Tag: harvest dinner

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: Pepitas

Posted by on 25th August 2017

 

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Hands up if you need a good night sleep? Pepitas, the little green centre inside the white shell of the pumpkin seed, are a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid that your body converts into serotonin, which in turn is converted into melatonin, the “sleep hormone.”

With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pepitas are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, which can give your health an added boost.

Zinc is important to your body in many ways, including immunity, cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health.

Pepitas, rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibres, may provide benefits for heart and liver health as well as reduce inflammation and the risk of diabetes and obesity, particularly when mixed with flax seeds.

Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of magnesium. Healthy magnesium levels are important for your blood pressure, heart health, bone health and blood sugar levels.

Best of all, because pepitas are highly portable and require no refrigeration, they make an excellent chewy snack when you’re on the go.

For a nutritious breakfast, you can’t go past our fresh and creamy oatmeal at The Market, topped with housemade granola, pepitas and pumpkin seeds and fresh fruit, drizzled with The Brasserie’s wild raw honey.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Blueberries

Posted by on 22nd August 2017

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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 this week’s Juiced @ The Wicket $5 special, ‘Blueberry Sunshine’, and enjoy our fresh fruit salad (pictured above) from the Grab n Go fridge at 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.

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.