Foodies, get your forks ready for Slow Food Day at Camana Bay on April 8. Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine with one of the U.K.’s most acclaimed female chefs, Clare Smyth.
The culinary celebrations include a morning market featuring tastings from Cayman’s chefs, a Food Revolution kids’ workshop for budding chefs and a fine dining Harvest Dinner prepared by Abacus head chef Will O’Hara and chef Smyth.
Beginning with a farm-to-table tasting market from 10 a.m.-noon, which is free, Slow Food Day will highlight local growers providing fresh local produce to chefs from Cayman’s restaurants. The chefs will use the produce to create delicious dishes for guests to sample. Watch live chef demonstrations as you go from stall to stall to sample the delicacies, all laid out on The Crescent in Camana Bay.
Budding chefs from ages 8 to 12 can sign up for the Food Revolution Kids’ Seed2Plate Workshop from 12:30-2 p.m. in Gardenia Court, where they will take part in an interactive session led by Cayman Food Revolution ambassador Maureen Cubbon. Participants will learn how to plant their own seedlings to grow food with which they can cook and create fresh meals that inspire and encourage them to “eat local.”
The day will culminate in a one-night-only experience – the Harvest Dinner at 7 p.m. at Abacus restaurant. Abacus head chef O’Hara – a major advocate of the farm-to-table movement in Cayman and a chef who is known for working closely with local fishermen and farmers – will work alongside guest chef Smyth to produce a multi-course flavor experience. Chef Smyth is the only female chef to retain three Michelin stars in London. She is in Cayman for a series of “pop-ups in paradise,” including the Harvest Dinner and multiple events at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa from April 7–14.
For more on Slow Food Day, to buy tickets to the Harvest Dinner or to register for the Food Revolution Kids’ Seed2Plate Workshop, visit camanabay.com/slowfood. For more on chef Smyth’s various events in Cayman, visit ChefClareTakesCayman.ky.