As previously posted, we are prepping fast and furious for the second annual Slow Food Day event in the Cayman Islands, this year welcoming visiting chef Hugh Acheson! Slow Food Day 2013 is made possible through a collaboration of local chefs and farmers and is comprised of a famers market tasting and Slow Food dinner with the goal of generating demand, as well as more opportunities for farm-fresh products to show up on restaurant menus and grocery shelves across the island.
We are excited to announce that tickets are now live for the main event, the Farm-to-Beach dinner at Camana Bay Beach! Kick off your shoes and enjoy Hugh’s fresh approach to Southern food as he explores the local cuisine and its ingredients in a feast on the sand, with support from the Michael’s Genuine kitchen including chef Schwartz and his executive chef on-island, Thomas Tennant. After last year’s amazing inaugural event with Jonathan Waxman at the restaurant, it’s the first time we are taking Slow Food Day to the beach, and frankly, we think it’s about time! The meal will include passed snacks, dishes put out from stations on the sand, a pit with delicious local meats roasting and smoking, and, of course, plenty of cocktails and wines that love the beach care of Wine Director Eric Larkee. Our local farmers will join us to celebrate their labor of love, prepared fresh, simple and pure. Copies of A New Turn in the South will be available on-site for purchase and signing by the chef courtesy of Books & Books in Camana Bay. The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. at Camana Bay Beach Park off West Bay Road at the Coral Caymanian site next to Royal Palms. Stay tuned for updates on the menu, travel and accommodations ideas and any deals we can conjure from gateway cities like Miami, and most importantly, snag your tickets while they last! See you in the sand! Continue reading