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Taste of Cayman – January 27, 2018

The 30th Annual Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival will be held on Saturday January 27th at Festival Green Camana Bay.  With 30 years of Taste to celebrate, it’ll be even bigger and tastier than ever before! 

Taste of Cayman is Cayman's largest food and drink event held annually in Grand Cayman.  The event is attracting in excess of 4,000 people and over 40 restaurants plus local and international wines, liquors and brews. 

Taste of Cayman began in the late 80's with a small number of restaurants from the Cayman Islands Restaurant Association meeting in a field to compete in a Chili Cook Off.  Today many of Cayman's best restaurants set up stalls at the event allowing you to sample your favorite restaurant's food as well as the chance to try a new restaurant. Restaurants at the event include Abacus, Anchor & Den, Burger Shack, Andiamo (Ritz-Carlton), Beach House-The Westin, Craft F&B, Duke's, Island Naturals, Mizu, Rum Point, Seven (Ritz-Carlton) and Thai Orchid.

As well as sampling food from Cayman’s best restaurants people can also enjoy the following entertainment:
Kitchen Demonstrations

Some of the island's best chefs mix it up in the state-of-the-art kitchen as they show guests how to make their favorite local and international dishes.

Best of Competitions

There are a number of awards handed out throughout the night by secret judges for Best Booth, Best Food, Best Drink and more.  The most coveted award of the night however is the Cayman’s Favorite Restaurant award which is the only people’s choice award.  Upon entry festival attendees will receive a wooden nickel which they will carry with them until they determine the one restaurant they deem deserving of the title!  The winning restaurant, as voted by the festival attendees, will hold rights to the title Cayman’s Favorite Restaurant and receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Mixologist Competitions

Catch Cayman's best mixologists will compete in a live cocktail-making competition. The winner will be crowned 2018's Mixologist Of The Year

Heavy Cake Competition

The popular heavy cake competition promotes awareness of Cayman’s unofficial national dish! Cash prizes are awarded to winners of the competition, and the finalist cakes are available for tasting within the area.

Live Entertainment

Dance the night away with international tribute entertainers Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Accompanying the tribute acts will be local musicians and a line-up of Caymanian artists to be announced soon.

Photobooth

The photobooth is returning again for 2018!  Have your photo professionally taken with fun over-sized culinary items!  Your photos are instantly uploaded to Facebook, which allows you to share the event with your friends.

This fun and unique occasion is truly one of the best community events in Cayman and shouldn’t be missed!