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Let me introduce you to my friend, Pattie.

Pattie and I met shortly after I moved to Cayman and we became fast friends.  In fact, for my first year here we shared breakfast together almost every single day.  You’ll be hard pressed to find a better way to start your morning than with a piping hot, freshly baked spicy meat pattie!

Cayman’s own Island Taste offers a wide variety of goodies from patties (chicken, beef and lobster) to pastries and hot lunches.

Beef, plantain, cassava and fish.  Mmm!

The item Island Taste is most known for is definitely its patties and today, Island Taste is letting us take a sneak peak around their bakery where they will make 3000 mini patties for this year’s Taste of Cayman.

That’s a lot of dough!
First things first, the dough has to be mixed up.

Then, it needs to be flattened out before being filled with either beef, chicken or lobster.

Kitchen toys are the coolest!  After the patties are stuffed and sealed, its off to the oven.

The dots identify what meat the pattie is stuffed with

On January 28th, Cayman will host the 24th Annual Taste of Cayman, but the event actually started more than 30 years ago.  Island Taste has been with the culinary showcase from the beginning.

In addition, Island Tastes bakes up fresh pastries which are sold in dozens of stores and restaurants across Grand Cayman.

Wanna try some of their delicious goodies!?  Well, Island Taste has put together a great little re-useable Island Taste Swag Bag with some coco bread, gizzadas (that’s coconut in a pastry shell) and coconut rocks for one lucky winner 🙂

You know the drill:

  • Leave a comment to enter
Bonus entries! Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.
  • Follow Taste of Cayman on Twitter
  • Tweet this giveaway: I just entered the 4th @tasteofcayman giveaway!  Win some delicious Island Taste pastries @The_Deep_Dish
  • ‘Like’ Taste of Cayman on Facebook
  • Share this post on Facebook
The deadline to enter is January 23rd.  Good luck! 
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  1. These remind me of Jamaican patties I used to get at a market in Montreal. SO yummy!!

  2. Yum! Looks delicious.

    larkspurpurple (at)

  3. I would love to have a friend like yours. Looks amazing!! Meat pies are the best. I mean seriously a pie made of meat…genius!

  4. I love meat pies — well, any hand-held food — to pieces. Can see why you became fast friends! Easy!

  5. I've got to try some patties sometime. I've never had Jamaican, Caymanian or any version of them – they sound delicious

  6. These look AWESOME! I love trying different flavors. mmm.

  7. All those coconut goodies sound yummy!

  8. Congratulations on the Top 9! These look heavenly!

  9. These look so delicious! I'd love to win… actually I'd love to come to Grand cayman and eat a fresh one. 🙂

    Congrats on the Buzz!!!

  10. Carsley, these patties look fabulous – lucky chef to have all that dough 😉
    Love the different fillings (never thought of them for breakfast before but why not?) Not unlike the Scottish pasties but relish the taste of the exotic. Tell me – I've misplaced your email. Can you send me an email with your phone number please, since Waverley can't send your book to a PO Box number without it. Merci! J xo

  11. YUM!! Wish I had this recipe :b

  12. everything looks amazing. Awesome shots!

  13. That is seriously a lot of dough! I bet the pastries are amazing 🙂

  14. Great post… as always! These patties look absolutely delicious. Love your “behind the scene” photos too!

  15. I didnt see if the give away is global, if it is I am in!

    I love patties. I discovered them in india, they r lovely snacks and guests always enjoy them.
    simply delicious!

  16. Wow everything looks supper yummy 🙂 Those pastries look divine 🙂

  17. What a fabulous breakfast date! They look totally delicious.

  18. I can see me eating these with little bits of flaky crust all over the place. Man these look good!

  19. I love patties, but I think it's important to mention bula bread!

  20. Shared your post on Facebook!

  21. Liked you on Facebook!

  22. Lobster patties sound divine! But I'd be more than happy to start with some coconut goodies. 🙂

  23. Wonderful and lovely pastries and some of it is like our local version of curry puffs.

  24. I also Like Taste of Cayman on Facebook! Thanks for this GREAT series! I can't believe it's almost here!

  25. Tweet, tweet! Guess who went tweet?!

  26. ….and I follow Taste of Cayman on twitter!

  27. Hiya Parsley! These look amazing! I suspect that Pattie and I would be friends, too!

  28. I loved flaky pastries I even tried gluten free version.
    The treats look yummy and I sure want to try them.

  29. Those treats look amazing!

  30. These pastries bring back such wonderful memories for me! Makes me homesick. again. 🙂

  31. Everything looks delicious. I have never had a meat pattie but I can tell that I am totally missing out.

  32. Oh my gosh, pass me one of those meat patties. I'm drooling over here!

  33. I have made meat patties before with beef but the idea of lobster does make me swoon-yum! Island tastes looks like they have really cornered the market when it comes to savory patties and sweet pastries. Great giveaway!

  34. Oh my, that filling looks amazing 🙂 I can never resist flaky pastry with creamy fillings…

  35. What a great way to start the day – lovely
    mary x

  36. Your friend Pattie looks like a great friend indeed!

  37. Your friend Pattie looks like a great friend indeed!

  38. Your friend Pattie looks like a great friend indeed!

  39. Oooh pastties. They look great. They remind me of the Jamaican patties I had in kingston except they were filled with spicy chicken.

  40. I follow on Twitter and FB!

  41. Yum! I could go for some of those great goodies right now, a taste of the islands! Sure beats the sleet and snow we're having now.

  42. Yum yum. Every now and then my dad would come home with a bag of Jamaican beef patties. I don't know where he got them. We were too busy eating to ask. Not sure how they differ from yours, but they look similar. I'd forgotten all about that until I read this post, so thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  43. Mmmm…I love meat patties. We have a Pie Company here that makes many different pies, large, small, sweet, savory. So lucky I can get my pie fix. 🙂 These look amazing, so tender the crust must be. The cigar roll look interesting. Love it!!!

  44. these look good! would love to get a taste if you ship international 🙂 Have follow Taste of Cayman on Twitter and facebook

  45. I don't twitter, but I have to tell you this post sure got my attention. Anything that looks like an empanada is right up my alley. Good luck to your followers. Snow storm coming our way today.

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