Nearly 4,000 people enjoyed the festivities at the 25th annual Taste of Cayman festival, organisers said.
The Cayman Islands Tourism Association, which organises the annual event as its leading yearly fundraiser, said it was delighted with the success of the gathering, which was held at Camana Bay’s Festival Green on the evening of Saturday, 26 January.
Executive Director Jane van der Bol said that the fact that the event was held in a field meant going back to the roots of the event.
“We really wanted to showcase Cayman, our history, culture and heritage,” she said. “The layout was fantastic. The way the restaurants and the bars were laid out was conducive to a great flow, yet you felt you were experiencing all the different areas.
“Something we added this year was that we needed to create seating as we were in a field,” Ms van der Dol added. “That was also a great opportunity to raise sponsorship. This is the not-for-profit association’s largest fundraiser, so we needed to make sure we put something on that people would enjoy. The branded seating areas from McCormick and Scotiabank were great. Depending on which area you felt you wanted to be in, there was enough seating to sit and relax to enjoy the event.”
She added that the association was hoping that the Festival Green location would be available for next year’s festival.
“I think we would all like to see it there again if Camana Bay is still using it for events,” she said. “I would also like to offer more opportunities to buy food and drink tickets, even prior to the event. The only place we did have a little bit of waiting in line was at those booths. So we would like to add one or two more in the future.”