Slow Food Day offers tasty bites

By Lindsey Turnbull on 16th March, 2015

Saturday 14th March marked Slow Food Day in the Cayman Islands with a fantastic farmer’s market tasting and chef demonstrations at Camana Bay’s lovely shaded Gardenia Court. Event-goers wandered around the stalls trying tasty morsels that had been carefully prepared by local chefs, using home grown, reared or caught produce tended by local gardeners, farmers and fishermen.

Chef Sandy Tuason is the Executive Chef for the Westin’s restaurants in Cayman and he and his team of chefs – Chef Dimuth from Sri Lanka and Chef Allwyn and Chef Gobinath, both from India – produced a delectable roti filled with local chicken that had been cooked in fragrant spices such as garlic and fenugreek. Chef Daniel Taylor is the Executive Chef at The Brasserie and he was serving some equally delicious Satin Snapper ceviche that had been caught on the Brasserie’s own boat the day before. He served it with crunchy breadfruit chips, the breadfruit having been grown by the Brasserie’s gardener, Aide Davila.

Later in the evening, a Farm-to-Table Dinner held on the Crescent at Camana Bay showcased all the wonderful produce that we are so fortunate to have here in the Cayman Islands. The dinner featured James Beard award-winning guest chef Susan Spicer, was hosted by Ortanique’s own star chef Cindy Hutson and dessert was prepared by Michael’s Genuine’s very own Hedy Goldsmith.

What a treat to be cooked for by these formidable female chefs!

Article and picture provided by Lindsey Turnbull