Anthony Bourdain, Emeril Lagasse, Daniel Boulud, Jose Andres and Eric Ripert. That’s a dream team of culinary talent and they make up only a small portion of the impressive line-up set to participate in the 10th anniversary edition of the Cayman Cookout culinary festival this month at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
The festival, which starts on Jan. 10 and runs through Jan. 14, has been extended an extra day this year to accommodate the record number of events.
The Cayman Cookout features signature events like the Barefoot BBQ at Royal Palms and the Bon Vivant Amateur Chef Competition Brunch in the ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton. It also features numerous luncheons, dinners, culinary demonstrations and beverage tastings. Most events are at various venues at The Ritz-Carlton, but some take place at other locations like Pedro St. James, the Royal Palms, Rum Point, or on boats sailing in the North Sound. One is even taking place at a secret location.
Since it’s inception in 1999, the Cayman Cookout has become increasingly popular with visitors and residents, not only because of the high quality of the participants, but also because of its relative intimacy in relation to other major food and wine festivals in the world. Even with a record number of events this year, many were sold out by the end of December.
To view the available events and to purchase tickets, visit: www.visitcaymanislands.com/en-us/cayman-cookout/events.