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Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Michael Schwartz

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Michael Schwartz

When I first met Miami chef Michael Schwartz, he was busy manning the kitchen during a Cayman Cookout dinner this past January. Knee-deep in the fast-paced hubbub of Chef Dean Max’s restaurant, The Brasserie, Schwartz was calm, cool, and collected as plates flew by on the prep table. Snapping away at photos, I had the […]

April 27, 2010 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef and Author Anthony Bourdain

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef and Author Anthony Bourdain

Where does one even begin when writing about Anthony Bourdain? A chef whose fame has had more to do with sharp wit than kitchen skill, he is outspoken, unapologetic, and controversial. Recognized around the world for his renegade restaurant stories, his books, his shows, his raw, raucous comments have become the religion of guerrilla chefs […]

March 10, 2010 | By
Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Eric Ripert

Daily Blender Exclusive: Chef Eric Ripert

Even with applause and accolade, Chef Eric Ripert has kept his culinary kingdom rather manageable. With restaurants in only a handful of cities across the East Coast – D.C.’s Westend Bistro, Philly’s 10 Arts, and Blue on Grand Cayman Island – Ripert has the recognition without the schedule, present most nights in the kitchen where […]

February 1, 2010 | By
2010 Cayman Cookout Day Three: Champagne Brunch and Cookoff, Gala Dinner at Blue

2010 Cayman Cookout Day Three: Champagne Brunch and Cookoff, Gala Dinner at Blue

With a great hurrah, the fantastic Cayman Cookout festivities came to an end on Sunday. Just before noon, guests gathered for the Bon Vivant Sunday Moet & Chandon Champagne Brunch Cook-off. Featuring a mind-boggling display of decadence from the staff at the Ritz-Carlton, from caviar and fresh made blinis to sushi and dim sum, the […]

January 21, 2010 | By
2010 Cayman Cookout Day Two: Stingray City with Eric Ripert, Bourdain’s Beach BBQ

2010 Cayman Cookout Day Two: Stingray City with Eric Ripert, Bourdain’s Beach BBQ

Saturday morning’s activities began early, with bright sun and clear skies awaiting. I tagged along as nearly forty Cookout visitors clamored aboard a beautiful catamaran for a demo and water excursion with Chef Eric Ripert. The destination? Grand Cayman’s Stingray City, a shallow sandbar home to docile, visitor-friendly stingrays happy to swim and soar past […]

January 20, 2010 | By
2010 Cayman Cookout Day One: Grant Achatz in the Kitchen, Dinner with Michael Schwartz and Dean Max

2010 Cayman Cookout Day One: Grant Achatz in the Kitchen, Dinner with Michael Schwartz and Dean Max

Day one of the Cayman Cookout included a whole host of memorable events from a cooking demo with Chef Eric Ripert along the stunning Seven Mile Beach to a sunset rum tasting aboard a beautifully restored ‘pirate’ ship. I started the day at a cooking demonstration presented by Chef Grant Achatz, owner and executive chef […]

January 19, 2010 | By
The Cayman Cookout Kicks Off 2010

The Cayman Cookout Kicks Off 2010

With humidity hanging in the air and bare feet burrowing into cool sand, the decadent Cayman Cookout launched its weekend of top-notch demos and iconic chefs with a magnificent beach soiree last Thursday night. Hosted by the elegant Ritz-Carlton on Grand Cayman Island, the welcome reception included delicious bites from local conch to grilled lobster […]

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