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Foodie must-dos in the Cayman Islands

Date: 12 Apr, 2019

As the culinary capital of the Caribbean, Cayman offers a feast for food lovers. From fine-dining restaurants to delicious local eats, it has something for every palate.

Here are some of our favourite foodie must-dos while in Cayman.

 

Cayman Cookout dish Photo: Rebecca Davidson

Dine family-style

For a delicious family-style dining experience featuring locally grown fare, head to Cayman Cabana, George Town, for their popular farm-to-table dinner.

Held every Thursday at 7:30 p.m., this delicious feast showcases the very best of Cayman’s locally grown food.

Guests chow down on a sumptuous four-course meal at the restaurant’s waterfront al fresco communal table. No dinner is ever the same as the team of culinary experts rely entirely on the produce available from local farmers and fishermen. The communal atmosphere also offers a wonderful way to meet new friends.

Due to popular demand, the restaurant has also added a farm-to-table brunch featuring a delicious a la carte menu. The brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coconut ceviche dish made for Cayman cookout by Cayman CabanaGo on a food tour

Every Wednesday Camana Bay hosts the popular Flavour Tour, a progressive dinner party that takes diners on a guided culinary tour of the restaurants at Camana Bay.

Kick-start the evening and whet your appetite with a sommelier-led wine tasting at the chic West Indies Wine Company. Then head-off for the first of four restaurant stops. Each course features farm-to-table inspired cuisine and a unique cocktail pairing.

The first three courses rotate between Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar, The Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta, The Waterfront Urban Diner, KARoo, Abacus, and Pani Indian Kitchen, before finishing up at Gelato & Co. for dessert. The tour rotates through the restaurants, so you never know which restaurant you are going to get, offering a unique experience every time.

The evening wraps up with a digestif at The King’s Head, a traditional English pub.  

Food slow cooked Camana BayPhoto: Camana Bay

Check out a food festival

Cayman features numerous food and wine festivals throughout the year, offering a showcase of the island’s culinary culture.

The longest-standing food festival is the Taste of Cayman Food and Wine Festival, hosted annually by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association.

Held every January, this one-night extravaganza sees more than 40 local restaurants and food and drink vendors gather at Camana Bay’s Festival Green for a night of deliciously good eats.

The family friendly festival offers something for everyone, from flavourful locally inspired fare to handcrafted cocktails and everything in between. The festival also features a grand stage with entertainment throughout the night.

The Cayman Cookout is also held every January and is an extravagant five-day affair which features celebrity chefs, award-winning food influencers, and wine and spirit experts. One of the most prestigious celebrations of fine food and wine in the world, this exclusive interactive festival is a must for gourmands.

Hosted annually by The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, in partnership with the Department of Tourism. 

Eat local

Cayman offers a wonderful selection of local eats and they can often be found at the most unassuming of locations.

The colorful Heritage Kitchen in West Bay is a popular favourite with the team at Your Cayman. Find it tucked away on Boggy Sands Road.

Dine on some of the best local fare on one of the restaurant’s picnic benches with fabulous views of Seven Mile Beach. Enjoy fresh fish fry, fritters, and fish tea to name just a few of the menu items. Wash it all down with a selection of fresh juices such as mango, passion fruit, and guava.

Heritage Kitchen local food Grand CaymanPhoto: Irene Corti

Read more from issue one of Your Cayman here.

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