Today’s Editorial November 03: A true taste of Cayman

For the first time in more than two years, many of Cayman’s finest restaurants will gather to offer a sampling of their menus at the Taste of Cayman on Saturday.

The annual event was postponed by rain twice last year and subsequently cancelled, and will take place in November for the first time ever.

Event organisers at the Cayman Islands Tourism Association say this year’s Taste of Cayman will be bigger and better than ever before. Most event organisers say things like that, but in this case, we believe they might be right.

First of all, Taste of Cayman will change venues this year, from the vacant lot on West Bay Road to the brand new, multi-purpose Boatswain’s Beach facility.

For those of you who haven’t seen that facility yet, Taste of Cayman will give you that opportunity. We think you’ll be impressed.

Because of its versatility, infrastructure, and size, Boatswain’s Beach offers a pleasant upgrade as a venue from the dusty field of years past.

Some 28 of Cayman’s restaurants, including the likes of those at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, the Westin Casaurina Resort, the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and the Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman Beach Suites Hotel, have booths at the Taste of Cayman, so there will be plenty of delicious food to eat.

But Taste of Cayman is much more than just food tasting.

A talented line-up of local musicians will entertain the attendees, and a fire dancer will be on hand as well.

There are also loads of activities for children, including face painting, bouncy castles, arts and crafts and storytelling. Children can also bring their swimwear and take a dip in the Boatswain’s Beach lagoon.

There will also be many non-food-serving exhibitors at the event to provide additional interest for those attending.

As usual, one lucky attendee of Taste of Cayman will win a brand new car, this year a 2007 SLK Mercedes. There are plenty of other great prizes as well. For a chance to win the car or the other prizes, the ticket price – which includes event entry – is $50. The event ticket alone is only $25.

Residents should keep in mind that the funds raised at the Taste of Cayman go to support the Lighthouse School.

We urge everyone to take a trip up to West Bay tomorrow evening and enjoy the once-a-year Taste of Cayman event, and check out the new Boatswain’s Beach facility at the same time. You won’t be sorry.

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