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Out of the Kitchen at the Ritz

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Oh my.

Woo hoo!

Hot stuff!

Last night, Clark Kent and I were invited by our friends at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman to this year’s Out of the Kitchen.  It’s the wrap-up fundraiser for the annual Cayman Islands Culinary Society Trade Show (we went last year, remember?) All the money raised goes to the Ritz’s Culinary Scholarship as well as the Culinary Society.

So, here’s how it goes.  You’ve got 22 participating restaurants to choose from.  Once you’ve chosen which restaurant you want to sit with, you can expect a 3 – 4 course meal prepared by the Head Chef of the restaurant AT YOUR TABLE.  You can watch them work their magic, ask them questions and be generally fascinated by their awesomeness.

There were some familiar faces…

(clockwise from upper left) Chef Anthony from Solana, Chef Thomas from Michael’s Genuine, Chef Niven from The Brasserie & Chef Jordan from Periwinkle’s

…as well as some new ones to The Deep Dish!

And they were all bringing out their best game.

I was fortunate enough to get a spot at The Wharf’s table where Chef Christian Reiter did his best to blow my mind.

(clockwise from top) Butter poached halibut with keta caviar nage and squid ink fettuccine, Chef Michael Robitsch and Executive Chef Christian, yellow fin tuna cigar with lump crab meat and Australian lamb loin ‘Wellington’ with spinach, feta and goat cheese

Mind officially blown.

Well played, Chef Christian.

And of course, there was a Divine Dessert Selection sponsored by the Ritz-Carlton itself. WOWSA!

It was a spectacular evening and I was punch drunk by the end of it.  I was lucky enough to know someone at just about every table and the nibbles were in abundance.

A big thank you to the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman for making sure CK and I got to experience such an exciting and delicious event!

Out of the Kitchen Fundraiser – $145 per person

All prices in CI.  $1 CI = $1.25 US

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  1. A game INDEED! Especially those desserts… mouthwatering! 😀 So fun!

  2. This fund raiser event does pack a punch of colorfulness and delicious flavors!!

    Cannot stop drooling at the desserts 😀

  3. Now that IS hot! And at your table too? I would be in raptures there. What an incredible line-up of dishes. La classe! Well that goes without saying, dahlink.

  4. wow. just, wow. so much gorgeously presented, mouth-wateringly scrumptious food!

  5. The presentation of the halibut is WOW AMAZING! Holy moly! What a fun event to be a part of. Thanks so much for sharing, as always!

  6. Wow! Wow! Did I mention, Wow! This would be a difficult evening for me unless, like you PS, I knew someone at every table so I could get to taste everything because how would you choose ! Every dish looks delightful although the halibut leapted out. Sounds like a fantastic evening and a good cause.

  7. Wowzers – all of that food looks amazing! I’m especially taken by the tuna cigar with lump crab meat and I definitely would have done my absolutely best at the dessert table.

  8. Wow, everything looks extremely awesome…that a great event!
    Thanks for sharing it and have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

  9. The food looks incredible! I love how beautifully they have presented it!

  10. What a brilliant idea. I want to know more about how it all works 🙂

  11. There is an overload of delicious choice here my friend 😀


  12. Wow! That is super cool! Everything looks amazingly delicious! I think that it is difficult to choose a favourite! Lucky you and CK!!

  13. Food is really an art and it’s so amazing all these chefs creating amazing dishes out of their comfortable kitchen! Thanks for sharing beautiful food and sounds like you had a blast at the ritz!!

  14. Wowsa, I hope you are planning to wine us and dine us at each of these incredible eateries! Everything looked absolutely divine. Lucky you!

  15. I am also going like “Oh My”, what a spread and I am drooling.

  16. Such wonderful plating presentations!

  17. Wowie-zowie! This is one fantastic event! I don’t see one dish I wouldn’t eat (and love!).

  18. Love your new design! So much amazing food! I’m not sure what I would tried, because it all looks awesome.

  19. Wow, what an amazing event to take part of! I don’t know if I could make any decisions I would want to eat it all!

  20. Oh my gosh! How in the world do you decide which restaurant to go with? I think I’d have to go with the that prime rib (I am carnivore; hear me roar). It all looks amazing though. What a great experience.

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