Cayman Islands: Day 2 (Part 3)

March 26, 2013

Tropical vacations usually involve fine food and the Cayman Islands have no shortage of restaurants that serve it.  One of the more upscale choices in Grand Cayman is Osetra Bay, which is sophisticated dining on the waterfront.  Dinner there sees the best fare from land and sea prepared in a modern style with a Caribbean influence.

From the moment my husband and I sat down, I knew we were going to leave having fallen in love with the place.  Between the chic atmosphere to the attentive service and all of the details in between, I was instantly enamored.  How could I not be after they first presented us with three flavors of homemade butter and countless choices of fresh baked bread?  Both are made every single day prior to the restaurant opening for dinner.

Osetra Bay

Before our appetizer arrived we were given the restaurant’s creative and vegetarian friendly take on an amuse-bouche.

Osetra Bay
We chose to wash it down with refreshing mango mojitos.

One of the waiter’s noticed that I was cold, since we were dining al fresco and the ocean breeze was strong, and thus brought me a pashmina to keep me warm and to take home with me as a keepsake.  Talk about first class service!

Our shared appetizer was an arborio risotto with orange, fennel, mascarpone, and parmesan.

We chose to celebrate being in a new country together with some rosé.

I love how they displayed the cork on our table after they opened the bottle.

A melon sorbet was given to us in order to cleanse our palates before the main meal arrived.

My entrée was Alaskan king crab with ricotta tortellini, tomato, and a fennel lemongrass foam.

Osetra Bay
Osetra Bay

While the entire meal was sensational, nothing compared to the chocolate soufflé, which we devoured in minutes.

Just as we finished our last bite, we were surprised with even more dessert, compliments of the chef.  I did not think it was possible to eat anything else, but when I saw how delicious everything looked I somehow found the room to indulge a little bit more.

If you should find yourself in Grand Cayman you simply must eat at Osetra Bay one evening.  I promise you that your meal there will have the power to keep you returning to the islands year after year for more!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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53 thoughts on “Cayman Islands: Day 2 (Part 3)

  1. Elisa

    oh my, what an incredible meal! Everything sounds and looks incredible! the mango mojitos, the king crab with tortellini and lemongrass, the chocolate souffle! Yum doesn’t even begin to cover it. And the photos are awesome as usual, so we can all live vicariously through your experience!

  2. Colleen Brynn

    It all looks delectable!
    And I just have to say… whenever I hear the words “amuse-bouche” I think of that Sex and the City scene when they are eating at Raw and Smith is introduced for the first time as their waiter… know which one I’m talking about or do I just indulge too much in SATC..?

  3. Peter Fleming

    Believe me you made me fall in love with this Osetra Bay. Your post reminded me about my last visit to Cayman. It was a fantastic one. I enjoyed my favorite Caribbean foods there!

  4. Andi

    OMG Andi, this place looks amazing. I love the thoughtfulness of the pashmina that will forever be a souvenir, the design of the cork holder and the deliciousness of every food photo! Noted for a future trip!


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