In a bid to highlight the abilities of its talented chefs while at the same time giving them a well deserved pat on the pack, Grand Old House restaurant is putting together a special dinner on 8 August for an intimate gathering of a maximum of 50 people.
Cayman’s annual Culinary Society competition, held in the middle of July, puts the spotlight on chefs and bartenders across the island, giving them a forum in which they can display their talents. Award winning culinary creations by Grand Old House chefs will form the basis on which the menu for this unique dinner will be created.
Grand Old House Manager, Martin Richter spearheaded the idea, saying: ‘The Culinary Society’s competition allows the wealth of culinary talent that we have here on the island to show through. This year Grand Old House chefs won a total of 28 medals between them for a variety of dishes, including Best of Show and Best Showpiece (Gold – Chef Tushara Jayalath) and silvers for Best Dessert (Head Chef Daniel Fink) and Best Main Course (Chef Nicholas Rozario, Chef Ali Sadiq and Chef Abhijit Dey).’
In order to show the talents of his staff to a wider audience, Richter decided to take the step of organising a dinner that encompasses as many of the winning dishes as possible.
He explains, ‘The dinner was a natural progression from the actual competition. Diners will be able to enjoy a variety of dishes that were successful enough to win medals, including Chef Ali’s Sunburst Mahi Mahi served with black bean roti and Chef Daniel’s Caribbean Banana Bonbon.’
If you are interested in enjoying this special event the cost is CI$125 per person, with part of the proceeds to be donated to the Culinary Society. This donation will help the organisation promote the culinary cause in the Cayman Islands and beyond, as next year the Culinary Society intends to send a team of chefs to compete in Miami’s Taste of the Caribbean competition.
Call the Grand Old House on 949-9333 for reservations.