October is a month for exceptionally good eats at prices that won’t empty your wallet. Warm yourself from the chill of Fall with the tropical weather and fantastic food of Cayman Restaurant Month, presented by the Cayman Islands Tourism Authority (CITA) and Good Taste. Held from Sunday, October 1, through Tuesday, October 31, this Grand Cayman tradition lines up 20 of the Island’s top restaurants for a feast you won’t soon forget.
Participating eateries craft stunning two- to three-course lunch and dinner menus that you can enjoy at fixed prices the entire month of October, with many starting as low as CI$10 for lunch and CI$25 for dinner.
Begin your culinary voyage with a lunch of classic Caribbean-international dishes at the historic Grand Old House located on the waterfront. After basking in the spectacular ocean views and history of the remarkable plantation house, enjoy a relaxing ride up the scenic West Bay Road to The Crescent in Camana Bay and your next port of call: Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar. The finest in Asian cuisine awaits in the stunning restaurant created by world-renowned Hong Kong designer Kinney Chan. Finally, after a quick recovery nap in your hotel room (trust us, you’ll need one), end your evening at Guy Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar for award-winning chef Indika Kumara Karunaratna’s Caribbean- and French-inspired seafood plates. Afterwards, make your way downstairs to Bar Crudo and Stogies Cigar Lounge for a fine Cuban cigar and a selection of over 100 exclusive rums.
With meals like this on offer, it’s easy to see why this event has expanded from just a single week. Chart your own nautical course through the gastronomic waters of fine Cayman cuisine by visiting explorecayman.com and caymangoodtaste.com/cayman-restaurant-month for more information.
3rd. The third annual PAWS on Wheels is a charity fundraiser event for PAWS — protection, animal, welfare, society. The 20-mile event starts at Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers. facebook.com/PAWSProtectionOfAnimalWelfareSociety
21st. NCVO, a nonprofit charitable organisation dedicated to the care, education and well-being of children and families in need of support in the Cayman Islands, hosts their annual radio/telethon. ncvo.org.ky
23rd. Watch Yerma on the big screen at the cinema in Camana Bay for Culture at the Cinema, which brings internationally renowned stage performances to the Cayman Islands, with monthly theatre and ballet productions, filmed live at venues around the world. bigscreen.ky
23rd. Get down and dirty for Pirates Week with the 2017 Pirates Trail Mud Run, a muddy 5k obstacle course where participants can run for fun or compete for prizes. piratesweekfestival.com
29th. The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort celebrates the best in the world of scuba diving. caymanislands.ky
7th. Get ready for a glamourous evening of food, entertainment and, most importantly, fundraising at the Breast Cancer Gala Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Sponsored by Cayman Airways, special guests include Giuliana and Bill Rancic. breastcancerfoundation.ky
Month long. Cayman Restaurant Month 2017: Indulge in two- and three- course meals at 20 of Cayman’s top eateries at fixed prices, ranging from CI$10 to CI$25. caymangoodtaste.com/cayman-restaurant-month
20th–27th. The fifth annual Cayman Cocktail Week is a unique celebration of Cayman’s cocktail culture, featuring an incredible array of cocktail parties, culinary events and tastings. This year’s special guest is Enrique de Colsa, master distiller of Don Julio tequila. caymancocktailweek.com
21st. Watch Obsession, starring Jude Law, on the big screen at the cinema in Camana Bay for Culture at the Cinema, which brings internationally renowned stage performances to the Cayman Islands, with monthly theatre and ballet productions, filmed live at venues around the world. bigscreen.ky
27th. The Pirates Week Charity Golf Classic at the North Sound Club is a fundraising tournament that aims to benefit the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI) in an effort to assist people and families of people living with the disease. piratesweekfestival.com
28th. Kids get to trick or treat around Camana Bay, take part in Halloween crafts, watch a scary movie and more at the Halloween Spooktacular. camanabay.com
>> Every Friday. The BBQ Street Food Fair kicks off at Veranda at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on the beach with barbecue ribs, brisket, live music and more, 6:30–9:30 p.m. marriottgrandcaymanbeachhouse.com
>> Every Saturday. Residents can enjoy free entry to the National Museum every Saturday to learn about the unique natural and cultural heritage of our three Islands. museum.ky
>> Every Sunday. Treat yourself to Sunday brunch at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, featuring European cheeses, homemade pastries and bottomless glasses of De Chanceny’s Crémant de Loire, 12–4 p.m. marriottgrandcaymanbeachhouse.com
Author: Brian Edwards