#GenuineCayman in Photos

Chef Thomas surveys Patrick Panton's spread at the weekly Camana Bay Farmers Market for greens, soursop, eggplant, and more.

Margie found indian cucumbers at Wednesday's market and may try growing them next season at her Homestead farm.

Happy Birthday to Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Grand Cayman which turned one on Thursday, June 16.  To mark this milestone, a quick update on some things we’re working on which I experienced first-hand when Michael and I were on-island this past week.  Our continued effort to work with local farmers and their product has manifested in a TV pilot called Genuine Cayman which we shot with producer Emma Gladstone for local station Cayman 27.  Hosted by Michael, each episode will take viewers out into the field to source a particular ingredient and meet the people behind it, culminating in the kitchen with a recipe using that ingredient. Bee Heaven Farm’s Margie Pikarsky came down again, continuing her Farmer Exchange and consultation on Camana Bay’s chefs’ garden project.  She also foraged just-about-ripe-for-drying dates from the decorative palms in front our restaurant in the The Crescent, and chef Thomas is figuring out how to work with them. It is going to be a big harvest if Michael can get the nets he wants! Continue reading