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Taste of Cayman

// Chelsea S
With over 5000 people attending the 30th anniversary of Taste of Cayman the organisers made sure to pull out all of the stops. Guests were able to enjoy an array of food and drink vendors, on-stage demonstrations and competitions, a firework display, live entertainment and so much more. Read More

Beyond the Plate with Chef Michael Mina

// Chelsea S
James Beard award winning chef, Michael Mina, is well known and respected in the culinary world. With the Mina Group having over two dozen restaurants ranging from brasseries to steakhouses to pizza joints, one can assume he's quite a busy man. Read More

Ripert, Ricard and Pétanque

// Chelsea S
It is only in its second year, but playing pétanque with the chefs is hands-down one of my favourite Cayman Cookout events. It's great seeing the chefs out of the kitchen and spending time with their friends and fans in a casual fun setting. Read More

Ultimate Wine Fair & Auction

// Chelsea S
This signature Cayman Cookout event is one of the most popular.  Sure it has a great price, live music, and the entertaining Vicki Wheaton hosting, but its popularity stems from the amount of wine tastings, yummy culinary bites and the silent and live auction items. Read More

Southern Design by Sean Brock

// Chelsea S
Some may think that "James Beard Award" and "Southern food" are opposing terms.  But you would be dead wrong, as that is exactly the style of award-winning cuisine that Chef Sean Brock is known for.  As an owner of his cookbook, <em>Heritage</em>, I was thrilled to taste his interpretation of classic Southern cooking.  Having Thomas Fogerty wines pair perfectly with each dish was an added touch to this lunch.<br />   Read More

World Class Sunset Bar

// Chelsea S
The World Class Sunset Bar was a new addition to Cayman Cookout this year.  The event took place on the rooftop patio at the Ritz-Carlton overlooking Cayman's famous Seven Mile Beach and providing a remarkable view of the sunset.  Read More

A Chat with Chef Dominique Crenn

// Daniel T.
Dominique Crenn, the chef/owner of two Michelin starred Atelier Crenn of San Francisco, focuses on cuisine as a craft and the community as an inspiration. Read More

Ole Jose

// Chelsea S.
As much as I love José Andrés with his animated and friendly personality, I could never understand why this event was one of the first to sell out year after year.  All I really knew was that he always made a unique entrance to the event and made some of his delicious paella.  So this year I finally got the chance to see what all the fuss was about. Read More

José From Above

// Daniel T.
The legend of chef José Andrés grows as his 2018 Cayman Cookout entrance managed to top previous years in spectacle and lure. A morning crowd mixed with guests, talent and staff gathered on Seven Mile Beach to witness this annual tradition. Read More

Sake Explored

// Casandra M.
A new event at the annual Cayman Cookout hosted at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, this event had impressive numbers waiting to explore the world of Sake. Read More
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