A taste of Cayman’s best

| 18/11/2008

(CNS): Expected to be a cacophony of gastronomic entertainment the 21st Taste of Cayman Food and Wine Festival gets underway at 5pm on Saturday, 22 November at Camana Bay, featuring live entertainment, fireworks, prizes and something for everyone.The main Paseo at Camana Bay will become “Cayman Court” for one night where the Market at the Grounds will be bringing the market to Camana Bay with an ole time cook-off and an abundance of local delicacies and crafts.

The heart of the Taste of Cayman Festival on Market Street will see Cayman’s finest restaurants presenting a sampling of their best dishes including local and international cuisine selections. Professionals and amateur chefs will compete to create the Best Traditional and Best Contemporary Caymanian dish. Prizes are awarded to the competition winners. From Champion House to the Ritz Periwinkle the food will be cooking till midnight.

Gardenia Court will be transformed into the wine tasting Luna del Mar Lounge the perfect setting for adult guests to relax after making the culinary rounds or to taste and discuss wines and even to cut loose and dance. Guests will be able to taste a wide variety of wines from around the world in a variety of settings. This year’s event is looking forward to hosting over 20 different vineyards featuring hundreds of exciting wines, with all proceeds benefitting the Cayman Islands Tourism Association charities.

Meanwhile for the youngsters Jasmine Court comes alive with Butterfield’s Kid’s Corner, filled with many exciting activities such as mini tennis, face painting, jewelry making and even a blue iguana craft making activity. The area will be centrally located around the interactive water feature, which is already famous with the little ones. This area will tie together the experience for the whole family by offering an outlet for kids to experience “The Taste” while enjoying all of their favorite elements. The Butterfield Kid’s Corner will also feature ice cream from Dairy Queen, Popcorn, Snow cones and of course pizza.

Proceeds benefit the Lighthouse School, the Pines Retirement Home and many other local charities. In addition, the event raises money for the Cayman Islands Tourism Association Scholarship Fund, which assists Caymanians to pursue a career in the tourism industry.

Tickets for the Food and Wine Festival at Camana Bay are now on sale for $40 prepaid or $50 at the gate, which gives patrons admission and entry into the raffle. Admission only tickets are $25 each for adults and $10 for kids under 12. Kids under 6 are free.

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  1. Debi says:

    What location are they pre-selling the Taste of Cayman tickets at?

    • Anonymous says:

      Abacus, Books & Books, ALL Blackbeard’s locations, Brickhouse, ALL Café Del Sol locations, Cimboco, Kirk’s Supermarket Customer Service, Cayman Islands Tourism Association office (next door to Dunkin’ Donuts (upstairs) on Lawrence Blvd.)