The Cayman Islands is the place to be in January for the annual Cayman Cookout at the luxurious Ritz Carlton. I love the Ritz Carlton hotels and they are high on my list of favorite hotels. The event is hosted by the legendary Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin and Westend Bistro in DC. The event has been taking place for the past few years and it is one of the biggest events in the food world. The chef line-up is a who's who in the culinary world including Anthony Bourdain, Jose Andres, Charlie Trotter, and Susur Lee.
After feasting and swirling all day the perfect retreat other than the beach is Silver Rain - the La Prairie Spa. La Prairie products are used throughout the spa. The art of travel always involves downtime for relaxation and a visit to the spa is a must.
Cayman is a perfect place to getaway. The Cayman Cookout is also a great reason not to go crazy with Christmas presents and spend money on an experience rather than a bunch of things.