Good Taste arrives

Good Taste 2008 arrived on Cayman recently and the Director of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Pilar Bush received the first copy.

Charles Grover, the publishing director at Acorn Publishing, presented the 2008 edition of the Good Taste magazine to Ms Bush, who said she was delighted to receive the first magazine hot off the press.

‘I was very honoured to receive the first copy of the latest edition of the Good Taste magazine, particularly as the emphasis of the magazine this year is to help promote Cayman as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,’ she said. ‘This is a direction that the DOT is encouraging and it is good to see local enterprise supporting this initiative. The Good Taste magazine is a great showcase to both visitors and residents of the fabulous variety and quality of dining establishments in Cayman. There is no doubt that the 2008 edition is the most comprehensive that Cayman has ever seen!’

‘The magazine and Good Taste website (www.caymangoodtaste.com) now feature over 100 of the most popular bars, restaurants and coffee shops on Grand Cayman and this year we are deliberately promoting Cayman as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean,’ said Mr. Grover. ‘We have also added a new section on event planning, which is intended to be a guide to help anyone arranging special events from weddings, to private parties, to corporate events and includes information on caterers, production services and great venues to hold an event.’

The magazine also includes a glossary to help explain some of Cayman’s more interesting culinary terminology.

As well as updating the magazine, the website has also been completely updated. The benefit of the website is that full menus can be viewed and searched using the unique menu search capability. Additionally: online reservations can be made; people can look at special offers and reviews; and even read about the latest news related to the Cayman dining and entertainment scene.

‘The website is a very important part of our product offering, particularly as it is the partner website for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism,’ said Mr. Grover, ‘It represents the online face of dining options in Cayman and so we need to make sure it is as up-to-date as possible.’

Continuing its support for local artists, Acorn Publishing commissioned Chris Mann in June 2007 to paint the new front cover for the magazine.

‘We asked Chris to design this year’s cover as we were looking for something very different from last year and love Chris’ more abstract work. It was great fun working with Chris on the project and we are so pleased with the end result,’ Joanna Boxall the owner of Acorn Publishing said.

Explaining his motivation and thinking behind his artwork, Chris Mann said, ‘I have used strong colours and stylized shapes to create a composition that represents the Caribbean dining experience. Good food and drink, a relaxed atmosphere, colour and harmony against a natural background.’

Acorn Publishing intends on auctioning the painting for charity.

In total 75,000 copies of the Good Taste magazine will be distributed on and off Island during the year, making it the most widely distributed magazine in the Cayman Islands. The magazine can be picked up for free at the airport, car rental agencies, shopping plazas, hotel concierges, supermarkets and over 350 other distribution points on the Island.

For more information please contact Acorn Publishing on (345) 946 3200 or email [email protected]