Blog | February 26, 2014

February in Cricket Square

Ate Your Hearts Out

It’s been alleged that February 14th is one of the worst nights of the year to go out and eat. We hope to buck this trend with an exceptional dining experience no matter the date. Efforts began in the early AM with Christine’s tantalizing baked goods in The Market. Later, guests were invited to experience a kaleidoscope of flavor sensations, from Blue Point Oysters to tender filet mignon. Parting was less sorrow and more sweet with an aphrodisiac’s most decadent chocolate-caramel tart and the gift of a perfectly red rose.


KPMG Renovations

KPMG has been working tirelessly on internal improvements to their offices and the project is finally complete. The renovations encompassed a large area of space, including the lobby, boardrooms, staff lunchroom, and individual workstations.


Outstanding in the Garden

Not only a pivotal moment in the lunar calendar, but our own as well, February 15th marked the 5th year that our dear friend Joel Walton opened his doors (and garden gates) to a devoted group of guests celebrating Slow Food.

The Mardi Gras themed event began with refreshing welcome cocktails reminiscent of  “Hurricanes” served on Bourbon Street. Guests were then treated to a tour of Joel’s yard, 1 1/2 acres of tropical wonderland consisting of supple fruit trees, and uncountable beds of greens. After dining on slow smoked local pork shoulder, creole-style chicken, caboose-cooked wahoo and tuna from King’s 1,000 lb catch, spicy sweet potatoes and desserts, remaining guests sipped rum and smoked Cuban cigars beneath the Hunger Moon.


Time for Tea

Chai has been a cherished infusion in India for centuries. Known to improve digestion, enhance the immune system and fight inflammation, this beautifully blended tea is much more than a coffee-chain trend.  Recently, we have added Organic Vanilla Chai to The Market’s tea menu. Besides its health benefits, this tea, with rich, smooth, chai spices with sweet notes of vanilla bean, is distinctively soothing and invigorating.


Fitness for Free

Spring into fitness at ENERGY this week with free demo classes. Sample from a range of courses such as Core Fusion Bootcamp, BARRE, or TRX Total Workout. If you miss out on the freebies, you can always check out some exciting specialty workouts the following week. Nothing says authentic Mardis Gras quite like perfectly toned set of abs so Carnival Burn might be just the class to get you ready for Spring’s many festivities.


The 1,000 lb. Brasserie Catch

“Brasserie Catch I & II” proudly returned from sea with 1,000 lbs of fresh fish the week before last. It was quite an achievement for both of our restaurants’ vessels as well as the devoted fishermen onboard. Both The Brasserie and the Market reaped the rewards with snapper, wahoo and tuna gracing our kitchen.

Going Local

We’re savoring our journalistic addiction to FIND.EAT.DRINK with a wonderful article published on local food here in Cayman. The detailed piece delves into backyard haunts and culinary secrets with some beautiful pictures to inspire some truly proactive eating.

Our very own Chef Joe highlights the unique flavor profile of conch, with some tips on how to prepare it and of course, where to get it. We’re honored to be mentioned as Eric Ripert’s stop for fresh seafood on the island because of our sea-to-table experience.

Read the article for yourself here:  The Local’s Guide to Grand Cayman


Taste of Cayman Charity Winemakers Dinner at The Brasserie

On Saturday, March 8th, we will be hosting the 6th Annual Taste of Cayman Charity Winemakers Dinner. 6 distinct wines presented by Shirley Brooks of Elk Cove Vineyards will be served alongside 5 perfectly paired courses. Join us in sipping champagne in the garden while taking part in an auction that raises money for a great cause.

Tickets on sale now.