The ninth annual Cayman Cookout will be hosted by The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman with the event scheduled to be held January 12-15, 2017.
During the four days of the event the luxury resort will be the culinary epicenter of the Caribbean with Chef Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés, Emeril Lagasse, Christina Tosi, Terrance Brennan, Daniel Humm, Tim Love and Roland Passot, along with famed mixologists Charles Joly and Bob Peters, all in attendance.
The Ritz-Carlton – Cayman Cookout was originally created by Chef Ripert the Co-owner of ‘Le Bernardin’ and will showcase an exclusive, interactive weekend of cooking demonstrations, tastings, tours, dinners, pairings and unique epicurean experiences — all presented in a relaxed Caribbean setting. The annual gathering is set amidst the Cayman Islands’ Seven Mile Beach and is hosted in partnership with Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Time Inc.’s FOOD and WINE.
Cayman Cookout 2017 will feature more than 40 scheduled activities with highlights such as The Adventures of Eric and Tony, Olé José by Chef José Andrés, Essential BAM!!! with Emeril Lagasse, Around The World with Anthony Bourdain, Reserve Tasting on a Private Jet Excursion, Barefoot Barbecue, The Beach Bash, Dom Pérignon on the Green, Bon Vivant Cook-off Brunch, Eric Ripert Rum and Robusto, and Seven to Savor: A Grand Finale Evening with Eric Ripert and the Chefs of Cayman Cookout
The Adventures of Eric & Tony which is 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; Chef José Andrés the master of entertaining while cooking, 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; The great BAM!!! Master, 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; Around the world with Anthony Bourdain, renowned chef, bestselling author and multiple Emmy-winning television personality, will be live at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Chef Bourdain tastes and discusses international and local flavors with Cayman’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs.
Reserve Tasting on a Private Jet Excursion; Island Hop Craggy Range-style in a private jet. Join New Zealand winery Craggy Range and owner Terry Peabody on board their Falcon 7X private jet on a journey from Grand Cayman to Sister Island Cayman Brac. On board, Mr. Peabody will introduce the wines of Craggy Range, along with a tasting of his incredible whites at 40,000 ft. Upon arrival on Cayman Brac, guests will enjoy a wine-paired lunch at the Le Soleil D’Or boutique hotel before returning to Grand Cayman.
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 from Chef Christina Tosi 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 revel in a distinctly Caymanian culinary experience.
Dom Pérignon on the Green; Test your putting skills while enjoying a glass of newly released 2006 Dom Pérignon, on the putting green of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grand Cayman. Enjoy a friendly competition with the ultimate –prize – a magnum of Dom Pérignon Champagne.
Bon Vivant Cook-off Brunch; Endless Moët & Chandon Champagne and extravagant brunch selections will be the order of the day 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, José Andrés and Emeril Lagasse.
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 a new addition to Cayman Cookout 2017, the Pétanque Game. This event will definitely be an unforgettable experience, as guests join one of the incredible teams. May the best team win!
The grand finale of the four-day extravaganza will be “The Seven to Savor: A Grand Finale Evening with Eric Ripert and the Chefs of Cayman Cookout” which features a 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