Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, October 22, 2014 – Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated Cayman Cookout hosted by Chef Eric Ripert from January 15-18, 2015 in the Cayman Islands. The seventh annual event, hosted by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and Food & Wine Magazine, will celebrate the Cayman Islands’ dynamic food scene with some of the world’s most talented chefs. To purchase tickets or select packages, please visit the event website.
This year, Cookout veterans Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés and Daniel Boulud will be joined by newcomers Michael White, Marcus Samuelsson, Norman Love, Sven Elverfeld and Sean Brock, as well as international talent Lynn Crawford (Canada), and Adam Handling (United Kingdom). Food & Wine executive editor Ray Isle will share his finest wine pairings beachside, while renowned mixologist Charles Joly will entertain guests with his exceptional handcrafted cocktails.
Those in attendance can expect four days of matchless culinary demonstrations, talks and teachings from global experts, all set in the intimate Caribbean atmosphere of the Cayman Islands. Celebrate the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean” with Chef José Andrés from his roaring paella fire; delight in what is sure to be an unforgettable presentation of local flavours and culinary influences at “The Rundown” with Chef Anthony Bourdain; learn from Chef Lynn Crawford how to elevate the brunch experience; or attend an elegant lunch prepared by Chef Adam Handling with Her Excellency The Governor Ms. Helen Kirkpatrick. Other memorable events include a tell-all session with Chefs Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain, a lively “Beach Bash” held at Rum Point and the famous “Barefoot Barbecue” party, where chefs and guests mingle and dine under the stars at Tiki Beach.
“Cookout is one of our favourite events of the year,” said Deputy Premier, and Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Moses Kirkconnell. “This incredible food festival highlights our rich tradition of food with all manner of vibrant celebrations and gives guests a truly extraordinary experience. We are thrilled that the guests, sponsors and chefs continue to bring this spectacular event to Cayman year after year.”
“There couldn’t be a better setting than the Cayman Islands for this memorable celebration of culinary arts,” adds Director of Tourism, Rosa Harris. “The entire Caymanian community comes together to welcome these renowned chefs and guests to our shores and we are excited to do so once again this January.”
To purchase tickets or book a trip, visit www.caymancookout.com, or to plan your trip before Cayman Cookout, visit us at www.caymanislands.ky. Join the Cayman Cookout conversation on Twitter at @CaymanCookout and @Cayman_Islands and use #CaymanEats.
Frequently referred to as “the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,” the three Cayman Islands offer world-class hotels and elegant resorts, luxury condominiums and secluded villas, all with unsurpassed service, and an eclectic array of fine food options. With more than 150 restaurants, unwinding with a good meal in the Cayman Islands can include chic five-star dining as well as a more casual venue under the stars. From traditional Caymanian seafood, to Caribbean and Thai, Italian or New World, discerning diners are sure to find something to fit their taste.
Located 480 miles south of Miami in the vibrant tranquillity of western Caribbean, this trio of tiny islands is a premier destination for discriminating travellers, honeymooners and families. World renowned for its idyllic beaches and diving spots, and recognized as a sophisticated, diverse financial centre, the Cayman Islands offer spectacular recreational opportunities along with warm, impeccable service. To learn more about the Cayman Islands, visit www.caymanislands.ky or www.divecayman.ky or call your local travel agent.