Wish you were here!

For the third year in a row, we’re kicking off the New Year with a trip to the culinary capital of the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, for the ultimate epicurean event, the Cayman Cookout. Hosted by Eric Ripert and his superstar chef pals Anthony Bourdain and José Andrés, the event pairs some of the biggest names in food and wine—this year’s headliners include Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless, Daniel Boulud, Daniel Humm, Martin Picard, Michael Schwartz and Jacques Torres—together with one of the most relaxed, tropical settings around courtesy of the Ritz Carlton nestled on the shores of the famous Seven Mile Beach.

The weekend is a laid-back, shoes-off kind of affair with guests roaming from pool to beach to tent… and back again … filled with unique tastes, demos and surprises—last year José Andrés made a grand entrance to his beach-side event via an air-propelled jet pack. See this and more of our favorite moments from year’s past above.

Can’t make it to the Caymans? Follow along with us on twitter and instagram @lecreuset for live updates of all the sun-soaked festivities.  

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