Eric Ripert To Host Cayman Cookout 2011

Anthony Bourdain, Jose Andres, Michael Schwartz, Gail Simmons Also To Appear

Posted by on Oct 24

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The third annual Cayman Cookout, touted as the Caribbean's premier epicurean event, will be returning to the Cayman Islands for an extended weekend of gourmet indulgences and food demonstrations this coming January.

The event is hosted by none other than Eric Ripert, acclaimed as one of the world's greatest seafood chefs and star of the recent PBS series "Avec Eric." Guests will join Ripert along with several other famed celebrity chefs and food critics for a four-day culinary tour across the Cayman Islands. The intimately-styled events include a starlit dinner on the Seven Mile Beach, a picnic on Starfish Point, and the seven-course Gala Dinner In Blue.

Some of the special culinary guests featured at this year's event include culinary travel expert Anthony Bourdain, JBF award-winning Spanish chef Jose Andres, Irish celebrity chef Rachel Allen, fusion cuisine expert Susur Lee, Miami chef Michael Schwartz, award-winning restaurateur Charlie Trotter, and Food & Wine Magazine writer Gail Simmons. Napa Valley wine experts Dennis Cakebread and Bo Barrett will be present as well, sharing their expertise from the region along with renowned critics Ray Isle and Anthony Giglio.

Director of Tourism Shomari Scott says that the annual Cookout is just one way that the island community celebrates its rich culinary culture. “Each year, we witness the four-day weekend grow with the addition of new events tantalizing the taste buds of even the most discerning of diners, and Cayman Cookout 2011 is sure to attract those truly passionate about great food.”

The Cayman Cookout 2011 will be held January 13-16. Tickets and more information can be found on the Cayman Cookout official website.

Source:  Cayman News Service

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