December 13, 2019

Cayman Islands: Celebrate All Things Local with Slow Food Day at Camana Bay

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Whether it’s supporting home-grown talent, in the form of young Caymanian chef Jack Barwick who won 2017’s UK Young Chef of the Year award, or showcasing the produce cultivated by an ever-growing community of Caymanian farmers, Slow Food Day at has always been about celebrating what is developed right here in the .

In preparation for the seventh annual Slow Food Day, Camana Bay and the Cayman Islands’ Slow Food chapter, Slow Food South Sound, have worked together to come up with a day full of activities related to all things local and delicious. The activities on the menu pull together chefs from some of the best restaurants across , and pairs them with local farmers to produce dishes that show off the tantalising tastes of ingredients plucked from ’s own land and sea.

Save the date for Saturday, April 14, and come prepared to slow down and savour the flavours with Camana Bay.

Slow Food Farm-to-Table Tasting Market
Saturday, April 14
10 a.m.-12 p.m., the Crescent
Cost: CI$10 for a tasting passport

Local chefs from restaurants across Cayman partner with local growers to transform ingredients straight from their farms into deliciously fresh dishes. Guests will be able to watch the chefs at work and taste their flavourful creations, then shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables to cook with at home.

This event is open to the public. Be sure to visit the Cayman Food Revolution booth to learn more about the Seed2Plate school garden programme and pick up your passport (CI$10 each) to enjoy a sample from each participating restaurant.

Food Revolution Kids’ Seed2Plate Workshop
Saturday, April 14
12:30-2 p.m., Gardenia Court
Cost: CI$35 per child
Budding chefs aged 8 to 12 can join Cayman Food Revolution to test their culinary skills with a fun, interactive and educational cooking class. Participants will be grouped into teams and presented with a basket of local ingredients and a recipe to work together to create.

Led by Cayman Food Revolution Ambassador Maureen Cubbon, young chefs will be inspired and educated with culinary skills they can take home with them and afterwards, everyone will have the chance to pot their own edible plant to start a chef garden at home. Net proceeds will benefit the Cayman Food Revolution Seed2Plate after-school programme. To register, email [email protected]

Slow Food Lunch with Jack Barwick (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, April 14
12:30-2 p.m., Bon Vivant Kitchen Studio
CI$50 per person

Join UK Young Chef of the Year 2017 Jack Barwick for a cooking class that highlights local ingredients while demonstrating Indian cooking techniques. As guest chef of Slow Food Day’s Harvest Dinner, Jack has worked with Pani Indian Kitchen’s chefs to prepare an Indian menu full of locally sourced ingredients to please guests. He will bring that Indian influence into Bon Vivant for this lunchtime class, showing attendees how to best combine local ingredients with Indian dishes and techniques to maximise flavour.

The cost is CI$50 per person and includes the lesson, lunch and a beverage presented by West Indies Wine Company. Registration is required; call +1.345.623.2665 or contact [email protected] to sign up.

Harvest Dinner
Saturday, April 14
6:30 p.m.
US$150 per person

Join chefs from Camana Bay’s newest restaurant, Pani Indian Kitchen, as they work with local culinary star and guest chef Jack Barwick, recipient of the 2017 UK Young Chef of the Year award, to create a menu for the senses. Enjoy dishes featuring locally grown and sourced ingredients prepared with traditional Indian techniques.

Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to dine under the stars with fellow locavores and enjoy global tastes with a local twist. Spots are limited; tickets are available for purchase at camanabay.com/slowfood.

About Slow Food Day
Slow Food Day has been celebrated in Camana Bay since 2012; this year will see the seventh annual Slow Food Day return to the Town Centre. Slow Food South Sound is the largest chapter for the Slow Food movement in the Caribbean region, with close to 100 members. The day’s events are put on in coordination with the organisation with the aim of raising the profile of farm-to-table dining in the Cayman Islands, celebrating farmers and chefs who incorporate local ingredients into their dishes. The Slow Food movement arose in Italy in the late 1980s as a response to the rise of the fast food industry, and encourages the enjoyment of regionally produced and cooked traditional cuisine.

ABOUT CAMANA BAY

A destination within a destination, Camana Bay is a vibrant town located in the heart of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory.

Situated on 685 acres between Seven Mile Beach and the North Sound, this mixed-use master-planned community is one of the first examples of New Urbanism in the Caribbean. Developed by in collaboration with an award-winning team of visionaries, Camana Bay offers a one-of-a-kind mix of thoughtfully designed residential, commercial and public spaces, world-class shopping and dining, as well as family-friendly entertainment, events and attractions.
For more information on Camana Bay, visit CamanaBay.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

ABOUT DART REAL ESTATE

Dart Real Estate is a development company based on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory.

The company’s flagship development is the 685-acre mixed-use, master-planned town of Camana Bay, the Caribbean’s first and only community founded on the principles of New Urbanism. Dart Real Estate also manages Regatta Office Park, Flagship Building, Island Plaza and the Cayman Islands Yacht Club. It developed the residential neighbourhoods of North Creek and Salt Creek. In addition, the 26-acre Dart Nursery propagates and supplies native plants and trees for all of its developments and properties.

Dart Real Estate’s portfolio continues to grow with the addition of world-class Seven Mile Beach developments, including Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, The Residences at Seafire and an upcoming five-star resort and residences.

Dart Real Estate strives to enhance the quality of life and to create opportunities for all in the Cayman Islands through purposeful placemaking, meaningful connections and lasting experiences that transcend bricks and mortar.

For more information, visit dartrealestate.com and keep up with the latest developments on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Slow Food Market: Hundreds turn out for the Slow Food Day Farm-to-Table Tasting Market each year.
Slow Food Chefs: Guest chef, Caymanian Jack Barwick, is working with Pani Indian Kitchen’s chefs Wolfgang Schlitter and Ilaya Raja to produce this year’s Harvest Dinner menu.
Farmers: Slow Food Day celebrates Caymanian farmers and their produce, as the farmers are paired with chefs from restaurants across Grand Cayman to provide local ingredients for dishes offered to the public at the Farm-to-Table Tasting Market.

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