GEORGE TOWN, CYM—Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman, opening in early 2017 on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, today revealed the first details of its exciting line-up of food and beverage venues. The property team also announced that veteran Cayman Chef Dylan Benoit has been hired as executive chef of the resort’s signature restaurant, YARA.
Once open, Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman will feature three first-ever food and beverage concepts:
YARA—Meaning “the place” in the Caribbean’s native Taíno language, YARA will be a welcome addition to the island’s already dynamic dining scene. The first and only concept of its kind, the debut menu at YARA will have a heavy Nikkei influence offering top quality steaks and game meats while utilizing the abundance of fresh, local fish available in Cayman.
Spread—Spread, a European-style charcuterie and wine bar, will offer a cozy space for guests to kick back and relax over a glass of wine. Spread will be open to residents and resort guests, featuring an extensive wine list paired with a variety of cured meats, cheeses, fresh goods, and kosher options.
Banana Wind Café—Named after Jimmy Buffett’s 20th studio album, Banana Wind Café is another first-ever restaurant concept that will be introduced at Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman. Banana Wind Café will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, alongside ocean views.
In addition, the resort will feature several signature Margaritaville brand concepts:
License to Chill Bar—A destination unto itself, a License to Chill Bar will be located in Grand Cayman’s only open-air lobby, immediately putting guests into a vacation state of mind. License to Chill will serve handcrafted cocktails including signature margaritas and a seven-day-a-week happy hour.
Margaritaville Coffee Shop—Featuring Margaritaville’s gourmet coffee and with early morning hours, Margaritaville Coffee Shop will be the perfect spot for guests to start their day before heading out on a local excursion or to the beach. This on-site grab and go spot will serve a variety of hot and cold beverages, breakfast sandwiches, croissants, pastries, and more.
5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill—Boasting the largest swim-up bar on Grand Cayman, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill will be a great place to chill poolside while enjoying a specialty drink or draft beer in a souvenir Margaritaville blender cup.