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:
We first brought you a moment of island zen on January 14, 2010, our first morning on-island for Cayman Cookout, exactly six months and two days before Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Grand Cayman first opened its doors. Big sister saw that someone played that video yesterday, so back for your viewing enjoyment is a suped-up version, shot here from our apartment at The Terraces above the restaurant (actually directly above Ortanique!) in Camana Bay. Requisite rooster, included! Over the next few weeks we will be announcing our events for Cayman Culinary Month 2012, our third year of participation. We have some great guest chefs coming into the restaurant to cook for both Cayman Cookout on Saturday, January 15 and a brand new event on Saturday, February 4 that we are co-founding with Slow Food Grand Cayman and the Cayman Islands Agricultural Society. Great first meeting yesterday… so stay tuned!
A pienormous feast, the sweet ending to August's BBQ Edition Farm-to-Table Dinner.
Update: Oops, they did it again! Click here for behind-the-scenes photos courtesy manager Beth Clarke in Grand Cayman.
Get ready, y’all. September 24 is MGFD Grand Cayman’s Sixth Farm-to-Table Dinner. And no, I won’t be attending this one either.
By Jackie Sayet
The scenario usually goes something like this: Folks get together monthly on a Caribbean island to feast family-style on the freshest of freshest local ingredients, tell me (us) about it beforehand, and then share every mouthwatering last detail of the gluttonous aftermath, usually in a medley of photos like one evidenced above. Am I bitter? Nah… Needing a cold shower maybe? Perhaps a plane ticket? (Tell us how you really feel, Jackie!)