The Cayman Islands Offers Visitors an Unparalleled Culinary Experience with Cayman Cookout 2012
Blessed with beautiful white sand beaches, stunning underwater scenery, world-class attractions, delicious cuisine, and a distinctive culinary event, the Cayman Islands is a destination like no other. Just an hour south of Miami, the three islands offer a variety of experiences for the discerning traveller and diner.
The fourth annual Cayman Cookout is one of the marquee events kicking off Cayman’s Culinary Month. Hosted by Chef Eric Ripert of acclaimed restaurant Blue at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cayman Cookout promises four days of mouth-watering indulgence and personal encounters with internationally renowned chefs and wine experts from January 12th to 15th, 201. Brought to the table by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and Food + Wine magazine, Cayman Cookout gives guests the opportunity to savour unparalleled cuisine prepared by some of the world’s top chefs, along with exclusivedemonstrations, tastings, excursions and events.
The superlative chefs and wine experts participating in the Cayman Cookout promise to deliver days of delicious indulgence amidst the blissful surroundings of the Cayman Islands. Culinary all-stars slated for the January event include Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés, April Bloomfield, Laurent Gras, François Payard, Richard Blais, Paul Rogalski, and wine experts Ray Isle, Andrea Robinson and Aldo Sohm. FOOD & WINE’s Editor in Chief, Dana Cowin and Gail Simmons, Special Projects Editor & and popular judge on BRAVO TV’s Top Chef, will also join in the weekend’s festivities to mingle with chefs and guests alike.
Frequently heralded as “the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,” the Cayman Islands offers pristine beaches with top rated hotels and elegant resorts, comfortable condominiums and secluded villas, all with unsurpassed service, and an eclectic array of fine and diverse food options. With more than 150 restaurants; including restaurants by acclaimed chefs Cindy Hutson, Dean Max and James Beard Award Winner Michael Schwartz – unwinding with a good meal in the Cayman Islands can span chic five-star dining to more casual venues under the stars, to freshly caught fish prepared straight off the boat! Plus, with cuisine ranging from traditional Caymanian seafood to Caribbean, Thai, Italian or New World, discriminating diners are sure to find something to tempt their tastebuds.