Cayman Coat of Arms celebrations continue in UK

| 16/05/2018
CNS Local Life

Chef Clare Smyth

(CNS Local Life): Following an event held Monday, 14 May, at Durbar Court at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coat of Arms, the celebrations continued the next day with a Cayman-themed lunch at Core, the three Michelin Star-rated restaurant of chef Clare Smyth.

Smyth was in the Cayman Islands last March where she hosted 10 days of “pop up” culinary events including a four-course dinner at the Kimpton Seafire, a harvest dinner where she worked with the head chef from Abacus and other public demonstrations, stated a press release.

She also led an afternoon class for children aged 8 to 12, teaching them basic culinary skills which were all part of Jamie Oliver’s global initiative.

The guest list included high net worth business people, members of the Nth Degree Club and a Cayman delegation led by Premier Alden McLaughlin, Governor Anwar Choudhury, Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush, Leader of the Opposition Ezzard Miller, MLA Chris Saunders and Councillors Barbara Conolly and Capt. Eugene Ebanks.

The event was hosted by Robert Walton MBE, who frequently visits relatives in the Cayman Islands, is a recognised and respected figure in the hospitality industry and is president of the Restaurant Association of Great Britain, said the press release.

“I want to thank Robert and Clare for this opportunity,” said McLaughlin. “We will continue to promote the ties we have, historical and indeed future with the UK and to play our part in Global Britain. We want to continue to be a part of Britain. We were settled by British settlers some 360 years ago and the last 60 years have been particularly good for our islands.

“I want to thank Clare not just for today but for coming to Cayman last year and for continuing to be a great ambassador for our beautiful islands. Today you’ve helped us to celebrate, what for us, is a most special occasion.”

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  1. Pedantic says:

    Not to be too pedantic, but Core is not three Michelin Star-rated. Clare Smyth is the first and only female chef to run a restaurant with three Michelin-stars in the UK.