The Cayman Islands recently announced the fourth annual Cayman Cookout, to take place January 12-15, 2012. Anthony Bourdain, host of the Travel Channel show No Reservations will be participating in the event. In fact, he attends the event every year and will again play a major role throughout the weekend.
This epicurean weekend will also once again be hosted by celebrity chef Eric Ripert, creator of acclaimed Grand Cayman restaurant, Blue.
Brought to you by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and Food & Wine magazine, Cayman Cookout gives guests from across the globe the opportunity to indulge in cuisine prepared by some of the world’s top chefs.
Ripert, together with culinary masters Bourdain, Jose Andrés, April Bloomfield, François Payard, Richard Blais, Paul Rogalski, wine and spirits expert Ray Isle and Le Bernardin’s master sommelier Aldo Sohm, will take visitors on a delectable journey all over Grand Cayman with demonstrations, tastings and excursions. Other esteemed attendees will include Food & Wine’s Dana Cowin and Gail Simmons.
Ripert and Bourdain will reveal all their kitchen secrets in a tell-all session. There will also be a multi-course dinner at Camana Bay’s top restaurants with an extensive dessert buffet by famed pastry chef, Francois Payard.
There will be a casual Caymanian beach party with epicurean spreads from Cayman Cookout’s top chefs at the popular bar and lounge, Tiki Beach. Other events include a Top Chef reunion with celebrity judge Simmons and Top Chef Masters finalist Blais and a Cayman Cookout Gala Dinner, the highlight of the weekend – a seven course meal prepared by the weekend’s celebrated chefs.
Additional events will be held throughout the weekend and will be announced closer to the date.