Chelsea Tennant is the blogger behind the popular Cayman Islands blog, Island Epicurean where readers can find a detailed guide to the Cayman Islands’ culinary culture. 

Cayman’s Dog Friendly Restaurants

Recently I adopted an absolute gem of a dog from the Cayman Islands Humane Society.  Seeing that she enjoys playing outside and is well behaved around others, we have been exploring different bars and restaurants on island that are considered dog friendly. 

American & Cayman Thanksgiving 2022

The next few weeks are important to many on island because there are not one, but two thanksgiving celebrations taking place.  Thursday 24th November is American Thanksgiving with many residents choosing to celebrate in the evening or over the weekend (since it’s not a holiday here). 

THE PIRATE’S ARE COMING!

The return of Pirates Fest (formerly known as Pirate’s Week) has been updated for residents and tourists, with the events being spread over a few months. Leading up to the long weekend of the 11-14th November, there have already been celebrations that have taken place, including Grand Cayman’s District Days and the Little Cayman Pirates

Restaurant Month Pick Of The Week: Thatch & Barrel

My final Restaurant Month Pick Of The Week will take you to Thatch & Barrel at the stunning Pedro St. James Castle.  Sitting high above the sea, this idyllic venue is perfect for any occasion, whether it be a wedding, brunch or a casual meal.

Restaurant Month Pick of the Week: Harbour Grille 

For Restaurant Month’s third week I stopped by the Grand Harbour Shopping Centre to visit Harbour Grille. Compared to their sister restaurant Salty’s, Harbour Grille provides an elevated menu and dining experience by incorporating high-end ingredients, such as duck, lobster and pork belly.

Restaurant Month Pick of the Week:  Anchor & Den

One of the few hotel restaurants taking part in this year’s Restaurant Month is Anchor & Den at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. I have always admired the Marriott for encouraging Cayman residents to attend their monthly foodie events even though it means mixing with their overseas guests. 

How To Navigate Cayman Cookout 2023

Did you know that Cayman Cookout is officially back in January 2023?
It is one of the most exclusive culinary festivals across the globe and features some of the world’s best chefs, mixologists and sommeliers.

Cayman Restaurant Month is Back!

Even though October is seen as the peak time of hurricane season and therefore lower tourist numbers, Cayman foodies still continue to dine out and one way that they can support local businesses is by taking part in Restaurant Month.  

CULL #35:  The Next Lionfish Tournament

Coming up in September is a culinary event that ticks all the boxes: delicious, educational and environmentally focused – it’s CULL #35.  On  September 3rd &  4th 2022, the Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) is hosting their next tournament where scuba diving teams pick the reefs clean of lionfish while competing for cash prizes.  

Small Restaurant Dining in Bodden Town & East End

This summer head off the beaten path and visit some small, but tasty restaurants in the quiet districts of Bodden Town and East End.  Many of these smaller businesses have an open-air setup from shady big trees and beachy backyards to covered decks.

Cayman Summer: Foodie Events in July 2022

Summer break has officially begun and that typically means less visitors arriving to island and more residents are headed off for some time abroad.  If you’re like me and plan to be here this summer then you are looking for this to keep you busy, especially if its food related.  

Cayman’s Best Mocktail Bars

We’ve all heard of “Dry January”, but over the years I’ve seen a lot of my friends take a break from alcohol after a big holiday, long vacation or just for the heck of it.  

#SupportLocal Bakers for Valentine’s Day

We all know and love the community of bakers and treat makers that we have in Grand Cayman! Their talent should not go unnoticed as we approach Valentine’s Day (which is quite easily the biggest dessert holiday of the year!).   Here’s a list of some of the small businesses that are preparing sweet tasting gifts

Island Epicurean asks, “Cayman conch: marinated or stew?”

Whenever I talk to my parents about their lives ‘back in the day’, we always end up discussing food.  When it comes to conch, they’d say how abundant it was, that conch shells could be seen from the shoreline and that they ate it so often they got tired of having it.  That’s definitely not

ISLAND EPICUREAN’S TIPS FOR CLEAN EATING IN 2022

After a few weeks of indulging over the holidays we could all use a clean slate as we enter 2022.  Here are a few companies on island that can help restart your journey through healthy eating, cleanses and detoxes.   Green2Go Green2Go may have started selling green juices, but this company has expanded to serve a range of

ISLAND EPICUREAN Showcases How to Celebrate A Caymanian Christmas

As seen in many cultures, food is the epicentre of any gathering, especially during the holidays.  If you are looking to take part in a Caymanian Christmas these are the dishes that you must have. Stew Conch  If you read my previous blog, you’ll know that this is one of our most traditional dishes. Local conch

ISLAND EPICUREAN explores Caribbean Conch: Chowdered, Fried & Curried

This week I wanted to highlight the regional preparations of conch that we enjoy in Grand Cayman.  These dishes are native to other Caribbean islands, but have become a part of our culinary scene too.  All of these dishes can be found year round because they don’t require local conch to be made and they

ISLAND EPICUREAN explores Caribbean Conch: Chowdered, Fried & Curried

This week I wanted to highlight the regional preparations of conch that we enjoy in Grand Cayman.  These dishes are native to other Caribbean islands, but have become a part of our culinary scene too.  All of these dishes can be found year round because they don’t require local conch to be made and they

ISLAND EPICUREAN: Open Season on Cayman Lobsters

December 1st means that we can officially get into the holiday spirit here in Cayman.  Not only does this date mark the end of hurricane season, but it also means that lobster season has begun.  I know many locals who make this date an unofficial holiday by booking time off work or going for a

Island Epicurean asks, “Cayman conch: marinated or stew?”

Whenever I talk to my parents about their lives ‘back in the day’, we always end up discussing food.  When it comes to conch, they’d say how abundant it was, that conch shells could be seen from the shoreline and that they ate it so often they got tired of having it.  That’s definitely not

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