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SUPERFOOD SERIES: Grapes

Posted by on 17th June 2019

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Grapes have so many surprising health benefits that after you read this blog, you’ll want to eat the whole bunch.

One of the greatest benefits of adding grapes to your diet is the addition of resveratrol,  shown to activate genes associated with slower aging and longer lifespan. Flavonoids present in grapes are antioxidants, which can reduce and fight the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals lead to the development of cataracts and various age-related problems. This free radical damage has been somewhat linked to speed macular degeneration. Fortunately, antioxidants combat these free radicals, help you look younger and stave off age-related conditions like cataracts.

Grapes increase nitric oxide levels in the blood, which can prevent blood clots and and assist in overall cardiovascular health.

Another great grape health benefit is the ability to support bone health and prevent the onset of age-related conditions like osteoporosis. Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin K are important nutrients found in grapes, which are also a wonderful source of micro-nutrients like copper, iron and manganese, all of which are important in the formation and strength of the bones. Manganese is an extremely important element in the body, which aids in protein metabolism, collagen formation, and nervous system functioning.

Grapes are high in a B-vitamin, riboflavin, that is needed to break down carbohydrates into energy, and as a result, may improve memory, attention and mood.

Due to their well-known therapeutic value, grapes can be used as a treatment for asthma. In addition to that, the hydrating power of grapes is also high, which increases the moisture present in the lungs and reduces asthmatic events.

Grapes are very effective in overcoming and eliminating constipation. They are classified as a laxative food because they contain organic acid, sugar and cellulose. They also relieve chronic constipation by toning up intestinal muscles and the stomach.

And although grapes are high in sugar, they have a low glycemic index; a measure of how quickly a food raises blood sugar.

THE PITCH: June in Cricket Square

Posted by on 6th June 2019

Beat the summer heat in Cricket Square with mango popsicles, an exclusive Juiced @ and Caboose discount offer and school holiday excursions at The Brasserie.

Mango summer season

CRICKET SQUARE – Mango season is always a time of year that we look forward to in Cayman and, particularly, in Cricket Square. Our trees are dripping with juicy ripe fruit that can be enjoyed on The Brasserie, Market and Juiced @ the Wicket Bar menus. Try our mango smoothies, mango sorbet, mango salad and mango popsicles for just a sample of the local flavours we have on offer.

SWIRL: 5-7pm on Thursday 20 June

THE BRASSERIE — Fall in love with the long legs of French wine! Did you know that the French produce about six billion bottles of wine each year? France is the second largest wine-producing country in the world, so join us to experience the flavours of your French favourites such as Vouvray, Sancerre, Bordeaux and Burgundy. For just CI$30 enjoy four wines, hors d’oeuvres and 10% off showcased “vins”. Call 945 1815 or email.

Mango popsicles now at the Wicket Bar

WICKET BAR — Summer is all about cooling off with a mango popsicle while sitting under the shade of the trees on the Wicket Bar lawn. Beat the heat with our $3 housemade icy cold Juiced @ popsicles created using pure mango and no artificial flavours, colouring or sweeteners. Pop by the Wicket Bar and grab yours.

Flowers Sea Swim: 15 June 2019

SEVEN MILE BEACH — The Flowers Sea Swim swims into its 27th year and is the world’s richest open water event with over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Last year’s event boasted over 1000 registrants. Participants vary in age from 8 to 80 years old and in skill from first-timers to gold medal Olympians. This fun event welcomes swimmers from all strokes of life! Register here.

Caboose website is now live

CABOOSE — Did you know that you can now find the Caboose menu conveniently located on the new Caboose website? Before placing your order over the phone for takeaway or curbside pick-up, go online, choose what you’d like to order and then call our friendly Caboose team on 945 1816. We’re open from 11am to 6pm weekdays so you have plenty of time to order. Check out our menu, view outlet photos and learn more about how we lovingly prepare and cook Caboose meats and vegetables here.

Post a photo and save 10%

WICKET BAR & CABOOSE – Do you have a Facebook or Instagram page and love taking “foodie” photos? While enjoying one of our delicious juices or nutritional smoothies at Juiced @ the Wicket Bar or ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ Caboose brisket, take a photo and receive 10% off your order. Make sure you follow and tag @caboosecayman or @juicedatthewicket and @juicedcayman, and show your post at checkout to get your discount.

Kids Culinary Summer

THE BRASSERIE — Summer vacation is the time to recreate favourite childhood memories and make new ones together. This summer The Brasserie will once again be offering interactive farm-to-table culinary tours for children in June and July! Harvest produce from the organic vegetable garden, see the fresh catch come in from the ‘Brasserie Catch’ fishing boats, watch the ‘Brasserie Bees’ busy at work, and collect eggs from the on-site ‘Chateau Chooks’. Call 945 1815 or email to book.

Bessemer Trust moves into SIX

CRICKET SQUARE — Congratulations to Bessemer Trust who have moved to their new office in SIX. Paget-Brown Trust Company have also moved from Boundary Hall to Century Yard. The gate and barrier installation at Shedden Road is also complete and working well. We have seen a reduced amount of through traffic and will be making adjustments to gate operations to make further improvements.

Experience the power of SYNRGY 360

THE CLUB — If you’d like to learn more about the SYNRGY 360, then sign up for The Club‘s next 4-week small group training workshop starting Tuesday 4 June. For $150 per person, join the team every Tuesday and Thursday over this period from 6:30pm-7:15pm. Call 949 CLUB or email the team for further details.

Rise Up at ENERGY and win a free pass

ENERGY — Participate in over 10 classes in 30 days during ENERGY‘s May/June schedule and be in the running to win a Total Body Class Pass for you and a friend! And don’t forget your midday chill pill at ENERGY with 45-minute daily lunchtime classes designed to leave you glowing with endorphins and energised all afternoon. Just $100 per person for an unlimited month pass. Call 946 6006 or email the ENERGY team.

The Brasserie farewells Shawn Rodrigues

THE BRASSERIE — Many of you know our talented mixologist, Shawn Rodrigues, shaking up cocktails in The Brasserie garden and offering his expertise and knowledge at our Brasserie Purveyors‘ Tent Sales in Cricket Square. Shawn will be finishing up behind The Brasserie bar at the end of July as we welcome Damir Djordjic from Serbia. Wishing you all the best Shawn!

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Mahi mahi

Posted by on 16th May 2019

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Locally called “dolphin,” Mahi-Mahi is known to be one of Cayman’s favourite fish, sustainably-caught, and recognised by its bright blue, green and yellow colours, long body, and short, distinct face.

Mahi is a low-calorie fish with a high amount of protein, vitamins and minerals. The fish contains vitamin B-5 and B-6, which supports healthy cell function and controls metabolism. Vitamins B-5 and B-6 are also beneficial to brain function and mood by helping to produce neurotransmitters and hormones. Selenium and potassium are both minerals found in this fish, which helps the body to fight disease and support the immune system.

Freshly caught by the ‘Brasserie Catch’ fishing boats, you’ll find this popular fish popping up all over The Brasserie menu. Our mahi fish tacos are a real treat!

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Bilimibi

Posted by on 13th May 2019

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Source: Pranee's Thai Kitchen

You bite into it and your initial reaction is to scrunch up your face and squint, as your tastebuds tingle and go into high alert! The sweet-sour flavour festival in your mouth is all thanks to the bilimbi fruit that is available on our Juiced @ menu at the Wicket Bar in Cricket Square.

Why should  Want a natural remedy for treating acne and pores? The oxalic acid, vitamin C and vitamin A found in bilimbi helps to reduce pimples, make the skin brighter and promote the production of collagen. Simply cut the bilimbi in half and apply to the affected areas 2-3 times daily.

Boiling pieces of bilimbi with one cup of water and drinking the strained solution, can help manage diabetes as it works to reduce blood sugar levels.

And then of course there’s the paste created from grinding the bilimbi fruit that is then used to treat skin fungus, ease pain due to rheumatism, and reduce the swelling caused by skin eruptions and insect bites.

Here a few other traditional uses of bilimbi:

  • Bilimbi flowers are mixed with bird’s nest, milk, and steam to mitigate cough in children in Sarawak.
  • Leaves are used externally to prevent itching in Thailand.
  • Leaves are applied as a warm paste for pruritus or poultice on itches, swellings of mumps and rheumatism, and on skin eruptions in Philippines.
  • Bilimbi combined with pepper in a preparation called “rujak mircha” is eaten to induce sweating when people are feeling “under the weather” in Java.
  • Fruit is an astringent stomachic and refrigerant and its juice is made into syrup as a cooling drink for reducing fever in India.
Source: www.healthbenefitstimes.com

 

THE PITCH: May in Cricket Square

Posted by on 3rd May 2019

Festivities continue in Cricket Square with our famous annual Cinco de Mayo party to kick start the month, plus receive savings with our new social media challenge.

Don’t miss Cinco de Mayo

WICKET BAR — Grab your sombrero, maracas and taco outfit (if you’ve got one handy) and let’s party at the Wicket Bar in Cricket Square this Friday 3 May. The fiesta starts at 5pm and entry is FREE. The Brasserie’s talented Head Chef from Mexico, Artemio Lopez, will be creating his authentic soft-shell tacos and street corn, washed down with locally-inspired margaritas, mezcal tastings, and Brasserie Purveyors’ craft beers. Don’t miss pulling the strings on the piñatas as you dance to the live DJ. Buy $2 food and beverage tickets at the gate.

SWIRL: 5-7pm, Thursday 23 May

THE BRASSERIE — It’s pink, pretty and perfectly Instagrammable. And now there’s a new term “brosé”, turning the tables on claims that women are the sole driving force behind rosé sales. Apparently not the case. So calling all rosé fans as we countdown spring and welcome summer with open arms and delicious rosé wines, to keep us cool over the warmer months. Tickets are CI$30 for four wine tastings, plus canapés, and a 10% discount on wine purchases at the event. Call 945-1815 or email to book.

CSQ helps to plant 500 trees in Africa

CRICKET SQUARE – Did you know that for every planter liner purchased and used in Cricket Square, 10 trees are planted in Africa? We’ve received news that 500 trees are being planted in Cricket Square’s honour to resurrect land ruined by deforestation. ‘We lose trees at a rate of 50 soccer fields per minute as our food systems destroy our ecosystems.’ – Trees for the Future

Reusable and recyclable wine glasses

WICKET BAR — We’ve “gone vino” at the Wicket Bar with our new govino stemless wine glasses, that look like crystal but aren’t. Instead, these outdoor shatterproof, reusable, and recyclable glasses are made of pharmaceutical-grade plastic, BPA/BPS-free, with a strategically placed thumb notch to help with grip. Take note next time you’re enjoying a drink at the Wicket Bar and make sure to return the glasses to our bartender, to help reduce waste caused by single-use plastic, one cup at a time. Cheers to that!

Get 10% discount with social media post

CABOOSE & WICKET BAR — Taking a photo has never been so rewarding! Receive a 10% discount on your next Caboose or Juiced @ The Wicket order with the click of a button. First, take a photo when next at either outlet. This could be of the food, the decor, your friends or a selfie. Then tag @caboosecayman or @juicedatthewicket/@juicedcayman when posting to your Facebook or Instagram account. Finally, show your post to the person at checkout for verification to save on your total bill.

Mother’s Day gifts available at the Market

THE MARKET — To celebrate your mum, thank her for all that that she has done and show her how much you love her, pop by The Market for beautiful and unique gifts that will bring a smile to her face. We have a huge range of hand-selected artisanal wines through Brasserie Purveyors, delicious baked goods, jars of Brasserie Honey, jams and chutneys and gift cards available.

Happy Hour at the Caboose

THE CABOOSE — Enjoy Happy Hour every weekday at the Caboose. Join us from 4:30pm-6pm Monday to Friday in our gorgeous al fresco dining area for great food specials filled with juicy smoked Caboose meat and vegetable offerings. Paired beautifully with our vast selection of $5 craft beers and speciality wines or go big and make the most of our $20 beer buckets.

FREE juice at Juiced @ The Wicket

WICKET BAR — Buy 10 juices or smoothies from our menu and get one FREE. Collect your Juiced @ card at the Wicket Bar and reward yourself with a healthy and delicious treat from our extensive menu that incorporates the freshest seasonal produce on island. In a hurry? Call 927-6419 and order ahead.

New group class schedule at The Club

THE CLUB — Spring is a time for change and we’re excited to be mixing up The Club’s groups class mind/body schedule! Join us for our new A.B.S. (align balance stretch) class at 5:30pm every Tuesday, as well as Sunrise Vinyasa on Wednesdays at 6:30am. Call 949-CLUB or email the team to find out more about the class schedule and how to register for classes.

ENERGY celebrates 10-year anniversary

ENERGY — Celebrate 10 years of ENERGY in Cricket Square with a jam-packed week of FREE classes from 6-11 May. To make this week even more special, the team at ENERGY will be treating you to a surprise daily. From amazing body products, special teas, healthy snacks and Juiced @ samples, enjoy all of this and up to seven classes a day. Call 946 6006 or email to find out more.

Flowers Sea Swim: 15 June 2019

SEVEN MILE BEACH — The Flowers Sea Swim swims into its 27th year and is the world’s richest open water event with over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Last event’s race boasted over 1000 registrants. Participants vary in age from 8 to 80 years old and in skill from first-timers to gold medal Olympians. This fun event welcomes swimmers from all strokes of life! Register here.