Stingers at Comfort Suites is a terrific casual hangout for both
visitors and residents. Located off the Seven Mile Strip, it offers food
and beverages in the shade with a laid back Caribbean atmosphere.
Cotton Tree is a private luxury resort that opened in April 2009. It is
independently owned and operated by Heather Lockington, a Cayman Brac
native who has travelled the world and stayed in some of the finest
The George Town Yacht Club has been open for only about four months and
word has spread like wildfire, making it a very popular hangout for
mariners and landlubbers alike.
It’s safe to say that nearly everyone gets a craving for Chinese cuisine
every now and then. Now there’s a new Chinese restaurant which has
recently opened its door, offering a fabulous and tasty place in which
to satisfy your craving.
Seven restaurant, named for the famous beach it overlooks, has been
completely renovated, offering luxurious surroundings, a refined menu
and the same incomparable service you’ve come to expect from The
Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
DJ Rachel Sehl has been revered for her skills all over the world, and now she is setting down roots in the Cayman Islands for a while.
There’s a new and glorious smell wafting from the far northeast
corner of Buckingham Square where you’ll find Lauren’s, a small place
with a big heart and great food.
St. Patrick’s Day is all about celebrating the Irish, and even if you or your ancestors have never stepped foot in the Emerald Isle, this is the day when you can don the green and be an honorary member for 24 hours.
If you haven’t been into Legendz recently you need to stop by, because
the place has undergone a major makeover and looks absolutely fantastic
Most of us have at least once in our youth dreamed about being in a
The third annual Heinken Presents Cayman Islands Winter Music Festival is slated for the weekend of 15 March through 17 March, 2013.
Blue Cilantro is very much like the molten chocolate lava cake it serves for dessert. It looks really good on the outside, but just wait until you see what’s inside.
It’s rather amazing that the far district of East End has become the
islands’ entertainment mecca.
Sitting looking out at the sparkling Caribbean Sea enjoying the cooling
sea breeze I decide that I have found my new favourite lunch spot.
Whether you are enjoying one of the nightly shows, or chowing down on
the restaurant’s world famous Cheeseburger in Paradise with friends and
family, you’re guaranteed a good time!
There’s a cool new spot to chill out, relax, enjoy a drink, bite to eat,
and perhaps catch your favourite game. “side bar” at the Grand Cayman
Beach Suites has recently opened its doors and is proving a hit with
those who are seeking a casual place to meet up with friends and family
away from all the hustle and bustle
Da Fish Shack is the latest addition to the George Town landscape with a
stunning view of the harbour and ample space where patrons can kick
back, relax, enjoy a cold drink and fresh, fresh fish dishes.
Rich Dyer and Sean Ebanks formed the duo Clever Knots and were subsequently joined by well-known local drummer Adrian Ebanks.
If you take the
coastal drive to Breakers you’ll find a dining treasure overlooking the water
known as The Lighthouse Restaurant.
The Mango Tree Restaurant in George Town has long been famous for its
local fare. It first opened its doors in the
1950s and has since become famous for its mouthwatering Caribbean
The Brasserie is known for its excellent cuisine, fresh ingredients, and
ideal location for anyone living or working in the George Town area.
What many fans of this popular restaurant may not know, however, is that
it now boasts a new satellite bar nestled amongst the foliage, just a
stone’s throw from the main building.
The Wharf Restaurant and Bar is a well-established hot spot in the
Cayman Islands, with an enviable location overlooking the water and a
menu of food and drinks that entice residents and visitors to stop by
The Cayman Islands are becoming rightly feted as the Culinary Capital of
the Caribbean, with year-round delights to entice every palate.
Chef Remy of Lighthouse fame had a new idea, to fuse two global favorites under one roof: Indian and Chinese.
I tend to stay in an area fairly close to home, and whereas a
fifteen-minute drive is nothing in the big city, for some reason it
seems like the other end of the earth when you live on a small island
It’s hard to believe, but Taste of Cayman will be celebrating its 25th
anniversary when the gates open at the Camana Bay Festival Green on
Saturday, 26 January.
December 5, 2012
Tucked away in West Shore Plaza is Karma, an elegant bar and lounge that
boasts a selection of Asian fusion cuisine that is oh-so-delicious.
If you haven’t visited the Hard Rock Café, chances are that you’re
missing out on some of the best memorabilia that the world of music has
to offer. Performance outfits, musical instruments, records…they are all
here and more, autographed by the legends of the stage.
December 5, 2012
Suite Elite has become the Cayman Islands top party band since it was
formed in 2005. Celebrated as premier providers of live entertainment,
Suite Elite features a talented lineup of international industry
There is a new kid in George Town known as Da Fish Shack, a welcome
addition to the local culinary market, particularly as they serve fish
so fresh, it still looks surprised.
On an island that prides itself on the quality and diversity of its
culinary offerings, there are surprisingly few restaurants specialising
in authentic Caymanian food
James Brewer is a career dive instructor. He has logged dives in many
parts of the world, but he always seems to make his way back to the
Peachwave self serve frozen yoghurt is a small, quality franchise in the
United States that just opened its first international location in the
Zipper Envy is an exciting band to have on the Cayman Islands’ music
scene. Made up of members with varied and interesting musical
backgrounds, this group favours originals over covers and is definitely
one to watch over the coming months.
It’s been over a decade since The Barefoot Man has offered regular
performances on the seven-mile beach side of the island. On 22 December
he plans to return.
If you’ve been heading to the airport, visiting the post office nearby,
or just driving in the Cayman Center vicinity over the last couple of
months, chances are that you’ve seen some flags announcing the arrival
of Mr. Burgers.
Any monster in his or her first fur knows about the Monster Bash at
Treasure Island Resort. What started as a trick-or-treat dream has
morphed into the biggest annual adult Halloween party in Grand Cayman.
The word “Nectar” has a few different definitions: A sweet liquid
secreted by flowers of various plants; the drink of the gods; a
delicious or invigorating drink. Nectar Club in Seven Mile Shops serves
all of these and more.
Now under new ownership and management, the downtown
George Town venue formerly known as Hammerheads ha rebranded and is now known as Cabana – Cayman
Islands Oceanside RestoBar by One Tree Four Five.
Heineken and the legendary green flash go hand in hand, so when the sun
goes down it’s time to get down with it and groove at one of the
Heineken-sponsored jam nights in Grand Cayman.
One cannot think of nightlife in Grand Cayman without thinking of Camana
Bay. This oasis has grown to include a wealth of bars, restaurants and
outdoor venues where people can come to relax and enjoy everything on
It’s time to get on your Lederhosen and head down to The Wharf on
Friday, 12 October for German beer, food and music to celebrate the
annual festival known as Oktoberfest.
A change is as good as a holiday – that’s what they say. If you’re one
of the vast majority of Cayman residents who live at the western end of
this fair isle, a trip out to those distant eastern districts is
certainly a change. And a very refreshing change it is too. Stay for a
day, or even a weekend and you’ll feel like you’ve been off the island
Meet the Divemaster of the Month.
October will see the return of Restaurant Week – the perfect opportunity to explore Cayman’s burgeoning culinary scene.
There are some excellent local acts in Cayman that are well worth
supporting. However, every now and again you might have the urge to
catch a big international name or two in a big venue.
There is a new king in town; Burger King that is. This incredibly
popular chain has opened another location in the Town Centre Shopping
Plaza on Albert Panton Street, and has adopted the latest 20/20 design
concept which is much more contemporary than the Burger Kings of old.
Who do the Bracers call when they need music for almost any occasion?
It’s customarily Raymond Scott and in most cases this talented Bracer
donates his extraordinary talents and time and does so enthusiastically
to help the community.
Anyone who has lived here for any period
of time should be well familiar with Seymour’s Jerk Chicken stand. It
started off as a mobile operation, visiting the parking lots of bars and
nightclubs so that starving revellers would have somewhere to eat late
September 1, 2012
Albert Brown and his wife Leonie Williams-Brown opened this location just over a year ago, and business has been booming.
September 4, 2012
We all have our favourite places where we head for lunch. Most office
workers will choose somewhere within walking distance for convenience,
while others might venture out to the periphery in hope of more variety
and better parking
When the Cayman Islands Brewery was founded, part of the DNA of the brewery was to be as environmentally conscious as possible, and a new brew benefits the Department of Environment's shark conservation programme.
Nectar, located in Seven Mile Shops, hopes
to bring a Latin flair to the Cayman nightlife scene – a flavour that remains true
without excluding anyone.
Known as one of the most family friendly venues around, the Brick House
in Grand Harbour is well worth a visit as a weekday lunch venue as well.
With plenty of parking it avoids the difficulties faced by many
downtown establishments, so you won’t spend half your lunch hour hunting
for parking either.
One of the most well known faces on the Cayman culinary scene, Chef Remy
Azavedo, now finds himself in a new location, and with the new location
comes a new dining experience.
Royal Palms wants to reinvent their Friday night with all the
elements that make you want to live on a tropical island in the first
place, like relaxing by the pool and dancing under the stars.
The Barefoot Man takes a look at a hot new band in Cayman.
The rum, Legendario, is aptly-named and the perfect, rich, sweet,
cognac-esque end to a sumptuous – yes, sumptuous – evening meal.
Sunny is bringing to the Island an assembly of his fans to join up with some of the devoted Barefoot buffs for seven days of fun activities and music.
When you’re dealing with waterfront dining you almost expect fresh seafood to play an important role.
When it comes to bars up and down the Seven Mile strip, Aqua Beach is one of the best known of the bunch.
You don’t realise just how busy George Town and the Seven Mile strip can
be until you get to the outer districts. Cars everywhere, nowhere to
Cayman has balmy weather, fresh sea air, clear Caribbean water, sunsets
galore and more jerk chicken than you could shake a stick at. But if
we’re honest, many of us do not take full advantage of all that is on
offer when it is available to us every day of the year.
‘Twas a busy night at my hacienda with family visiting and people
fighting for space in the kitchen, and so therefore I felt dinner
elsewhere would be an excellente idea. I wanted to go somewhere
different; somewhere interesting; somewhere exotic…
When it comes to creating a sense of casual Caribbean elegance, few locations do it as well as Tiki Beach.
Roland’s Garden is probably the most unique dining experience in the
Cayman Islands. The charming building leads to a screened-in back yard
brimming with plants and flowers which is where your evening begins.
When it comes to the selection of furniture and accessories at Absolutely Fabulous, the first word that springs to mind is ‘unique’.
Ahh…’tis that time again, when the world turns green and the Blarney
Stone blushes from all the kisses placed upon it. It is the month for
St. Patrick and we all know what that means – the celebration of all
things Irish, a great party and fantabulous music!
Jazz on the Green returns on Saturday, 17 March and it’s got a cracking lineup of top acts.
It is often said that one should not mess with a successful formula.
However, there is nothing wrong with tweaking it just a little now and
After a successful introduction last year, the Cayman Islands Winter Music Festival will be back from 30 March to 1 April, featuring a hot lineup of local and international artists from rock to reggae and everything in between.
There are few international chains as well recognised the world over as
Hard Rock Cafe. From the iconic t-shirts to the unique collection of
rock memorabilia displayed in every restaurant, Hard Rock has a loyal
A veteran of the musical fraternity in the Cayman Islands and indeed the Caribbean region, James McLean Herbert or DJ Lex International, as he is known in the field, started his career in music over 20 years ago in the basements of New York City, using eight-track cassettes and vinyl records.
Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend is to head the Cayman
Islands Live Lounge event on Friday, 3 February at Camana Bay.
Back in 1986, the first BlackBeard’s liquor
store opened in Cayman as a family run business.
Ron “Shadow of the King” Adams is
considered the USA’s number one Elvis tribute artist and easily curls his upper
lip, changes his voice to sound like Elvis, and responds to audience applause
with a hauntingly familiar “Thank you, thank you very much.”
Are you ready for a selection of the finest music and
artistic events you’ll see in the Caribbean?
With such a diverse population, the
sporting tastes of Grand Cayman’s residents vary greatly, so finding a spot
showing the game you want to see can be a challenge.
It wasn’t until I was about halfway through the interview
with Daniel Bishop that I recognised the parallels between his story and
Richard Robinson’s, Mixologist of the Month for November
When it comes to clubbing, there is no
bigger name than Ministry of Sound
At Karoo, it doesn’t matter what you’re
wearing or what you’re drinking.
to break all of your New Year’s Resolutions at once with the delectably
fabulous Culinary Month.
The Westin Casuarina is a very popular spot for Sunday brunch.
One of the pioneers in the
arena of DJs in the Cayman Islands, who is still younger than most would
consider a pioneer having to be, is Stoy Ebanks from Don 1 International Sound.
Last year for the big holiday movie feature, I told you that my two favourite films for this time of the year were A Christmas Story and Scrooged. This year, let’s fire up the way-back machine and take a trip into the classics.
When you reside in the far districts of Grand Cayman (East End, Northside, Boddentown, Breakers) no news is good news, yet here good news travels fast.
It’s tough to miss Hammerheads Brew Pub and Grill when walking along the waterfront in George Town. After all, a big statue of a grinning hammerhead shark holding a pint of lager does tend to catch the attention.
With the Cayman community including people from such diverse backgrounds, there are numerous traditional Christmas desserts around.
Cayman may not have little snow-globe Christmas scenes all around, but when it comes to ways to enjoy the festive season there is no shortage of events.
The ocean influences everything we do in the Cayman Islands, and few restaurants pay homage to it in the same way as Guy Harvey’s Island Grill.
The idea was to make Cayman the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean and build on the great reputation that the Islands have for top-class restaurants both international and local.
When it comes to lunch on a tropical island, one would expect the ocean to feature strongly, both on and off the menu. Few locations can be as perfect at Rackham’s, with the deck stretching out over the water just off the George Town waterfront.
Pop the Cork
December 6, 2011
If there is ever a time of year to celebrate in grand style, New Year’s
Eve is it. Through history, the thing that has separated a celebration
from just a regular party has always been champagne.
With families and friends coming together, there is always plenty of
cooking to be done, and for those who are not used to playing host for
large groups it can be a rather daunting prospect.
However, when Martina de Lima started thinking about a new product to launch that could become an integral part of the Cayman scene, a dessert was the first thing that sprung to mind.
You know, in the rush of work, shopping, meetings, paying bills and – when there’s a moment spare – sleeping for a few hours, it’s often easy to lose your centre.
There are a couple of spots up and down the Seven Mile Strip that have stuck around and become the go-to spots for anyone looking for a familiar face in a great location. Aqua Beach is definitely one of these spots.
You don’t have to be from Texas to love Lone Star. In fact, if you’re a
fan of smoked barbecue, this is definitely the place to you.
Oh, the horror
October 4, 2011
It almost goes without saying that October movies typically have a higher than average horror quotient because of Halloween. This year we’re going to be treated to a few selections like Paranormal Activity 3, Wrong Turn 4, and The Thing, a prequel of the 1982 film of the same name.
Lunch is usually a rather rushed affair,
with getting back to the office in time often taking precedence over
enjoying a good meal.
Cayman may be a far cry from Bavaria, in fact possibly as far a cry as
one can get, yet the appreciation for a good brew and a sausage runs
deep even here.
There don’t be anything like getting thee wet an stuck in the drink. But
fear not, me hearties, nobody ain’t gonna make thee walk yon plank… at
least not officially.
When it comes to dinner, there are many restaurants to choose from on the Island, all with unique takes on what constitutes a great evening out. However, for those with a real interest in their cooking, a Friday evening at the Lighthouse Restaurant may be just the answer, for this is when Chef Remy Azavedo hosts his very popular cooking classes.
September 6, 2011
In Cayman, the beach is a lifestyle. This is central to Tiki Beach and everything they do, according to Karl Ashmore.
There are not many restaurants in George Town where you would feel
comfortable sitting down to eat in your swimwear. But at Margaritaville,
Long summer evenings are the perfect time to get grilling, at least if you’ve found a way of keeping the mosquitoes at bay. Of course, there is no need to limit your grilling activities to an evening –
Having only ever eaten at Ferdinand’s for its excellent Sunday brunch, I
was excited to try dinner at the Westin Casuarina restaurant.
So I got into a debate with a few friends over dinner the other night about the Greatest Actors of All Time.
Jamaica, Cayman’s closest neighbour, both physically and culturally, will be celebrating the 49th year of its independence this year.
“I would like everyone to know that music is love and that is all I am bringing. I want to do that to the best of my ability.”
Aqua Beach has recaptured the excitement and friendly attitude that Seven Mile Beach is famous for.
Sometimes you just want to kick back and play tourist for a bit. When that feeling strikes, taking a short trip out to Macabuca in West Bay is a good option.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch – or so the adage goes. But at
Agua, you can have a three course lunch for… well, not for free - that
would not be good business sense - but for really not very much.
Skip the rock for a musical fix in the coming months – whether it’s
Miami/Ft Lauderdale, or Tampa/Orlando, a wide variety of musical acts
will be in action over the next couple of months.
Thinking back on my early culinary experiences, the most memorable meals were the ones where I was made to feel special.
Happy Hour should be a time to unwind and put the day, or
even the entire week, behind you, and it is difficult to imagine a better place
to do this than overlooking the water as the sun sinks lower in the west.
It dawned on the folks at
Royal Palms that adults are not immune to the lure of a pool party either, so
on a Saturday night, the place to be is the Royal Palms pool for the only late
night pool party on Seven Mile Beach.
With almost two decades of musical entertaining in one form
or another behind him, calling Cayman’s newest ‘sound boy’ DJ RKM new might not
be the best choice of words.
When your bosses include Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing and
U2 your career has gone pretty well.
From the Paseo to the Crescent, Camana Bay has become a
haven for foodies on the Island, with a selection of unique restaurants
catering for those with a taste for good food.
At 19 Yannick Powell is one busy young man. He has a daytime
job at CICSA Credit Union, attends ICCI two nights per week, and then performs
with Bona Fide for an additional two or three nights per week.
This summer, the biggest hits at the box office are expected to be
sequels. That isn’t surprising since by 2011 is expected to break the
record for highest number of movie sequels in any other year.
The best fish is satin snapper – make sure the fish is not too big or the skin will be too tough. Otherwise take it off.
In an ever-changing dining landscape, Deckers on West Bay Road has firmly established itself as a perennial favourite. The big red double-decker bus that is the signature of the venue is hard to miss, but the venue is so well known that it scarcely needs the attention grabber any more.
Cayman has a new flavour of musical selection to enjoy, thanks to the recent addition of Vibe 89.9FM Video Jockey and self described entertainer, Slaughter Rich.
Few places in the United States have as close a link to the Cayman Islands as Port Arthur, Texas. On 18 June that link will be reinforced as Cayman Night celebrates its 30th year.
Every dog has its day, and 18 June might just be that day for many of Cayman’s animals as Petapalooza returns to Grand Harbour.
Some days you just have to get out of the office come lunchtime. When it is a perfect day, as is so often the case in Cayman, leaving the office to spend more time cooped up in another building might not be the most appealing option.
The Lighthouse has long been a landmark for travellers and locals alike.
Yet, this unique building, nestled in the quiet town of Breakers, on
Grand Cayman’s south coast, has much more to offer than just stunning
Dogs, they dance with joy when we come home, put their heads on our knees and stare longingly into our eyes. Studies show that people with pets live a bit longer and have better blood pressure than benighted non-owners. Well if that’s true I might just live to be a grumpy old man considering my wife’s five dogs, two cats and two horses.
There was a time when the idea of eating lionfish filled many with fear and doubt, but these venomous, spiny fish are finding their way more and more onto dinner plates in Cayman.
Dining as the sun slides down toward the horizon and bathes the gorgeous
surroundings of Rum Point in a soft, warming multi-hued whisper of
tangerine, merlot and sighing embers is a quite extraordinary
The baton has been passed from one generation to the next. Last month saw the true emergence of a new Hollywood leading lady. A powerhouse of emotion, intelligence, and beauty; all wrapped in expertly honed craft. Natalie Portman deservedly swept the Best Actress category at nearly every major film awards for her portrayal of Nina Sayers in last year’s Black Swan.
The Cayman Islands have spawned an endless array of some of the best Disc Jockeys known to the Caribbean region.
Few bands in the history of the world has had as much of an impact as The Wailers, who with their iconic frontman Bob Marley took reggae to the world. Although Bob Marley may no longer be with us, his legacy lives on as The Wailers continue to make music and carry his message.
The most colourful festival in the Caribbean is Cayman Carnival Batabano, presented by Lime. But whilst the adults prepare to shake their tail feathers, the future of dance is also ready to ruffle their own way through Camana Bay.
The latest addition to Cayman’s nightlife is Elements Ultra Lounge, an intriguing club and bar situated above Vivendi nightclub in the Strand.
Quincy Harlee Francis Brown was born some three decades ago on Cayman Brac. He was raised by his grandmother in the district of Watering Place in very poor conditions, no electricity or running water.
April 5, 2011
Ebanks has been one of the premier disc jockeys in the Cayman Islands since the
art form came to prominence in the late 1980s and early 90s.
There are a couple of requirements for a
good lunchtime restaurant – the location needs to be convenient, there needs to
be sufficient parking, and of course the service and food has to be quick and
Bodden was around six his mom would glow with pride as he sang along with
records by Jim Reeves or Merle Haggard. She delighted in telling friends of
Dexter’s ability to hear a song a few times and somehow, almost magically
remembering every word.
Since I’m a
creature of habit and almost invariably opt for saag aloo and chicken tikka
masala at Indian restaurants, this time I put my dining companion and myself in
the hands of co-owner and head chef Rajesh Srinivasan.
Mas Band Swanky International, sponsored
by What’s Hot, has for six years been a central part of the Cayman Carnival
Batabano street parade, from humble beginnings to a band with over 200
followers last year.
The colourful celebration of life and
joy explodes in the main event of the parade on Saturday, 7 May, and the
lead-up to that fabulous, sequinned dance afternoon has much to offer for all
The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman and the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman will
present a three day showcase of music featuring local and international
artists performing Broadway, Jazz and Gospel.
Can it really be that time again? St. Patrick’s Day is upon us yet
again m’darlin’s, and before you can say “Leapin’ Leprechauns” you’ll be
finding yourself guzzling the Guinness and singing those old familiar
songs come Thursday, March 17th.
Chef Stephen Wagner of Pappagallo
In the world of sound systems and selectors, or DJs as they are more commonly known, the art of clashing or battling a rival DJ is one that can launch someone’s career, and with a name like Marcus the Assassin, one need not wonder about the litany of “soundboys” this month’s feature DJ has left in his wake, never to be heard from again in the dance-hall.
When thinking about places in the US that have a food culture all their
own, Louisiana, and in particular New Orleans, springs to mind. The food
has to have a bit of a kick to it – bland just won’t do. So no wonder
that the spice that has put Cajun cooking and Louisiana cuisine on the
map has also made it into the most famous chain of restaurants to make
its way out of the south and onto the global stage - Popeyes Louisiana
Grand Harbour has become a popular Happy Hour hangout, and it’s not
difficult to see why. Apart from the plentiful parking, the twin
attractions of The Brick House and The Dog House has made it a happy
hour hot spot favourite.
If there is one day Cayman’s party people have circled on their calendars every year, it is the annual Mardi Gras event at Kaibo. This year’s event, set to take place on Wednesday 9 March, promises to live up to the high expectations created by previous years, with music, food and drink to keep everyone going until late at night.
Shake the Chill
March 01, 2011
The Miami Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival draws
thousands of people to Florida each year, and now Cayman has its own
festival - cunningly titled Cayman Islands Winter Music Festival, to
showcase the brilliance of its artists.
Jeff Japal has a lot of good qualities. First of all he’s just an all
around nice guy and business man, but when he gets behind a keyboard he
is simply ‘wicket’.
The Cayman Arts Festival is back to entertain Cayman again, but this time it’s “EXTRA” in that it will be two events in March this year.
Upstairs at Kaibo’s oeuvre is designed by people who understand that
taste is only one of the elements. Thus, the understated whites and
island woods of the balcony are offset with coloured glass table
dressings, each underlit with uber-modern halogen (the units also come
in handy as flashlights to help read the menu).
The Academy Awards are coming up on 27 February. While not the Golden
Globes, the BAFTAs or the Genies, The Oscars possess a certain pomp and
circumstance not found in other awards ceremonies. And of course,
sometimes the Academy and their expert accountants get it woefully
When it comes to a TV for watching the big game, bigger is most
definitely better. However, there are numerous other factors to consider
before spending your hard-earned money on a new TV. Especially
important is deciding on whether you want to use the television
primarily for watching sports or whether gaming will play an important
role as well.
Few things can top an ocean view, good company and great Italian food.
One might say those are the essential ingredients for the good life.
Jeán-Eric Smith is a sixth generation Caymanian and proud of it. At the tender age of eleven, Notch became the lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist of The Juveniles. Combining the best of local talents, the young group honed their skills at the then famous Galleon Beach Hotel.
Located in far East End, Tukka Native Fusion Restaurant brings something very unique to the Island, with its fusion of Australian and local cuisine. With unique menu items including crocodile and kangaroo, the restaurant offers a culinary adventure.
February 01, 2011
Ralph Lewis, or DJ Ralph to partygoers in the Cayman Islands, is known to many DJs and musicians as the Grand Master, having provided the soundtrack for many people’s favourite
The Red Parrot restaurant at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is showcasing their wonderfully simple, delectably authentic tastes of Italian cuisine for Culinary Month.
At the Brick House the dining experience is not just about the food,
it’s also about the atmosphere and ambience which restaurateur John Mack
describes as “casual and family friendly.” For Taste of Cayman this is
one of the aspects they hope to highlight to the public and also as a
culinary experience the variety and diversity they offer on a menu that
John says has a “little bit of something for everyone”.
One of the most popular places to enjoy a big burger or authentic barbecue is Hard Rock Cafe.
Think of a classic steakhouse with great US Prime and Australian Wagyu Kobe-style meats. Then add fish like tuna, salmon and fresh snapper. Toss in some Cayman favourites like jerk-style chicken, lobster and other selected seafood. Mix in The Ritz-Carlton-calibre service, an exceptional wine list and a sublime seaside setting and what do you get - 7 Prime Cuts & Sunsets.
Next month’s Taste of Cayman promises to be a wonderful opportunity for Island Taste, one of Grand Cayman’s longest established fresh food outlets.
The Far East meets the Western Caribbean in the spicy, fragrant
offerings of Karma Pan Asian Restaurant & Lounge, a relative
newcomer to the scene in Grand Cayman, and will be taking part in Taste
of Cayman for the first time during Culinary Month.
The name Osetra Bay has become synonymous with quality and top shelf
cuisine in the Cayman Islands over a reasonably short period of time and
positive revues keep pouring in about the style, approach to service
and food that has catapulted the restaurant into the upper echelon of
fine dining establishments on Island.
Forty years ago, the author of a History of the Cayman Islands devoted all of three paragraphs to the Tourism industry. But he proved to be prophetic when he commented: “Far away from Seven Mile Beach, the Tortuga Club and Rum Point Club maintain their distinctive style of hospitality.”
January is the most delectable month in the calendar, with a host of special events involving rich and varied foods, wines and good times. Yes, folks, it’s Culinary Month and an opportunity for the Cayman Islands to show off its range of skill, ingredients, food, drink and hospitality.
Chef Eric Ripert can’t wait for the Cayman Cookout to begin on 13 January.
Home cooking isn’t what it used to be - and that’s not a bad thing.
Today, home cooks are often more like chefs. They have access to a world
of rare ingredients, wherever they live, thanks to the Internet, and
they can equip their kitchen with professional-grade equipment that
allows them to turn out perfectly cooked meals.
Even though it is a relative newcomer to the scene, Tiki Beach needs
little introduction. The open, airy tiki bar right on a prime stretch of
Seven Mile Beach has already firmly established itself among locals and
tourists alike looking for the ultimate beach bar experience.
Caleb Ebanks has been churning out tunes as a disc jockey for his
audiences in the Cayman Islands since 2006, though he will be the first
to tell you that his was foray into the world of spinning beats was not a
foregone conclusion but rather a matter of serendipity.
Not much happens on the far side of the Island and we residents in the
outer districts like it that way. However when word got out that chef
Ron Hargrave of Deckers fame had taken over the popular Portofino
restaurant news spread quickly from Bodden Town to Breakers to North
Side to East End.
It is often said that people will go a long way to find great food. But
all the way to Tim Buc Tuu? Recently, I went in search of Tim Buc Tuu,
and found it to be quite a bit closer than I had expected
With its waterfront location, exquisitely prepared food and lush
SoBe-style decor, Osetra Bay Restaurant & Lounge reopened after the
summer with fresh menus and renewed focus, thanks to progressive
management and its new, award-winning executive chef.
November 1, 2010
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James Cameron’s 3D epic Avatar relaunched 3D movies for the new
generation. However, although the execution has been refined, it is
still pretty much the same as it has always been – a group of people
sitting in the dark wearing silly-looking sunglasses.
Shopping can be complicated, especially for guys. Therefore, it is not surprising that parents to be can often be broken up into two groups - those who can’t wait to start buying stuff for the new focus of their lives, and those who really could wait. And as expected, these two groups are often split according to chromosomes.
Not that I don’t love a good play, be it drama, comedy and even the rare
musical, and in most cases the original stage production is superior.
But there are a handful of classic films that actually improve on the
Little Cayman’s natural beauty cannot help but inspire even amateur photographers to take their art to the next level. From the warm reds and yellows of a Caribbean sunset, to the cool turquoise and green of the shallow waters that lap the coast, the colours alone can make a trip well worth the short flight over.
I have revisited Little Cayman every year since I first landed there in the early 70s via CAL’s DC-3. This little paradise is special - when you think about it, any place where iguanas have the right of way and there are more hammocks than guest rooms must be unique.
Feed me, Seymour
November 1, 2010
It came from outer space, probably... all you need to know is its name
is Audrey II and it’s the star of the Cayman Drama Society’s new show,
Little Shop of Horrors.
There’s no chill in the air, and no sign of the smell of snow. However,
Christmas is on its way to Cayman none the less, and with a full
calendar of Christmas events, Camana Bay looks set to be Christmas
central this festive season.
Thursday, 25 November will not be a happy day for turkeys, but try
telling that to the American populous. It is Thanksgiving 2010 and
thousands of families will be sitting down to celebrate this important
holiday on the US calendar. Where there are families and friends
gathered around a table, so inevitably there is food.
On one of my first visits to the United States, I remember pulling back
the curtains of the hotel, and the first thing I saw outside was a
police car parked in front of the local Dunkin’ Donuts. I immediately
thought ‘How appropriate’...
So you’ve been to dinner already this week (twice) and gone clubbing
(again) and seen a film you weren’t very keen on in the first place. And
it’s only Thursday evening. What else is there to do?
When it comes to pouring a perfect pint, the Cayman Islands Brewery’s
Gold Member programme has been working with local bars for quite a while
now. As a strong supporter of a pint well poured, the Dog House...
Sometimes a lunch spot close to the office is the last thing on your mind. When you need to get away and just forget that the office exists, Macabuca and Cracked Conch are certainly good options. Situated in West Bay, close to the Cayman Turtle Farm, the two restaurants share some menu items, but have distinct personalities.
DJ Alexi returns
November 1, 2010
Cayman’s night life scene has just had the heat turned up by a couple of
degrees with the return of everyone’s favourite Disc Jockey, the
incomparable DJ Alexi.
You might think you know what to expect from a Happy Hour, but walking
into what Full of Beans has put together is a truly unique experience.
Well known as a coffee shop and healthy eatery, it did not stray far
from its roots when coming up with a Happy Hour concept.
A fresh and exciting wind has blown into East End carrying on it the delicious scents of cuisine created by renowned chef Ron Hargrave. Tukka Restaurant has opened its doors in an enviable position by the sea, looking out on the Wreck of the Ten Sails.
Have no fear Andy Martin fans, Andy may be rockin’ in his rocking chair but he hasn’t changed his style of music. His new CD Rocking Chair is named after his surprise local radio hit of the same title. The song is an old George Jones hit and Andy’s cover of the tune turned into heavy rotation on Rooster FM and Radio Cayman.
November 1, 2010
I must have done something good in a former life to find myself in a
corner seat of the new Karma restaurant in West Shore Plaza on West Bay
Road, savouring some much missed tastes of Asia.
This year, Cayman’s Cultural Festival, presented by Digicel, is bigger and better than ever before.
Cayman has never been famous for its night life, simply because there is
so little of it. Sure we have a few DJs spinning the latest
ear-pounding dance hall and hip-hop. Then a small number of Cayman based
bands such as Local Motion who specialise in sweet reggae, Bob Moseley
in down-home country, Sea n’ B in tropical-jazz or Hi Tide with their
smooth pop stylings.
Triple Crown has become a popular haunt for fans of the English
Premiership ever since it opened its doors some four years ago. However,
since its latest refurbishment, the bar has diversified to appeal to an
even wider audience.
Night life in the Cayman Island has received a boost of energy from
Rollaz International Sound System’s premier disc jockey, Ice-T.
Mixology might just be the most delicious art form there is. Although
you don’t need to be a pro to come up with something special, it
certainly helps to have one at hand to provide a couple of pointers.
Just a stone’s throw from the centre of George Town, Mezza is a great
venue for a quick lunchtime break. Far enough from downtown so that you
feel you have made your escape without being so far that you have to
rush your lunch, the venue brings together the best of European cuisine
with a Caribbean twist.
Tails are wagging in anticipation for the Cayman Islands Humane
Society’s annual fundraising Fashion Show Dinner and Sale which will be
rocking The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Friday, 22 October.
Now Sean Paul is stoking the flames once more with his latest album,
Imperial Blaze, which was launched in 2009. Sean Paul’s albums have
always delivered the kind of tracks that fill the dance floor instantly,
and the live show promises to have Royal Palms jumping all night.
With its long and well-earned reputation for excellent cuisine, a
thriving entertainment scene and unforgettable, jaw dropping sunsets,
the Wharf Restaurant is an enduring icon in the Island’s lively
The invasive lionfish has been hitting the headlines often ever since
the first one was spotted in Cayman’s waters back in 2008. From a single
specimen in Little Cayman, the fish have spread to all three islands
and can now be found on most dive sites.
Planning your own Oktoberfest party? Break away from just preparing a
couple of Bratwurst with some more authentic Bavarian recipes to
accompany the main dish of the day – the beer.
Munich’s Oktoberfest celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.
Originally a public celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of
Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 17 October,
1810, it did not feature any beer or food stands at all, but a horse
“We’ve got five satellites, so we can anything you want, any sporting
event known to man we can get on TV. We’ve got football coming up, we’ve
got hockey in October,” says Todd Lucas, restaurant manager at Legendz.
Linbern Eden, as he is known to family and close friends, got his first
set of CD players, speakers and headphones at the tender age of 13.
These were bought for the young enthusiast by his mother as a Christmas
gift, which she worked overtime to secure.
Community involvement is key to Pirates Week and there are a variety of
events to suit every taste. Time to prop up Polly and shake the moths
out of the Jolly Roger – Pirates Week is almost visible on the horizon.
Sea n’ B
September 7, 2010
It’s Friday night at the Havana Club, almost midnight. The patrons are a
mix of cigar aficionados, lovers of good music and consumers of cool
rummy mojitos. The Havana Club is absolutely the place for high end
cocktail chemistry and unique entertainment.
September 7, 2010
Lunch, it seems, is often the red-headed step child when it comes to
meals. Whether it is a rushed sandwich eaten at your desk at work or
something you remember you should have had when it is close to dinner
already, lunch can often end up being the forgotten meal.
One of the biggest events on the Cayman social calendar, the annual
Breast Cancer Gala Dinner, will take place on Saturday, 16 October. The
event, which will be hosted by The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, serves as
the most important fundraising and awareness event for breast cancer in
the Cayman Islands.
A recent dinner at the Ritz-Carlton’s Taikun sushi restaurant included a number of surprising firsts. For example, who’d have thought to pair sweet German Riesling wine with sushi?
For those who spend their days downtown, there are few better places to
unwind after work than Guy Harvey’s Island Grill. Located right on the
George Town waterfront in South Church Street, it is the perfect
sanctuary, ideal for waiting for the traffic to ease up while enjoying
the daily happy hour.
With more daylight with which to work, summer is the perfect time for
getting out and throwing a couple of steaks on the grill, even if the
mosquitoes may present an occasional challenge.
One of the newest bars on Grand Cayman, Green Parrot is the first
encounter many cruise ship tourists have with anything remotely
Caymanian. It is therefore it is appropriate that the structure carries
the name of Cayman’s national bird, a colourful and vocal character,
much like its people.
Since 1964 ‘Greggie G’ - musician, song-writer, producer and
entrepreneur - has shared the stage with numerous bands, the most
memorable being The Memory Of Justice formed in the late 70s. The band
included Allan ‘Tabio’ Myles, Lammie Seymour, Jonathan Ebanks and Gary
Ebanks. MOJ recorded and released seven albums of which ‘Right on Time’
and ‘Me and My Crew’ gained the most success.
When it comes to DJs, few match the passion for music exhibited by
Preston Onfroy whose infectious joy for rhythms, beats and sounds
radiates from behind the sound console. DJ Preston may be familiar to many in the Cayman Islands by now, as
his Roll Out show, which can be heard on Saturdays between ...
Although it is rare for top international acts to visit the Cayman
Islands, a quick hop over the water to Florida can put you on track to
see some of the best bands in the world perform live. The next couple of
months are going to be hot on the Florida music scene.
In Trafalgar Place on West Bay Road, just before you get to Public
Beach, lies one of the hidden gems of Cayman’s restaurant scene. From
the moment you walk in the door, Neptune Restaurant welcomes with its
Italian atmosphere and the ocean themes covering the walls.
Hidden away in far West Bay, at the entrance to Barkers, lies Ristorante
Pappagallo. The thatched roof and wilderness location might make it
seem like an unlikely venue for some of the finest Italian food on the
Island, but that is exactly what hides behind the deceptive facade.
Known as PD’s to locals, Pirates Den has been around for some 20 years,
making it one of the best established restaurants and bars in Cayman.
Located in Galleria Plaza on West Bay Road, PDs is conveniently divided
into two sections – a sports bar on the one side and a restaurant on the
Seven Mile Beach is almost as famous for its nightlife as for its
pristine white sand. Three of the favourite venues along the strip are O
bar, the Attic and Jet.
When most people think of New World wines, they think of budget brands
that, although not bad, do not aim to compete with the best Europe can
offer. However, much of this has to do with the choice of producers and
not the potential of the regions themselves.
Situated right on the water overlooking George Town harbour, Hammerheads
is a popular stop for cruise tourists earlier in the day, or for George
Town desk slaves when they make their escape from the office.
The magic began when the he started playing music in the back of his
house, keeping to himself and developing his own style. Eventually,
after observing many of the more notable sound systems in Grand Cayman,
DJ Von began taking the discipline to heart.
When creating a dinner at home, finding the right wine to pair with a
dish can enhance the dining experience to no end. Even the humble
barbecue can be elevated with the right wine.
Caribbean cooking relies on spice, whether from Scotch bonnet peppers or
hot sauces. Few hot sauces have as strong a following as Pickapeppa
sauces. The sauce first made its appearance in Cayman back in the 1950s
and since then has become a vital ingredient in Cayman cuisine.
Situated in the Westshore Centre, off West Bay Road, the charmingly
rustic restaurant boasts an authentic brick pizza oven and an inviting
ambience, in keeping with the well balanced Piedmont-inspired menu.
Whether your tastes run to chocolate truffles, caramel popcorns, toffee,
fudge, nut brittles or fruit jellies, Cayman Taffy Company in Seven
Mile Plaza off West Bay Road, is Grand Cayman’s version of Candyland.
Not only is this bijou venue nestled on one of the prime spots in the
Seven Mile Shops complex, without doubt it is the place to be for DJs,
with Fridays and Saturdays key nights in getting the punters jumping.
Look out, too, for special events during the week –
With steaks from an 8oz fillet all the way up to a 28oz porterhouse,
there are choices to suit every appetite. From the warm wooden tones of the décor to the copper waterfall water
features for which the restaurant is named, Copper Falls steak house
exudes a warm welcome.
With delicious food, fine wine and breathtaking water views, the
Wharf Restaurant is an experience you will never forget. Since opening its doors 21 years ago, the Wharf Restaurant has
been the order of the day for those seeking gourmet cooking, a relaxed
ambience and sweeping oceanfront views.
West Bay - home to tourist attractions galore ranging from dolphins and
turtles to classic cars- is also the best place to go if you are looking
for some of the best Italian comfort food you will ever taste.
Although the restaurant offers indoor dining for those who so prefer,
many guests prefer to spend their dinner seated on the outdoor deck. A
dinner on the deck, which faces west, promises a perfect Cayman sunset
Green beer may be a St. Patrick’s Day thing, but at Cayman Islands
Brewery, being green has nothing to do with the colour of the beer and
everything to do with keeping the Cayman Islands pristine.
One of my most memorable recollections growing up in Germany was when my
mother and a group of her friends took me to the Oktoberfest in
Munich. While the grownups sang and danced along with the polka band I
gorged on bratwurst and frankfurters.
Premier chefs know the secret to the perfect steak, regardless of which
cut you choose, is the marbling. No one likes a dry, chewy piece of
meat, and ample marbling helps ensure every bite will be full of flavour
Enjoy a relaxed lunch out on the deck, or chill on a comfy lounger in
the shade of a palapa, with the ocean only feet away. It’s summertime and the cooling breezes of East End are calling many
local residents away to a quick staycation.
With pizza dough, soups and sauces made fresh daily, you can be certain of the freshest pizza around.
Mise en Place
July 5, 2010
Chef Sean Collins and the team of professionals at Mise en Place
offer personalised and flexible service. Regardless of the occasion or venue, a professional catering
service can bring top quality cuisine to the party.
Guests can enjoy Caribbean and Caymanian flavours with a series of specialities based around quite exquisite seafood.
As part of a series of major renovations last summer, the Brasserie built a climate-controlled, walk-in wine room.
As you might expect, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is a heaven for
foodies, with no less than seven distinct and often extraordinary
restaurants to choose from.
Featuring a menu built around high quality ingredients and what’s in
season, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink Grand Cayman is sleek
Over the ages, our definition of food has evolved. No longer just a
necessity for survival, food now represents luxury and indulgence.
Time to start feeding the parrot and polishing your spyglass… Pirates
Week 2010 is coming.
Cayman’s newest bar is named after Cayman’s national bird the Green
Parrot, and like its feathered namesake it has a personality all of its
Although it is still a relative newcomer to the local restaurant scene,
Carlos & Martin’s has already established itself as a firm favourite
with a very loyal following.
One of the most popular spots along the Seven Mile Beach strip is Aqua
Beach Bar. The bar draws a mix of locals, expats and tourists with a
simple yet effective philosophy.
Many regulars of OBar night club have already been seduced by the
universally appealing sound of resident DJ Gizzy.
A tour of the roasting hot kitchen at Blue by Eric Ripert at The
Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman can certainly build up a thirst.
All parents can attest that mothers are always in need of a break.
Fortunately, at least once a year, mothers get a chance to put their
feet up and be pampered
People can be notoriously fickle when it comes to choosing a nightclub
or party spot. What’s hot today can be oh-so-yesterday by the end of the
week. So, for any club to stick around for more than a decade is quite
Many Cayman traditions have close ties with the sea. With the opening of
The Harbour and The Crescent, the Town of Camana Bay is building on
those traditions by being accessible by sea.
Just off the beaten track and a stone’s throw from West Bay Public Beach
on Town Hall Road lies Alfresco Restaurant. Opened a little over three
years ago by Phillip Wilson, the restaurant is not only famous for
Omar Jackson, or OJ as he is better known, didn’t set out to become a
DJ, but life does not always take you where you expect it to.
Rosana Duran did not travel to the Cayman Islands from the frozen north
like so many bartenders seeking warmer climes. Already well familiar
with the Caribbean thanks to her home country of the Dominican Republic,
she wanted to...
Tucked away in Pasadora Place off Smith Road is one of Cayman’s classic
lunch spots. Full of Beans Cafe has been around since 2004 and whether for sit down
or takeout, the restaurant is a great healthy alternative.
It’s the classic date; first dinner under the stars then dancing under
the influence. Granted, it’s a loose interpretation of dancing, in my case. Other
people might call it ‘consistently nearly, but not quite, falling over’.
But that’s other people, and you shouldn’t take notice of them.
Did you know that if you placed every beer carton that is thrown in to Mt Trashmore each year end to end it would stretch 147 miles? The Cayman Island Brewery offers its products in plastic returnable crates to help reduce waste.
April 8, 2010
Make the dining experience a real adventure: Take a water taxi.
Cayman has many traditional dishes, but establishing a new one can be a challenge.
Jet takes off
April 8, 2010
Mention the word jet and inevitably is conjures up images of modern
travel, with all its amenities and luxuries. We may associate it with
moving quickly or with something sleek and fanciful.
Located on Shedden Road just on the edge of downtown George Town, The
Office Lounge is the perfect spot for anyone looking to make a quick
escape from the office to, well, The Office.
Fashion and music are essential parts of everyone’s life. You pick
clothes to wear to work; you pick a radio station or CD to listen to on
your way into the office.
With wall to wall culture, April will be a treat for anyone with an
interest in the arts.
The Hard Rock Cafe in George Town will be going big this April – even
bigger than usual. The restaurant will be celebrating its 10 year
anniversary with some rocking events, the best of which promises to be
the Ambassadors of Rock competition.
Take the water taxi or drive to the ultimate evening getaway – the Upstairs Restaurant at Kaibo and gear up for a culinary adventure. Upstairs is where Old and New World cuisine meet.
Mark Cummings is a DJ who is coming of age at a time when the industry
is ripe with talent and blessed with a bevy of venues to accommodate
I was sitting at the bar enjoying a cold mojito when some underfed
looking guy wearing a panama hat walked in loaded down with guitars,
amps, volume pedals, overdrive boxes and cords. I soon found out it’s
not the roadie for Red White and Blues , it’s not a jewellery sales man
or the night manager at some Holiday Inn, it’s the one and only
‘Hot-Fingers’ Chris Hanni. And I’m not talking chicken wings here.
Swanky International is one of the most-recognisable outfits at Batabano and constantly makes history by having the most masqueraders behind their bands.
Technicolor treats, effervescent energy and passionate parades loom once more as Cayman Carnival Batabano gets under way. Batabano was first launched in 1983
St. Patrick’s Day and Hump Day (Wednesday) share space on 17 March, 2010
– a date marked in green on every Irishman’s calendar.
Situated in Galleria Plaza on West Bay Road, Pirate’s Den is not the
den of iniquity the name might have one believe.
One of the biggest bands in the world is touring again. U2 will be in
Miami on 9 July at the LandShark Stadium. These guys might have been
around for a while and frontman Bono might be as famous for his
humanitarian work as for his day job, but they still rock.
With Florida just a short hop away, there is a great opportunity to
catch some of your favourite artists live when they go on tour. However,
short of visiting each artist’s
There’s a new restaurant in town – Bodden Town that is. The Grapetree
Café at Lorna’s Texaco, owned by Osborne ‘Ozzie’ Bodden and his wife
Nancy, is right on the beach.
March 3, 2010
Situated right on the George Town waterfront, just a couple of steps
from the cruise pier, Margaritaville is often the first port of call for
visitors to Grand Cayman.
When it comes to being a DJ, few display the same unbridled passion and
keen interest to excel as Odalis Rojas Garcia.
Lunch at the relatively new Agua restaurant in Galleria Plaza on West
Bay Road is a calming and tasty affair.
The Cayman Heart Fund presents an evening of country music with some of Cayman’s best known country crooners. Mark it down on your calendar, polish your boots and get ready to ‘Hound Dog’ the night away.
Rather than cheesy-grinning, chest-wigged sub-Tom Jones impersonators
thrusting their crotches at all and sundry, the music will be provided
by some of the hottest names in rock.
Go big at Kaibo
February 2, 2010
Mardi Gras at Kaibo has become an institution over the last decade. This
year will feature the 11th edition of the event and it promises to be
every bit as decadent as the years that have gone before.
The Brick House
February 2, 2010
Pouring the perfect pint is a matter of pride for any establishment
worth its salt. The Cayman Islands Brewery’s new ...
The Lobster Pot Restaurant is an institution in Cayman, serving the
community for more than 40 years. This makes it the longest-established
steak and seafood restaurant in Cayman. Located on North Church Street overlooking the ocean, it is no surprise
to find that seafood occupies pride of place on the Lobster Pot menu,
although there are plenty of other options as well.
Partygoers Island-wide have been captivated by the infectious vibes of
dancehall veteran DJ Super C. Even those who have not been fortunate
enough to experience his hypnotic beats at one of his many gigs may be
familiar with his style - he is one of the pioneers in the development
of sound systems on the Island.
To keep afloat in the diverse local music scene takes more than natural
talent and professional ethics. A major ingredient is attitude. Blake
‘K-monSon’ Hurlston is a fine example of the old saying ‘Your attitude
determines your altitude’.
Some like it hot
February 1, 2010
Walking into Agave Grill is like strolling into a little Mexican cantina
with its dark wood, brightly coloured walls and candles.
With seating for just 28, it is small and intimate and serves some of
the best Mexican food on Island.
Finding something new to do on an evening out in Cayman can be a
challenge. Fortunately Kings Sports Centre recently opened its four-lane
bowling alley to the public.
January 5, 2010
More on offer this year at the Taste of Cayman, Camana Bay
For many years Cayman has boasted some of the finest eating
establishments in the Caribbean. This was part of the inspiration for
the establishment of the Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival at
The world-class chefs and sommeliers participating in Cayman Cookout
promise to deliver days of indulgence amidst the serene beauty of a
Cayman has a reputation as home to some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean. For anyone still in doubt, Cayman Culinary Month should serve as absolute proof.
As the festive season approaches Cayman Taffy Company is already getting ready to roll out its Christmas specialities. Confectioner Doug McPherson says the biggest seller by far last year was the candy cane bark. “It’s crushed peppermint layered between white and dark Belgian chocolate,” says Doug.
A sweet chill-out
December 1, 2009
The newest Haagen Dazs location at Camana Bay is a great place to stop in when you are looking for a Christmas shopping break, a refreshing cool down after a trip up the newly-opened Observation Tower, or just a delicious after-movie snack.
Craig Urchyschyn never intended to become a DJ; it just seemed to happen naturally.Hailing from Canada, Craig comes from a family of caterers and event planners and remembers large family parties where his duty was to manage the music and facilitate the festivities.
Wise words easily overlooked adorn the walls of Casanova by the sea, one of Cayman’s oldest and best-loved restaurants. By the time you leave the bustling waterfront establishment the Italian sayings, like the unsolicited advice of old friends, ring true.
Lunch at 7 delivers all one has come to expect from The Ritz-Carlton – attentive service, great international food and a relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant is perhaps most famous for its decadent Sunday champagne brunches, but this beachfront establishment is also an ideal spot for lunch.
A singer, pianist and actress, Alicia Keys has achieved many successes in her 28 years. Beginning her career at the tender age of four, Alicia appeared on The Cosby Show, and then went on to attend the Professional Performing Arts School in New York, of Fame renown.