With such a multicultural population, Cayman’s restaurants boast an enviable diversity of cuisines. So until international trips are on the menu again, why not travel the world through the medium of food?
For the Brits abroad and Anglophiles with a yearning for that most comforting of British weekend institutions – the Sunday roast – the Lobster Pot has you covered. Tuck into a plate of roast beef, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, veggies and gravy, with the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop. In order to please all palates, the à la carte brunch menu features a wide array of eggs benedict options, salads, sandwiches and fresh seafood, perfect with Prosecco. www.lobsterpot.ky
Anchor & Den
Set sail for the eastern Mediterranean at the Anchor & Den on Tuesday evenings, when the restaurant hosts Argo, a theme night that takes a deep dive into the cuisines of Greece, Turkey and the Middle East. Expect wonderful fresh flavours – think watermelon and pomegranate, honey and halloumi – that come together in extraordinary dishes you’ve probably never heard of. www.anchorandden.com
Take your taste buds on a tantalising trip around Mexico at Casa 43. Fresh ingredients and bold flavours are the name of the game here, and every dish delivers a kick. From familiar favourites like salsa and guacamole to popular street food snacks and authentic sauces, the food has all the spice, citrus and heart you expect from Mexican cuisine. For the full foodie experience, opt for the tequila pairing – the liquor menu is an education in itself! www.casa43.ky
The creators of Agua took the best traditional recipes from their homeland, Italy, and their favourite dishes from travels in Peru and brought them together in a sophisticated setting in Cayman. The concept has proved a winning formula:
citrus-marinated ceviches and parihuela seafood stews sit easily alongside creamy burrata and richly decadent osso bucco, ensuring something irresistible for every palate. www.agua.ky
Head over to Seven Mile Beach for an elegant evening in the Far East, and savour the delicate flavours of gourmet sushi at Taikun. This is authentic Japanese cuisine: only the finest grade fresh fish is used, dishes are simple to let the true textures and flavour shine through, and servers grate real wasabi against a shark skin to ensure it touches only organic materials.
If you’re searching for a gastronomic journey, try the mysterious Omakase menu, a five-course menu selected for you by the chef. www.ritzcarlton.com
Ave & Avecita
Sip and snack, Spanish-style, on the tapas-inspired menu at Ave, where fresh local catch and seasonal ingredients are given a Mediterranean twist. Grab a spot at the chef’s counter and watch the masters at work, or get into the convivial, sharing spirit at the communal tables. Falafel, octopus and calamari will whet your appetite before you tuck into more substantial beef, pork and chicken dishes. www.averestaurant.com