Cayman Cookout 2014 Culinary delights await local and visiting foodies

Friday, Jan. 17

The Rundown with Anthony Bourdain
The Great Lawn
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Anthony Bourdain is a trailblazer in educating people about different cuisines and cultures around the world, as well as an outspoken commentator on social trends. What will he have to say as he explores some of Cayman’s culinary traditions including classic conch chowder, Cayman-style jerk dishes, Rundown, and more? Featuring Tortuga Rum Cakes, Caybrew, and Seven Fathoms Rum.

Barefoot BBQ
Presented by Certified Angus Beef
Royal Palms
A backyard BBQ adopts new meaning under the stars on Seven Mile Beach where shorts or rolled up trousers are de rigueur. Eric Ripert, José Andrés and Anthony Bourdain grill in the water at a literal Caribbean Sea cookout, while Jacques Torres’ treats taste even sweeter with your toes in the sand. Garnish the evening with cocktails made from the ultra-premium tequilas of Patrón.

Friday Night Session
Cayman Cabana
Lively Cookout revelry lingers into the evening hours at Cayman Cabana, located on the waterfront of historic George Town. Dance ocean-side while Cayman’s top DJs fill the night sky with Caribbean-fusion beats and a live steel pan performance infuses an authentically island vibe. Experience excellent Caymanian hospitality, art, music, and fashion, courtesy of the One Tree Four Five Collection. Entry ticket includes one welcome beverage. 

Saturday, Jan. 18

A Dinner Party at Camana Bay
Camana Bay
Camana Bay invites you to dine around the town at the ultimate Cayman Cookout dinner party. Start with champagne, cocktails, canapés and a cooking demonstration featuring a fish whose venomous mystique is matched by larger-than-life host José Andrés. Afterwards, embark on your own culinary adventure as Cayman Cookout headline chefs pair with Camana Bay’s signature restaurants, bringing their own distinct styles to Cayman’s thriving restaurant district.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Bon Vivant Champagne Brunch Cook-Off
Lanson Champagne South Beach Pavilion
The annual competition for Cayman’s own amateur top chef. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman’s Executive Chef, Frederic Morineau, and Bon Vivant’s own Cynthia Hew, host the knife-wielding victors of a series of preliminary competitions. Their Caribbean-influenced dishes are judged by Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, and José Andrés. Who will win Cayman’s culinary crown?

Artisan Market
North Sound Pool

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
While away the afternoon around the pool sampling wine, cocktails, culinary delights, and tastes of Cayman. It’s also an opportunity to meet the authors behind your favorite cookbooks and have them signed.