Farm-to-Table Dinner Celebrates Fall in Grand Cayman

Farm-to-Table-poster3After a week on the rock catching up with the team, we are excited to announce that Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink in Camana Bay will welcome back The Genuine Hospitality Group Special Ops Chef Thomas Tennant from Miami for the return of a favorite event on-island! Its Farm-to-Table Dinner Series is back for the fall season on Saturday October 11 at 7 pm and celebrates local farmers and seasonal ingredients in a family-style menu of four courses for CI $65 (CI $60 for Slow Food members.) An optional wine supplement is available for an additional CI $29. The evening will begin with a welcome cocktail sponsored by Cayman Spirits Company on the Crescent Lawn, followed by a family-style dinner in the restaurant. Thomas is really into coconut and its health benefits these days so the menu definitely reflects this, from cocktails to dessert.

‘Coconut oil usual gets passed off as a ‘bad oil’ due to saturated fat but science is telling us it’s the good kind,” Thomas explains.  “Almost every dish in the menu will have some coconut product in it. I find it also yields a cleaner result in deep frying.”

A very special thanks to our farmers Hamlin Stephenson, Patrick Panton, Joel Walton and Clarence McLaughlin for their gorgeous product!  Click here for menu and for reservations, please email camille@michaelsgenuine.com or call 345.640.6433.  For a last taste of summer, visit our Flickr album of Camana Bay’s Wednesday Farmers Market.

Third Time’s the Charm: Announcing June’s Farm-to-Table Dinner Menu in Grand Cayman!

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Camana Bay is proud to partner with Slow Food South Sound for a third season of dinners celebrating local farmers and fisherman and their fresh, simple and pure bounty!  Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m., Executive Chef Thomas Tennant rolls out a three course, family-style menu with summer written all over it!  It’s exciting to have accumulated and supported a great core group of farmers over the three years we’ve been on the island, and to see their operations branch out from backyard gardens and produce, to growing businesses with diversified products including meat, poultry and dairy.  We still relish the occasional freelancers through our back door with their home-grown specialities like amazing mangos, which are in full force right now on Grand Cayman like they are here in Miami!

“The mangos are a collection from Plantation House’s Joel Walton, a freelance gardner with whom we’ve become acquainted named Roger, and Harvey Stephenson,” Thomas explains. “I’m using East End Garden eggs from Patrick Panton’s chickens. Hamlin Stephenson’s goats…”

Book your reservation now by emailing reservationsgcm@michaelsgenuine.com or call 345.640.6433.  CI $55 (CI $50 for Slow Food members,) includes a welcome cocktail, passed snacks, and three courses served family-style including dessert, as well as gratuity. A beverage pairing option is available for an additional CI $40.

Farm-to-Table Dinner Series: Season 3: June Menu

-Welcome Cocktail-

Honeybee
spring 44 honey vodka, local mango

-Passed-

Smoked Mahi Tacos
sofrito, arugula

Compressed Watermelon
citrus, purslane

Spanish Tortilla
sweet potato, scallion

-First-

Grilled Mahi
wilted swiss chard, dried tomato tapenade

Wood Roasted Baby Carrots
arugula, Caybrew pretzel croutons, basil, sunflower seeds, spicy carrot vinaigrette

-Second-

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder
Seven Fathoms rum mojo

Wood Oven Roasted Goat Leg
fennel & greek yogurt marinade

Sauteed Bok Choy
farro, roasted plantains, dried season pepper flakes

-Dessert-

Local Mango-Lime Semifredo
coconut cake, fruit salsa

Eventful August in Grand Cayman: Farm-to-Table Dinner & Genuine Cayman Movie Night at Camana Bay

Thomas is stepping up his charcuterie game in Grand Cayman.

Chef Thomas Tennant has been busy on-island (not just making sausages!), and we have two great events coming up that showcase his flair for farm to table, Grand Cayman-style!  For all of our ongoing events, please visit our regularly updated EVENTS page on the blog and look for summer brand intern Victoria Calleja’s great flyers in print at our restaurants (and digitally below!) Cannot wait for September and our beer dinner to launch Michael’s Genuine Home Brew in Cayman.  And then October is all about our executive pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith and the release of her first cookbook, Baking Out Loud. Phew! Stay tuned!!!

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#FTT Dinner No. 7 in Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman's convivium is led by Alan Markoff of the Cayman Compass.

In our continuing effort to support local agriculture, promote responsible food sourcing on-island, and wear-in our brand new outdoor furniture, our restaurant in Camana Bay will host its seventh Farm-to-Table dinner with Slow Food Grand Cayman on Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. This is the last dinner of 2011!  Things are getting busy as our high season and Culinary Month, the Cayman Islands’ annual food celebration, are soon upon us, so I’ll be heading back to @MGFD_GCM with Michael in a couple of weeks to continue planning our roster of events including the island’s inaugural Slow Food Day

As with previous #FTT events, executive chef Thomas Tennant, pastry chef Adriana Duran, and the BOH team will celebrate local ingredients in a family-style, four course dinner for CI $50 per person (CI $45 for Slow Food members) exclusive of gratuity. Patrick Panton of East End Garden & Gifts will be Saturday’s featured farmer, and wine pairings by sommelier Sean Kerby will be offered for an optional supplement of CI $40 per person.  The full menu is available below:

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