Where to Eat the Best Food in the Cayman Islands
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Where to Eat the Best Food in the Cayman IslandsPosted on May 3. 2015
After a day at the beach or a few hours out on the sea in the Cayman Islands, your stomach is likely to be a little tan and likely a little hungry. Here are our favorite restaurants in Cayman Islands for you to stop in and have a beachy bite.
True to its name, a stop at the Sunshine Grill will brighten up your day. Hidden behind the Sunshine Suites on Grand Cayman, the Sunshine Grill is home to a menu full of authentic Caribbean food from Cuba and Jamaica mixed with flavors from further afield like Asia. An example of this are the jerk egg rolls, which are a great way to start your meal. While eating at the Sunshine Grill may feel like being let in on a local secret, good luck resisting spreading the word about their scrumptious signature fish tacos with homemade avocado sauce and the grilled snapper reuben.
A colorful Grand Cayman outpost of chef Cindy Hutson from Miami, Ortanique aims to bring the flavors of the sun to your plate. A fun lunch menu features things like a zesty Cracked Conch Cobb Salad and Jerked Chicken Panini. At dinner, the Blue Mountain Coffee & Cocoa Encrusted Salmon is the start of the show. Ortanique strives to incorporate local ingredients and those indigenous to sunny climates in all they do, and that effort really shines through.
The lone Little Cayman restaurant on our list, the dishes at Pirate’s Point Resort are worth ditching Grand Cayman for. With a resume that includes stints with Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, and James Beard, owner and gregarious “hostess-with-the-mostess” Gladys Howard sets the perfect tone at this “fine yet fun” dining spot. The pecan crusted Mahi Mahi has been known to be the highlight of many a holiday and the creative prix-fixe menu never disappoints either. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for raw and ravishing sushi nights.
Known for owning their own fishing boats in order to secure the freshest catch, sourcing food locally and seasonably, and also growing their own diverse “kitchen garden”, the Brasserie is a beach foodie’s dream come true. When in season, fresh lobster is the star of the menu and when it’s not, the range of fresh fish grilled on hardwood coals steps up to the plate with mouthwatering results.
Blue By Eric Ripert
Chef Eric Ripert has brought his unique and creative seafood expertise to the Caymans, and has created a legend in the process. Chef Ripert manages to mix and match seafood at a staggering rate, and the results are a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds.Tuna Foie Gras, Striped Bass, and Wahoo with Sashimi are stars along with the tantalizing tasting menus.