will roll, cook, wrap and eat their way through this class. The cost  is CI$65 per person  and space is limited. To register, call 345.623.2665 or email [email protected] For details on upcoming cooking classes, visit www.bonviavnt.ky.

Thursday 10 April 6-8pm, Bon Vivant

Tower  Run

Camana Bay is proud to host the 5th annual Observation Tower Run in partnership with Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI). The race starts  with a three-mile run around  Camana Bay’s Town Centre and ends with a sprint finish up and down the five-storey Observation Tower. Entry is CI$25 for adults and CI$15 for children 15 and under and includes a t-shirt, official race timing, raffle entry and post-race refreshments provided by TrinCay Medical Services. Pre-registration can be made  online at  www.caymanactive.com or by contacting [email protected] All proceeds will benefit SOCI.

Saturday 12 April 7am,  The Paseo

Slow Food Day

Miami-based chef/restaurateur Michael Schwartz  of Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink, Camana Bay, Slow Food South Sound  and local farmers and chefs will celebrate Cayman’s home-grown food scene with the 3rd Annual Slow Food Day. Founded  and hosted by Chef Schwartz,  this showcase for local ingredients and the people who bring them to life will start with a community farmers market featuring culinary demonstrations and tastings from 10am-12pm at Camana Bay. The festivities will continue into the evening with an alfresco dinner presented by Chef Schwartz  with special guest  chef and fellow James Beard Award winner Andrea Reusing and the restaurants of Camana Bay at 7pm on the Town’s waterfront Crescent. A culinary visionary in sustainable agriculture, Chef Reusing is renowned for collaborating with small farms to create  a marriage of Asian flavours and North Carolina produce at her Chapel Hill restaurant Lantern. Admission to the Farmers Market Tasting is complimentary. Tickets for the Slow Food Dinner are CI$120 all-inclusive and can be purchased online at  slowfoodday2014.bpt.me starting Monday 31 March. For more information, visit www.camanabay.com or call The Discovery Centre at 345.640.4000.

 

Farmers Market Tasting | Saturday 12 April 10am-12pm, Camana Bay Town Centre

 

Slow Food Dinner  | Saturday 12 April 7pm, The Crescent

Pasta Busta

 

Learn the secrets of homemade pasta making with tips and tools to transform your pasta dishes from boring to brilliant. Be inspired to play around  with different forms and sauces, from light to rich, creamy to tangy,

and everything in between. The cost  is CI$65 per person  and space is limited. To register, call 345.623.2665 or email [email protected] For details on upcoming cooking classes, visit www.bonviavnt.ky.

Tuesday 15 April 6-8pm, Bon Vivant

 

Floetry

Join some of Cayman’s most talented poets  and performers who share  their work during an open  mic night of poetry and readings. Share your own work, gain creative inspiration or simply enjoy the show. Free and open  to the public, Floetry takes  place every third Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30pm.

Wednesday 16 April 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

Paella Party

Learn the traditional techniques of preparing delicious paellas and scrumptious Spanish inspired snacks. The cost  is CI$65 per person  and space is limited. To register, call 345.623.2665 or email [email protected] For details on upcoming cooking classes, visit www.bonviavnt.ky.

Wednesday 23 April 6-8pm, Bon Vivant

Nosotros: Spanish Floetry

Spanish-speaking poets  and performers—and those  who simply enjoy la lengua de Cervantes—are invited to join Nosotros, a group whose  mission is to build bridges and create  connections through culture, for their monthly open  mic night. Nosotros  gathers at Books & Books on the fourth Wednesday of every month from

7-8:30pm and all are welcome to attend.  For more information, contact Michel Powery at 345.917.0335.

Wednesday 23 April 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

 

Estella Scott Roberts Foundation Steps to End Silence

Join the Estella Scott  Roberts  Foundation for Steps to End Silence, a group walk through Camana Bay’s Town Centre in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. By walking in silence, participants are reminded that failure to speak  out against sexual assault and child sexual abuse hurts both the victims of these  crimes and the community. The walk, which is free and open  to all ages, will begin and end on The Crescent. Come learn more about  these  important issues and support the Foundation’s effort to raise local awareness.

Saturday 26 April 10am, The Crescent

Drum Circle

Professional drummers Randy Cholette, Damion Thaxter and Eden Hurlston of the musical group I Am Percussion Ensemble bring the Town Centre to life with a jam session featuring African, Cuban  and Caymanian rhythms. All are invited to join the jam or just enjoy the show.

Saturday 26 April 5-7pm, Gardenia Court

 

Weekly Rituals

 

Mojito Madness

Mondays don’t have to be a drag with $5 Mojitos! Ortanique offers Mojito Madness all day 11:30am to 10:30pm as well as $5 Breadfruit Fish Tacos  from 11:30am-7pm.

Mondays 11:30am-10:30pm, Ortanique

 

Happiest Hours

For the month of April experience the Happiest of Hours from 4-7pm,  Monday through Saturday  at Upper Crust. Enjoy a selection of fine wines, beers  and small plates all at their “Happiest Hours” pricing with CI$7.95 wines and CI$5 small plates.

Mondays through Saturdays 4-7pm, Upper Crust

 

Wine 101 Classes

Gain insight into the wonderful world of wine with the help of in house  sommelier Josh Wludkya. From varietal and region to country and process, Josh covers  a different topic every Monday and recommends new wines to sample.

Mondays 6-7pm, West Indies Wine Company

 

Indian Tuesdays

Every Tuesday  savour the flavours of the spice land as Chef Tony delights with a weekly-changing three course  Indian dinner menu served  family-style. The cost  is CI$35 per person. For reservations, call

345.640.6433 or email [email protected]

Tuesdays 5:30-10pm, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

 

Imagination Playground

A fun, interactive concept in play, Imagination Playground invites kids to build, dream  and explore a new world every week while cooling off in the Town Centre’s dancing fountains. Made up of giant foam blocks in all shapes and sizes, little ones  can recreate familiar objects, like animals, rocket ships and robots;  build imaginary places, like houses, islands and cities; invent new games and dramatic scenarios; or simply make new friends. Free for all to enjoy, Imagination Playground is on The Crescent every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am-8pm.

Wednesdays and  Saturdays 10am-8pm, The Crescent

 

Story  Time

Books & Books invites infants, toddlers and their parents to join them at Regal Cinemas Camana Bay every

Wednesday at 10:30am to read exciting new books  and sing along to beloved children’s songs.

Wednesdays 10:30am, Regal  Cinemas Camana Bay

Farmers & Artisans Market

Camana Bay celebrates the heart of the harvest season every Wednesday through 16 April with an expanded weekly market featuring twice as many local purveyors offering products and experiences found only in Cayman.  Come early for the widest selection of fresh produce or after 3pm for art and cultural demonstrations, and stay for live music from local performers starting at 5pm.

Wednesdays from 12pm, The Paseo

Newly ‘WED’nesday

Treat someone special to Cayman’s ultimate date  night. Enjoy a romantic 3-course dinner for two with a glass of bubbles or house  wine each  and a pair of Regal Cinemas movie tickets. The cost  is just CI$80 per couple, plus gratuities.

Wednesdays 5:30-10pm, Ortanique

 

The Flavour  Tour

Experience The Flavour Tour, a progressive dinner featuring local ingredients presented in the signature styles of Abacus,  Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Mizu and Ortanique. Every Wednesday through 16 April, enjoy four small plate courses complemented by feature cocktail or wine pairings and end the night at West Indies Wine Company  with a taste  of one of their 80 vintages. The cost  is CI$65 per person  including gratuities and tickets are available at West Indies Wine Company.

Wednesdays 6-8pm, West Indies Wine Company

 

Open Canvas

Every Wednesday, Open Canvas  provides a public venue for local artists to display their talents and work on their latest creations. Art enthusiasts can join the gathering and watch paintings come  to life one brushstroke at a time. Painters, contact  [email protected] to reserve an easel and please bring your own art supplies. For more information, call 345.946.6633.

Wednesdays 7pm,  KARoo

 

Story  & Craft Time

Every Saturday  at 10:30am, young readers and their parents can join the storytellers at Books & Books for exciting new tales and crafts that inspire imagination and creativity.

Saturdays 10:30am, Books & Books

 

Lifestyle Brunch

Join Abacus  every Saturday  11am-3pm for a refreshing Lifestyle Brunch – the perfect way to start a wonderful weekend! Enjoy signature breakfast creations like eggs  benedict, Belgium waffles and create-your- own omelettes. To make a reservation, call 345.623.8282.

Saturdays 11am-3pm, Abacus

 

Tai Chi with C.A.S.K.

Join Sensei Greg Reid from C.A.S.K. Karate for a series of free Tai Chi lessons on The Crescent. Leave feeling calm and rejuvenated after one hour of gentle exercise, mental focus and meditation – the perfect start to a leisurely Sunday  morning! Tai Chi is a comprehensive series of gentle physical movements and breathing techniques with mental and spiritual intent. Calming and rejuvenating, it exercises and creates balance between the body, mind and spirit. Classes focus on body alignment, breathing, muscle stretching, internal energy (chi) control and self-defense. For more information, contact C.A.S.K. at 345.925.3367. Sundays 8:30-9:30am, The Crescent

Genuine Brunch

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink’s diverse a la carte brunch menu features a variety of small plates perfect for sharing. The chefs use local, sustainable ingredients from the island’s farms to infuse Caribbean flavour into dishes that are fresh, simple and pure. Enjoy freshly-squeezed juices, homemade sodas, all-you-care-to- drink sparkling for CI$19, classic cocktails and more. For reservations, call 345.640.6433.

Sundays 11am-3pm, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

 

Barefoot BBQ

 

Join KARoo every Sunday  for an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet. Savour a tasty selection of fresh off the grill favourites with all the traditional BBQ fixings for CI$25 per person. Children 12 and under eat for only CI$12. Enjoy 20% off all drinks and “all-you-can-bubble” for CI$19. Coming by boat?  Show your boat key and get one bottle of bubbles on the house! For more information, call 345.946.6633.

Sundays 11am-3pm, KARoo

 

Caribbean Sunday Funday

Join Ortanique for an all-day Caribbean Sunday Funday! From 12-4pm  indulge in a Caribbean style buffet brunch with a live action ceviche station and eggs  made  to order. The cost  is CI$30 per guest  or CI$45 with endless bubbles. Dinner guests can choose from a tempting selection of Caribbean inspired a la carte specials from 4:30-9:30pm. For reservations, call 345.640.7710.

Sundays 12-4pm Brunch and  4:30-9:30pm Dinner,  Ortanique

 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Brunch

 

Every Sunday,  BYOB: Bring Your Own Brunch to West Indies Wine Company! Bring your own nibbles, sit back and relax on the covered  patio on The Paseo and find the perfect pairing from a choice of 80 different wines, 12 select brews  and six bubbles – all available by the glass! Enjoy Happy Hour prices all day long, including 20% off taste,  half and full glasses, as well as daily beer specials.

Sundays 1-9pm, West Indies Wine Company

 

For more information on upcoming events  taking place at Camana Bay, visit camanabay.com.

To keep up to date  with the latest happenings at Camana Bay, like Camana Bay Fan Page  on Facebook and follow @CamanaBay on Twitter.

 

 

 

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