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GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN – August 28, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman will once again become the culinary epicenter of the Caribbean for four captivating days when it hosts the Tenth Annual Cayman Cookout from January 10-14, 2018. Originally created by esteemed Chef Eric Ripert – seafood master and co-owner of Le Bernardin in New York City and Blue by Eric Ripert at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman – Cayman Cookout 2018 will see Chef Ripert joined by an impressive roster of globally recognized culinary stars including Anthony Bourdain, José Andrés, Emeril Lagasse, Alfred Portale, Daniel Boulud, Dominique Crenn, Michael Mina, Rick Bayless, Robert Irvine, and Sean Brock.

Cayman Cookout brings together talented chefs, wine and spirit experts, and culinary influencers in one of the most prestigious celebrations of food and wine in the world. Guests at this exclusive, interactive weekend will enjoy vivacious cooking demonstrations, tastings, tours, dinners, pairings and unique epicurean experiences -- all presented in a relaxed Caribbean setting and a with a sense of barefoot elegance. The annual gathering is set at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman along the Cayman Islands’ stunning Seven Mile Beach and is hosted in partnership with Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.

Guests interested in participating in this unforgettable experience may do so by booking the “Cayman Cookout” package, starting at $1,169 per night with a 4-night minimum stay required. The package includes overnight accommodations, daily continental breakfast for two at Seven Restaurant and tickets for two to the Cookout’s Wine Fair and Barbecue events.

Online ticket sales for Cayman Cookout 2018 will open on October 1, 2017. Reservations can be made at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/grandcayman, by phone at +1-800-241-3333 or by contacting one’s preferred travel professional.