Held annually in Grand Cayman each January, Cayman Cookout combines two of our favourite things: food and the perfect Caribbean setting.
Cayman Cookout 2017 is a dazzling four-day epicurean feast for the senses. This year will feature an incredible roster of acclaimed chefs, sommeliers and mixologists to provide guests with the ultimate immersion course in the destination’s unmatched wine and culinary scene.
It’s a foodie and oenophile’s dream come true: rubbing shoulders with superstar chefs, expert demonstrations, exclusive wine tastings and mixology classes – all led by some of the most influential names in the industry.
Conceived by Le Bernardin‘s Michelin-starred Chef Eric Ripert to be the ultimate food festival in one of the world’s most beautiful settings, Cayman Cookout 2017 will bring together Chef Ripert and culinary all-stars Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés and (for the first time) Emeril Lagasse.
Also along for the culinary adventure are Christina Tosi, Terrance Brennan, Daniel Humm, Tim Love, and Roland Passot, as well as famed mixologists Charles Joly and Bob Peters.
Hosted at the opulent Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on famed Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Cookout is THE don’t-miss-it food and wine festival in the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean set against the stunning backdrop of the Cayman Islands.
Here’s a peek at some of the unique cooking demonstrations, tastings, tours, dinners, pairings, and epicurean experiences on offer:
The Adventures of Eric & Tony: A hilariously entertaining culinary adventure with Eric Ripert and bestselling author and multiple Emmy Award-winning television food personality Anthony Bourdain.
Olé José by Chef José Andrés: The larger-than-life Andrés entertains with his spirited stories and makes his world-famous paella. Expect the unexpected as Andrés always makes a unique entrance.
Essential BAM!!! with Emeril Lagasse: Emeril’s passion and mastery of Creole and Cajun cuisine in his inimitable “New Orleans” style are on display.
Around The World with Anthony Bourdain: Chef Bourdain tastes and discusses international and local flavours with Cayman’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs.
Barefoot Barbecue: Graze under the stars at food stations hosted by Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and José Andrés to the sound of sizzling grills and breaking waves.
The Beach Bash: Set sail on a catamaran across the turquoise Caribbean Sea to Stingray City – Eric Ripert’s favourite destination.
Dom Pérignon on the Green: Enjoy a glass of newly released 2006 Dom Pérignon, on the putting green of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
Bon Vivant Cook-off Brunch: Endless Moët & Chandon Champagne and an extravagant brunch as Grand Cayman’s most ambitious amateur chefs face off in a cooking competition judged by Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés and Emeril Lagasse.
Seven to Savor: A Grand Finale Evening with an unforgettable seven-course dinner, hosted by Chef Eric Ripert, featuring Chefs Thomas Seifried, Daniel Humm, Terrance Brennan, Roland Passot, Tim Love, José Andrés, Christina Tosi, and Emeril Lagasse.
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