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August in Cricket Square

Posted by on 2nd August 2017

The Wicket and The Market are open in Cricket Square

SWIRL: 5-7pm, Friday 18 August

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world and the third-most popular drink after water and tea. Enjoy chilled craft beers as the sun sets while munching on a selection of brick oven pizzas prepared by Chef Thomas. Tickets are $25. Start your weekend the right way and join our summer SWIRL event at The Wicket. Book here.

TGIF in Cricket Square

The Wicket couldn’t possibly leave you hanging in August during happy hour. Stop by on Friday for your favourite 5 @ 5 specials, from craft beers to specialty wines. Why not email us to book for a group! Also enjoy rosé wine specials all day long, all summer long at The Wicket and Restaurant. Don’t forget to order your favourite bottle from Brasserie Purveyors.

FREE juice at Juiced @ The Wicket

Buy 10 juices or smoothies from our delicious menu and get one FREE. Collect your Juiced @ card from Sharon at The Wicket 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. And don’t forget Happy Hour is every Friday, 5pm.

Brasserie Bee Series

Discover the unique ‘from pasture to plate’ journey of our wild and raw Brasserie Honey with our new Brasserie Bee Series. Follow our experienced beekeeper Efrain Alarcon as he takes you on a journey throughout Cayman to collect, manage and care for the bees, while harvesting our delicious raw golden Brasserie honey. Don’t miss an episode!

RECIPE: Coconut mojito

Have you tasted our local take on the traditional mojito using Brasserie Purveyors’ spirits? It’s a winner! Click here to watch us create this refreshing coconut concoction and learn how to make it at home to beat the summer heat. View our extensive menu to order your craft beers, specialty wines and spirits. Call 945 1815 or email us to order.

More parking in Cricket Square

Construction activity at Cricket Square progresses well with exciting steps towards completing the new Fitness Centre, Caboose, SIX and more paved car parking to the rear of the generator next to Willow House. Thank you to those who have had to change parking locations. Please call Susan on 929-6392 if you need a lift in the Cricket Square Shuttle.

ENERGY’s unlimited class pass

Stay summer strong at ENERGY with an unlimited class pass this month. From 31 July – 26 August and for just $275, go to as many classes as you like including reformer, fitness and lunch classes with ENERGY’s ‘August Total Access Pass’. Finish off the summer with a blast! Contact Colleen for more details. Look and feel good this summer.

Hannah’s Heroes at The Wicket

The fifth annual Hannah’s Heroes – The Big Shaveis on 22 September 2017. Join us at The Wicket to be a part of a wonderful cause that so many will benefit from. Whether you decide to get the ultimate hair make-over, donate or volunteer, you’ll be helping change the lives of children battling cancer. For more information, contact the team at Hannah’s Heroes.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Guinep

Posted by on 1st August 2017

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Need a good night sleep? Today’s superfood contains a large amount of the amino acid tryptophan which is an important ingredient to getting the rest you need.

Guinep season is in full swing, so look up into the branches at Cricket Square to find a bunch of these lychee-lime-looking seasonal favourites containing a sweet, tangy pulp surrounding a rather large seed.

Full of vitamins A and C that help to boost the immune system, guineps also contain calcium and phosphorus. Calcium keeps your teeth and bones strong. Phosphorus aids digestion along with the large dietary fibre content found once you get past that fairly tough skin.

This sweet tangy ball of goodness also holds special proteins that help to lower blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure and help control asthma.

Guineps are low in fat, calories, and are cholesterol free. They contain important antioxidants, phenolic compounds, that can help to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes.

What’s more, the leaves of the guinep tree can be boiled and made into a tea to treat intestinal problems.

So next time you reach for the coffee cup or chocolate bar, track down a bunch of guinep fruit to get you through that mid-afternoon slump. Or if you’re not in the mood to climb a tree, visit our Grab & Go Fridge at The Market and sip on our deliciously refreshing and hydrating fruit salad water.

BRASSERIE FRUIT SALAD WATER

Ingredients

guinep
rockmelon
apple
pineapple
blueberries
strawberries
mint, optional

Method

Chop fruit into one-centimetre pieces and add to chilled water or coconut water.

July in Cricket Square

Posted by on 6th July 2017

Summer love at Cricket Square from dragon fruit flowers to rosé specials

SWIRL: 5-7pm, Thursday 20 July

It’s well known that the Lord of the Rings was filmed in New Zealand and that the All Blacks won the last Rugby World Cup, however did you know that the vineyards are the first in the world to see the sunrise? Find out why “no one in the world produces sauvignon blanc quite like Marlborough”. Tickets are $30. Email Corey to reserve your spot.

Enjoy rosé specials all summer long

Rosé season has arrived and to celebrate we are offering rosé wine specials all day long, all summer long, at The Brasserie Restaurant and The Wicket Bar. So what are you waiting for? Sit down and relax with a refreshing glass of rosé and watch the tennis or catch up with friends. Don’t forget to order your favourite bottle of rosé from Brasserie Purveyors.

Purveyors Liquor Tent Sale: 21 July

This is your chance to stock up on discounted craft beers and specialty wines and spirits for summer right here in Cricket Square. From 5pm – 7pm on Friday 21 July come and peruse the beverages on offer at The Wicket while making the most of our rosé summer specials. Save up to 50 per cent on all your favorite brands. Cash and credit card accepted.

RECIPE: Vodka Martini

Shake things up with our popular Vodka Martini at The Brasserie using Brasserie Purveyors’ Prairie Organic Vodka. Watch our mixologist Lexi create this cocktail and create your own martini using her recipe.  View our extensive menu here to order your craft beers, specialty wines and spirits. Call 945 1815 or email us to place your order. It’s that easy!

Juiced @ The Wicket weekly deals

Enjoy our $5 Juiced @ The Wicket special each week using the seasonal ingredients of Cayman 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.

Don’t miss the Wimbledon action

Enjoy front row seats to Wimbledon right here in Cricket Square! Don’t miss a moment of the action at The Wicket as you sip on a fresh juice or glass of rosé or watch from The Market patio with your Brasserie salad and maybe even a glass of bubbles from the Grab and Go fridge. All the joy and excitement of Wimbledon without the queues.

Recycling at Cricket Square

Want to know what happens to your recyclables at Cricket Square? The recycled glass is used as filler material in the decorative pavers under the porte-cochère at Century Yard and Willow House, as well as the new Brickyard Carpark. So that glass goes full circle on-island (after imported in its original form). We recycle glass, cardboard, aluminum, and plastic.

Add ENERGY to your summer

Stay summer strong and choose from four different options to get that “beach-ready body” at ENERGY. Whether you prefer group fitness classes, group reformer classes, a lunch express class to fit in with your work schedule or the Pilates Start Up Package, there is something for everyone this summer at ENERGYSpeak to Colleen to get started.

The Market and The Wicket are open

Even though The Brasserie’s annual August closing is fast approaching, don’t forget that The Market and Juiced @ The Wicket will stay open for the entire month. For the best TGIF on island, head to The Wicket for our 5 @ 5 Happy Hour every Friday. Contact The Market to order ahead on 945 1814. The Brasserie reopens on Friday 1 September.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Celery

Posted by on 26th June 2017

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Anyone for “crunchy water”?

Kale and blueberries walk away with most health accolades. In comparison, celery is the somewhat unsung hero, but once you read its incredible–and nearly endless–list of health benefits you will quickly join its growing list of lovers.

Firstly, save on the chewing gum and grab a celery stalk! Did you know that nibbling celery stalks helps to clean your teeth and mouth after a meal?

Celery also provides dietary fibre that boosts digestion and weight loss. One large stalk contains only 10 calories! So, add celery to your shopping list and enjoy it in our mouth-watering salad recipe below.

The high percentage of water and electrolytes found in celery can prevent dehydration, especially over these hot summer months. Special compounds act as a diuretic and reduce bloating.

As a supplier of antioxidant flavonoids and polyphenol phytonutrients, other significant benefits of celery include its ability to improve liver, skin, eye and cognitive health. One large stalk of celery delivers five per cent of your daily vitamin A needs, a group of nutrients that protects the eyes and prevents age-related degeneration of vision.

Celery contains antioxidants and polysaccharides that are known to act as anti-inflammatories, especially flavonoid and polyphenol antioxidants. If you are suffering from joint pains, lung infections, asthma or acne, eating more celery will bring much-needed relief.

Stressed and anxious? The minerals in celery, especially magnesium and the essential oil in it, soothe the nervous system and assist to calm you down. If you enjoy a celery-based snack in the evening, you may even sleep better.

Celery reduces “bad” cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. An active compound called phthalides in celery has been proven to boost circulatory health.

And don’t be scared of using the leaves of the celery stalk. Just like Chef Arte has done in our featured Brasserie salad this week (pictured above, recipe below), celery leaves not only taste delicious but add an aesthetic frill to attract any celery critic.

If you’re still hesitant to give celery a go, present your Mum with a bunch of celery, just like the winners of athletic events in Ancient Greece were presented with instead of flowers. A practical gift that won’t break the budget.

BRASSERIE CHOPPED SALAD

Ingredients

For the salad:

local mixed greens
Château Chooks hard boiled eggs
long beans
watermelon radish
chickpeas
celery, stalk and leaves
bell peppers
flax seeds

For the dressing:

parsely
mint
basil
dill
grape seed oil
Dijon mustard
champagne vinegar
lemon aioli
salt
pepper

Method

Combine all salad ingredients together. Blend dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad before serving.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Mango

Posted by on 5th June 2017

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Ever thought of putting slices of mango on your face? What about a body scrub of mashed mango, honey and milk? It’s mango season which means that it’s time to make the most of this superfood with it’s high vitamin A content to help unclog pores and make your skin glow. Mangoes are also great for your hair because of this vitamin A, a nutrient required for sebum production that keeps hair moisturised.

Not only is vitamin A great for the skin, it also helps promote good eye sight, fights dry eyes and prevent night blindness.

In need of a mango refresher to cool you down this summer? Simply slice a mango and blend with ice and a dash of coconut water to boost your energy. Otherwise visit Sharon and Eric at Juiced @ The Wicket for our $5 ‘Mango Madness’ available for the entire month of June.

Mangoes are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are also an excellent source of dietary fibre and vitamin B6, which is vital for maintaining and improving the brain’s function.

The fibre and water content in mangoes assists in the prevention of constipation and promotes a healthy digestive tract.The fibre, potassium and vitamin content in mangoes all help to ward off heart disease. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that a person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.

Mangoes are rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium and copper and are one of the best sources of quercetin, beta-carotene, and astragalin. These powerful antioxidants have the ability to neutralise free radicals throughout the body. Ailments like heart disease, premature aging, cancer and degenerative diseases are due to these free radicals that damage the cells.

The powerful carotenoid, beta-carotene, also helps to enhance the immune system of the body and make it impervious to bacteria and toxins. The combination of vitamin C, vitamin A and 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy. Beta-carotene may also lower the risk for developing asthma.

Hopefully you can now see why mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world!

Find sweet and juicy local Cayman mangoes throughout our entire seasonal menu at The Brasserie Market and Restaurant, like this delicious mango salad (pictured above).

CAYMAN MANGO SALAD

Ingredients

mangoes
local lettuce
java apple
basil
local pepper
macadamia nuts
housemade ricotta
spicy mango vinaigrette

Method

Combine all local and seasonal ingredients together and drizzle with the homemade vinaigrette. Enjoy!