January 12 - 15
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Experience the Caribbean's Culinary Epicurean during Cayman Cookout for yourself. Join Chef Eric Ripert for a weekend celebrating food, wine and the natural beauty of the Caribbean at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. An incomparable roster of world famous chefs, wine experts and spirits blenders will offer tastings, demonstrations, tours and dinners that celebrate the barefoot elegance that only the Cayman Islands can deliver.
Experience the Caribbean's Culinary Capital during Cayman Cookout
Fresh Cayman Lobster and Conch
Agua will feature an evening of freshly caught local Lobster and Conch. A five-course menu for CI$87 (plus gratuities) with wine pairing or CI$65 (plus gratuities) without wine pairings.
For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lion Fish Hunt, Preparation demo by Chef Dora and Tasting by Chef Ajay
January 19, January 26 and February 2
Event starts at 5pm
Divetech at Cobalt Coast Dive Resort, West Bay, Grand Cayman
By combing the # 1 sport in Cayman of scuba diving, environmental awareness for divers, removing an invasive species from the ocean and turning the lionfish into tasty tidbits complimented by white wine, diving guests will be a part of a solution in an educational and fun filled afternoon. An educational briefing on lion fish will be followed by a 1-tank dive to catch lion fish, a demonstration on how to handle and prepare the species and appetizer tidbits in Caribbean style paired with cold white wine.
For reservations email email@example.com.
Latin Night Under the Stars of Cayman
Casa Havana, Westin Casuarina
Enjoy this Latin themed wine dinner set against the backdrop of Cayman's famous star filled sky. Wines from Chile, Argentina and Ron Zacapa from Guatemala will be featured during this splendid evening.
Contact host property for reservations and details: 345-945-3800 x6007 or F&Bdirector@westin-cayman.com.
Dine by Design Beach BBQ
Seven Mile Public Beach, Al La Kebab
A multi-cultural BBQ, showcasing Caribbean, Asian, Latin and North American methods and flavours. Wine and beer pairing with meat and seafood dishes, bringing out the best of the seasoning and the vintages alike. Ticket price includes 2 drink tickets and full access to our smorgasboard of flavours: passed appetisers, seven grilling stations, salads and sides as well as dessert.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 345-946-3463.
Rum Tour & Pirate Sail
Seven Fathoms Rum at The Cayman Islands Distillery and The Jolly Roger
Take a tour of Cayman's first and only distillery and see how rum is made. After sampling various special rums on site, step down stairs from the distillery to board the a real Pirate Ship. On board a 2 hour sunset cruise you will enjoy a selection of delicious rum themed appetizers and a signature Seven Fathoms Rum cocktail.
Contact email@example.com or call 345-925-5379.
Kyocera Ceramic Knives Demonstration
Gawk & Leer
General manager of Kyocera USA Erik Reid will demonstate all Kyocera kitchen products and a food tasting will be created using the products and offered as a small tasting. Kyocera gift will be offered to all participants and a 10% off on any Kyocera product purchase.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 345-945-1914.
Fish Tea Cook Off
January 23 - National Heroes Day
Colliers Public Beach in East End
Time: Gates open at 10 am
The great Fish Tea Cook Off will be featuring cooks from the various districts of Grand Cayman preparing their mouth-watering brews that, according to local lore, can add years to your life. Think of fish tea as a potpourri of all things fishy with a bright-red kick. However, an even better bit of advice will be to sample it, and then let the results speak for themselves.
Learn more about the Fish Tea Cookoff at surfchallenge.ky
Sample many different and unique margaritas, paired with appetizers and passed hors d'oeuvres. Come try several of our signature tequila cocktails and enjoy the namesake of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.
Visit www.margaritavillecaribbean.com for details or email email@example.com
Australia Day Food & Wine Festival with Gold Boomerang Games
Tukka Restaurant, Gun Bay in East End
Each year on or around the 26th of January Australians join together to celebrate the birth of there great nation. The day starts for lunch with an Awesome selection of Australian Native fare accompanied with Great Wine & Beer. This years event marks the 10 year anniversary of Australians celebrating in Cayman and will be the best one yet. Tukka will be offering FREE shuttle buses from Royal Palms and the Brick House at Grand Harbor throughout the day. The Gold Boomerang is the ultimate prize for the event with past Winners including the Dame Ednas, Map of Tassie, Bondi Nuggets & last years winners The Rangers. The Games start later in the afternoon with teams comprising of 5 with a minimum of one sheila in each team. This always memorable day will be held next year at TUKKA Restaurant in Beautiful East End on Caymans National Heros Day the 23th January, 2012.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 345-947-2700.
Taste of Sparkling Elusion
On board the Cayman Elusion 4:00-6:00 pm
Cost: CI $130/ USD $162.50 per person (Taste of Cayman ticket included in price)
Enter the Taste of Cayman in style with the Taste of Sparkling Elusion on Jan 28! Arrive at Camana Bay as a VIP via yacht after a lovely 2 hour sunset charter with tapas and unlimited glasses of sparkling bubbly Prosecco. Let your taste buds run wild with the Local taste of CaymansMarinated Conch, Smoked wahoo with pickled onion, caper, and tomatoes, local heirloom tomato gazpacho, slow roasted pork with local vegetable giardiniera & scotch bonnet aioli and to add a touch of sweetness, Coconut bars. These specially prepared dishes are all done by Michael Genuine Restaurant. Then you are free to experience the incredible tastes, sights and sounds of Taste of Cayman!
Book now!! Only 14 spaces available!
Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival
Camana Bay Waterfront
Cost: To be announced
This 24th annual event is a cornucopia of sights, sounds, smells and tastes! With over 30 restaurants from the Cayman Islands participating, there is food and drink for everyone. Feast your eyes and your stomach with culinary creations from restaurants of all types, enjoy the famed mudslide or locally crafted brews and spirits, dance the night away in one of the themed lounges and enjoy live music and Caymanian culture at its best. Taste of Cayman is one of the largest epicurean festivals in the Caribbean—and one of the best!
Visit Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival or email email@example.com.
Brewery Tour & Taste Pairing Dinner
Event starts at 7pm
Cayman Islands Brewery
This brewery tour will lead participants on a discovery of the local brews--from the way they are made and bottled to how they can be used in a dining experience. The evening begins with arrivals and appetizers, moves to the Brew Hall and the main course and finishes in the Bottling Hall for dessert. Three restaurants will provide food that uses beer for the complete beer-soaked evening!
For details visit www.cib.ky.
Reds, Whites & Brews (and local food)
Event starts at 2pm
Our Houses at Grand Harbour
The day will consist of local wine and beer purveyors showcasing their products (Caybrew, Jacques Scott, Premier, Tortuga). The local restaurants on island will be invited to partake in an authentic local cook off, where the visitors can vote for best oxtail, conch stew etc. To vote and receive tasters a donation of CI$15 has to be made to a local charity. All wine and food will be available for sale as well. Entertainment will be live music by local bands. A bus shuttle service will be available from all major Hotels.
Slow Food Day
Event starts at 5pm
Market at the Grounds at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink (Camana Bay)
Join Slow Food Grand Cayman and Michael's Genuine Food & Drink for the First Annual Slow Food Day Grand Cayman, an event celebrating the linkage of the pleasure of good food made from local ingredients with a commitment to community and the environment. When James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz opened Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Grand Cayman in June 2010, his mission was to provide Caymanians as well as visitors to Camana Bay with a taste of the fresh, simple, pure and sustainable cuisine that has made his Miami Design District restaurant one of the hottest dining destinations in the United States. Schwartz and Slow Food Grand Cayman soon launched a monthly Farm to Table Dinner series to further support and grow the local economy by prominently featuring ingredients from local producers. Meet Slow Food Day, the natural next step to bring the whole island together in a celebration of eating locally and sourcing sustainably. A full roster of events pairing local chefs with local farmers, fisherman, and ranchers will be available for locals and tourists to enjoy.
For more information or to get involved, please contact Alan Markoff, Slow Food Grand Cayman convivium leader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event starts is from Noon - 5pm
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Annual SOUP-ER BOWL (February) A fun and tasty fundraiser for the whole family, Cayman’s best restaurants come together to support BBBS in its annual Soup-er Bowl. Restaurants prepare and serve their best soup in an effort to earn bragging rights and the coveted title of the Cayman Islands Soup-er Bowl Champion. Event attendees sample soup from each restaurant and cast their vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Tickets are $25 adults, $10 for seniors and children between 5 and 12 years
For more information contact email@example.com or call 345-945-6315 or 345-925-3934
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams at Blue by Eric Ripert
Event starts at 6pm
Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Indulge in one of the world's best known delicacies at Blue by Eric Ripert as Chef Luis presents a caviar tasting menu to accent your Blue experience. Savor the world of 100% sustainable caviar - its varied flavors, textures and regions.
Visit www.ritzcarlton.ky or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Culinary Month Charity Wine Dinner & Auction
Event starts at 7pm
Celebrate with The Brasserie & Fantinel Winery for this year’s Cayman Culinary Month’s Charity Dinner and Auction on Friday 10th February at 7:30PM.
Three generations and forty years of history have transformed a small cellar into a leading player on the Friulian wine scene. Collections of superior quality wines, capable of distinguishing themselves throughout the world, offer the perfect compromise between the Friulian historical tradition and the desire for innovation. The family estate, boasting 300 hectares of prized vineyards in the Collio, Grave and Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC zones, is a genuine expression of prime winegrowing country with perfect microclimates for the ideal ripening of the grapes.
Guest Winemaker, Marco Fantinel, is the grandson of the founder of Fantinel and along with Stefano and Mariaelena the growth of the company continues. It is in fact thanks to major efforts from the third generation that Fantinel can certainly be numbered among the most important Italian wineries, in terms of quality, quantity and investments.
Marco Fantinel travels tirelessly to bring the Fantinel Brand all over the world. We are proud and lucky to have him here to show his family's wines and present the dinner at The Brasserie where Chef Brad Phillips will be creating a succulent & innovative 5-course menu destined to succeed.
Seats are limited and CI$95 + gratuities. For reservations call 945-1815 oremail email@example.com