Gimistory crowns fish fry kings and queens

| 03/05/2009

(CNS):  Having evolved out of the Gimistory tradition of frying fish and fritters at the performances and serving it with swanky free of charge to audiences George Town and North Side chefs have shared in the glory of the first ever contest. George Town is now branded Best of Cayman for the Best Swanky and the Best Frittas and North Side has taken the title of Best of Cayman for Best Fry Fish.


The George Town queens Georgeanne General and Lucille Busillo were assisted to victory on their caboose by Leighton Rankine who kept them supplied with fuel by chopping wood. The pair had to feed the largest number of people too when they cooked up the traditional feast during Duppy Night at Smith Cove, which attracted the largest audience of the six performances in the districts. Meanwhile, in North Side Marcia Hulse, Leon Dilbert, Monica Wilson, Dicilee Pattico and Simion Smith had to contend with a very strong wind at the seaside yard of Capt. Ned Miller blowing up the fire.

The competition was organised by Cayman National Cultural Foundation in association with Best of Cayman and Rita Estevanovich, CNCF Programmes Manager said she was very pleased with the effort and enthusiasm of each district team. “There was something unique about each district’s presentation. We appreciate all the hard work of the team members that made this aspect of Gimistory a success. I hope it instils a sense of pride in the districts,” she added.

The fry fish, frittas and swanky were judged each night by musician Clive Rosteing, Chef Tanya Foster, Chef Keith Griffin and Rotarian Monica Czorny.  Other teams in the competition were: East End – Michael Whittaker and Ron Connor; Bodden Town/Savannah/Newlands – Mark Scotland, Crosby Solomon, Kendall Whittaker,Jerry Wood and Andrew Carter; West Bay – Eziethamae Bodden, Brenda Bush, Brenda Timothy, Jeana Ebanks and Lillis Harvey.

The two districts are highlighted on the Best of Cayman website

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