Some of the world’s best known chefs and connoisseurs appeared at this year’s Cayman Cookout. Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés and Emeril Lagasse headlined the 9th annual food festival that ran Jan. 12-15. The weekend of food and drink included cooking demonstrations, tastings, tours, dinners, pairings and other experiences. Many of the events took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Hosted by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Time Inc.’s Food & Wine, the event was created by Chef Eric Ripert, co-owner of Le Bernardin in New York City and Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Among the other chefs who made appearances at the festival were Christina Tosi, Terrance Brennan, Daniel Humm, Tim Love and Roland Passot, along with famed mixologists Charles Joly and Bob Peters.

I’d like to extend a personal thanks to a particular Ritz Carlton employee for the generous event passes to such a wonderful culinary experience.

– Chad Munro


Chef Jose Andres

Chef Jose Andres is relishing some Cavier with Aldo Holm of Le Bernardin while making some killer Sangria .. 

Jose Andres Lionfish

Folks eat Lionfish!!! The invasion fish threatens the native fish and eco-system in Atlantic waters

Jose Andres Paella

Chef Jose Andres Paella

Smoky Paella with Shrimp and Squid

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Jose Andres touching on the current political climate … 

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The Man with the Golden Gun .. of Moet!

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Chef Roland Passot of La Folie in SF crashes the party =) 

Chef Jose Andres Moet Beach Blonde

I hear the 007 film franchise is still casting … 

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Laurent-Perrier & Bouillabaisse with Chef Roland Passot. Chef Jose Andres was highly entertaining .. 

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Chef Roland Passot

Chef Roland Passot it was a true pleasure to have met you and hear your culinary journey! 

Chef Eric Ripert Photo

Eric Ripert .. the host of The Cayman Cookout and co-owner of Blue by Eric Ripert and Le Bernardin in NYC

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On the rocks with Eric Ripert .. 

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American Chef, Author, and Television Personality Anthony Bourdain

Ritz Cayman Cookout

After several days of Moët & Chandon .. my O-positive blood type is no longer

Cayman Cookout Moet Champagne

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