Cayman Cookout: Barefoot BBQ (Cayman Islands)

Only in my dreams could I imagine strolling along the beach while feasting on the freshest fish and mingling with some of the best chefs in the world. The Barefoot BBQ made that dream come true! This event was perfect in every way:  incredibly fresh & delicious dishes ranging from seafood to sliders, no lines at the chef’s stations, lots of tables where you could sit and enjoy your food, unlimited alcohol, gorgeous views of Seven Mile Beach… shall I go on? :)  We feasted on Chef Eric Ripert’s grilled tuna, Chef Bernard Guillas’ queen snapper, Chef Jose Andres’ pork sliders, Chef Frederic Morineau’s shrimp a la plancha, Chef Jacques Torres’ decadent chocolates, and many, many more amazing offerings. There were also fantastic cheese, charcuterie, and dessert displays. I think I’ve died and gone to food heaven!

Cayman Cookout hosted by Eric Ripert, January 16 – 19, 2014
The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

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Chef Eric Ripert serving up his tuna dish

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Chef Eric Ripert: Grilled Local Tuna, Baby Bok Choy, Soy Ginger Vinaigrette

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Chef Scott Popovic of Certified Angus Beef: Grilled Certified Angus Beef Ribeye, Fried Potato & Cheese Pierogi, Pickled Cabbage, Coriander Paprika Cream

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Chef Bernard Guillas adding a splash of Bacardi rum to his snapper

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Service with a smile! Chef Bernard Guillas plating his Tunisian Tabil Spiced Local Queen Snapper en Croute de Sel, Citrus Tabbouleh, Apricot Mint Chutney

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Chef Bernard Guillas: Tunisian Tabil Spiced Local Queen Snapper en Croute de Sel, Citrus Tabbouleh, Apricot Mint Chutney

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Chef Frederic Morineau of The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman: Head on Shrimp a la Plancha, Yucca Coconut Mash, Escovitch Mojo

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Chef Jose Andres: Fresh Iberico Pork Sliders, Piquillo Peppers, Caramelized Onions, and Aioli  

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Chef Tyson Grant of Niman Ranch serving up his Smoked Niman Ranch Lamb Barbacoa, Culantro, Pomegranate, Radish, Fresh Cheese

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Delicious Jacques Torres chocolates! 

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Cheese heaven!

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The gorgeous Royal Palms 

Cayman Cookout: Barefoot BBQ (Cayman Islands)