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Chef Marcus to highlight local food

Celebrity chef, Marcus Samuelsson is visiting Hamilton Princess & Beach Club this week to launch new menu items, host a cooking demonstration and highlight local food producers and fishermen.

Marcus opens the weekend of activities with a cooking demonstration at the Beach Club on Friday, June 1 for those who are looking for an opportunity to get some tips from a professional. Guests will enjoy a welcome drink before watching Marcus prepare some of his favourite dishes, sharing tips and interesting anecdotes. Following this, guests will get to enjoy a full dinner on the beach. Tickets for the event are $85 each, plus gratuities, and include drinks and dinner and can be purchased on www.PTIX.bm. The event begins at 6:30pm and live music will be provided by Working Title.

On Saturday, June 2, Marcus will lead a field trip across the island in one of Hamilton Princess & Beach Club's signature jitneys, showcasing local farmers, producers and fishermen who provide the resort with their ingredients. Marcus will lead a tour to Wadson's Farm, Pops and Sons Honey as well as fisherman Steve Cabral. Foodies will be treated to lunch at the Princess Beach Club on the tour and then will get to experience the true farm to table experience that night at the hotel on the Regency Terrace, complete with live entertainment. Tickets cost $250 per person, plus gratuities, and includes both meals as well as the tour. The field trip leaves the hotel at 11am, returning at 4pm. The farm to table dinner takes place at 6:30pm.

Marcus will host a brunch at his restaurant on Sunday, June 3 and will launch some new menu items such as The Ribs Are Touchin' — Beef Side Ribs with a Soy Glaze, Cashews and Kimchi Christophene — and a new Butterfly Pea Flower Tea cocktail. Brunch costs $54 per person, plus gratuities, or $94 per person, plus gratuities, for the Unlimited Champagne Brunch. Brunch is served between 11am and 3pm.

Marcus Samuelsson said: “I am thrilled to be back in Bermuda to kick off the summer season and hosting these fun events. I can't wait to share my passion about the fresh and delicious ingredients that are available on the island and some of my favourite cooking tips.”

Tim Morrison, General Manager at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, said: “We are delighted to have Marcus Samuelsson back on the island again and to host such exciting events which celebrate good food, from farm to table. Whether you're an amateur chef or prefer to dine out, there's something for everybody.”

Reservations are required for the Farm to Table event and are recommended for brunch. These can be made by calling (441) 298-2028 or e-mailing ham.diningreservations@fairmont.com.

Marcus Samuelsson (left) with executive chef of Marcus', Danai Hongwanishkul (Photograph supplied)

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Published May 28, 2018 at 1:05 pm (Updated May 28, 2018 at 1:05 pm)

Chef Marcus to highlight local food

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