If you like your vitals hot and
spicy with plenty of mouth-watering attitude, head to Grand Harbour on
Saturday, 31 July between midday and 7pm and put your taste buds to the test,
Jerked meat, a mainstay of Jamaican
epicurean culture, is just as popular in Cayman, especially when it’s chicken
or pork fresh off the jerk pan or the grill.
The Jerk Fest is billed as yet
another event that will further help boost the Cayman Islands’ status as a food
tourism destination and has attracted plenty of vendors – all of whom will be
setting up stalls to showcase their own finger-licking, tongue-tickling jerk
Visitors should buy a tasting card
for $10 before trying out the spicy samples at the various stalls. You can also
buy full meals from any vendor you like.
Spice up your life with as many
samples as you can manage before voting for the one you like best. The winner
will get one year’s bragging rights.
To keep in the spirit of the hotter
‘n Hell fest, entertainment will be provided by local band Heat.
There’s also a huge garage sale
that day, from 8am to 1pm at the Grand Harbour parking lot. The proceeds from
both events will go to the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.
A $25 donation to the NCVO will
secure you a spot.
The charity organisation’s chief
executive officer, Janice Wilson, said: “ “Last year’s Jerk Fest was a huge
success and raised over $1,800 for our children’s programme, which include the
NCVO’s The Nadine Andreas Foster Home and Miss Nadine’s Preschool. We hope that
the public will come out and support the event …and raise money for local
children in need.”
For how to enter the jerk fest, email [email protected]; for
information on the garage sale, head to z99.ky.