Monday, March 27, 2017

Wine Club offers fun – and great wines

These days on Grand Cayman, there are many different ways to try some of the more than 1,000 different wines available on the island.

Innovation at the Ritz-Carlton integrates local arts, culture

Roger Ponce has been one of the motivating forces behind the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman's integration with local culture, working alongside Chris Christian from Cayman Traditional Arts.

‘Metamorphoses’ changes the way we view Goya

The National Gallery offers a rare opportunity to view works by 18th centeur Spanish master Francisco Goya, along works by Salvador Dali, alongside interpretaions from 16 local artists.

New jerk in town: Peppers gets authentic

There’s a new jerk in town, and it can be found at Peppers Smokehouse on Seven Mile Beach across from the Marriott resort.

Scotch featured in cocktail competition

When it comes to whisky, there’s Scotch and then there’s everything else. Thus Scotch whisky was the focus of the final preliminary wave of the 2014 Diageo Reserve World Class cocktail competiton in Cayman.

Street food in high gear

Nowadays, food trucks are the next big culinary “thing” to hit cities around the world, and they’ve made a big splash in Grand Cayman as well.

Vodka, Old World style

Stolichnaya Vodka Global Brand Ambassador Meagan Sacher, who visited Cayman in April to conduct two bartender training sessions on the brand, likens the difference in vodka styles to a wine-like Old World versus New World comparison, with Russia, Poland and the Baltic countries representing the Old World.

Deconstructing the catboat, and other works of a sculptor

Award-winning sculptor Davin Ebanks discusses his large-scale sculpture, 'Adjacent,' which will be erected in front of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands as its permanent piece of public art.

Local ingredients shine on Slow Food Day

Along with the local farmers, restaurants and chefs, Cayman’s Slow Food chapter has championed the use of local ingredients, and nowhere was that more evident than on Slow Food Day 2014.

Tequila with punch

After getting some training on the spirit, 12 of Cayman’s bartenders came to Taikun restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and created some inspired tequila-based cocktails that paid homage to a worldwide party favorite, punch.


 

 

Bourbon jazzes up new brunch

Grand Cayman residents love Sunday brunch. Bourbon is one of the hottest spirits on the planet. To capitalize on these popular trends, the Craft Food & Beverage Company restaurant has launched a bourbon-inspired brunch with a special à la carte menu on Saturdays and Sundays.

Eric Ripert and the secret to success

Chef Eric Ripert, owner of Blue at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, sets the standard with Le Bernadin, the widely acclaimed New York City restaurant, which recently won more accolades.

Local artist’s rising star at Acme

Local artist Greg Lipton has been hired by Acme Archives to produce officially licensed artwork for the biggest names in film animation.

Spreading the conservation message through art

Artist, conservationist, researcher and cinematographer Guy Harvey speaks about the passions that motivate him to undertake such a broad spectrum of work at such a high level.

International accolades for Estancia Piedra winery

A winery deep in the heart of northwest Spain owned by Cayman-based attorney Grant Stein, has been gradually gaining top marks for excellence, not only in its native land, but also internationally. 

 

Oregon wines highlight charity dinner

The sixth annual edition of the event was held at the Brasserie Restaurant, as it had been the previous two years. This time it featured wines from Elk Cove Vineyards in Oregon.

 

Honoring the artists

Interviews with some of the 67 artists who were honored recently by the National Gallery for their contribution to the gallery's permanent collection.

Behind the scenes: How Cayman draws world-class talent

For a territory of fewer than 60,000 full-time residents on a scattering of Caribbean islands remote from big population centers, Cayman can boast far more than its share of high-quality sports events and arts performances each year.

World-class wines from the shadows of the Andes

To get a feel for the breadth of quality and variety of these wines made along the spine of the Andes mountain range, a lunch and tasting was held recently at the Westin Resort’s Beach House Restaurant.

 

A taste of Austria by the sea

Austria is a landlocked country, so its authentic dishes like Griessnockerlsuppe, Schlutzkrapfen and Schweinebraten aren’t usually served a few feet from the ocean.

 

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