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SUPERFOOD SERIES: Naseberry

Posted by on 16th April 2018

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The heady sweet aroma of a naseberry (otherwise known as a chickoo, chikoo or sapota) is unmistakable, with its fleshy brown skin and grainy sweetness on the inside. Love it or hate it, this fruit is currently in season and for good reason. Let’s take a look at why naseberries are good for you…

Did you know that a naseberry a day might just keep the eye doctor away? While this might be a slight exaggeration, the fruit is packed with vitamins including vitamin A for eye health and vitamin C to boost immunity and protect your skin.

Busy day ahead? Grab a naseberry. The natural fructose and sucrose content in naseberries will give your body a welcome energy boost.

Did you know that this delicious fruit is rich in calcium, phosphorus, and iron, and therefore keeps your bones strong? It is a good source of minerals like iron, folates, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, phosphorous, selenium etc which are very essential for facilitating various body functions including proper bone growth.

Rich in iron, magnesium and potassium, the naseberry can help to regulate blood pressure and circulation, as well as treat anaemia.

Packed with antioxidants, eating naseberries regularly helps to remove toxins from your body and is therefore great for skin, hair and nails, keeping them healthy and moisturised. In fact the naseberry is known as a “happy” food; it helps promote the production of collagen and prevents the growth of deep wrinkles. The fruit’s vitamin C and E content can help to eliminate skin diseases or inflammation such as acne and eczema.

If you haven’t tasted naseberry ice cream, then you must! The fruit has an exceptionally sweet, malty flavour, making it a favourite amongst ice cream fans.

Another “must try” is our ‘Naseberry Lassi’ $5 smoothie special available at Juiced @ The Wicket for this week only!

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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: February in Cricket Square

Posted by on 1st February 2018

We are excited to welcome the “Farmer for the Michelin Stars” to The Brasserie this month, as we enjoy the fruits of Cayman in full harvest.

Farm Tour: Saturday 3 February

PLANTATION HOUSE — Get expert growing tips from Certified Organic Master Gardener, Peter Jacobsen, otherwise known as the “Farmer for the Stars” – Michelin Stars that is! Wander the gardens of Plantation House from midday with owner Joel Walton and Peter, while learning tricks for growing food organically. Enjoy refreshing garden-inspired drinks and small bites. Tickets are CI$90 and only 60 available! Email or call 945-1815. Parking is limited at Plantation House (35 Doubloon Drive).

Harvest Dinner: 7pm, Thursday 1 February

THE BRASSERIE — Certified Organic Master Gardener, Peter Jacobsen, grows food for award-winning Chef Thomas Kellar of Michelin 3-star restaurant French Laundry and teaches at the Culinary Institute of America. We are excited to annouce Peter as our special guest this Harvest Dinner in celebration of The Brasserie’s 20th Anniversary. Get ready for a mouthwatering menu of lobster skewers, conch fritters and Brasserie honey ice cream. Tickets are $90. Email or call 945-1815.

Farmers’ Market: Tuesday 13 February

THE BRASSERIE — The Brasserie’s Farmers’ Market is back! Join us in front of The Brasserie and Market, 11:30am – 1:30pm, as we celebrate the Cayman Islands Agricultural Show! Embracing our ‘farm to table’ philosophy, treat yourself to a selection of our homegrown produce and handmade goodies including Brasserie Wild Honey, ‘Chateau Chooks’ Eggs, Brasserie Bees Wax Candles, Coco Bluff Coconut Water and a variety of plants – the perfect gifts! A selection of fresh juices from Juiced @ The Wicket will also be available.

Valentine’s Dinner: Wednesday 14 February

THE BRASSERIE — Guess what? We are open from 5pm this Ash Wednesday to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Treat your loved one to a romantic candlelit dinner at The Brasserie complete with red roses. Book your table here or call 945-1815 and enjoy our five-course tasting menu as well as our ever-changing à la carte menu. Also don’t forget to indulge in our unique selection of Valentine’s sweet treats available at the Market on Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February. Email your advance orders to Cupid’s helpers.

SWIRL: 5-7pm, Thursday 22 February

WICKET BAR — Imagine a gin in hand mixed with fresh garden ingredients, as you lounge on cushions on the Wicket Bar lawn, a gentle winter breeze on your face, enjoying the sunset with friends and family, in front of an open fire pit to keep the slight evening chill at bay. Sound too good to be true? No longer. Come and join us for our ‘Gin in the Garden’ SWIRL event. Tickets are CI$30.Email or call 945 1815.

New Wicket Bar menu boards on display

WICKET BAR — Check out our new eye-catching and convenient menu boards now hanging on display at the Wicket Bar created by talented local artist Kara Julian! View our complete and extensive Juiced @ The Wicket and Friday Happy Hour menus at one glance to simplify and speed up your order. There are so many tasty and thirst-quenching treats to enjoy at the Wicket Bar, all clearly displayed so that you don’t miss out on ordering what you want.

Cricket Square project plants trees in Africa

CRICKET SQUARE — Our Cricket Square project is reaching all corners of the globe. We recently ordered planters, bins and custom fixtures for Cricket Square and in return, DeepStream Designs will plant 950 trees through Trees for the Future‘s Forest Garden Programs. These Programs are based in Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda and Tanzania to help provide families with sustainable food sources and livestock feed.

Cayman Islands Agricultural Show

LOWER VALLEY — Held on Wednesday 1st 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. Click here for more information. If you can’t make it, join us at our annual Brasserie Farmers’ Market at Cricket Square on Tuesday 13 February. Details above.

A lighter and brighter you at ENERGY

ENERGY — Sign up for ENERGY‘s Power Pilates Bootcamp starting on 6 February 2018! A four week program that includes eight 45-minute reformer classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and four group fitness classes. Choose from the 6:30am, 8:15am or 1pm time slots. The cost is $225 per person.  Email ENERGY for details.

Harvest Dinner: 7pm, Thursday 1 March

THE BRASSERIE — A unique experience like no other on the Island, indulge in the very best farm-to-table cuisine harvested, caught and hand-picked from our hives, garden, coconut plantation and fishing boats. Join us for cocktails and a three-course family feast under the stars, paired with Brasserie Purveyors wines to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Tickets are $90. To book call 945-1815 or email us.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Jujube

Posted by on 29th January 2018

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Meet the super fruit about to take over your Instagram! It’s called jujube and harvest is in full swing at Cricket Square.

Similar to an olive or small date in size, fresh jujube fruit has the texture and crisp, bright flavour of an apple (see our had gardener’s photo below). While fresh jujubes have flesh that tastes similar to an apple, dried jujube tastes much like dates and have a similarly impressive nutritional profile.

Jujubes contain a range of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including magnesium, potassium, copper, niacin, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, phenolics, flavonoids and polysaccharides, plus 18 amino acids and 20 times more vitamin C than an orange.

The fruit is an adaptogen, and in traditional medicine, it was used to reduce stress and treat anxiety and insomnia, as well as stimulate appetite and digestion and boost the immune system.

For people suffering from insomnia or restlessness, consuming the extract of the seeds of the jujube fruit can be a good remedy. The soothing nature of the organic compounds contained in this beneficial fruit can calm the body and mind.

The jujube fruit is a rich source of both iron and phosphorous, which are key ingredients in the red blood cells. If you suffer from low iron content in your blood or anemia, you may experience symptoms like muscle weakness, fatigue, indigestion, lightheadedness, and cognitive confusion. By increasing your iron and phosphorous intake with jujube fruit, you can increase blood flow, thereby oxygenating your organ systems more effectively, giving you an energy boost.

By increasing minerals like calcium, phosphorous, and iron (all of which are prevalent in jujubes), you can ensure that your bones remain resilient and strong. As we age, we tend to suffer from osteoporosis and other bone degrading conditions, so adding jujube fruit to your diet can slow or reverse this trend.

Taste jujube at its best this week at our Harvest Dinner on Thursday evening at the Restaurant.

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SUPERFOOD SERIES: Banana

Posted by on 19th January 2018

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You’ll never look at the humble banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. And they are easy to incorporate! Just head on over to Juiced @ The Wicket in Cricket Square and order our popular ‘On The Green’ smoothie among many others from our thirst-quenching menu that contains this nutritional powerhouse.

Did you know that bananas can help with learning by keeping you alert? Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.

Bananas can help to combat depression due to high levels of tryptophan that is converted into serotonin, the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.

Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.

Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and night time leg cramps by eating a banana.

Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.

Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.

Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.

High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognised by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.

Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.

Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.

Eating bananas protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.

Eating a banana between meals helps stabilise blood sugar and reduces nausea from morning sickness.

Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.

To add to this long list of health benefits did you also know that you can shine your leather shoes and handbags with the inside of a banana peel, finished with quick polish from a dry cloth.

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