The Cayman Islands has attracted a diverse mix of people from near and far, each of whom has brought a taste of their culinary cultural heritage with them.  It’s no wonder that we have metamorphosed from ‘the Islands time forgot’ to ‘the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean’ practically overnight.  Cayman’s melting pot of nationalities and cultures is whole-heartedly reflected in the food available throughout the country.

Just steps from Plantana on West Bay Road, you can find authentic Asian flavors at Yoshi’s, North American food at Eats, Mexican and Latin American dishes at Casa 43, Indian cuisine at Pani and Caribbean-fusion at Cimboco.   And that’s just the short list. 

The Cayman Islands is also host to an array of top notch culinary events and competitions featuring celebrity chefs and the crème de la crème from Cayman. The ever popular Cayman Cookout and Taste of Cayman events start the year on a high note and year round, you can expect Flavour Tours, Slow Food Days and myriad mini-events popping up on the calendar. Keep your eye on Good Taste for upcoming food-in-focus happenings.

Cayman’s culinary climate also continues to inspire the next generation of locally and internationally celebrated chefs.  From 15 year-old Bradley McLaughlin’s impressive performance at several local and regional cooking competitions to Jack Barwick tying for the top spot out of a 50-candidate pool representing the U.K.’s best up-and-coming chefs during the M & Bookatable Young Chef of the Year Awards, these bright young stars of our community are attracting the attention of food connoisseurs near and far. 

Need more proof that Cayman has the best food in the region? Book your stay at Plantana now and experience for yourself what has foodies coming back for more.

LOCAL TIME