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Seven earns Wine Spectator’s 2013 Best of Award of Excellence 

Seven restaurant and bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, has been recognized by Wine Spectator with the 2013 Best of Award of Excellence. This second-tier award gives special recognition to restaurants that clearly exceed the requirements of the Award of Excellence. Restaurants must typically offer more than 400 wines, along with superior presentation, and display either vintage depth, with several vertical offerings of top wines, or excellent breadth across several wine regions. There are only 850 recipients globally. If you haven’t been to Seven recently, be sure to stop by for the restaurant’s happy hour “5 to 7 at Seven.” Held daily from 5 to 7 p.m., the happy hour menu includes a selection of must-try bourbon cocktails, wines and small bites, all priced at just $7 each.  

Taste of the Orient at Mizu 

If you love Asian-inspired cuisine, then head to Mizu on Sunday for their fabulous Pan Asian menu. Diners can choose from a selection of delicious dishes designed for sharing. Try whole Chinese Peking duck, weekly-changing Cantonese dim sum selections, or a selection of sushi rolls and platters. And, because it’s the weekend, sample one of Mizu’s 10 barrel-aged sakes, or the restaurant’s signature black salt-rimmed margarita. Call 640-0001 for reservations.  

 

Bon Vivant cooking classes 

If your culinary skills are lacking, why not try one of Bon Vivant’s weekly cooking classes? The kitchen accessories store in Camana Bay offers a roster of classes, each focusing on a different technique or culinary style. Upcoming classes include Summer Grilling, Tuesday, Sept. 3; Mexican Made Easy, Wednesday, Sept. 11; and Pasta Pronto, Thursday, Sept. 19. Classes cost $55 per person and are typically held from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit bonvivant.ky for more information.  

 

Extraordinary dish of the week 

Is a bar of chocolate a dish? I don’t know, but if it isn’t, maybe it’s time it should be. At Bay Market in Camana Bay, you’ll find the Five Star bars by Lake Champlain Chocolates – deceptively small, chunky packages of creamy, delicious goodness. You may think you’ll be able to consume many in one seating (or maybe that’s just me), but the chocolate is so rich that you’ll probably have difficulty finishing even one. They come in five flavors: granola, caramel, hazelnut, peanut and fruit & nut, so I suggest you pick up all five and sample them to find your own personal favorite. When Vogue magazine calls something “the ultimate chocolate bar,” you know you have to get one. Immediately. 

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Wine Spectator has given Seven restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, a Best of Award of Excellence.