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THE PITCH: November in Cricket Square

Posted by on 3rd December 2018

For a New Year’s Eve to remember, there’s no better venue to pop the champagne and toast to the year ahead than at The Brasserie.

New Year’s Eve festivities

THE BRASSERIE — Where else can you find a six-course Chef’s Tasting Menu created carefully using seasonal ingredients harvested only metres from the kitchen, paired with champagne and specialty wines, and sitting under the stars, to welcome in the new year? Let The Brasserie spoil you this New Year’s Eve as we farewell 2018 and celebrate the year ahead. View our NYE menu here. Tickets are CI$80 + grats. Call 945-1815 or email to book.

Christmas Eve Dinner: Monday 24 December

THE BRASSERIE — Are you hosting Christmas this year and have a house full of guests? Stress less and spend Christmas Eve at The Brasserie enjoying delicious parsnip and apple soup, beef tenderloin with kohlrabi gratin and rosemary jus, and gooseberry tart with Brasserie honey ice cream. Find our exclusive Christmas Eve menu here and on The Brasserie’s Facebook page. Tickets are CI$60 + grats. Add Sommelier Pairing for CI$30. Don’t delay! Call 945-1815 or email to make your reservation today.

Holiday hours at The Brasserie

THE BRASSERIE — The Brasserie, Market, Caboose and Juiced @ The Wicket will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Click here for our holiday hours. All outlets will resume normal opening hours either side of these dates. Find all Brasserie event dates and information on our online EventsCalendar. Call 945-1815 or email our Events & Reservations Manager for all your event bookings.

Champagne + Oysters: Thursday 13 December

THE BRASSERIE — Celebrate this year’s achievements at The Brassiere with a selection of champagnes and sparkling wines paired with freshly shucked oysters for just CI$50 per person. Join us for our 2018 SWIRL wine tasting finale, 5pm-7pm, as we pop open our finest bubbles and cheers to the festive season. The perfect Christmas gift for colleagues, friends and family. Note: other delicious canapés will also be served. Book early!

Cookout Guest Chef Brandon McGlamery

THE BRASSERIE — Announcing Brandon McGlamery, executive chef of fine dining eateries Luma on Park, Prato and Luke’s Kitchen and Bar, as our Cayman Cookout 2019 Guest Chef! Join us on Saturday 19 January as the former French Laundry sous chef brings his love of local flavours to the table, paired with wines from award-winning sommelier and vintner, Michael Kennedy. Receive Brandon’s book 9 Courses as a gift on the night. Tickets are CI$150 plus gratuity. Call 945-1815 or book here.

Book your Christmas party at Cricket Square

THE BRASSERIE — Looking for a venue to host your Christmas party? Buyout the restaurant for up to 80 people or the gorgeous green outdoor space at the Wicket Bar for a cocktail party of 150 people? What about the relaxing vibe of our restaurant garden or the Caboose al fresco area as you sip on cocktails under the stars? For a more intimate setting of 12 people, host a party in our cosy wine room. Look at our complete list of venue options hereand call 945-1815 or email to book your Christmas party.

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 a Caboose 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.

The Club Start Up Package now available

THE CLUB — In need of a Christmas present idea? The Club Start Up Package is the perfect gift for loved ones looking to get a jump start on the New Year. The package includes three private training sessions for CI$150. Call 949-2582 or email The Club to organise a gift certificate. The gift that keeps on giving.

FREE week of classes at ENERGY

ENERGY — Santa Claus has come early! To get you fit for Christmas and donning the “Holiday Glow”, enjoy an entire week of free classes at ENERGY from Monday 17 December until Saturday 22 December. Look and feel good over the Christmas break and join the team at ENERGY in the lead up to the festive season. Call 946-6006 or email ENERGY to get the schedule for the week and sign up for these Christmas class specials.

Harvest Dinner: Thursday 17 January

THE BRASSERIE — Cayman Cookout week wouldn’t be the same without our traditional Brasserie Harvest Dinner. A unique experience like no other on the island, enjoy cocktails in our relaxing organic garden. Followed by a three-course farm-to-table feast adjacent at the Caboose prepared by culinary pioneer and celebrity chef, Roy Yamaguchi. Call 945-1815 or email to book.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Carrot

Posted by on 6th November 2018

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Fact or fiction? Will eating carrots help you see in the dark?

Yes and no. Carrots contain vitamin A, or retinol, and this is required for your body to synthesise rhodopsin, which is the pigment in your eyes that operates in low-light conditions. If you have a vitamin A deficiency, you will develop nyctalopia or night blindness. Eating carrots would correct this and improve your night vision, but only to the point of an ordinary healthy person – it won’t ever let you see in complete darkness.

The idea that it might is due to a myth begun by the Air Ministry in World War II. To prevent the Germans finding out that Britain was using radar to intercept bombers on night raids, they issued press releases stating that British pilots were eating lots of carrots to give them exceptional night vision. This fooled the British public, as well as German High Command and an old wive’s tale was born.

Much of carrots’ nutritional value comes from the carotenoids they contain. Carotenoids act as powerful antioxidants, strengthening the body’s ability to repair cell damage. Studies suggest that they may reduce the risk of developing some types of cancer, tame the kind of inflammation in the body that can lead to disease, and boost the immune system.

Carrots have been shown to be particularly beneficial when it comes to heart health, assisting to reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and some research has shown they can help prevent stroke.

And there is research showing that fruits and veggies rich in carotenoids can improve complexion and overall appearance by giving skin a healthy glow.

In the photo above, The Brasserie’s Head Gardener Aide Lopez, has just harvested these colourful carrots that are now in season. These beauties will popping up in both the Restaurant’s Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve menus, specially crafted to maximize the flavours and colours of our flourishing organic produce. For our complete Holiday Menus please select the menu tab on The Brasserie Facebook page.

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SUPERFOOD SERIES: Dragon fruit

Posted by on 24th September 2018

The dragon fruit (or pitaya) is one of nature’s most unique plants, with a flower like an explosion of flame and a fruit like a pink rosebud. They flourish in The Brasserie’s organic garden and when in season, feature prominently on our menu for all to enjoy both the sensational flavour and health benefits that this fruit provides.

Dragon fruit contains a surprising number of phytonutrients. It’s also loaded with antioxidants, and is home to carotene, protein, vitamin C (said to be near 10 percent of the daily recommended value), polyunsaturated (good) fatty acids and B vitamins that may be needed for carbohydrate metabolism. In addition, this tropical fruit doesn’t contain complex carbohydrates, which may allow vitamin B1 (thiamin) along with other B vitamins in the body to break down food more easily in the body.

The dragon fruit is also a source of other nutrients like calcium that may help develop strong bones and teeth, iron that may assist in forming healthy red blood cells, and phosphorus to aid in promoting tissue and cell growth, maintenance and repair.

A phytochemical called captin is present in dragon fruit too. It is typically used in medicines that may help alleviate heart problems. Other known benefits of dragon fruit include boosting the immune system, promoting quicker recovery from wounds and bruises, and reducing the risk for respiratory problems.

Eating dragon fruit may also help the body maintain its normal function by helping eliminate toxic heavy metals and improving eyesight. Lycopene, responsible for the fruit’s red colour, has been linked with a lower prostate cancer risk. Meanwhile, seed extracts from dragon fruit are high in polyunsaturated fats (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) that may help reduce triglyceride levels and lower the risk of cardiovascular disorders. In some cases, oil derived from the seeds may serve as a mild laxative too.

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SUPERFOOD SERIES: Strawberries

Posted by on 14th September 2018

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Strawberries have a lot of love to give. Firstly, they are heart-shaped, and secondly, sweet, juicy and make you feel good on the inside and out.

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium. They also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavanoids which makes strawberries bright red.

Used throughout history in a medicinal context, strawberries can help with digestive ailments, teeth whitening and skin irritations. Their fibre and fructose content may help regulate blood sugar levels by slowing digestion and the fibre is thought to have a satiating effect.

The antioxidant properties in strawberries may also help to prevent cataracts – the clouding over of the eye lens – which can lead to blindness in older age. Our eyes require vitamin C to protect them from exposure to free-radicals from the sun’s harsh UV rays, which can damage the protein in the lens. Vitamin C also plays an important role in strengthening the eye’s cornea and retina.

Vitamin C is one of the antioxidants that can help with cancer prevention, since a healthy immune system is the body’s best defense. A phytochemical called ellagic acid – also found in strawberries – is another.

The power of vitamin C in strawberries continues, as it is vital to the production of collagen, which helps to improve skin’s elasticity and resilience. Since we lose collagen as we age, eating foods rich in vitamin C may result in healthier, younger-looking skin.

The antioxidants and phytochemicals found in strawberries may also help to reduce inflammation of the joints, which may cause arthritis and can also lead to heart disease.

Did you know that strawberries are not actually fruits, as their seeds are on the outside (an average of 200 seeds per fruit). Each “seed” is technically a separate fruit that has a seed inside of it. Despite all this confusion about strawberry seeds, most strawberries are not actually grown from seeds! As strawberry plants grow, they send out thin growths called “runners”. These runners look like strings. When they reach the ground, they send roots into the soil. The roots produce new strawberry plants.

So how did the strawberry get its name? No one knows for sure, but there are a few ideas of how the name might have come about. Some believe that English children in the 19th century would pick strawberries and string them on grass straws to sell as “straws of berries.” Others think the name came from the practice of placing straw around the plants to protect them from the weather. Most people, however, believe “strawberry” came from “strewn berry” since strawberries appear to be “strewn” about on the plants where they grow.

However what really matters is that taste good and are available throughout the Juiced @ The Wicket menu and the Market and Restaurant dessert menus.

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THE PITCH: September in Cricket Square

Posted by on 3rd September 2018

As the summer season draws to an end, Cricket Square comes back to life with new purpose. Check out what’s on offer.

The Brasserie is open

THE BRASSERIE — Did you miss us? After a month of rest and revamp, the doors to The Brasserie Restaurant have reopened with delicious new culinary surprises up our chef’s sleeves! The staff are ready to welcome you from 11:30am – 10pm weekdays, so make a reservation for lunch, cocktails or dinner and get prepared for an exciting winter events season ahead!

SWIRL: 5pm-7pm, Thursday 20 September

THE BRASSERIE — Don’t let your next bottle of wine be a gamble. Taste the heart and soul of four internationally-recognised Oregon and Washington wines at this month’s exclusive SWIRL event. From ground to glass, we’ll showcase highlights from the Pacific Northwest – both states ranked in the top four wine regions in the United States. Oregon and Washington boast steady, reliable climates that yield consistent wines in both flavour and vintage. Find your next dependable wine at our upcoming SWIRL and receive 10% off all purchases. Call 945-1815 or email us to book!

The Big Shave: Friday 28 September

WICKET BAR — The sixth annual Hannah’s Heroes ‘The Big Shave’ is on Friday 28 September 2018. Join us at the Wicket Bar to be part of an inspirational cause that will benefit so many. Whether you opt for a new hairstyle, donate or volunteer, you’ll be helping change the lives of children battling cancer. For more information, contact the team at Hannah’s Heroes.

Celebrate Christmas at Cricket Square

THE BRASSERIE — Beginning to feel a lot like Christmas? As we head into “winter” and the home run to the festive season, look no further than The Brasserie to host your Christmas celebrations with loved ones, colleagues and friends. We have spectacular set menus with extensive cocktail and fine wine lists to match. Contact our elves to reserve your preferred date.

Brasserie Bee honey available the Market

THE BRASSERIE — Have you tasted The Brasserie’s wild and raw honey or honeycomb? Did you know that we sell jars of our Brasserie Bee honey at the Market? Indulge in this sweet treat for yourself or gift to family and friends and keep everyone happy. Located on the shelf next to the baked goods, alongside our house-made jams and chutneys, you don’t have to go far to find meaningful presents. Watch the Brasserie Bee Series here.

US Open live at the Wicket Bar

WICKET BAR — What is summer without the Grand Slam tennis tournaments? Join us from 11am this week at the Wicket Bar for live coverage of the US Open. Enjoy Happy Hour prices and celebrate the 50th anniversary of this exciting tournament with us at Cricket Square.

Takeaway delicious BBQ 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, stop by the Caboose in Cricket Square for all your dinner needs. Choose from our large selection of quality meats, naturally-raised and without hormones and pesticides, as well as healthy vegetable sides. Open until 6pm weekdays. Call 945-1816 to order ahead, pay over the phone, then pull up curbside and we’ll bring your food to you.

Juiced @ The Wicket weekly specials

WICKET BAR — 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.

ENERGY celebrates 15th Anniversary

ENERGY — Celebrate 15 wonderful years of ENERGY with a Total Body Class Pass. For $325 per person, all inclusive, receive 7 weeks of exclusive studio access, classes, wellness gifts and more. Join the Group Pilates, Barre, Yoga, TRX, Core Cardio Circuit, ENERGY X-Training and ENERGY Lunch Express Classes and move one step closer to completing the ENERGY15th Anniversary Challenge and winning some incredible prizes!

Eat, drink and be scary at The Brasserie

THE BRASSERIE — On Wednesday 31 October, The Brasserie will be “witching” you a very happy Halloween with our famous pumpkin carving competition, Halloween-themed cocktails and spooky baked treats available at the Market from Monday 29 October. Call 945-1814 to order ahead. Franken-tastic!