CAMANA BAY, Grand Cayman, Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Helping the
Cayman Islands fortify its reputation as the Culinary Capital of the
Caribbean, Camana Bay will host a triumvirate of epicurean events in
early 2013. As the destination of choice for both local and
international food and wine enthusiasts, Camana Bay will offer guests
an array of events, ranging from dinners with James Beard Award winners
to book signings with the culinary world’s brightest stars.

“Camana Bay is home to some of the most talented chefs in the
Caribbean, and these diverse events allow us to celebrate our passion
and expertise around food and wine,” said Ken Hydes, Camana Bay’s Vice
President of Place Management & Experiences. “Grand Cayman is of course
a great place to visit in January and February, when temperatures in
the U.S. are at their lowest, and these three special occasions provide
food lovers yet another reason to book that getaway.”

The trio of Cayman Island events includes:

Cayman Cookout: The Ultimate Dinner Party — Jan. 19, 2013

Camana Bay hosts a memorable dinner party as part of the acclaimed
Cayman Cookout food and wine festival. The evening begins with a
waterfront book signing on Camana Bay’s Harbor with visiting chefs
Anthony Bourdain, Jose Andres, Daniel Humm and Sherry Yard, who will
join Camana Bay’s own James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz
and his Executive Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith. The night continues as
David Kinch of the Michelin-starred Manresa will appear alongside
Michael Schwartz at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink; Spike Mendelsohn of
Top Chef fame and Sherry Yard of Spago join Cindy Hutson at Ortanique;
and Gordon Ramsey protegee Dale MacKay teams with Ron Jacobson at

Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival — Jan. 26, 2013

For its 25th anniversary, this beloved grassroots celebration of local
culinary culture finds a new home at Camana Bay’s waterfront Festival
Green. Celebrating both emerging trends and traditional island
favorites, Taste of Cayman is one of the Caribbean’s largest food
festivals attracting more than 5,000 residents and visitors. More than
30 restaurants showcase their signature offerings and drinks, competing
for the fiercely coveted “Taster’s Choice” award.

Slow Food Day — Feb. 2, 2013

The culinary festivities wrap with a bang when Chef Michael Schwartz
and special guest and fellow James Beard Award winner Hugh Acheson
partner with Slow Food Grand Cayman and the Cayman Islands Agricultural
Society to host the island’s second annual Slow Food Day. Camana Bay
chefs have built enduring relationships with Cayman’s farmers and
fisherman, and their commitment to sustainable dining is showcased by
sourcing ingredients from Camana Bay’s weekly farmer’s market and
frequent farm-to-table dinners at Michael’s Genuine. Guests will enjoy
complimentary sample tastings throughout the day, followed by a welcome
cocktail and hors d’oeuvres, and ending with a special dinner and wine

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A destination within a destination, Camana Bay is a vibrant new town
located in the heart of Grand Cayman. Stretching 500 acres from the
famous Seven Mile Beach to the tranquil North Sound, this mixed-use
master planned community opened in December 2007 and is one of the
first examples of New Urbanism in the Caribbean. Developed by Dart
Realty (Cayman) Ltd. in collaboration with an award-winning team of
visionaries, including Duany Plater-Zyberk (Seaside and Rosemary Beach,
Fla.), Moore Ruble Yudell and OLIN Partnership, Camana Bay offers a
unique mix of thoughtfully designed residential, commercial and public
spaces, world-class shopping and dining, education and sports
facilities plus family-friendly entertainment, events and attractions.
Designed to grow organically over several decades, Camana Bay is now in
the master planning phase for the town’s residential communities.