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THE PITCH: March in Cricket Square

Posted by on 1st March 2019

Experience a BBQ phenomenon creating headlines in Georgia, and join us at our annual farmers’ market to celebrate the 52nd Cayman Islands Agriculture Show.

Book Harvest Dinner now

THE CABOOSE — The wait is over! Skip the queues lining up for chef Keith Latture’s served-til-the-kitchen-runs-out of plates BBQ, and devour his popular Memphis-inspired and Savannah-made recipes here in Cricket Square on Friday 15 March. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink and canapés in The Brasserie garden at 7pm, before strolling over to the Caboose for a family feast with wine pairings. Tickets are $90. Call 945-1815 or email us to book.

Farmers’ Market: Tuesday 5 March

THE BRASSERIE – For all your local foodie needs, don’t miss our annual farmers’ market at the steps of The Brasserie Restaurant from 11:30am to 1:30pm in celebration of the Cayman IslandsAgriculture Show. Embracing our farm-to-table philosophy treat yourself to our homegrown produce and handmade goodies including Brasseries Bees wild and raw honey and wax candles and new honey lip balm, ‘Chateau Chooks’ eggs, Coco Bluff coconut water and jelly and a variety of plants – the perfect gifts. Juices from our Juiced @ The Wicket menu will also be available.

Cayman Islands Agriculture Show

LOWER VALLEY — Held on Wednesday 6 March at the Stacy Watler Pavilion and Grounds in Lower Valley, this is one of the most popular community events of the year and one we’re proud to be a part of! Come along to enjoy the incredible array of entertainment, displays, competitions and local foods. Clickhere for more information. If you can’t make it, join us at our annual Brasserie Farmers’ Market at the entrance to The Brasserie Restaurant in Cricket Square on Tuesday 5 March.

SWIRL: 5-7pm, Wednesday 27 March

THE BRASSERIE — Create your own ‘Gin on the Green’ at this month’s SWIRL event to welcome Spring. Choose from an array of our freshly-picked herbs and local fruits and spices to create your favourite gin cocktail, and then relax and enjoy under the shade of the Brasserie greenhouse. Tickets are $30 and include four drinks plus canapés. Receive a 10% discount on all gin purchases at the event. Email or call 945-1815 to book.

Curbside pick-up at the Caboose

THE CABOOSE — Did you know that you can takeaway all items on our Caboose menu? If your fridge is empty and you’re in a hurry to get home after work, call 945-1816 to order ahead, then pull up curbside in our new pick-up designated areas and aCaboose team member will bring your order over to you. You don’t even need to get out of your vehicle! Open from 11am to 6pm weekdays, choose from our quality meats and vegetarian options.

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.

Congratulations to new SIX tenants

CRICKET SQUARE — Congratulations to KPMG and Conyers who have moved into SIX. This is an exciting time for Cricket Squarewith Phase 6 near completion. Remaining work includes refurbishment and renovation of Boundary Hall and Century Yard and the construction of more parking. We will be reinstating the gates at Shedden Road in the coming weeks, which will assist with managing traffic through Cricket Square. For further details contact Orchid Development on 947 7080.

Popular Synrgy360 Workshop at The Club

THE CLUB — If you missed out on the fun last time, our next 5-week Synrgy360 Workshop starts on 12 March 2019 at The Club. Join us from 5:30pm – 6:15pm, Tuesday and Thursdays, to learn how to get the most out of this state-of-the-art fitness equipment that will change the way you workout forever. The workshop costs $185 per person. Call 949-CLUB or email to find out more.

Spring into ENERGY with new class pass

ENERGY — Introducing ENERGY‘s 8-week Spring Special. For just $299 per person, enjoy an unlimited Total Class Pass of exclusive studio access, classes, wellness gifts and more. Starting from Monday 11 March, make the most of Group Pilates, Barre, Yoga, TRX, Core Cardio Circuit, ENERGY X-Training and Lunch Express Classes. Book now! Call 946-6006 or email.

Cayman Swordfish Challenge 2019

GRAND CAYMAN & CAYMAN BRAC — One of the most exciting fishing tournaments on the Cayman calendar, the Challengebegan with the aim of finding out more about the swordfish population in the local waters. Join us for two days of fishing, Friday 15 March & Saturday 16 March and be in the running to win up to CI$20,000 in cash prizes! Registration is at 6:30pm on Thursday 14 March at The Barcadere (Weigh/Dock Station). If you can’t make it, email us and we’ll send you a registration form.

Taste of Cayman: Saturday 6 April 2019

CAMANA BAY – After winning last year’s ‘Best Food’ with our delicious Smoked Beef Brisket with Garden Green Papaya Slaw, The Brasserie is back to hold onto its title. Expect our popular cocktails and mouthwatering food as we celebrate Cayman traditions and a rich island culinary heritage. General admission tickets are $40. Join over 5,500 foodies and visit the Taste of Cayman website for more information.

THE PITCH: March in Cricket Square

Posted by on 1st March 2018

Don’t miss our final Harvest Dinner of the season as we showcase a unique menu celebrating the abundance of foods and flavours growing in our organic garden.

Harvest Dinner: Thursday 1 March

THE BRASSERIE — This is your last chance to sit at our long family-style table for a four-course feast in the 2017/2018 harvest season. Savour the foods of this prosperous Cayman harvest season, watch our Brasserie Bees make honey and tour the organic garden with our Head Gardener, Aide, as you sip on a refreshing cocktail. Email or call 945-1815 to book and join us to celebrate 20 years of The Brasserie in operation.

SWIRL: 5-7pm, Thursday 29 March

THE BRASSERIE — Drink up Austria’s rich wine history! Did you know that Vienna is the only capital city in the world to produce significant quantities of wine within its city limits? Home to over 1,700 acres of vineyards and 320 vintners, the Viennese love their wine and we’re confident that you’ll love their wine too! Join us for our next wine tasting with delicious canapés. Tickets are CI$30. Email or call 945 1815.

St Patrick’s Day Party: Friday 16 March

THE BRASSERIE — Come and celebrate St Patrick’s Day the Irish way with our famous corned beef and cabbage sandwiches at the Brasserie Restaurant and Market, washed down with our $3 Brasserie Purveyors’ Guinness specials at The Brasserie. From 5pm also join us at the Wicket Bar where the $3 Guinness will continue to flow in addition to $3 draft beers. While the beer may not be green, our Irish-themed treats at the Market certainly will be!

Weekly specials at Juiced @ The Wicket

WICKET BAR — Enjoy our $5 Juiced @ The Wicket special each week using local seasonal ingredients in our nourishing, nutritious, energising and refreshing concoctions that will make you and your wallet feel good. Our specials don’t often feature on the regular Juiced @ menu, so make the most of this sweet opportunity. Call 927 6419 to order ahead.

More parking at Cricket Square

CRICKET SQUARE — More car parking is on its way! We have purchased property adjacent to Willow House that will assist with easing the shortage of visitor parking. Temporary unsurfaced parking will be available in the coming weeks and later this year we can open up this property to provide surfaced parking for approximately 40 spaces. This will be used for visitors and to assist with car parking logistics as we progress with the construction of SIX, Caboose and the Club.

2018 Cayman Swordfish Challenge

GRAND CAYMAN & CAYMAN BRAC — One of the most exciting fishing tournaments on the Cayman calendar, the Challenge began with the aim of finding out more about the swordfish population in the local waters. Follow us for two days of fishing, Friday 2 March & Saturday 3 March 2018. There is CI$20,000 in cash prizes to be won! To register, join us at 6:30pm on Thursday 1 March at The Barcadere (Weigh/Dock Station). Click here for more information.

Get your ENERGY Total Body Class Pass

ENERGY — Who’s pumped? For the months of March and April, ENERGY is offering an unlimited class pass option for just $350 per person, all inclusive. For the entire eight weeks, you will be able to attend as many Group Pilates, Barre, Yoga, TRX, Core Cardio Circuit, ENERGY X-Training and ENERGY Lunch Express Classes as you like. Enjoy two months of exclusive studio access, classes, wellness gifts and more. Sign up today.

Cinco de Mayo returns to Cricket Square

WICKET BAR — Who’s ready to fiesta! Grab your sombrero and maracas as Mexico’s favourite day to party is drawing near. Join us at the Wicket Bar on Friday 4 May as we celebrate with tasty soft shell tacos, locally-inspired margaritas, Brasserie Purveyors’craft beers, piñatas full of goodies, and festive music. Entry is free, just purchase food and beverage tickets at The Market or at the gate on the day.

THE PITCH: October in Cricket Square

Posted by on 3rd October 2017

Cricket Square’s event season is about to kick off with new vigour as we reveal a revamped schedule to suit everyone’s tastes.

Fire up your taste buds!

CABOOSE — The walls to the Caboose are going up! Irma affected some of our shipments for the Caboose so we are now scheduling to open in the early New Year, with testing and commissioning of the kitchen equipment before Christmas. The smoker is on its way and you will be able to enjoy delicious food from the Grab & Go menu soon!

SWIRL Cocktail Party: Friday 13 October

THE BRASSERIE — We’re having a cocktail party and everyone is invited! Join us from 5-7pm to bid farewell to our talented mixologist Lexi, as we welcome Roy who will be taking over the cocktail creations at The Brasserie Restaurant. Tickets are CI$30 and include 4 seasonal cocktails made with Brasserie Purveyors’ spirits and paired with delicious canapés. Email Jessica to book or call 945-1815.

Canadian Thanksgiving: Monday 9 October

THE BRASSERIE — Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with us during a special Monday’s Secret Pleasure. Enjoy a three-course traditional feast of roasted mushroom bisque, organic turkey roulade and local pumpkin tart accompanied by a sommelier-selected bottle of wine. Book your table here or call 945-1815. Tickets are CI$89 per couple plus grats. Also pop by the Market for your Canadian Thanksgiving favourites.

Halloween: Tuesday 31 October

THE BRASSERIE — Who’s getting ready to trick-or-treat? Join us at the Restaurant to judge the best carved pumpkin while sipping on our Halloween-themse cocktails during Happy Hour. Also enjoy a coffin break with Chef Christine’s Halloween sugar cookies, peanut butter cups and Halloween cupcakes available from Friday 27 – Tuesday 31 October at the Market. Happy haunting!

Restaurant Month

THE BRASSERIE — We are excited to be a part of Restaurant Month for another year. Throughout October, our talented chefs will bring you a special menu of roasted mushrooms, smoked fish dip with local avocado, Brasserie Catch, herb roasted chicken and our famous desserts of creme brûlée and sticky toffee date pudding. Sound delicious? Book your table now and enjoy our three-course menu for just CI$35 per person.

New Signs for Juiced @ The Wicket

WICKET BAR — Have you noticed our new Juiced @ The Wicket signage gracing the Wicket Bar at Cricket Square? Bright, colourful and fun, we have talented and inspirational local Cayman artist Kara Julian to thank. She can bring any space to life with her artistic flair and injection of colour. With new Wicket Bar menu boards also on the way, read our latest blog here as we take a peek behind the scenes.

Pilates for Pink: Saturday 14 October

ENERGY — Join ENERGY from 9am for a Pilates workout at The ARC at Camana Bay for the 11th annual Pilates for Pink, complete with Chef Christine’s vanilla and guava cupcakes. Help to raise much needed funds for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society to help provide financial assistance to patients and their families. Register now at ENERGY(CI$30) for a chance to win great prizes including an Apple TV, classes, or a pink BOSU ball! Also receive a Juiced @ The Wicket loyalty card.

Harvest Dinner on Cayman Brac

THE BRASSERIE — Join us for our first harvest dinner of the season off island on Saturday 18 November! We’re heading to the Brac to cook up a storm with lots of local produce. Hint, if you love cheese then you’re going to love what surprises we have in store. Details are being finalised and we look forward to revealing more information shortly. Stay tuned!

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Blueberries

Posted by on 22nd August 2017

DSC 5872  SUPERFOOD SERIES: Blueberries

The perfect blueberry should be “dusty” in colour, but don’t wash that “dust” off until you’re ready to dig in. Rinsing softens blueberries, quickly spoiling them.

Blueberries bring you the brightest ray of hope for fighting wrinkles thanks to their vitamin C content that works in our bodies as an antioxidant to help prevent damage caused by the sun, pollution and smoke.

This fruit, used as a natural food dye, contains a type of flavonoid known as anthocyanin that are responsible for giving foods like blueberries, cranberries, red cabbage and eggplants their iconic deep red, purple and blue hues. Anthocyanins are responsible for more than just the blueberry’s pretty blue colour – they also contribute to the popular fruit’s numerous health benefits.

The iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K in blueberries all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.

Maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to reducing blood pressure. Blueberries are naturally free of sodium and contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium, all of which have been found to decrease blood pressure naturally.

The blueberry’s fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. The fibre in blueberries helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.

Vitamin C, vitamin A and various phytonutrients in blueberries function as powerful antioxidants that help protect cells against free radical damage.

The antioxidants in this favourite summer treat help to improve brain function and delay age-related decline.

Several studies have shown that blueberries have anti-diabetic effects, helping to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels.

Enjoy our fresh fruit salad (pictured above) from the Grab n Go fridge at Juiced @ The Wicket and the Market.

BRASSERIE FRUIT SALAD

Ingredients

blueberries
strawberries
rockmelon
honeydew melon
blackberries

Method

Cut the melon into bite-size chunks and combine with the berries for a wholesome breakfast or mid-morning snack.

veeterzy 82538 unsplash  SUPERFOOD SERIES: Blueberries

World Oceans Day

Posted by on 7th June 2017

What does the ocean mean to you?

In Cayman, the Caribbean Sea is a prime food source and a place to learn about and enjoy our diverse marine life.

However, did you know that invasive lionfish are out-breeding, out-competing and out-living native fish stocks and other marine species? The consequences are impacting food security and economies affecting over a hundred million people.

Introducing CULL, Cayman United Lionfish League. Our on-site Executive Chef at The Brasserie, Thomas Tennant, is one of the founding members behind this conservation effort to protect Cayman’s reefs and marine life.

“Lionfish are disrupting the food chain. They eat the marine ecosystem that clean the reef and if the reef is not cleaned, algae and bacteria start to build up which decreases coral growth rates,” says Thomas.

“The fish we love to eat, like snapper and triggerfish, are reliant on the reefs for protection to grow. If the reefs are no longer there, the fish have no protection and fish stocks are reduced.”

Data collected is showing that lionfish will eat anything that they can fit into their mouths. Their stomach can expand up to 30 times the normal volume and a lionfish will fill it up to capacity as soon as it is able. Scientists have catalogued over 70 different species that lionfish will eat through stomach content analysis. In addition to the fish they eat, they also eat invertebrates and molluscs – shrimp, crabs, juvenile octopus, squid and juvenile lobster, for example.

Lionfish are not native to Caribbean waters (they are native to the Indo-Pacific oceans and the Red Sea), so they have very few predators, yet they themselves are voracious predators. Pretty much everything about the lionfish – its red and white zebra stripes, long, showy pectoral fins and generally cantankerous demeanor – says, “Don’t touch!”

“We’d love to find a natural predator for the lionfish. In the meantime, we need to lead by example, encourage local divers to follow suit, and increase the education and awareness of the detrimental impact that lionfish are having on marine life. The coastal waters around the islands are our backyard and we need to focus on mowing our own lawn,” Thomas explains.

“If you have a licence to spear, hunt lionfish on your next dive and sell them to a local restaurant like The Brasserie. The demand is there. People enjoy eating lionfish and as long as the fish are fresh, I’ll take them.

“Just remember to buy and eat local lionfish to support the health of our local reef systems. Restaurants now have the option of importing lionfish, but in order to make a difference locally, we need to be sourcing and eating local lionfish.”

Thomas is one of several chefs on island who is incorporating lionfish into the menu. So, enjoy eating lionfish at The Brasserie Restaurant knowing the conservation effort behind this dish and the low food miles that it took to get to the plate.

Please contact the restaurant with your lion fish catch on 945 1815.

Another inspiring local initiative is the Cayman Swordfish tag and release program that is “single-handedly becoming responsible for more satellite tagging data and science on the swordfish than anywhere else in the world,” according to Gray FishTag research scientist Travis “Tag” Moore.

“The data indicates peak seasons for when the swordfish are in the Cayman waters. The data shows feeding behaviour and the vertical migration patterns. The data can indicate how long swordfish stay around the islands and which islands they stay around the most.

“This information is important to help protect Cayman’s exclusive fishery against international rogue fishing fleets by establishing scientific evidence for international authorities that illustrate these fish are in the Cayman waters for certain time periods.”

How do you intend to celebrate World Oceans Day?