Genuine Cayman – Farm to Film

Local farmers, Cayman Islands scenery and innovative recipes will all be featuring in the new television series “Genuine Cayman: Farm to Film”. 

Two episodes of the six episode series will be screened outdoors on Wednesday, 22 August, at Gardenia Court in Camana Bay, starting at 7pm. 

The series, created by Chef Michael Schwarz of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, reflects the establishment’s passion for fresh, local ingredients and imaginative ways of preparing them.  

The idea behind the series is that it’s partly a destination show, and partly a cooking show, says Chef Thomas Tennant, of Michael’s. It therefore combines shots of Cayman’s scenery, with meetings with local farmers, giving an insight into some of the produce they grow and what can be done with it.  

Chef Michael Schwarz has teamed up with various chefs on island and in each episode has a different chef prepare a dish using key local ingredients.  

Following the screening on Wednesday, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink will be bringing out their food cart, selling samples of the dishes that were created on the show.  

In one of the episodes to be shown, for example, Keith Griffin (formerly of Bacchus fame) will be preparing a dish of local pork with a grilled vegetable salsa and a scotch bonnet sauce. Viewers will then be able to purchase this for $5 – or a Key Lime Pot de Creme (using Cayman limes and local eggs for the custard) for $3.  

The dishes prepared on the show, says Chef Thomas, are not technically difficult and should be easy enough to reproduce at home. Just in case, however, they have prepared flyers with the recipes printed on them which will be available on the night.  

Chef Thomas and the team at Michael’s are hoping for a good turn out to this free event and, if enough people show up, the remaining four episodes will be shown at a later date.  

The screening begins at 7pm. 

Michael Schwartz MGFD GC

Mr. Schwarz

farmers market

Michael Schwarz’ television series “Genuine Cayman” will be screened at Camana Bay. – Photo: file