The Cayman Islands is set to be high on the list for those seeking a safe Caribbean destination offering everything from sunshine, white sand and turquoise sea to adventure and cultural discovery. The three stunning islands offer diverse and inspirational luxury lifestyle bucket-list experiences with exceptionally warm welcomes for everyone to enjoy.
But a standout highlight of a holiday in the Cayman Islands is surely experiencing the culinary delights on offer. Frequently heralded as the ‘culinary capital of the Caribbean’, the Cayman Islands are home to an extraordinary variety of chef talent and extensive ‘farm-to-table’ and ‘ocean-to-table’ movements championing the use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Here are some key Cayman culinary experiences to tempt island visitors.
Eat like a local
With an abundance of fresh fish and seafood on the doorstep, Caymanian cuisine is centred around produce sourced from local crystal clear waters. Conch stew, Cayman-style lobster, coconut shrimp or fish and fritters are just a few mouth-watering local dishes to try. Of course, widely known Caribbean favourites such as Johnny Cakes (small, deep-fried dumplings) or Jerk Chicken should not be missing from your gourmet itinerary.
Try fantastic fusions
With 135 nationalities represented in the Cayman Islands comes great creative flair where fusion cuisine is concerned.
Combining outstanding local ingredients with traditional cooking techniques and international influences, visitors will be dazzled by bold flavours and unique dishes.
A paradise for seafood lovers
It goes without saying that in the Cayman Islands, you have unlimited access to the finest fresh fish and seafood. Whether you prefer a low-key meal right on the beach, a romantic sunset dinner or a glamorous fine dining experience, the sea is the key protagonist when it comes to dazzling even the most discerning of gourmets with spectacular ingredients.
Be dazzled by world-class chef talent
The Cayman archipelago packs a punch where big name chef talent is concerned, giving visitors the opportunity to sample Michelin Star quality food prepared by some of the most exciting names in gastronomy. Arguably one of the most famous amongst them is Eric Ripert, widely regarded as one of the most influential chefs in the world.
Eating healthy local produce
With an abundance of tropical fruit, sun-ripened vegetables and fresh seafood to be found in the region, trying the local produce is a pleasure to savour.
Visitors following a specialist diet need not worry, as vegetarian and vegan options are also readily available.
To discover more about the Cayman Islands and the fantastic culinary offering, please visit www.visitcaymanislands.com/en-gb