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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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SUPERFOOD SERIES: Cilantro

Posted by on 11th April 2018

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This versatile, bright and flavourful herb is flourishing in The Brasserie’s edible garden and popping up on our menu, giving a fresh boost of flavour without the need for added sea salt or other seasonings.

Cilantro, otherwise known as coriander, is a popular herb popular around the globe that resembles flat leaf parsley at first glance, but at first sniff, transports you to the Mediterranean, Mexico, Asia and India.

Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, cilantro is low in calories and a good source of dietary fibre, vitamins A, C, E, K, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium.

The vitamin K and calcium content of cilantro helps to build strong bones, teeth and hair. Cilantro is considered the “anti-diabetic” plant in some parts of Europe, and research shows that it helps to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and supports healthy cardiovascular function.

Coriander has been used for thousands of years to treat digestive upset, gas, fungal and bacterial infections and to prevent food poisoning. Some studies show that it can help to lower blood sugar and even kill parasites in the digestive tract.

A recent study found that cilantro can protect against oxidative stress, through its high antioxidant effects. Oxidative stress is linked to a wide array of degenerative diseases including some types of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s Disease and macular degeneration.

Cilantro benefits your sleep cycle naturally and calms nerves, and can improve sleep quality through its natural sedative effects.

Used throughout the world for thousands of years to settle nauseous tummies, cilantro can prevent gas and bloating, relieve indigestion and heartburn and ease stomach cramps. It aids in efficient digestion, by helping to produce digestive enzymes that aid in the breakdown of foods. In many cuisines, fresh cilantro accompanies hot and spicy dishes because of its cooling effects.

Cilantro benefits not only detox the body but also protect it from infection and toxins. Its natural antibacterial properties helps to protect against both food and water borne diseases including food poisoning, dysentery, salmonella, cholera and particularly listeria. Research published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology studied dill, coriander and eucalyptus and found that cilantro was particularly effective in fighting listeria.

Cilantro is used both internally and externally as a remedy for skin irritations including hives, sunburns and poison ivy. It’s natural anti-histamines helps to calm the immune system response against allergens. Fresh cilantro and coconut oil can be blended together and applied to soothe sunburns, dry skin, poison ivy and hives caused by an allergic reaction.

In summary, cilantro has numerous health benefits and tastes best when picked straight from garden-to-mouth!

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THE PITCH: April in Cricket Square

Posted by on 3rd April 2018

We hope you all had a very happy Easter as we celebrate Spring, Earth Day and a bountiful harvest in Cricket Square.

Celebrate Earth Day at The Brasserie

THE BRASSERIE — Bring your reusable travel mug to the Market on Friday 20 April and receive FREE drip coffee all day to celebrate Earth Day 2018. While you’re there, grab a bag of coffee grounds from our wheelbarrow to add to your garden soil. The coffee will release nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous to support plant growth.

SWIRL: 5-7pm, Thursday 26 April

THE BRASSERIE — The Malbec grape variety is making a comeback and it’s coming from Mendoza, Argentina’s main wine-producing province. Argentina is also the only country in the world that produces the grape, Torrontés. The country’s 500-year-old wine industry has struggled for international recognition, until now. Join our April wine tasting to find out why. Enjoy four wines paired with delicious canapés. Tickets are CI$30. Email or call 945 1815.

Slow Food Day 2018, Saturday 14 April

CAMANA BAY — Join The Brasserie team at the Farm-to-Table Tasting Market at Camana Bay from 10am until midday  to celebrate Cayman’s home-grown food scene. Watch Chef Artemio transform ingredients straight from The Brasserie’s organic garden into deliciously fresh dishes and then enjoy a taste test. Our head gardener Aide will share tips and tricks to producing food and The Brasserie’s beekeeper Efrain will talk about our honey and hives. Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables.

The Brasserie receives Best Food award

THE BRASSERIE — Congratulations to Chef Artemio Lopez, our Restaurant General Manager Corey Blohm and The Brasserie team for winning the ‘Best Food’ award at Taste of Cayman 2018. Thank you to Cayman Islands Tourism Association board member Julie Allan, who presented this award to our team for their delicious Smoked Beef Briskets with Garden Green Papaya Slaw. Visit The Brasserie’s Facebookpage for more photos. Make a reservation at The Brasserie online at OpenTable.

Watch the Champions League at the Wicket

WICKET BAR — The quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions Leaguestart tomorrow, Wednesday 4 April, followed by the quarter-final showdown in Europa League Football on Thursday 5 April. Watch all the games live at the Wicket Bar while enjoying our thirst-quenching Juiced @ menu or craft beer on tap. Click on the links above for the respective game schedules and don’t miss a second of the action!

FREE juice at Juiced @ The Wicket

WICKET BAR — 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.

Tune into our Brasserie Bee Series

BRASSERIE BEES — 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. Learn how to make your own beeswax candles. Don’t miss an episode!

RECIPE: Garden Gooseberry Fizz

THE BRASSERIE — Have you tasted our refreshing and oh-so-tasty Garden Gooseberry Fizz now on the Bar Menu at The Brasserie? Concocted with 1.5 oz tequila – we like to use Tequila Ocho –  a splash of housemade gooseberry shrub made with gooseberry juice, apple cider vinegar and sugar, a squeeze of lemon and topped with soda. View our extensive Brasserie Purveyors menu to order your craft beers, specialty wines and spirits. Call 945 1815 or email to order.

Cricket Square shuttle service is available

CRICKET SQUARE — An additional 48 car parking spaces will soon become available next to Willow House for visitors, guests at the Brasserie, Market and the Caboose. Please call 947 7080 for all parking-related queries or speak to one of our security staff. For all safety and immediate parking needs, 24/7 assistance and to use the Cricket Squareshuttle service please contact 936 7253 (SAFE). The shuttle service is available from 8am to 6pm.

Lunch + Lean at ENERGY

ENERGY — Invest in yourself. Lunch + Lean offers ENERGY’s full array of classes in just 45 minutes daily (12:15-1PM), so pack your bag and fit your entire week’s workout regimen into your daily lunch hour – or mix and match them to suit your goals. Squeeze in your sculpting and self-care during lunch. Get your unlimited month pass for just $125. Check out the Class Schedule on ENERGY’s Facebook page. EmailColleen for more information.

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. Simply purchase food and beverage tickets at The Market or at the gate on the day.

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.