Traditional dishes given demonstration

If you love your fish tea, turtle stew and goat water, but don’t know how to prepare these local delicacies yourself, now’s your chance.

The National Trust is reviving its highly popular traditional cooking classes, starting this month.

Kitchen store and home of all things culinary, Bon Vivant, is kindly making their demo kitchen available for the classes, which will take place once a month.

The series kicks off on Tuesday, 26 February at 6pm. Led by the dynamic duo Bergman Ebanks and the National Trust’s own Paul Watler, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, sip some wine and listen to the some of their stories.

Bergman is a former seafarer and current owner of Caribbean Bakery in West Bay. He’s been cooking since he was a child and his well know in the community for his culinary skills. He’s participated in Cayman cook off events in the past and certainly knows his way around a kitchen.

Paul, The National Trust’s Environmental Programmes Manager, is equally keen to share his love of all things traditional.

As well as regaling participants with stories, Bergman and Paul will be showing you how to prepare a typically Caymanian stew fish, no doubt using fresh catch of the day and as many locally grown ingredients as possible. All participants will have the chance to sample the finished product.

Spaces are limited so advance reservations are required. To register, contact Basia McGuire at 749-1129 or [email protected]

It’s $30 for NT members and $34 for nonmembers – and that includes wine, a serving of the final product and the recipe to take home with you.