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CUP MATCH THE COMPLETE GUIDE
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Gombey Pepper Jam™ Mini Burgers Ingredients 2 to 3 tablespoons of Gombey Jalapeno Pepper Jam Storm Surge™ (if you want to kick up the heat use... 2 to 3 tablespoons of Gombey Hot Pepper Jam Hurricane Force™) 1 pound ground chuck beef 1/4 cup Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) 1 egg lightly beaten 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove of garlic peeled and mince a handful of chopped parsley , salt and freshly ground black pepper 8-10 dinner rolls or mini brioche buns Directions Light a grill. Mix ground chuck, Gombey Pepper Jam™, Panko, egg, onion, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper together. Form the meat into 8 little patties. Grill over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side turning once. Toast your buns if desired. Enjoy! These tasty little bites make a great appetizer. Add some blue cheese to the mix to make a truly gourmet burger that your friends and family will go crazy over. Serves 4-6 www.bermudajamfactory.com
By Roger Crombie
Cup Match: the most civilised public holiday in the world. A four-day weekend; a two-day cricket match; a fashion show; Crown and Anchor - does life get any better than this? I went to Cup Match the very first time I could. It was 1976, St. George’s was playing some other team, and I forget which one. The game took place up at the West End of the Island. Before we continue, I should explain something. Bermuda traffic in those days was very different from the way it is now. People had cars and bikes, but they rarely used them. Driving or riding, especially the latter, was a joy. Anyone under 40 will probably think I’m mad, but that’s how it was. Riding a bike was not therefore the defensive exercise it has to be today. Half the time, you could choose your lane. People overtook on blind corners because there wasn’t much chance of meeting oncoming traffic. I know: sounds crazy, innit? Bad habits kill or injure more people on the roads than bad decisions do. I developed quite quickly the habit of believing myself to be the only vehicle on the road, because outside Hamilton, it was often the case that I was. Cup Match arrived, and a small convoy formed to ride out to the far reaches of the untamed west on the first day. At about 11am, the convoy — well, OK, the two bikes, mine and a pal with his missus — pulled out of Devonshire for the long day’s journey into cricket. Soon after Barnes Corner, a traffic jam appeared, which we decided must have stretched all the way to the match. When four wheels bad, two wheels better. Warily, at first, we pulled out and began to overtake the back end of what did indeed prove to be a hideously long-tailback (geddit?). Nothing, of course, was coming from the West End. I don’t think anyone lived up there then. I’m not sure anyone does now. We approached the point where the Police made everyone turn right into the parking area. I was cruising along outside the main stream of traffic in the right-hand lane and turned right, without looking to see if anything was coming towards me. Something was. To this day, I don’t know exactly what it was. A bike, obviously, but all I knew about it, as it zoomed by me at what seemed like 90 miles an hour, was the rush of wind it left behind. I looked around and it was nowhere to be seen. Here’s how life works. You chug along, doing what you can and coping and all that, and suddenly, out of the blue, a car accident, or a civil servant, or a hurricane or some other force of nature smacks you, and suddenly the remainder of your life is spent negotiating a track in a direction completely different from the one you were pursuing, which can never be regained. Oof, that was deep. Let me lie down for a while.
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C A L E N D A R O F EV E NT S
CALENDAR of events July 17 - 31
CULTURAL EVENTS CultureFest July 21, 22, 12:00noon - 9:00pm, The Royal Naval Dockyard Come and join us for CultureFest! A free community event designed to bring everyone together in celebration of all the diverse cultures in Bermuda. Enjoy live entertainment, the international food court, cultural and visual arts exhibit and a traditional Bermuda village. Info: World Vibe Unity in the Community, www.bermudaculturefest.com Beating Retreat Ceremonies July 25, 8:30pm, Two locations: Town of St. George and City Hamilton Always popular with visitors and locals alike, this highly entertaining event features military music, popular show tunes, contemporary composers and marching formations by the Bermuda Regiment Band and Corps of Drums and the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band and Dancers. July 11 held in King’s Square in the Town of St. George July 25 held on Front Street in the City of Hamilton Info: tel 441 295 1480 (Hamilton), tel 441 297 0556 (St. George’s) Afternoon High Tea by Sweet P Wednesdays & Saturdays, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, The Bermuda Perfumery, Stewart Hall, Queen Street, Town of St. George Paula Hayward, Pastry Chef and Nicki O’Connell, proprietors of Sweet P, hosts Afternoon High Tea every Wednesday and Saturday in historic Stewart Hall, home of The Bermuda Perfumery. Cost for the Afternoon High Tea: $24.00 per person, which includes an assortment of freshly baked pastries and miniature cakes, scones, finger sandwiches and fresh fruit tarts, all served with Bermuda fruit preserves, Chantilly cream and local honey. The menu is adapted weekly to bring to the table the freshest local seasonal ingredients for a unique tea experience. Cash only. Reservations recommended. Info: The Bermuda Perfumery is free. See description for price of afternoon tea, tel 441 747 2060, email firstname.lastname@example.org Destination Dockyard Mondays, Royal Naval Dockyard Join us for a fun-filled street festival by starting your evening off with a happy hour at the Frog & Onion from 5.30pm and then continue the fun at Destination Dockyard for a variety of live entertainment from 7.30pm: Clocktower Shopping Mall (open until 8:00pm), Children’s activities, Gombeys, Local arts and crafts, Bermudian and Ethnic Foods. Complete your evening out with Salsa dancing at Bone Fish Bar & Grill (8:00pm until midnight) or live local entertainment at Snorkel Park Beach until 3:00am (refer to separate entries on these activities)! Info: Free, tel 441 239 0514 or website www.thewestend.bm Harbour Nights Wednesdays, Front Street, City of Hamilton Wednesday evenings in the city is a must as it features Bermuda’s largest street festival, Harbour Nights. Enjoy late night shopping, special street performers, live entertainment and local arts and crafts. There are also plenty of activities for children to enjoy this truly Bermudian event. Info: Francesca Angeli, Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, 1 Point Pleasant Road, Hamilton, tel 441 295 4201, email email@example.com or www.bermudachamber.bm Gombey Saturdays in the Park Saturdays, 12noon - 1:00pm Queen Elizabeth Park, (Queen Street entrance), City of Hamilton Don’t miss a lively welcome by the City of Hamilton’s Town Crier followed by an electrifying Gombey performance in Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park). As you relax in one of Bermuda’s most beautiful parks, you will enjoy island Calypso tunes on the steel pan before watching Bermuda’s dynamic Gombey dancers. Whether you’re in the mood for dancing or would like to capture great photographs, Gombey Saturdays in the Park will be buzzing with Bermuda’s favourite cultural traditions. Live Entertainment: 12 noon – 12:40pm Gombey Performance: 12:40pm – 1:00pm Info: Tashae Thompson, Bermuda Department of Tourism, Global House, 43 Church Street, Hamilton, tel 441 292 0023 or www.GoToBermuda.com The Gold Tour - Waterville and Paget Marsh Wedensdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Waterville, Pomander Road, Paget Join Tim Rogers, a local historian, antiques specialist and expert guide at Waterville, an exceptional early 18th century Bermuda house which now serves as the Bermuda National Trust headquarters. View the antiques on display and explore the surrounding grounds planted with a variety of local and exotic flora, including a formal rose garden. A short drive away is Paget Marsh, a miraculously unaltered wetland. Step back to pre-colonial times as you enter this quiet oasis, a haven for wildflowers and bird life. Admission: $50 per person; includes light refreshments. Reservation required. Must be booked before 3:00pm on Tuesdays. Info: Bermuda National Trust, Waterville, 29 The Lane, Paget, tel 441 236 6483 email firstname.lastname@example.org or website www.bnt.bm
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences Tours Wednesdays, 10:00am, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), 17 Biological Lane, Ferry Reach, St. George’s Most Wednesdays, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences staff members lead free tours of the BIOS campus and facilities. Tour groups explore the laboratories and meet some of their scientists and students. When the R/V Bank of Bermuda Atlantic Explorer is at dock, groups may get the chance to see this 168-foot ocean research vessel. Guides begin the tour with a summary of BIOS’s history in Bermuda and an overview of their ongoing research and education projects. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Info: Free, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, 17 Biological Lane, St. George’s, tel 441 297 1880 ext 0 or 204, email email@example.com or website www.bios.edu Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute: Tuesday Tours Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke Unlock your adventurous spirit! Let us guide you as you explore two floors of interactive exhibits. Admission: adults: $12.50; seniors: $10.00; children 6-17 years: $6.00; children under 5 years free. Visitors with disabilities: access is available throughout BUEI; a wheelchair is available for those who request it Info: Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, 40 Crow Lane, Pembroke, tel 441 292 7219 or fax 441 236 6141, email firstname.lastname@example.org or website: www.buei.org
ART IN THE COMMUNITY Bermuda National Gallery City Hall & Arts Centre, 17 Church Street, City of Hamilton The Bermuda Biennial Exhibition The Bermuda Biennial is a platform for the contemporary art scene in Bermuda. Started in 1994, the exhibition continues to represent the vitality and creativity of local artists. The Bermuda Biennial provides an opportunity for local artists to engage in an internationally juried process, which strives to represent the excellence of Bermuda’s contemporary art scene. Since 1998, Bacardi Limited has generously been the Signature Sponsor and 2012 marks the 10th Anniversary of this important event. Impressions of Bermuda: The David L. White Gift to the Bermuda National Gallery This exhibition celebrates the recent gift of 51 paintings, a most significant contribution to the Bermuda Collection, representing the vision of David L. White, OBE, Chairman Emeritus, Trustee and ambassador for the arts. With a discerning eye, he acquired a comprehensive collection that includes works by important American impressionist artists who visited and painted Bermuda. On display are 46 of the total 77 works of art donated by Mr. White since the museum opened in 1992: “Throughout the last twenty-five years of collecting, I have never thought of these works as belonging to me. I have always known that at some time they would have to be available to all Bermudians.” Thursday Tours @ 10:30am Weekly tours of the BNG take place each Thursday at 10:30 am and admission is FREE. A team of docents (gallery tour guides) are professionally trained for each exhibition at the BNG. Tours on other days or for special groups may be prearranged. Please use the contact form to send an e-mail Dany Pen or call 2959428. Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm Info : Free, tel 441 295 9428, email email@example.com or web www.bng.bm Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Botanical Gardens July 17 - July 25, Artists in Residence Exhibit Opening Judith Paixao and Kevin Lombard will open their exhibit of seaglass jewelry and debut their documentary film on the history of Bermuda seaglass. July 27 - 31, Opening reception “St. Peter’s: Their Majesties Chappell in St. George’s Celebrating 400 Years” 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Sponsored by The Friends of St. Peter’s Church An exhibition of historical and contemporary artwork, memorabilia and artifacts celebrating 400 years of St. Peter’s Church in St. George’s. A Rock & An Ocean Exhibit A special 25th anniversary exhibition highlighting the history of Masterworks. Admission: $5.00; free for members and children under 12 years The Museum is wheelchair accessible with ramps and an elevator. Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art: A Life at Sea Exhibit Celebrating the life and works of the last Captain of the ‘Queen of Bermuda’, Captain Magnus Musson. Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm, Sundays 11:00am – 4:30pm Info: Botanical Gardens, 183 South Road, Paget, 441 236 2950 www.bermudamasterworks.com WINDJAMMER II GALLERY Daily, Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, Ground Floor The Windjammer II Gallery features more than 50 artists throughout the year. Stop by, relax and enjoy the beautiful art and browse the artisans gifts. There is usually an artist in the studio painting. Info: Free, tel 441 295 1783, email firstname.lastname@example.org Continued on page 4
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Calendar of events ACE Gallery Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 11:00am – 2:00pm, The ACE Gallery, ACE Building, 17 Woodbourne Avenue, Hamilton. St. George’s 1612 - 2012: Celebrating 400 Years In celebration of St. George’s 400th anniversary, the ACE Gallery, in partnership with the Bermuda National Trust, hosts this exhibition of works from the Bermuda Archives: Bermuda National Trust collection and from the ACE collection. Over 30 images trace the history of St. George’s spanning from the earliest view of St. George Town pictured in Captain John Smith’s 1624 map of Bermuda, to Hallewell lithographs from the 1840s, Edward James watercolours from the 1860s, and photographs taken in the 1930s and 40s. Info: 441 295 5200
Sports Events Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship Host Hotel: Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Pembroke - Weigh-ins: the Barr’s Bay Park Waterfront, Pitt’s Bay Road, Pembroke These events are a part of the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship. For daily video and results visit, www.bermudatriplecrown.com. Visitors can view the day’s catch at Barr’s Bay Park Waterfront, Pitt’s Bay Road, Pembroke Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament Schedule The Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament is the oldest Bermudian billfish event and the final leg of the Triple Crown. July 18 Final registration, Captain’s meeting and kickoff party at the Docksider Pub on Front Street, Hamiton July 19- 21 Fishing day - 8:00am start; lines out at 4:00pm; Gosling’s Black Seal weigh-in party, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Barr’s Bay Park July 22 Awards Banquet, 6:30pm - 9:00pm at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Info: Dan Jacobs, Tournament Director, tel 407 571 4680, email dan.jacobs@ bonniercorp.com or website www.bermudatriplecrown.com KICK START YOUR METABOLISM AT FITNESS BAY RESORT Fairmont Southampton Fitness Bay Resort is Bermuda’s first results oriented weight loss program. Enjoy hiking, stimulating cardio, core strength classes, amazing low calorie nutritious cuisine and practical education to help you succeed. Choose from week, weekend, and full & half day programs. Hiking and cycling tours also available! Info: Tel 441 232 2348, email email@example.com, www.fitnessbayresort. com, facebook FitnessBayResortBermuda Walking Club of Bermuda Various Locations Throughout the year the Walking Club of Bermuda meets on Sunday mornings. They walk for the exercise, the good company and for the fun of it while enjoying the beauty of the island. Average distance is 6-7 miles, with cut-off points for those who do not want to walk the full distance. Each week is a different start point. The location is always in the main parking area at any listed start point. All are welcome! Walking Club Schedule July 22 - Admiralty House, Spanish Point Road, Pembroke July 29 - Modern Mart, South Road, Paget Info: Free, tel 441 737 0437, email firstname.lastname@example.org or website walk.free.bm
ENTERTAINMENT PRESTIGE DUO BAND AT SEABREEZE Friday Nights, Seabreeze Terrace at Lido, Elbow Beach Relax and unwind under the stars listening live entertainment overlooking the beautiful Elbow Beach. Info: Tel 441 232 3999 Hot Fun in the Summertime at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, 76 Pitt’s Bay Road, Pembroke Experience culinary delights and musical entertainment each week at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess’ ‘Hot Fun in the Summertime’. The schedule: Mondays Martini Madness at The Heritage Court. The talented team of Fairmont mixologists will create a specialty martini or you can even create one of your own each Monday evening. Tuesdays Island BBQ at the Flagpole Terrace, 6:00-9:30pm for an authentically local Island BBQ with delicious Bermudian favourites hot from the grill. Wednesdays Wine Flight held in the lobby, 5:30-6:30pm. Enjoy fine wines each week from a different region throughout the world. Featured wines will be available at Heritage Court for leisurely sipping or better yet, dinner. Thursdays Oysters & Chablis Night at The Heritage Court, from 5:00pm. Experience a taste of the sea, fresh oysters flown in the night before, paired with a chilled glass of Chablis served tableside. Fridays Happy Hour on The Princess Patio, 5:00-9:00pm, rain or shine! Kick back on the lawn and listen to live music, sip weekly drink specials and enjoy a delicious BBQ every Friday. Saturdays Jazz Under the Stars at Harley’s Terrace, 6:30-9:30pm. Treat your ears to the smooth tones of live Jazz while you tickle your taste buds, all under the moonlit sky. Entertainment by a jazz trio from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Sundays Brunch at Harley’s Restaurant & Harbour Terrace, 12:00 noon- 3:30pm.
Wrap up the week and savour a relaxing Sunday brunch featuring all the traditional favourites, served indoors or on the spectacular pool deck terrace. *Cognac and Cigars outside of The Heritage Court every night after dinner. Info: Tel 441 295 3000 or website www.fairmont.com/hamilton Lemon Tree Cafe - Happy Hour Every Friday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm, 7 Queen Street, City of Hamilton Dance to the DJ’s disco-style tunes or to sit and chat in the outdoor lounge overlooking Par-La-Ville Park. Info: Free. tel 441 292 0235 FLANAGANS Fridays On rotation karaoke & live band Saturdays On rotation house DJ’s DJ Casper & DJ Iceman Info: 69 Front Street, Hamilton, Tel 441 295 8299 COCO REEF BBQ & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHT Thursdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, South Shore Road, Paget On Thursday evenings head over to Coco Reef for a little BBQ & Entertainment. Info: $55 per person, reservations 441 236 5416, www.cocoreefbermuda.com SALT ROCK GRILL Fridays & Sundays Lawn Games Happy Hour Every Friday, the action takes place on the back lawn of Salt Rock Grill and features a live DJ playing from 5pm - 8pm. Wayne Davis Live Every Sunday enjoy Wayne Davis on the organ and singing from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm on the lovely Salt Rock Grill terrace. Info: 27 Mangrove Bay, Somerset, tel 441 234 4502 www.saltrockgrillbda.com Henry VIII Nightlife South Shore Road, Southampton Thursday nights BBQ Friday Nights Tempo Saturday Nights DJ Uncle Sunday Nights Local entertainment, call for details Info: Call 441 238 1977 Robin Hood 25 Richmond Road, Hamilton Tuesdays, Quiz night Mondays, $10 entrees Info: Tel 441 295 3314 SWIZZLE INN South Shore Friday & Saturday nights + Sunday afternoons 87 Southshore, Warwick Live entertainment with Pancho SWIZZLE INN BAILEYS BAY 3 Blue Hole Hill, Baileys Bay Thursdays - Trivia Night Wednesdays - Sundays, 9:30pm - 12:30am, Live Entertainment with Ray Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Happy Hour, 12:00noon - 3:00pm, Live Entertainment with Pancho Info: Tel 293 1854 RUMBAR at victoria Grill Fridays, 29 Victoria Street, Hamilton Happy Hour starts at 5pm, Salsa Mania starts at 8:30pm Info: Tel 441 296 5050, www.irg.bm Frog & Onion Pub Live Island Music Daily, Royal Naval Dockyard Mondays - Sundays 1:30pm - 3:30pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 5:30pm - 9:30pm Info: Tel 441 234 2900, www.frogandonion.bm BONER BAR Daily, Bonefish Restaurant, Royal Naval Dockyard Mondays Salsa Mania - 8:30pm - Midnight Wednesdays Karaoke Night - 9:00pm - Midnight Thursdays Live DJ - 9:00pm - Midnight Sundays Spanish Guitar with Randy Lambert - 3:00pm - 6:30pm Info: Tel 234 5151
CUPMATCH THE COMPLETE GUIDE
CUPMATCH the complete guide CUP MATCH HOLIDAY THURSDAY Aug 2 - Emancipation Day Day one of the CUP MATCH CRICKET FESTIVAL Somerset Cricket Club, 6 Cricket Lane, Sandys St. George’s Somerset *A public holiday, Emancipation day in Bermuda marks the end of Slavery in the island. Slaves were freed and slavery was abolished in Bermuda in 1834. Open: Lido at Elbow Beach, Bermuda Bistro at the Beach & Salt Rock Grill FRIDAY Aug 3 - Somer’s Day Day TWO of the CUP MATCH CRICKET FESTIVAL Somerset Cricket Club, 6 Cricket Lane, Sandys *A public holiday in honour of Admiral Sir George Somers whose ship was wrecked on our shores in 1609, ultimately leading to the British colonization of Bermuda. Open: Lido at Elbow Beach, Bermuda Bistro at the Beach & Salt Rock Grill SUNDAY AUG 5 - NON MARINERS RACE Sandys Boat Club, Mangrove Bay, Sandys The Non-Mariners’ Race is an annual summer tradition for the whole family. Experience a hilarious spectacle in that participants attempt to race home-built contraptions bearing topical themes. Great fun for everyone including the participants and spectators. The afternoon starts off with the traditional ‘Non-Fly By of Penguins’. Musical entertainment adds to the fun of the afternoon plus a variety of food and refreshments are available on the grounds of the Sandys Boat Club. Summer Sundays in the Park - Lift your voices (gospel) August 5, Victoria Park, City of Hamilton Relax in the sun while listening to local rhythms in one of Bermuda’s most beloved parks, Victoria Park. Live entertainment, island cuisine, children’s play area with fun castles, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, food court, vendor village and your Sundays sizzling with lots of fun. Admission: Free, tel 441 292 1234
MORE SPEED, MORE COVERAGE & MORE VALUE CellOne, Bermuda’s largest mobile wireless carrier would like to welcome you to the island. CellOne offers 4G HSPA+ network and devices, superior islandwide coverage and roaming in over 200 countries worldwide. CellOne is the only provider to offer SharePlans for families and offers the best Prepaid plan selection & rates. For visitors, CellOne offers a Prepaid SIM card or Prepaid Grab & Go phone. Visit any of the 3 store locations to set up service: 18 Church Street in the City of Hamilton, 35 Mangrove Bay Road in Somerset or 18 York Street in the Town of St. George.
SUSHI & DRINK
By day Coconut Rock is a great spot for lunch. Happy Hour & the sushi bar YASHI kick off at 5pm offering the best sushi in town, special prices on drinks and a new menu in the main restaurant. At night, the party gets started at about 9pm - until. Indulge in special cocktails and immerse yourself in great music, a relaxing atmosphere and good company. Coconut Rock, 20 Reid Street, Hamilton, 292 1043
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CHARMS for the tourist & locals
Stop by and visit the Gem Cellar located in the Walker Arcade just off Front Street or call 441 292 3042 and enquire about special custom designs. Pendants, bracelets, rings and Bermudian charms or anything else that you might have in mind.
KICK START YOUR METABOLISM AT FITNESS BAY RESORT Fitness Bay Resort is Bermuda’s first results oriented weight loss program. Located at Fairmont Southampton, enjoy hiking, stimulating cardio, core strength classes, amazing low calorie nutritious cuisine and practical education to help you succeed. Choose from week, weekend, and full & half day programs. Tel: 441 232 2348 Email: email@example.com Web: www.fitnessbayresort.com Facebook: FitnessBayResortBermuda Hiking and cycling tours also available!
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4 nights stay at the beautiful Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Enjoy all the amenities of a fabulous resort; transportation to and from the airport, free Ferry shuttle to Hamilton, free golf, free tennis and more. You don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity…..we look forward to seeing you soon at the Belmont Hills Golf Club! *Vacation package does not include airfare; subject to availability.
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During July, visit Hera Boutique and discover their selections that come from Europe and North America inspired by versatility, functionality and longevity! Labels include Betty Barclay from Germany, Chez Chemise from Portugal, Joyce Ridings from the UK and from North America, Elliot Lauren, Paperwhite, Amy Matto, A’Nue Ligne and J’envie. Additionally discover Italian knitwear, trousers, leather goods and hand-made garments by L. Venturini of Florence.
This summer hit the beach in STYLE. Show off your new water accessories at Non Mariners or even just cool out in the pool. HUNTS is the place to go. They have boogie boards, blow up boats, floaters for babys and more. Ask about the frost shots, you might want to pack a few to go. You will need a cooler for that. Hunts has it all!
Old Cellar, 47 Front Street, Hamilton, 441 232 4372, 10am – 5pm
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BEACH SIDE On Friday nights leading up to Cup Match there is no better place to be than Sea Breeze Terrace at Lido, Elbow Beach. Relax and unwind under the stars listening to the live entertainment of Bermuda’s Prestige DUO band. Try a few of Seabreeze’s delicious tapas and delicious cocktail or savory glass of vino. Sea Breeze is located at Lido, Elbow Beach, 60 South Road, Paget. For Reservations, call 441 232 3999. From the tapas menu, we recommend... ISLAND SLIDER Fried Local Catch, Raisin Bun, Coleslaw, Bermuda Banana FRIED BAY SCALLOPS Breaded and tossed with Special Lemon Sauce MINI POTATO SKINS White Creamer Potatoes, Cheddar, Chives, Sour Cream, Tomato STEAK AU POIVRE Sautéed Angus Beef strips with Pink and Green Peppercorns YUANGI BEEF Thinly sliced Angus Beef skewers in Japanese marinade
MAKE YOUR LIST and check it twice!
It is never smart to visit the grocery store without a list. Rarely will you leave with everything you need and without anything you don’t. Lindo’s has everything you need for a great Cup Match Holiday, but plan ahead and make that list. It will save you time, energy and headaches. Your shopping experience will be enjoyable and you will get home and unpack with a smile on your face! Give yourself plenty of time to stock up on everything you need for Cup Match. Don’t be like your neighbor and wait until the Wednesday night before. The shelves are stocked now! Need help? Lindo’s has a sample of a grocery list on their website. Go ahead and try it out. What do you have to loose? www.lindos.bm
CHARMING CAFE & Tiki Bar
overlooking the park Lemon Tree offers the most unique park setting in all of Bermuda, boasting an impressive menu of café classics and hot daily specials inspired by dishes from around the world. Each evening the café transforms to one of Bermuda’s premier evening hot spots. Whether wanting to grab a drink after work with friends at the Tiki Bar or dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Uncle during Friday Night Happy Hours, the Tiki Bar at Lemon Tree has a little something for everyone. 7 Queen Street, Hamilton, 441 292 0235, www.lemontreecafe.bm
Visit Hunts online www.huntsfoodandsupplies.bm or stop by 5 Quarry Lane, Khyber Pass, Warwick, 441 236 6343. Every Tuesday enjoy 5% off when paying by cash or check and on Thursdays Seniors receive 10% off when paying by cash or check.
EVERYTHING FOR FUN IN, ON & UNDER THE WATER!
Makin Wave’s new location on the corner of Church & Queen Street is just in time for another Bermudaful Summer. With 40% more retail space than its former Front Street location, stocked from floor to ceiling with the top Summer sports brands, Makin Waves is THE place to go for swimsuits, casual & smart clothing, footwear, sunglasses, scuba gear, paddle boards, skateboards, etc. Makin Waves also has a location in Dockyard! Check out Makin Waves at Church & Queen Street in Hamilton 441 292 4609 or Royal Naval Dockyard 441 234 5319
PICNIC, CAMP OR PARTY POOLSIDE
Entertaining this summer? There is nothing worse than trying to enjoy a nice glass of vino, a delicious cocktail or a toast of bubbly in a plastic cup. Why put yourself or your guests through the disappointment. At Otto Wurz you can pick up a full set of acrylic wine glasses and enjoy your drinks in style. The collection is attractive, affordable and shatter resistant!!! Enjoy your drinks with friends and family anywhere at anytime with no worries of broken glass or having to replace expensive glass wear. It is perfect for picnics, the beach, cocktails poolside, drinks on the boat, everything and everywhere you want to have a drink, take your shatter resistant glasswear set with you! Otto Wurz is located on Front Street in Hamilton. 441 295 1247
GOLD IS TREASURE Visit Walker Christopher where you will find unique original designs like this 14k gold pendant. Somerset & St. George’s colours are available. Walker Christopher Ltd. showcases Bermuda’s most interesting fine jewelry. In addition to our own handmade creations, we feature eclectic pieces from around the world: Italian gold, Tahitian pearls, Australian opal and African fancy colored diamonds. We also specialize in custom design coin jewelry using treasure coins and ancient coins dating back to 550BC featuring historical figures such as Alexander the Great, Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. Walker Christopher is conviently located at 9 Front Street, Hamilton, 441 295 1466, firstname.lastname@example.org
CUPMATCH THE COMPLETE GUIDE
CUPMATCH the complete guide ALMOST EVERY
BEACH PARTY italian dish you can name Portofino offers a comprehensive menu including almost every Italian dish you can name. If you love pizza, choose from 17 different options. Choose indoor dining or sit outside on the al fresco style terrace. Next door enjoy the convenience of take-out. Our favorite pizza featured to the left (not on the menu) is a must try. Delicious hand made crust, tomato sauce, avocado, tomato and fresh mozzarella. Then drizzled with balsamic vinegar. 20 Bermudiana Road, 292 2375
at work or at play
Seasons & Size Wise is a boutique offering clothing from brands such as Tribal Sportswear featuring a variety of items from capris, pants, tops, dresses to skirts, bathing suites and accessories. Whether you sport a full figure or a petite missy size, Seasons & Size Wise has a great selection and will outfit you for any occasion. Located in the Paget Plaza on the corner of Point Finger Road and South Road, visit Seasons & Size Wise and find just what you have been looking for! Paget Plaza, 161 South Road, (441) 236-0237
Salt Rock Grill & Sushi Bar located in Somerset overlooks the beautiful Mangrove Bay. Enjoy live entertainment and some of Bermuda’s best sushi available anywhere. Only locally caught seafood served daily. The only thing we overlook is the ocean... Lawn Games Happy Hour Every Friday, the action takes place on the back lawn of Salt Rock Grill and features a live DJ playing from 5pm - 8pm. Wayne Davis Live Every Sunday enjoy Wayne Davis on the organ and singing from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm on the lovely Salt Rock Grill terrace. CUP MATCH Open for lunch and dinner all weekend serving food until 10:00pm including thin crust pizzas to go. Reservations highly suggested. 27 Mangrove Bay, Somerset tel 441 234 4502, www.saltrockgrillbda.com
at Swiss Timing Brilliant Embers
Big Look, Value Priced Stunning Sterling Silver Styles... Put your valuables away this summer and play it SAFE with the affordable Brilliant Embers collection. Styling and quality unite to yield this stunning line. This jewelry collection consists of 300+ pieces of rhodium-plated sterling silver and cz jewelry. Manufactured with the same attention to detail you would expect from 14k gold and diamond jewelry, this collection is sure to ignite any outfit you put on this summer! Swiss Timing, Front Street, Hamilton
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT overlooking the ocean...
Every Monday, Thursday and alternating Saturdays, Snorkel Park is the place to be! Great Island cuisine, including fresh local fish and jerk specialties that will spice up your night. There is also traditional American style BBQ chicken and pork available and a wide selection of salads and sides. After dinner things heat up at The Island Beach Party. This is an energetic show that is sure to get you out of your seat. Local entertainers include the Bermuda Gombeys, “the island dance troop” and an exciting Fire Limbo show. This evening is Great fun for the whole family. On Sunday and Wednesday evenings enjoy “Conscious Bermuda” live reggae band. Snorkel Park features live bands every weekend and daily live entertainment. Snorkel Park is located in the Royal Naval Dockyard. www. snorkelparkbeach.com
Two of this summer’s hottest brands of shades are available at Sovereign conveniently located on Reid Street in Hamilton! They have a great selection of over 20 brands but just to boast about two.... 13 Reid Street | www.sovereign.bm
Ray-Ban’s ability, unlike many other brands, to blend comfort and practicality with beautiful form. It’s technical knowledge and experience means that the highest quality UV protection is a given, resulting in you receiving perfect eyewear, every time.
From the classic sporty aviator to the fashion forward oversized sunnies, Carrera has a shade to suit all. Subtle embellishments create eye-catching highlights to their energetic designs, they are timeless classics that will ensure a style statement.
Exotic island cocktails, fabulous frozen drinks, eclectic martinis, ice cold beer, tantalizing wine... The Beach is a great spot to stop by during the day or at night, seven days a week, 9am - 3am. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and pub fare during the evenings. Happy Hour from 4pm until 8pm and on Fridays until 10pm. Party your pants off, well maybe keep your pants on but party regardless until the wee hours of 3am with old friends, new friends and anyone else who happens to be at The Beach. Don’t forget to order take-out seven days a week! Live entertainment on Saturdays, live DJ seven days a week. The Beach, 103 Front Street, Hamilton, 441 295 0219
delicious, DEVINE, simply to die for
Located on the corner of King and Reid Streets, Bermuda’s newest eatery is the place to go for tasty breakfasts, lunch sandwiches & salads, sweet cakes, cookies and treats that are just simply to die for. A fine selection of beverages is also available to quench your thirst or delight. Sit off outdoors in the magical garden, inside rustic mismatched rooms or take out to your preferred destination. Every Friday enjoy the music of Mike Hind on his ukulele and indulge in freshly made-to-order outdoor brick oven pizza. Tribe Road Kitchen, 87 Reid Street, Hamilton, 441 734 1637, Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm, Sat 9am- 3pm www.triberoadkitchen.com
HEALTH & BEAUTY
HEALTH and beauty
After my massage finished I was walked to a post-treatment room where one can sit in front of a fireplace, enjoy a glass of fruit infused spring water and gaze out floor to ceiling windows taking in the spectacular view of the Rosewood Tucker’s Point property. I was already very relaxed and satisfied so this was by far an extra serving of icing on the cake. My experience at Sense spa, Rosewood Tucker’s Point was absolutely wonderful and I plan to visit the therapist again during my pregnancy for a prenatal massage and maybe a few other treatments. To learn more about all of the services available call the spa directly at 441 298 4032 and make sure to let the receptionist know that you are expecting. They will happily tell you which treatments you can enjoy during your pregnancy and inform you of any modifications to the treatment that are made to ensure yours and your expecting baby’s safety.
Mommy to be... By Candice E. Dickinson
of the future
Every Mommy to be deserves some pampering, especially once she makes it past the first three months of pregnancy, which for most can be very uncomfortable. While the regular spa treatments aren’t all recommended during pregnancy and for various reasons, there are some spas with a heart who go above and beyond to make sure Mommies to be are not only welcome, but that they are treated by certified prenatal specialists who know just what to do ensuring a safe and happy experience for both Mommy and expecting baby. Let the pampering begin! The experience at Sense® spa starts when you walk into the hotel lobby at Rosewood Tucker’s Point. Take a deep breath. Is that aromatherapy in the air? The hotel is gorgeous and the décor will have your eyes wandering the room so be sure to watch your step. Rosewood employees are always polished, helpful and extremely friendly. When I entered Sense spa, I was greeted and taken to the luxurious changing room. From floor to ceiling, much like the hotel lobby there is a lot to take in and the room itself is beautiful and calming. Inside my locker I found a nice white robe and a pair of sandals. The ladies room was stocked with everything you might need to use after your treatment to make sure you are polished and ready to enter back into the outside world. At this point, I already felt like I was in heaven and the massage hadn’t even started yet. My Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist entered the room and quietly offered me a glass of peach juice and a warm towel to wipe my hands. I had filled out a standard form with my basic medical background and how many weeks pregnant I was. She would use this information to determine what she could and couldn’t do during the massage including whether I would need a support pillow to lie on my sides, etc. I then entered the massage room. She explained the entire procedure before we started and asked me to let her know if anything became uncomfortable including the room temperature. I felt extremely confident about my decision to give prenatal massage a try and began to forget about everyday life as I laid down. Basic oil is used during the massage and the procedure helps your pain relieving endorphins start flowing throughout your body. Soothing music quietly plays in the background. Throughout the massage my therapist ensured my comfort at all times. A prenatal pillow was used to support my stomach and ease the comfort of my legs while lying on my sides. A warm towel soothed my feet and the massage was just the right amount of pressure. A prenatal massage promotes relaxation and normal blood pressure, emotional support and physical nurturing. It soothes muscle spasms, cramps, pain in the neck, back, hips, legs, feet and increases blood and lymphatic circulation supporting the physiological progress of pregnancy.
By Willi Lawrence, Dermatology & Skin Care Center Thermage... This FDA approved procedure is now one of the most popular anti aging treatments being used today. This is accomplished by using controlled radio frequency energy to tighten tissue and increase Collagen production. With aging, Collagen production slows so skin becomes loose and saggy causing wrinkles and fine lines to develop. Unlike lasers Thermage works on all skin types so patients with darker skin can be treated. Also known as the Thermalift procedure, patients no longer need to take time off in order to define their jaw line, lift their eyebrows, tighten their neck and reduce wrinkles around their cheeks and mouth. We are the only skin care clinic that offers this physician- only treatment in Bermuda performed by a registered nurse. The machine is only purchased through a plastic surgeon or dermatologist office. We are proud to introduce the latest treatment tips that are larger, faster and more effective than before. The treatment session can range from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the site being treated. Thermage for men is becoming the trend for basically the same reasons that women are attracted to Thermage. There is no downtime and the results are very natural. In todays job market there is so much competition especially for high level professionals that a youthful look is becoming as important to men as it is for women. As the word gets out we will see more men taking advantage of this skin tightening opportunity. Thermage is the only non-invasive procedure that can lift sagging eyebrows, increase prominence of the cheekbones, re-define the jaw line and improve appearance of saggy necks in a single session that can last for years. No surgery, no needles, no downtime! Call Ms. Lawrence for a free consultation to see if you are a candidate 441 295 9963.
ART IN THE COMMUNITY
ARTIST’S of the month
Glass Beach, Dockyard, April 2012 watercolour by Carole Holding Boy with Rabitt, 1969 oil on canvas, by Carole Holding
Bermuda Flora, 1979 oil on canvas, by Carole Holding Harbourview, May 2012 watercolour by Carole Holding
LIKE MOTHER like By Candice E. Dickinson
Carole Holding | Artist When did you first develop a love of the arts? As a child I loved painting by numbers, I completed art to 0 level (GCSE) and was offered a job working in Fullers art department as a designer for chocolate wrappers, however, I turned that down. I was born into the hotel industry so naturally I choose to pursue hotel studies. I went to catering college and that was where I met my husband. During college I obtained my City and Guilds Certification. I then moved on and managed a restaurant on Regent Street in London, England. In 1968 I moved to Bermuda and was married in 1969. I was a stay-at-home mom when I had my children and started a recreational art class once a week at Mount St. Agnes. I began dabbling in all sorts of creative things for the kids, cakes, arts, crafts and themed birthday parties. I once planned a party for 72 children. When the Queen was visiting Bermuda, I held a themed birthday party and made the boys hats with swords and the girls princess tiaras. The birthday cake was a castle with marzipan animals, even the sandwiches where part of the theme. I also enjoyed hosting dinner parties for my husband and his friends from the hotel industry. You now own 4 shops in Bermuda and your label is one of the top recognized labels Island wide. How did your career unfold? I focused more and more on art and painting as a hobby. As it developed, I started selling my paintings at a small gallery on Front Street. After the first set of paintings, it was only one week later that the gallery requested more. I was approached by the West End Development Corporation to assist with getting the Craft Market in Dockyard established. After my time with the Craft Market, I opened my first studio in St. George’s below the Historical Society on Featherbed Alley. I sold my art out of the studio and also started selling crafts. A few years later I moved onto the square above the White Horse Tavern, St. George’s. Soon I was asked to return to Dockyard and I opened a large shop in the Clocktower Mall selling art & crafts and also an antiques shop called Victoriana, this was decorated in a Victorian theme. I would travel to England frequently and buy small antiques, however, it became harder and harder to keep it up and prices were skyrocketing. My father was an auctioneer. When he married my mother he went into the hotel industry and didn’t pursue his dream. He had an eye for antiques and so I shared that. Eventually I closed both of the Clocktower mall shops and opened a shop at The Fairmont Southampton Hotel. Two years ago I returned to Dockyard with a boutique shop in the Clocktower Mall and also a larger shop at Heritage Wharf. This shop now includes selling my art and other duty free items. Please tell us more about Carol Holding Studio’s Collection. I have a line of Flower Fragrances of Bermuda, jewelry and more recently I have designed a range of Chintz china including Tea pots, bowls and mugs, Bermuda scene chopping boards have authentic recipes allowing my cooking background to offer those skills. I have branched out with my own food label which includes jams, chutneys, mustards and Bacardi Rum Cakes. Please tell us more about your cooking label. I usually spend the winter creating several recipes, which my family taste tests then we have a family discussion about each before I finalize the recipes. I always design labels and packaging and source a manufacturer. Originally this would take me about two years to complete.
Caroline Troncossi Tee I Artist When did you first develop a love of the arts? My family’s environment was very artistic growing up. Colors were a big inspiration for me and I quickly grew to love combining colors in everything that I did. As a child simple tasks such as picking out my outfit for the day would be focused on matching colors corresponding with my mood. When did you start to really focus on the arts and decide to pursue it as a career option? At age 11 I attended St. Leonards-Mayfield School in England. Seven of my 10 subjects were mandatory, I choose art subjects for the rest. I completed A Level Art, Art History and 3 dimensional design. The school encouraged academics and didn’t approve of my focus on arts. Most students applied to universities such as Cambridge and Oxford. I made an appointment with the head master and convinced her that I was going to pursue a career in the arts. Just before applying to college I did a summer internship at the Rhode Island School of Deisgn (RISD). I then applied and was accepted to Parsons School of Art and Design in New York City. I had a phenomenal experience at Parsons. I completed foundation and first year degree, then became distracted when the Sensation Exhibition first opened in London. Sensation was a collection of contemporary art owned by Charles Saatchi and included works by Young British Artists such as Damien Hirst. It was the first major show for Damien Hirst. That was where the art scene was so I needed to be there to be fully inspired. Parsons wouldn’t allow me to transfer to London for a semester so I applied to Central Saint Martins and when I was accepted I finished my degree there. Central Saint Martins didn’t offer the same academic courses which really helped form my art work. Worldwide art shows recognize both Parsons and Central Saint Martins on an equal level. During your education, what do you feel was the most positive experience and how do you now apply what you learned to your work? There were so many positive experiences at Parsons, one in particular was that I studied color theory for an entire year. It turned out to be the best grounding for making paintings. Color became automatic for me. I started getting into color field paintings and worked on how different colors effect emotions. I found it amazing how people’s reactions were to my use of color. The experiences of living in an art community also helps feed your creativity and you become prolific with your work. My mom and I are fortunate enough to have eachother and often discuss our art work for input. What’s your next move? I now teach pilates, yoga, strength training and have been studying energy vortexes and chakras. In my latest art work, I have combined color and bodies in movement to express emotion and I am really enjoying it. So I will continue with this method for now.
Yoga Love, 2012 Oil on canvas Fish Plate, 1993 Sculpture by Caroline Troncossi Tee by Caroline Troncossi Tee
Do you have anything new planned for the near future? I am always looking at new ideas. Stay tuned. Underwater, 2011 Oil on canvas, by Caroline Troncossi Tee
Bermuda Beach, Acrylic on canvas Painted with hands, by Caroline Troncossi Tee
Female Bust, 1994 Cast by Caroline Troncossi Tee
Soloist, 2012 Oil on canvas, by Caroline Troncossi Tee
10 B E R M U D A ‘ S H I S T O R Y
A Parks Department team with the reproduction gun at Scaur Hill Fort.
HERITAGE matters Sightless at Scaur Hill Fort
By Dr. Edward Harris MBE
Somerset Bridge is a useless monument, at least in military terms, as its drawbridge is too small, unlike those at the Dockyard that left a wide, gaping hole, when withdrawn. Yet Somerset Bridge was a critical passage for any army attacking the Dockyard from the rear, or landside. With the longer range of guns of the 1850s, it was necessary to prevent an invading army from reaching Somerset Island, from where its guns could shell the Dockyard with impunity. In time of war, the procedure was probably to destroy Somerset Bridge by hand, or shell it into oblivion with the guns of the new fort on Scaur Hill, built in the 1870s less than a mile to the north. The enemy would have heard its guns but would have been sightless, for the cannon were mounted on the new Moncrieff “disappearing carriage”. According to artillery historian, Collin Carpenter FSA, Scaur Hill Fort has the last known remains of Capt. Moncrieff ’s smallest version of a disappearing carriage. When the gun was fired, the force of the shot pushes the barrel and carriage down into a deep gun emplacement. The gun is loaded in that depressed position, while the enemy is looking from the cannon, hopefully without success. Once reloaded, a five-ton counterweight throws the gun back into its elevated position above the rampart. A reproduction of the gun was emplaced by the Parks Department a few years ago. Scaur Hill Fort is a monument of some architectural interest, for it displays in stone and concrete the great change taking place in the design of fortifications in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Until that time, forts were buildings for offensive action that could also be defended, but by the 1870s, the idea of a fort was being replaced by gun positions with little defensive architecture, such as seen later at St. David’s Battery of An 1870s site plan of Scaur Hill Fort 1910. showing the shore-to-shore ditch.
Site plan of Scaur Hill Fort with its two guns on disappearing carriages.
The ditch at Scaur Hill Fort is the longest in Bermuda. It starts on the eastern side of Somerset Island, runs around the southern edge of the fort, proceeding westward across the road and downhill to Ely’s Harbour. A wooden bridge on Somerset Road once spanned the ditch. Times change, enemies come and go. A clear and present danger in the later 1800s, it is now hard to imagine that an American enemy would have come marching through Southampton and southern Sandys Parish and into Somerset to attack the Royal Naval Dockyard, after landing on the south shore beaches. To prevent such an invasion and American occupation of Bermuda, seven new forts were built here in the late Victorian period and a number were rearmed with advanced weapons. The system appears to have worked. Thanks to the enemy of old, a mere 700 miles to the west, Bermuda has an outstanding array of military heritage in architecture and artillery. If we would but care more for these monuments, we might entice more Americans to our shores for a modern invasion in the gentler guise of friendly visitors.
A model of a 64-pounder on a Moncrieff Disappearing Carriage.
Do you know... …About the First Bermuda Books? Part II – Susette Harriet Lloyd – ‘Sketches of Bermuda’ By Horst Augustinovic
Susette Harriet Lloyd visited Bermuda from 1829 to 1831 and stayed with the family of Archdeacon Aubrey George Spencer. During her 2-year stay she wrote a series of letters to her friends in England, many of them concerning local people and their living conditions just prior to emancipation in 1834. On her return to England Susette Harriet Lloyd was urged to publish her letters, resulting in her book ‘Sketches of Bermuda’. In her Preface, she wrote ‘The recent changes which have taken place in the legal condition of the negroes in our West India colonies, having rendered any authentic information connected with the subject desirable at the present moment, it is hoped, that the following pages will not be deemed altogether uninteresting, especially since they refer to a country which, though the smallest of all our West India possessions, has attracted a greater degree of attention than others of larger extent, in consequence of its deviation from the emancipation bill, passed by the mother country, and, with the The title page of ‘Sketches of Bermuda’, single exception of Antigua, adopted published in 1835. generally by the colonies.’
A rather romanticized view of Flatts.
B E R M U D A‘ S H I S T O RY
BERMUDA’S history This view of Hamilton Harbour has obviously been embellished for the European travel book market.
game was on. On one such occasion a number of boys playing in Somerset were approached by a group of Naval officers who asked if they could join in the game. The batter was no other than HRH Prince George, later to become King George V! And it wasn’t just cricket gear which was lacking early on, proper ‘cricket pitches’ were also not available to most players. According to William Zuill in ‘Bermuda Journey’, Johnny Fox of St. David’s came up with a novel method to keep his field in order. He built a big wire cage, something like a fishpot, with a door large enough to admit a goat. Once inside, the goat began to crop grass and continued the good work until the cage was moved to another spot. This way the ground was always ready for play with a minimum of effort. It wasn’t until the formation of the all-black Bermuda Militia Artillery in 1890 that Bermudians were able to play regularly with proper cricket gear against British Army and Royal Navy teams. Being selected for any of these Inter-Service matches soon became a distinct honour for Bermudian cricketers. Forty years after the abolition of slavery in Bermuda on August 1st, 1834 – Emancipation Day – Captain J. Moresby of the Royal Navy began an unofficial twoday sporting tradition with cricket matches played between two fraternal lodges from the opposite ends of the island.
Paynter Vale at Bailey’s Bay in the typical style of the early 19th century, before the invention of photography
These matches between the two lodges of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows were so popular, that following the 1901 game at which one team won by only one run, it was agreed that a Cup should be played for annually. In 1902 three two-innings games were to be played in June, July and August, with the Cup going to the winner of the best of the three games. Unfortunately the 1902 game had to be abandoned in a brawl.
It was then decided that as of 1903 there would only be one
The Map of Bermuda shows the outlying reefs and the north of Bermuda ‘Filled with Rocks’.
‘This little colony being, from its geographical situation, the key to our trans-atlantic possessions, naturally acquires considerable importance, while the singularity of its formation, the beauty of its scenery, and the variety of interest in its natural productions, seem to entitle it to a more distinct notice than it has yet received in the casual allusions of different writers.’ The 273-page ‘Sketches of Bermuda’ by Susette Harriet Lloyd includes beautifully engraved views of Hamilton, Flatts and Paynter Vale at Bailey’s Bay, as well as a more detailed map of Bermuda than the one published a few years earlier by Richard Cotter in his book of the same title.
…How many of Bermuda’s Roads are named in honour of Cricket? By Horst Augustinovic
Cricket, a centuries-old game that originated in England, was first brought to Bermuda in the 1840s by soldiers of the British Army. A match played in St. George’s between the Army Garrison team and members of the Royal Navy at Dockyard started to make cricket the popular sport it is today. In 1855 the Bermuda Cricket Club was founded in St. George’s and the first game was played against the Army Garrison team. As Bermudians of all backgrounds fell in love with the game – but still lacked proper cricket gear – substitutes were made. Oleander trees were particularly good to carve a bat and a stone wrapped in cloth made a suitable ball. And the
12 G O L F A C R O S S T H E I S L A N D
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
GOLF PRO of the month
BUSINESS of the month
Meet Darron Swan
sherry peppers are indigenous to bermuda and synonymous with outerbridge's
Head Pro at Belmont Hills Golf By Simona Terceira Darron Swan is a full-time Golf Pro and Director of Golf at Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Course. Darron became a Golf Pro at the age of 21. In 1986 he was Trainee Assistant Golf Pro Manager at St. George’s Golf Course under the tutelage of his brother, Kim Swan. At that time he attended various Golf Schools. The Bermuda Government sponsored him on various development programmes facilitated by PGA America – programmes such as Teaching, Merchandising, Rules of Golf, Golf Course Operations etc… Darron became Assistant Golf Professional at Belmont Hills in 1988 where he stayed for a year before moving to Riddles Bay as Head Golf Professional. He worked at Riddells Bay for 13 years before moving back to the newly designed Belmont Hills. Can you start by telling us a little bit about how you got into Golf to begin with? I started Golf at the age of 5 mainly because my brother was involved in Golf. My brother Kim Swan is currently one of the teaching Professionals at Port Royal Golf Course. Over the years as my interest grew and my skills developed, I realized that I was very happy with a career doing something that was very enjoyable and fulfilling. What do you like about working at Belmont Hills? The atmosphere at Newstead Belmont Hills is a ‘family’ atmosphere. You will find that all of the staff is very hospitable, creative and ready for a laugh. Apart from the beautiful surroundings, well kept golf course, adequate staffing and facilities, there is a team mentality, which encourages good working relations. There is never a day when I think I don’t want to go to work. I am usually the first in and last out. What has been the highlight of your career? There are so many highlights. I get great joy seeing a lot of my students become professionals. Dwayne Gibson was one of my students and the moment he became a Head Professional was a proud moment for me. Throughout his training with me, I focused on teaching Golf Shop Operations, Tournament Organization, Club Fitting and How to Teach. Dwayne currently works with me at Belmont Hills. Why is Belmont Hills a ‘must play’ for visitors to the Island? Every one of the 6100 yards of intense bunkering, multi-tiered greens and slender fairways of the Belmont Hills Golf Course is designed to test your shot-making abilities. Panoramic views of bustling Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound provide the perfect backdrop for some of the most enjoyable and challenging 18 holes on the island. And of course the congenial atmosphere of all the staff is a plus. What advice would you offer someone considering playing at Belmont Hills? Belmont Hills is an ‘accuracy’ Golf Course. If your driving accuracy is of a high percentage, you can use Drivers all day but if your percentage is low, you have the flexibility of using your Irons. Great Putters have huge success at this course! Our Pro Shop has a variety of high-end brands: Adidas, Nike, Callaway to name a few; a good selection of Putters and tailor-made Drivers and Fairway Woods. One of our most in demand items in the shop includes Clic Gear pull carts that come in various colors. We have very competitive rates and we also offer the DREAM OF A LIFETIME package where players enter into a draw to win 4 nights accommodation at Newstead Belmont Hills Resort. (All Newstead guests receive a complimentary round of Golf daily) Darron Swan can be contacted at email@example.com or at 441 236 6400
PGA GRAND SLAM TICKETS or 9 HOLES WITH KIM SWAN Just visit www.thisweek.bm & ENTER!
It all began centuries ago when sailors began fortifying barrels of sherry with fiery hot peppers. The all-purpose seasoning was used to mask the less than appetizing taste of rancid ship rations. Not exactly an alluring origin and perhaps they would have been more precise to call it “Peppered Sherry” but… we cannot rewrite history. “Love the sauces! We now give them as gifts to friends and relatives.”– Sandra R. (Kentucky) In 1964, Yeaton Duval Outerbridge and his cousin Robert “Robbie” Dean Outerbridge decided to brew up a batch of Bermuda sherry peppers for use at Robbie’s Harbourfront Restaurant in Hamilton. Since then, Outerbridge’s Original has become synonymous with sherry pepper sauce. Nearly every restaurant and pantry in Bermuda includes a bottle of Outerbridge’s Original Sherry Peppers. It is THE Bermuda hot sauce that predates the hot sauce craze by decades. “My secret ingredient” Alisa S (Vermont) Today, Outerbridge’s Original brand includes twentyseven gourmet products including ready-to-serve Bermuda Fish Chowder and Sherry Rum Peppers, a blend of the customary enhancers for chowder. Other shaker bottles include Swashbuckling Steak Sauce, Sizzling Soy Sauce, Bloody Mary Fix, Wine Vinegar Peppers, Full Hot Mustard Sauce, Royal Full Hot Rum Peppers and Devilishly Hot Sherry Peppers that are twelve times hotter than the original. Outerbridge’s Founder’s Reserve is a 750ml fish shaped bottle with pouring spout that makes a great gift or souvenir. Outerbridge’s Original Barbecue Sauces are available Mild or Devilishly Hot, as are our Peppered Jellies and Admiral’s Cocktail Onions are an extra-spicy Bermudian delicacy. I have wowed many dinner guests with your sauces Charles M. (Michigan) The Outerbridge family also helped originate the Bermuda Rum Swizzle and our all-natural crystal mix makes over a quart of liquid sunshine. The popular taste inspired our newest product, Bermuda Swizzle Taffy - salt water taffy that tastes like a rum swizzle but without the alcohol. Outerbridge’s has also introduced four spice packs for rubs and marinades; Fantastic Fish, Righteous Ribs, Tempting Tasty Chicken and Luscious London Broil. Outerbridge’s Original Cookbook, in its sixth printing, is a collection of favorite family recipes and Bermudian cuisine.
“Bring on the best sauce in the world” Todd M. (Massachusetts)
WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK
WHERE TO EAT and drink
sushi. To be honest I have a feeling that my customers were having fun watching me struggling with the busy night. I didn’t get any complaints, everybody was happy with their sushi made with fresh rice. :) Would you like to create a plate for our readers? The plate that I will create for you contains: salmon nigiri, tuna nigiri, local wahoo sashimi, local tuna sashimi and of course, our most popular roll, Oh Joy. I like the taste of the fresh raw fish so if it were just up to me I would serve a lot of sashimi. Nothing can beat the taste of fresh local sashimi.
SAKE SUGGESTION: shimizu-no-mai PURE DAWN junmai ginjo sake Sake pairing by April Gosling Naude, Gosling’s Aroma: Hints of orange peel and light floral notes, with an underlying minerality. Taste: Fresh and well-structured, with subtle notes of pear and Fuji apple. Finish: Creamy, finishes soft-sweet to dry.
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Sushi Chef, Salt Rock Grill By Simona Terceira
If you haven’t been to Salt Rock Grill for sushi you can’t say that you had the best sushi on the island. Salt Rock Grill offers the widest selection of sushi, 14 appetizers, 9 tempura, 13 Nigiri, 13 sashimi, 11 special rolls and 25 Salt Rock Grill rolls. Nothing goes better with sushi than a chilled glass of sake or a sake cocktail from the cocktail list. Now let’s meet Bobby Bergantin! He is an amazing sushi chef and is well known for his sushi creations. So be sure to ask for something special if you don’t see it on the menu. Yes, you read that right; you don’t have to stick to the menu. You can get adventurous and ask Bobby to create something unique for you. Bobby started as an assistant sushi chef back in the Philippines in 1999, at a Japanese restaurant called Komoro Soba. After 5 years he became a head sushi chef and in 2006 he came to Bermuda. He is the only sushi chef at Salt Rock Grill and you can find him there from Tuesday to Sunday, lunch or dinner. What do you enjoy the most at your job? I have many regular customers that come to the sushi bar and together we create unique rolls. I like to be challenged. If you tell me what type of fish you like, I will create something unique for you. As a matter of fact I have a client that named one of my creations after himself. His name is Lee Jay and he comes here 4 times a week for dinner all the way from Devonshire, often bringing his wife or friends. The Lee Jay Special is an avocado boat. You will have to come here and order it to see why it is so special. Why is your sushi different from other restaurants?
The Beach House at Blackbeard’s Hideout Looking for something a little more relaxed in the evening? How does great cocktails, delicious food and one of the most incredible SUNSET views on the island sound. Book a reservation a The Beach House at Blackbeard’s Hideout in St. George’s. Located just adjacent to Fort St. Catherine’s beach. Call today 441 297 1400 Ext 367 The Beach House offers a wide variety of delicious dishes, mouth watering cocktails, great wine list, ice cold beers, divine desserts and more. We suggest the crab cakes to start and the fish sandwich to follow. You can’t go wrong with a Bacardi cocktail, just ask the bartender to create something for you based on your favorite Bacardi flavored rum. A little history on The Beach House at Blackbeard’s Hideout
I have the generic sushi rolls on my menu but I also have rolls that you can find only here at Salt Rock Grill. I try to only use local fish, tuna, wahoo or snapper. What’s the most popular roll from your menu? The most popular roll is no. 56. OH JOY, People enjoy it so much that we had to call it OH JOY. It is a tempura roll of crab, mango, avocado, shrimp, seaweed and cream cheese. I think it is the most popular roll in Bermuda. At Salt Rock Grill we have 2 menus for lunch or dinner. A sushi menu and a restaurant menu where you can find everything you would like to eat, from fish to steak or lamb. We like to offer a wide variety of food to our customers. Did you ever have a disaster in the kitchen? It was a Saturday night. It was so busy that I ran out of sushi rice and I had to cook rice while the customers were at the bar waiting for their sushi. It takes 20 minutes to cook rice and my customers had to wait for over 30 minutes for their
A secluded cove on the islands of Bermuda is reportedly where one Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, spent some time hiding out from the Governor Eden of North Carolina around 1718. His ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge may have even anchored off Achilles’ Bay; the crew may have basked on the beach and fished and swam in crystal clear turquoise water. They may also have created a small hut on the shore to shelter from the sun but what stands there today has transformed into Blackbeard’s Hideout and The Beach House.
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WHERE TO EAT and drink RESTAURANT
had chocolate chip cookies. We didn’t feel the desserts were along the guidelines of healthy options, however, after eating such a healthy selection of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, it is only natural to indulge in a naughty little dessert.
Harley’s, The Fairmont Hamilton Princess By Candice E. Dickinson
Today more and more adults are focusing on healthy eating habits and some are struggling to erase bad habits they developed in the past as children and young adults. So what about our kids today? If we can get them choosing healthy now, maybe there will be less of a struggle to maintain their healthy eating habits as they grow older. Most restaurants offer children’s menus featuring kids’ favourites such as French fries, pizza, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, etc. Kids’ eyes light up and if they don’t get to indulge in these naughty favourites at home, they will surely be scanning the menu at a restaurant when given the opportunity. The Fairmont Hamilton Princess has not only designed a menu for children but they have put a healthy twist on the usual favourites that kids love. Changes in recipes include using whole-wheat flour instead of refined white flour, incorporating fruits and vegetables to help meet the daily fibre recommendation and employing alternative cooking methods.
Genius! We chose three young candidates to join us for dinner at Harley’s Restaurant at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess. We didn’t tell them what to expect or what they would be having for dinner; we just made sure they didn’t have any allergies that we would have to notify our server of. The coast was clear so we booked a reservation and off we went on a Monday evening at 6pm for dinner. Olivia age 6, Nazy age 10 and Jack age 14 were seated in the Harley’s dining room in The Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Chef Trent Mayhew greeted us at the table and introduced himself to the kids. He then let us know that he had chosen a selection of entrees for our young taste testers to try out. Olivia, Nazy and Jack placed their napkins on their laps and waited patiently. In the meantime we had a peek at the menu and I asked each of them what they would have ordered if they had a choice. Olivia said that she would have ordered the cheese pizza and would have asked for pepperoni on top, Nazy had his eyes on the cheese pizza as well and Jack was interested in French fries. The dishes soon arrived and to our surprise, they were quite different than what the kids had discussed ordering. The menu is set up so that kids choose an entrée and two sides to go with it. Chef Mayhew explained each entrée and the kids dug in. • • • • •
BBQ Chicken Breast with a side of steamed brown rice and steamed broccoli Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich with carrot sticks and strawberries on the side Chicken Fingers with mashed potatos and watermelon wedges Penne Pasta & Tomato Sauce with house made meatballs Grilled Cheese Sandwich with grapes and pineapple
Olivia, Nazy and Jack cleaned the plates. Olivia loved the Chicken Fingers and Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Nazy and Jack said that they would choose the Penne Pasta with meatballs over their original choices of cheese pizza and French fries. The kids all enjoyed the fruit and vegetables on the side and felt as though it was more like a treat than a task to eat their veggies. Nazy exclaimed, yummylicious as he ate his watermelon wedges. We were surprised to see just how much the kids enjoyed their sides of fruits and vegetables. The way the entrees were presented, it really was like a little treat on the side. Everything was fresh and delicious. Kids are still kids so when we finished they smiled big and asked for dessert. Olivia and Nazy had the brownie served with ice cream and sprinkles and Jack
Meet The FLANAGANS Manager Trio By Candice E. Dickinson
Andrew Trott How long have you been with Flanagan’s? 4 years. Previously and since 1999 I was the head golf pro at the Fairmont Southampton, Riddell’s Bay and Tuckers Point golf clubs. I still teach on my days off at Port Royal. What is your title at Flanagan’s? I am the Restaurant manager and also bartend, run the functions in the Outback Sports Bar and in the main restaurant. What is the best part about working in this industry and for such a great company like Flanagan’s? I live to be around people, it’s great interacting with visitors, locals and our regulars. The Flanagan’s crew really works together and takes care of each other especially the owners who are always around and available when needed. When we have a day off, there is nothing to worry about. Everything gets done and any problems that arise are just a phone call away. The hours are flexible and we are able to still enjoy life and do things that we want to do. Too many jobs consume people’s lives and they quickly loose sight of everything that is going on around them and in the world. Do you have any advice for someone who wants to get into the industry? Don’t be afraid to talk to people and ask questions. Be presentable, polite and show up on time. You will get out what you put in.
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RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT CONTINUED... Michael James Neil John Sheehy Please tell us a little about yourself! I am the son of John Joseph Sheehy, former Chief of CID and #3 man in the Bermuda Police Force. My mother is the beautiful Joan Sheehy. In 1985 we left Bermuda and moved to Texas where I attended the University of Houston and studied hotel management. I joined the United States Marine Corps and after Dessert Storm, I returned to Houston worked at the Outback Steak House as a waiter, then general manager learning about quality and people. I always dreamt about returning to Bermuda so after my time at the Outback I did just that. I worked at the Fairmont Southampton for two years and then saw that Flanagan’s had an opening. I was lucky enough to land the position. Do you have any advice for someone who wants to get into the industry? Do your homework and find the right company. That alone will make you successful.
Calm Water Mangrove Bay 1 oz Absolut Vodka, 1oz De Kuyper Blue Curacao, 1oz of De Kuyper Triple Sec, 1/2 oz Lemon bar mix, top with Sprite
Irish Car Bomb 1/3 oz Jameson, 1/2 oz Amarula toped with one can of Guinness
Jack Daniels Ice Tea 1oz Jack Daniels, 1/2 oz De Kuyper Triple Sec, 10 oz iced tea, top with Lemon bar mix
Al McIntosh Where are you from and what brought you to Flanagan’s? I am originally from Glasgow, Scotland. I was living in Canada a while back and saw a job opening at Salt Rock Bar & Grill in Bermuda. I had a choice at that time to return to Scotland or head to Bermuda. I decided to try Bermuda out and met my wife while working at Salt Rock. I spent 6 years there and 3 months ago moved to Flanagan’s. What is your position at Flanagan’s? I am a manager 2 or 3 nights a week. I look after the floor and help out wherever I am needed. What do you really like about working here at Flanagan’s? I really enjoy the customers at Flanagan’s and our staff. My job at Flanagan’s offers me more time to spend with my family. I have 2 sons; one is 4 and the other just 5 months. I have 2 or 3 evenings a week free to spend at home being a dad and a husband. I also really enjoy our customers and our staff.
Manika Smith Woodys Sports Bar To be taken seriously as a woman behind the bar is an arduous task that is still felt in some areas of the industry. The bar is becoming less of a man’s world every year and there are more and more women who are at the forefront of modern mixology. Manika Smith, head bartender at the Woodys Sports Bar in Somerset is one of those ladies. She started as a bartender at Woody’s 16 years ago, and after 5 years she was promoted to bar manager. What do you love about your job? After 16 years of work I still feel that I can learn more. This is a type of job where you don’t know what to expect when you go to work. Every day is different and that’s what I love the most about being a bartender. What should people expect when they come to Woody’s? Woody’s is a great place for visitors to come and hang out with locals. Our customers are mainly locals that love sports and good food. We have 4 big screens that can be viewed from any angle of the bar. We also serve lunch and dinner every day and on Sundays we serve the traditional Sunday morning breakfast, codfish and potatoes. At Woody’s our customers can choose their own music. We have a Jukebox with a large variety of oldies, R&B, reggae and soca music. At Woody’s we also have karaoke night every Monday and Tuesday evening. We offer wireless microphones for our customers so they can dance while they are singing. And last but not least we have a Wi Fi sports machine for rainy days when people like to be indoors playing games and drinking. We also have a great selection of food from bar food to fresh shrimp, wahoo and grouper fish.
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When it comes to bartending there are many things that can be learned from those who have years of experience behind the stick. Many of these bartenders have seen the recent evolution of the craft for themselves and have invaluable advice for those just starting out in the field. Donald Hassell is one of them.
Are you doing something special for Cup match? On August 2nd and 3rd we have a big party featuring 2 DJs and 2 bars, one inside and one on the patio. What is your best selling drink? Our bestseller is Chivas and Guinness. During the summer you can’t beat a cold drink. Can you suggest some drinks for our readers to try out? I can recommend 4 drinks that are a must-try here at Woody’s Sports Bar. If you are still thirsty, you can’t go wrong with a St. Pauli’s Girl Ice Cold Beer!
How did you start as a bartender? It was 1974 when I started working at Henry VIII. I worked there for 14 years. The first 8 years I worked in the kitchen becoming a chef and for 6 years as a captain where one of my responsibilities was the bar. When they were busy I would jump behind the bar to help, that’s how I learned to make drinks. In 1987 I bought Somerset Country Squire and since 1988 I am here doing anything and everything that needs to be done whether in the kitchen, behind the bar or on the floor. Where do you start when creating a new drink? First I look at the weather and it depends on if it’s a sunny day or a rainy day. Second I ask if the client likes juices or ice cream. If it’s a hot day nothing beats a frozen drink. Being a chef as well I know what ingredients blend well together. So if you come and ask for a special cocktail you know that you will get something tasty.
TEQUILA Start with Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila chilled shot
CHIVAS ON THE ROCKS Next try a nice Chivas on the rocks with a splash of water
Pomegranate One of Manika’s Signature Drinks: 1 oz Pama Liqueur, splash of sour mix and top with soda water
STORMY NIGHT SHOT Another Signature Drink: 1/2 oz Hpnotiq and 1/2 oz DeKuyper Blackberry Liquer and 1/2 oz water
St. Pauli Girl If you are still thirsty don’t forget to ask for an ice cold St. Pauli’s Girl Beer
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Pistachio Stuffed Chicken with Lingonberry Glaze Ingredients 2 large chicken breasts 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup chopped pistachios 1/4 panko (I used whole wheat) 2 oz crumbled goat cheese pinch of cardamom salt and fresh ground pepper 1/3 cup red wine 2 TB of Lingonberry preserves
Summer time is Chicken Time Although anytime is a good time for chicken, I especially love this tender cuisine during the summer. The versatility of chicken allows us to create 1000’s of way for you to enjoy this delectable item, without ever cooking it the same way twice if you so desire. The two recipes I am suggesting are full of fresh ingredients and bold flavors. They are both perfect for causal summertime entertaining and will certainly deliver rave reviews from all of your guests. Have fun with your selection of sides and salads to accompany these dishes. Herb Grilled Chicken with Chipotle’s Corn Salsa Ingredients 1.5 lb chicken breast 1-2 TB dried oregano (about a small palm full) 1-2 TB dried thyme 1-2 TB dried basil 1-2 TB garlic powder A few nice size pinches of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper Olive oil
Directions 1. With a pairing knife, gently make a deep slit in the thickest part of the chicken breast. Be careful not to pierce through the other side. Sprinkle salt and pepper and pinch of cardamom on both sides of chicken. 2. In a bowl, combine raisins, pistachios, panko and goat cheese. Stuff the mixture into chicken breasts. Secure opening with toothpicks to keep stuffing from falling out. 3. Place chicken into hot oven proof skillet with about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook chicken evenly on each side, until golden brown. Place skillet into preheated 375 degrees oven. Cook for about 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Take skillet out of oven and place back on burner. Take chicken out and let rest on a plate. Pour wine and 2 tablespoons of preserves into hot pan, deglaze all of the leftover bits of chicken and let simmer until slightly thick. Place chicken back into pan for a few minutes to absorb some of the sauce. 4. Once chicken is done, place on plate and drizzle glaze over chicken.
WINE SUGGESTION: BODEAS EIDOSELA Albariño Wine pairing by April Gosling Naude, Gosling’s Bodegas Eidosela Albariño is a new wine from Spain; it is 100% Albariño. Straw yellow with green flashes; it is clean and bright. It has a high intensity at nose; it is very fragrant, fruity and floral, fresh and subtle, recalling the peach and apricot. In the mouth is powerful, full-bodied and with an adequate alcoholic degree, balanced acidity, harmonious and with many pleasant nuances. Its persisting taste is pleasant, elegant and complete.
Directions 1. In a small bowl, combine oregano, thyme, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. 2. Lay chicken breasts on baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with seasoning and rub. Drizzle olive oil on both sides of chicken. Place on hot grill, over medium heat. Grill 5-7 minutes on each side or until done, when juices run clear. 3. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before cutting. Chipotle’s Corn Salsa Ingredients 6 ears of fresh corn (or about 3 cups of frozen corn kernels) 2-3 poblanos, roasted and chopped (see directions) 1 medium red onion, chopped 2 jalapenos, chopped Handful of cilantro, roughly chopped or torn Queso fresco, crumbled Juice from 1-2 limes Salt and black pepper, to taste Directions 1. Cook corn in boiling water for about 5-8 minutes. Carefully cut kernels off stems and add to salad bowl. If you want a roasted corn, cook in water first, then throw onto hot grill for a few minutes to char skin. 2. Combine corn, chopped roasted poblanos, chopped onion and jalapenos into a bowl. Add lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Right before serving add cilantro and queso fresco and toss gently to combine. 3. Spoon generously on top of the Chicken and enjoy!
WINE SUGGESTION: Marqués de Cáceres Red Rioja Wine pairing by April Gosling Naude, Gosling’s Wine: Marqués de Cáceres Red Rioja is the most widely distributed Spanish wine brand in the U.S. It is restrained, earthy, and foodfriendly—exactly what an affordable Spanish red should be! It has an intense bouquet of blackberries and blueberries with a hint of delicate spice and roasted coffee. Full and fleshy in the mouth with a nice balance of delicious flavours and smooth tannins that linger on the palate.
What’s Cooking Bermuda with Barry Cohen Featuring 350 recipes from local restaurants and celebrity chefs. The book includes sections on appetizers, soups and salads, beef and veal, pork, poultry, lamb, seafood, vegetarian, pasta and desserts. A few island island favourites include a Dark and Stormy créme brulee from the Island Restaurant Group, potatoe crusted rockfish with mustard leek sauce from Tom Moore’s Tavern and the seafood casserole from Elbow Beach. Available in local stores accross the island.