The Island’s melting pot of cultures lends its influence to the kitchen and residents are lucky enough to feast on everything from Pad Thai to Spicy “a la Plancha” Octopus on any given day of the week. Whilst international trends are being ushered in, eating local is always in style and increasingly consumers are demanding more sustainable food practices from restaurants.
The past year has presented many challenges for Cayman’s food and beverage industry. On March 17th 2020, amidst Cayman’s best tourism season on record, it was announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic all bars needed to close, and restaurants could only be open for take-out and delivery service. Despite the uptick in takeout and delivery orders placed during this period, these services could not keep pace with in-person customers, and it is estimated that restaurants lost 75% of their revenue. Some restaurants donated their staff and time, opening soup kitchens and assisting Cayman’s ARK in distributing meals to individuals who had lost their jobs because of the Island-wide shut down. Thankfully, Cayman’s restrictions eased in June and most restaurants have been able to stay afloat.
Although many annual food and drink events have been postponed during 2020, their 2021 dates are scheduled to go-ahead, reminding us that there is, as always, much to look forward to where Cayman’s culinary scene is concerned! Chef Eric Ripert’s globally renowned Cayman Cookout is booked for the second week of January and the next Taste of Cayman will take place in April 2021.
And fortunately, not all was lost to the pandemic over the past year! Restaurant Month and Cayman Cocktail Week both took place to great success during the month of October – with restaurants and bars across the Island taking the opportunity to flex their culinary creativity with delicious fixe-prix menus, innovative cocktails and fun pop-up food and drink events.
Regular culinary events also occur weekly so keep an eye on the Good Taste Events Calendar to stay up-to-date.
You will never run out of places to eat in Grand Cayman. From gourmet plant-based lunches to giant Niman Ranch steaks, Cayman has a meal to satisfy everyone.Read More
The Cayman Islands has a very social culture and there are a lot of great spots to go out and commiserate over a sparkling tropical spirit, pint or cocktail and perhaps stay out a wee bit later to paint the town red at the hottest nightclubs!Read More
Food & wine societies are quite similar to social clubs. They are a way to broaden your social lives and meet new people in Cayman.Read More
If you are hosting a party or large scale event, there are a great selection of caterers on-Island. Caterers can accommodate any kind of function, from an intimate beach wedding or birthday party to a large charity gala event.Read More
You can get daily specials, and current menus and prices from restaurants that deliver food from the Good Taste website. Check out the ‘Restaurants that Deliver’ page on www.caymangoodtaste.com.Read More