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Cooking Fresh, Simple, Pure Local Food… Together Hurley’s and Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink team to sample Cayman grown products

Executive chef Thomas Tennant of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Camana Bay joins Hurley’s Gourmet Deli for a complimentary tasting of locally-raised Cayman beef and produce from the Michael’s Genuine food cart this Saturday, March 10 at Hurley’s Grand Harbour.

Recently arrived on-island from Miami, the restaurant’s mobile cart will be parked at Hurley’s entrance from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as part of an on-going effort to showcase how easy and delicious it is to find and prepare fresh, local products on island.

“We’re really pleased to be working with Chef Thomas and Michael’s Genuine for the first of these monthly local tasting events,” said Hurley’s Marketing Manager Scot Kristal. “Both Michael’s and Hurley’s work with many of the same ranchers, growers, and fishermen. It’s only natural that we team up to promote their great products together. Our customers want the best local products and we’re delighted to offer them a chance to try them here at our store.”

Customers will be able to sample Spicy Cayman Beef with Local Cabbage and Bok Choy Slaw prepared by chefs of the two establishments. Customers attending the free event will be sampling a Hurley’s favorite, Charcoal Steaks, cut by Hurley’s Butcher Bruce Carlile from the finest quality, dry aged Cayman Beef. To complement the beef, the freshly prepared slaw also features locally grown produce from around the island.

“Whenever I have the opportunity to get out of the restaurant and work with great product and people, I’m in,” said Chef Tennant. “We share a common philosophy with the folks at Hurley’s, and by working together we can become better at what we do, as well as educate both our customers and ourselves on what is out there and help promote Cayman’s rich resources. The possibilities are endless.”

All of the ingredients needed to make the dish at home will be available for purchase at Hurley’s, along with copies of the recipes for Spicy Cayman Beef and Local Cabbage and Bok Choy Slaw prepared by the chefs.

On the back of the recipe cards is an exclusive offer for Hurley’s Advantage Customers at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink’s Farm-to-Table Dinner with Slow Food South Sound in Camana Bay the following Saturday, March 17. The multi-course, family-style meal celebrating local farmers and their bounty begins at 7:00 p.m., but at 6:15, chef Tennant will offer a personal cooking demonstration for Advantage customers using fresh local ingredients from Hurley’s Meat and Produce departments. Cardholders will also receive a special take-home goodie bag of treats prepared by pastry chef Adriana Duran.

Future Michael’s food cart appearances are scheduled at Hurley’s on April 14th and May 12th. Menus and recipes for these events will be developed based on fresh, local availability.

About Hurley’s

Hurley’s is Cayman’s premiere grocer featuring the finest dry aged local beef, the freshest produce grown locally and abroad, and the island’s freshest locally caught seafood. Hurley’s has everything to fuel the passions and interests of food lovers from around the world. With thousands of items from Europe, North America, and Asia, Hurley’s offers the creative cook variety, quality, freshness, and value in a beautiful, convenient setting.

About Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Grand Cayman

James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz put Miami’s Design District on the culinary map when he opened his restaurant, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, in 2007. Three years later, Michael opened his second restaurant and first outpost in the Caribbean, bringing his philosophy of simple, delicious cuisine to Grand Cayman, on the The Crescent at Camana Bay. The flavors of fresh, locally-grown ingredients are enhanced in the restaurant’s wood burning oven, and the incredible service keeps locals, families and tourists coming back to the warmth of this neighbourhood bistro. Find information on its Lionfish Safari program, monthly farm-to-table dinner series with Slow Food South South, and other special ways to enjoy fresh, simple, pure food and drink off the menu updated regularly on the restaurant’s website, and blog, For reservations, please email or call +1 345-640-6433.