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Celebrity chefs for Slow Food Day

Clare Smyth and Will O’Hara

Cayman residents will have the unique opportunity on Slow Food Day to enjoy top quality farm-to-table cuisine produced by chefs from across Cayman and guest chef Clare Smyth, the UK’s most acclaimed female chef.

Beginning with a farm-to-table tasting market from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., which is free for anyone to attend, Slow Food Day will see local growers provide chefs from Cayman’s restaurants with fresh local produce that they will use to create delicious home-grown dishes for guests to sample. There will be live chef demonstrations from stall to stall to sample the delicacies, all laid out on The Crescent in Camana Bay.

Budding chefs aged 8-12 can sign up for the Food Revolution Kids’ Seed2Plate Workshop from 12:30-2 p.m. in Gardenia Court, which will see young chefs 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 that they can then cook with and create fresh meals that will inspire and encourage them to eat local.

The day will cap off with a one-night-only experience with the Harvest Dinner at 7 p.m. at Abacus restaurant. Abacus’ head chef Will 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 flavour experience unlike any other.

Smyth is the only female chef to retain three Michelin stars in London, England, and is in Cayman for a series of “pop-ups in Paradise” with Slow Food Day’s Harvest Dinner and multiple events at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa from April 7-14.

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