You are invited to the Celebrate Cayman

Beloved Table Dinner

A dinner party with a difference

 
 

Farm-to-Table
@ Cayman Cabana
Thursday 29 November
6:30pm
Dinner & Entertainment

Host at Home with
Foster’s Food Fair or
Make Your Own Meal

Thursday 29 November -
Sunday 2 December

 
 
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What’s this about?

Come together for a meaningful conversation about the Cayman Islands’ future while enjoying delicious, local food.

The dinner table has long been a birthplace of connection and action. US President Thomas Jefferson pioneered the art of dining with intention, inviting people from all over the country, and world, to his table and encouraging conversation on issues and topics of the day—conversations that helped define a country and its future.

We’re inviting you to join us in bringing that practice to life across our islands.

Your dinner will harness the power of gathering around a table to break bread, to build community, and inspire thought and action. Our greatest hope is that ideas sparked at these dinners will translate into meaningful collaborations in the months ahead.

You can participate in the Beloved Table Dinner as an attendee or a host, at the farm-to-table dinner or at home. Continue reading to learn more.

Celebrate Cayman with Dinner & Conversation

As a part of the 60th anniversary of the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms, Celebrate Cayman is encouraging the people of the Cayman Islands to host Beloved Table Dinners where we can talk about our vision for our country and the well-being of all of those who call the Cayman Islands home.

The Beloved Table Dinner is being held around and to honour Cayman Thanksgiving.

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What is Cayman Thanksgiving? Cayman Thanksgiving is an inclusive celebration that will provide everyone an opportunity to experience our heritage and culture, and portray our values through the power of family, community and the desire to give thanks for the blessings of life. Cayman Thanksgiving can be celebrated by everyone in the Cayman Islands, the Caymanian diaspora and other people of the world who have an affinity for these Islands.

Why attend or host a Beloved Table Dinner?

Celebrate Cayman is encouraging people like you in the Cayman Islands to attend or host a dinner where people from different parts of our community can come together and talk about their vision for our Islands and the ways we can get there.

Beyond that, a Beloved Table Dinner is an opportunity for people to get to know each other—to create and share ideas, expand networks, and be part of a national conversation.

What happens after The Beloved Table Dinner?

Once all feedback has been received, the insights will be compiled in a report and sent directly to the Beloved Table Dinner hosts and available to the wider community.

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Join the Experience

Farm-to-Table @ Cayman Cabana | Thursday 29 November @ 6:30pm

Menu

Welcome Drink
Homemade Swanky with Seville Orange

Soup
Harvest Soup (based on seasonal produce)

Appetiser
Cabana Ceviche Duo with Breadkind Chips
(Coconut Ceviche and Lionfish Ceviche)

Dinner
Farm to Table Salad with local spicy and mild mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, white radish, carrot, scallion, coconut bacon, scotch bonnet vinaigrette
Cayman Brac Pioneer Bakery Bread Basket with herbed whipped butter and local beet & goat cheese spread
Stewed Turtle
Local Market Catch of the Day – Chef’s preparation
Pineapple & Starfruit Salsa
Callaloo Garden Rice
Seasonal Vegetable Dish (based on seasonal produce)

Dessert
Baked Cassava & Coconut Milk Cake

Attend or Host a Table

Cayman Cabana (Individual)

  • Welcome drink

  • 4-course Cayman Islands-inspired meal

  • After dinner live entertainment

  • CI$60 per person + 15% gratuities

  • Seating is limited

Cayman Cabana (Table)

  • Welcome drink

  • 4-course Cayman Islands-inspired meal

  • After dinner live entertainment

  • CI$700 including gratuities for 10 guests

  • Table host toolkit

  • Tables are limited


Host at Home | Thursday 29 November - Sunday 2 December

Foster’s Food Fair Dinner in a Box

  • 3-course meal featuring local favourites
    1 main, 3 sides, dinner rolls, and heavy cake (Menu below)

  • Prepared by Foster’s Food Fair

  • CI$100 (Feeds 8-10 people)

  • Place orders 48 hours in advance

  • Table host toolkit

Menu

Dinner rolls (12)
Baked and ready to enjoy


Main (Choose 1)
Cayman Style Beef (6 lbs.)
Fried Coconut Fish with Curry Coconut Sauce (5 lbs. fish, serving sauce on the side)
Roast Pork with Savory Herb Gravy (6.5 lbs.)

Side Dishes (Choose 3)
Rice and Beans (3 lbs.)
Baked Macaroni and Cheese (2.5 lbs)
Cayman Style Potato Salad (2.5 lbs)
Crushed Local Sweet Potatoes (3 lbs.)
Steamed Callaloo (2.5 lbs)
Baked Plantain

Dessert
Cassava Cake (8x8)

Make your own meal!

  • Prepare your own favourite dishes

  • Gather 8-10 people

  • Table host toolkit


Want to host a Beloved Table Dinner?

Hosting a Beloved Table Dinner, whether at the farm-to-table or at home, is easy.

  1. Simply register your table (especially if you want to receive the post-dinner insights report directly.)

  2. Review the toolkit to get the 6 Big Questions, helpful hosting tips, sample invitations, and more

  3. Get ready for and enjoy your Beloved Table Dinner between 29 November and 2 December (if you aren’t available those dates, no worries, host another time!)

  4. Dinner feedback submitted by 14 December will be included in the post-dinner insights report

Register as a host

Host Name *
Host Name
How do you plan to host? *
When do you plan to host?
Do you want to receive the post-dinner insights from all Beloved Table Dinners? *
Reports will be sent to the email address provided above as well as shared on our website and in the local press.


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