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!!!

August Farm-to-Table Dinner (August 18, 7 p.m.): Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink executive chef on-island Thomas Tennant hosts the next of our monthly family-style dinners honoring farmers Joel Walton, Harvey Stephenson, Patrick Panton & Paul Bodden in partnership with Slow Food South Sound, Cayman Islands. CI $50 per person (CI$45 for Slow Food Members) for four courses served family-style including welcome drink and dessert, with a supplemental wine pairing for CI $40. 20% gratuity will be added to the final bill. For reservations call 345-640-6433 or email reservationsgcm@michaelsgenuine.com.  August’s menu is as follows:

Passed Appetizer
green mango gazpacho_ toasted macadamia nuts, basil oil

Welcome Cocktail
Mango Pepper Daiquiri_Havana 7 yr, mango, lime, ginger-lemongrass syrup

First
Beef carpaccio_arugula, parmigiano, mustard oil
Callaloo and chorizo arancini
Breadfruit Aligot
Fantinel, La Roncaia, Eclisse, Collio 2009 (with Picolit)

Second
Chicken liver terrine_ mizuna, hazelnuts, date butter
WR butternut squash_ house cured Peperone, scallion
Pinot Noir, Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Reserve, Willamete Valley, Oregon 2009

Third
Crispy Wahoo_ provencal vinaigrette
Porchetta_ pork loin, pork belly, herbs
Sautéed long squash_ chili flakes, basil
Sangiovese, Podere Le Boncie, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2004

Dessert
mango jalousie_ key lime sherbet
Vidal, Pillitteri Estates, Icewine, Niagara Peninsula, Canada 2007

Farm to Film (August 22, 7 p.m.):  After shopping for local produce and goods from Camana Bay’s weekly farmers market, please join us for screening of Genuine Cayman, the all-new TV series with Michael sharing the stories of local farmers & enjoying their ingredients in the kitchen. Part of Camana Bay’s popular summer series of Moonlight & Movies, Genuine Cayman: Farm to Film offers an entertaining and educational look at the origins of island ingredients, the people behind them, and how they can come to life in the kitchen in fresh, simple, and pure recipes.  Families can come together for a night under the stars in beautiful Gardenia Court to view the Local Egg & Pork episodes while enjoying the featured dishes from the Michael’s Genuine Food Cart: Island Spiced Pork Loin with Fruity Grilled vegetable Salsa and Scotch Bonnet Mustard (CI $5) and Key Lime Pot De Crème (CI $3.) Set up a picnic on the grass, or just bring a blanket, relax and enjoy the show!

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