He might have lost a twinkly one in the magazine this week, but as of recent negotiations, Eric Ripert has gained five to six more years in the Cayman Islands. His restaurant Blue at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman has agreed to carry on. It’s purely a labor of love, says Ripert: “Without me the Ritz-Carlton would survive and I would survive without the Ritz-Carlton, so we are together because we like to create an experience and a product which is an extension of what we do in New York.” Sunny days ahead, chef. [CayCompass]
Some Champagne and SPF.