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Cayman Cookout 2018 – A World Class Culinary Experience

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The tenth annual Cayman Cookout will take place on January 10-14, 2018, when Grand Cayman becomes the culinary epicenter of the Caribbean for five captivating days.

One of the world’s most treasured celebrations of food and wine, the Cayman Cookout welcomes an elite roster of talented chefs, wine and spirit experts and culinary influencers each year. The exclusive, interactive weekend features cooking demonstrations, tastings, tours, dinners, pairings and unique epicurean experiences – all presented in a relaxed Caribbean setting of fun, friendship and barefoot elegance. The annual gathering is set amidst the Cayman Islands’ magnificent Seven Mile Beach and is hosted by world-renowned Chef Eric Ripert and his friends, including Anthony Bourdain and José Andrés.

Our South Sound and Seven Mile Beach Villas are perfect for Cookout attendees, as you can reach the Ritz Carlton in 15 minutes or less and then retreat back to the privacy of your own private piece of paradise:

Serenity Now – North Seven Mile Beach – 5 minute drive

Nirvana – South Sound – 10 minute drive

Tatenda – South Sound – 10 minute drive

Point of View – South Sound – 15 minute drive

The complete event schedule with more than 40 activities will be finalized soon but some of the highlights include:

The Adventures of Eric & Tony
Known as a staple event in Cayman Cookout tradition, this culinary demonstration takes you on a journey with Chef Eric Ripert and bestselling author and multiple Emmy Award-winning television food personality, Anthony Bourdain. Travel around the world, from one unbelievable adventure to the next, as Delightful vs. Sinful meet in true Cayman Cookout style.

Olé José by Chef José Andrés
The Master of Entertaining while cooking, Chef José Andrés kicks off the weekend in signature style. Andrés entertains with his spirited stories, while making his famous paella. This is one of the most anticipated events of the weekend, as José amazes and delights the audience.

Essential BAM!!! with Emeril Lagasse
Chef Emeril promises a cooking demonstration showcasing his passion in the mastery of Creole and Cajun cuisine in his own “New Orleans” style. Watch Emeril’s passion for food “kick it up a notch” at this year’s Cayman Cookout.

Around The World with Anthony Bourdain
Join us around the world with Anthony Bourdain, renowned chef, bestselling author and multiple Emmy-winning television personality, live at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Chef Bourdain tastes and discusses international and local flavors with Cayman’s most acclaimed chefs and restauranteurs.

Barefoot Barbecue
Dine under the stars as Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés, and other event chefs harmonize sizzling grills with the breaking waves. Hand-crafted cocktails, live music and sweet creations will enchant into the evening.

The Beach Bash
Set sail on a catamaran across the turquoise Caribbean Sea to Stingray City – Chef Eric Ripert’s favorite destination – to swim, snorkel and interact with the majestic sea creatures. Afterwards, head over to Rum Point and revel in a distinctly Caymanian culinary experience with a special grilled lunch hosted by the talented chefs of Cayman Cookout.

Bon Vivant Cook-off Brunch
Endless Moët & Chandon Champagne and extravagant brunch selections enchant as Grand Cayman’s most ambitious amateur chefs duel in a live cook-off in The Cayman Islands Ballroom. The amateur chef finalists will face off during Sunday brunch, with the winner to be determined by the ultimate judges: Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and José Andrés.

Eric Ripert Rum and Robusto
Join Chef Eric Ripert and his friends for a fun game among the Cookout’s honored chefs. This VIP ticket for Rum and Robusto provides access to highly a anticipated Pétanque Game. This event will definitely be an unforgettable experience, as guests join one of the incredible teams. May the best team win!

A Grand Finale Evening with Eric Ripert and the Chefs of Cayman Cookout
The tenth annual Cayman Cookout concludes with an unforgettable ten-course dinner, hosted by Chef Eric Ripert, featuring the talented chefs of Cayman Cookout for a true Grand Finale.

See the Cookout website for more details.


For inquiries regarding Cayman Cookout Week in Grand Cayman, CONTACT US!