On November 13th, 2015, our Excective Chef Marcia Nunez and Sous Chef Jane Martinez, both Garifuna Hopkins natives, competed with Belcampo Lodge, Walucos, Aasha’s Kitchen, Laru Beya and Jaguar Reef Lodge for a culinary battle celebrating Garifuna Garinagu Cuisine. Hamanasi contestants walked away as the Grand Prize Winners! The main course was pan seared Baruru with lionfish along side calaloo and chaya dressed in coconut milk. Dessert was a cassava crème brule and the drink was “Sahua” with fever grass crossed and a dash of brandy.
Even with with a windy rainstorm and limited kitchen accessories the girls kept their wits. We are so proud of you, Marcia and Jane, for a job well done. Hamanasi is so pleased to have both on our team!