Media Portfolio

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and all the activities and events organized through the years?
Check out what happened so far.


The Culinary Capital of the Caribbean

December 31, 2017

Everyone who knows me knows I am a huge meat-eater and wouldn’t survive one day as a vegetarian, let alone a vegan. So, it’s quite shocking that we dined at a vegan restaurant during our trip AND, it may have been one of my top two favorite meals on the island...

The Cayman Islands, My Plant-Based Paradise

December 11, 2017

This is number one with a bullet! So if you are vegan, it is the place to go to, if not it is still the place to go to! From all restaurants (plant, fish and meat based) in the Cayman Islands, VIVO is my favorite restaurant with its amazing high quality food, super friendly staff and beautiful views...

PWC Ocean Awareness Week: Saving Sharks

November 20, 2017

VIVO is committed to being an alternative restaurant providing meals with a focus on catering to being sustainable, eco-friendly, organic vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.  VIVO has a spectacular ocean view.  With this in mind, VIVO is committed to sustainability and ocean awareness...

Ocean Week, Shark Project Raising Funds and Awareness

November 19, 2017

One other funding source is West Bay’s VIVO Restaurant, at Lighthouse Point on North West Point Road, beside the Divetech dive shop. Owner Michele Zama, also described as “passionate about the ocean” by both Ms. Gore and Ms. Cloete, said he started working with PwC last year...

PWC Supports Sharks Through Its Ocean Awareness Week

November 17, 2017

The public is invited to join in. VIVO Alternative Restaurant has created a special menu, with a portion of every meal’s proceeds going to the DOE’s shark research project. PwC’s Ocean Awareness Week runs the 19th through the 24th...

Soldier Crab's Makeshift Housing Shines Light On Plastic Pollution

November 7, 2017

“If you really look at it, you see an animal that is supposed to live in nature with natural elements, and is forced to live in a plastic shell. It’s shocking, if you think about it, it’s shocking,” said Michele Zama of VIVO Alternative Restaurant of his unusual animal encounter...

More Than Just A Diet: Veganism Explained

November 1, 2017

“Pleasing a vegan crowd here in a vegan restaurant is very easy, but pleasing meet eaters: that’s the challenge,” said VIVO owner and vegan chef Michele Zama. He told Cayman 27 he finds fulfillment in convincing carnivores that a good meal doesn’t have to involve animals...

Radio Cayman: Business Buzz

August 10, 2017

Radio interview with Mr. Michele Zama, owner of VIVO Alternative Restaurant, talks about running a sustainable business in Cayman and helping the local community. It is possible to have a successful business and help the environment at the same time, it needs just a little...

Meet The Italians: Michele Zama, Owner of VIVO

May 30, 2017

Using fresh local produce is the basis of our cuisine. The land is fertile and produces a great variety of fruit and vegetables… Eating is not just a daily habit; it’s a social gathering, a tradition. A lunch can last hours and a holiday meal in the family can go on throughout the day...

Flava's Recipes: Piadina Romagna

May 29, 2017

This thin flatbread hails from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
VIVO’s owner Michele Zama shares a ricetta della nonna (grandmother’s recipe), passed down through generations.
Try this recipe and discover...

Letter From CULL Stirs Debate Over Invasive Lionfish Imports

May 9, 2017

At VIVO Cafe and Restaurant on Northwest Point Rd, sustainability comes second only to good taste. “The menu, the concept, the restaurant, we actually need to support the environment instead of to spoil it,” said owner Michele Zama. Sustainability is one reason he added the invasive lionfish...

West Bay’s VIVO Restaurant Giving Back To Kids In Need

March 13, 2017

A West Bay restaurant has introduced a new special that will support needy children in the community, in association with Feed our Future.
VIVO Restaurant’s Two for One special, which kicked off last week, will provide one meal for a child going hungry in the district for every...