Coat of Arms Celebrations Continue

LONDON, UK. - Following on from the very successful event held on Monday evening at Durbar Court, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) where celebrations were held for the 60th anniversary of the Coat of Arms and where Caymanians showcased to a large audience the rich history, great culture and Caymankind hospitality, celebrations continued on Tuesday 15th May with a Cayman themed lunch held at the renowned 3 Michelin Star chef Clare Smyth’s restaurant, Core.

Clare 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. 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 Hon. Alden McLaughlin, HE Governor Anwar Choudhury, Speaker Hon. McKeeva Bush, Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Ezzard Miller, Chris Saunders, MLA and Councillors Barbara Conolly and Capt. Eugene Ebanks. The event was hosted by Robert Walton MBE. Robert- who frequently visits relatives in the Cayman Islands is a recognized and respected figure in the hospitality industry and is President of the Restaurant Association of Great Britain.

Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin said “I want to thank Robert and Clare for this opportunity. 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.”