Bond evening aims to be an action-packed thriller

Cayman’s James Bond devotees are eagerly awaiting the launch of “Spectre,” the latest action-packed offering in the iconic franchise.

With a U.S. release date slated for Nov. 6, on-island fans keen to emulate their hero’s love of adventure and the finer things in life can view the film at an exclusive private screening on Nov. 7. This special showing will be preceded (and followed) by a sumptuous selection of drink and food options, all part of the limited seating Bollinger Spectre dinner at Grand Old House.

The complete schedule for the evening includes a Bollinger Champagne reception (including Belvedere Martinis and Heineken) at the South Sound restaurant at 4 p.m.; a shuttle service to the Regal Theatre in Camana Bay at 5 p.m.; the screening at 5:30 p.m.; return transportation to Grand Old House at 8:15 p.m. and a four-course dinner at 8:45 p.m.

It’s a night of which James Bond himself would no doubt approve.

Attendees of the $250-a-head event will dine on a choice of fresh catch ceviche (marinated with peppers, lime, pickled onions and scallions) and braised local goat ravioli (pumpkin puree, red pepper jus, micro greens and goat cheese croutons) for starters; a main course of either 8-ounce filet mignon (Angus certified beef tenderloin, truffle potato croquette and Bordelaise sauce) or fresh local snapper (pan fried, local pumpkin, coconut-infused tapioca pearl, bonito flakes and escabeche); rounded off with Dome au Chocolat (a decadent chocolate mousse, creamy pecan coconut pudding and chocolate ganache).

Drink options accompanying the dinner include Bollinger Champagne, Duckhorn Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Maison Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis, Belvedere Martinis and Heineken (Bond’s signature beer). Following the meal, guests will be offered a digestif.

A cigar bar on the outdoor terrace offering special pricing will be open to diners to finish off the evening.

Speaking of the 140-ticket event, Luciano Deriso, the restaurant’s manager said, “We really focused on the details in the staging of what we think is going to be the party of the year. As well as the first-class dinner, beverages and film, we’ve designed the props and the décor at Grand Old House to add to the overall Bond theme. With our stunning waterfront location, Bond themes playing throughout and imaginative dress code, we anticipate it will be a night to remember.”

“Spectre” sees Daniel Craig reprise the role of James Bond for the fourth time and co-stars Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz as his ominous opponent. This is Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes’s second foray into the series; his first being Skyfall (2012).

Dress code is casino attire or attendees can dress up as their favorite Bond character. Tickets to the limited seating event are available from Grand Old House. Call 949-9333 for more information.
$50 of each ticket sale will go directly to Cayman HospiceCare to help build the new 3,500-square-foot facility.


Attendees in Cayman will be treated to a private screening of ‘Spectre’ as part of the special dinner event.


Actor Daniel Craig, who portrays James Bond, attends the world premiere of the new movie ‘Spectre’at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Oct. 26. – Photo: Matt Crossick/PA via AP

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