The Sister Islands offer tantalising culinary delights that make a trip for an exquisite meal worth every minute — and bite. Just a short flight away aboard Cayman Airways and Cayman Airways Express, here are some of our favourite restaurants to try on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
Bites on the Brac
For a taste of the Far East, Asian House Restaurant features an array of dishes infused with flavours from the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Korea.
“People are always delighted by our food, because it is very different from anything else on the Island,” says Asian House owner Michelle Umayam. “And for the health conscious, many of our dishes are healthy, but still very tasty.”
One of the menu highlights is the Malaysian curry made with coconut milk, oyster sauce and sesame oil, as well as the Filipino spiced pork kebob, roasted with fresh vegetables. Wash it all down with a refreshing lemonade made with locally grown fruit.
Carnivores will love Island Prime, which recently opened at Cayman Brac Beach Resort. The menu features tender cuts of filet mignon, ribeye, T-bones, porterhouse steaks and thick lamb chops, cooked to perfection and enhanced with one of the chef’s signature maple demi or Béarnaise sauces. The broiled lobster tail, lightly seasoned with garlic oil, herbs and sea salt, bean ragout and tobiko beurre blanc, is sure to please. End your meal on sweet note with a decadent chocolate cake topped with mousse infused with passion fruit and sweet cream.
With organic vegetables and herbs picked straight from its garden, the chefs at Restaurant Soleil meld international and Caribbean flavours for an unforgettable dining experience. Their seasoned pork chops, served with wild cherry chutney and sweet potato purée and local fish with tomato fondue and duxelles, is a fan favourite. And for the inspired home cook, the chefs reveal some of their culinary chops behind the scenes at Soleil’s gourmet cooking classes.
Little Cayman, Big Taste
The centrepiece of the cuisine at Southern Cross Club in Little Cayman is fresh seafood. The Caribbean seasonings and international flavours come alive in its dishes with tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo and other local fish. A personal favourite of Executive Chef Anu Christopher is the quinoa-crusted local snapper served on a root vegetable gratin with a side of wild hibiscus beurre blanc. With careful attention to presentation and fresh ingredients, “every dish is prepared from the heart,” says chef Christopher.
For a trip around the gourmet world, each evening The Bird of Paradise Restaurant brings a different cuisine into the dining room at the Little Cayman Beach Resort, with dishes from France, Italy, Asia and North America. Guests rave about its Caribbean-style entrees featuring seafood and shellfish. Must-try dishes include the decadent dinner crêpe or banana flambé, both drool-worthy dishes that will have you craving more.
Visit the Sister Islands
Weekend escapes to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are quick and convenient with Cayman Airways and Cayman Airways Express, which offer up to 10 flights a day between Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands.
Author: Shurna DeCou