Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

If anyone has noticed, I have been on a hiatus from blogging.  We just got back from an amazing trip ringing in the New Year on Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands thanks to the hospitality of our good friends!  Not only is Grand Cayman incredibly beautifuly, but it is also known as the 'culinary capital of the caribbean.'  Does it get any better?

After dining at a few amazing restaurants, we know exactly where the reputation comes from!  The fresh seafood was to die for and every restaurant that we had the pleasure of dining at had it's own unique style and take on the Caribbean fare.

We started off the trip with a New Year's Eve celebration at the Ritz.  After throwing off our shoes before a champagne toast, we started our culinary journey - conch ceviche, goat cheese caprese salad, tuna sashimi, shrimp and crab claw cocktail, lobster with sweet corn mash, grilled wahoo, duck fois gras, venison over red wine orzo risotto, beef tenderloin... to name a few.  All of the dishes were small plates which we loved so we got to try nearly everything!  After polishing off a great bottle of wine, we hit the dessert and cheese tables.  Good thing we had a few hours of dancing in the sand to work off some of that dinner!  It was expensive, but well worth it!  We were having a bit too much fun to worry about pictures, but here are few shots of the buffet stations in the background.


This meal was incredible, but the the rest of trip did not disappoint!  If anyone is heading down there anytime soon, some of our favorite were Calypso Grille, The Lobster Pot, Agua, and you can't go wrong with the award winning restaurants at the Ritz!

 Looking forward to an exciting 2010!

Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year Jacqui, great pictures on your blog; looks like you and JJ had a great time. O' I used one of your recipes for my Christmas dinner... simple and delicious. Thanks. Talk to you soon.


  2. Great to hear and happy new year! Which recipe did you use?

  3. Hi Jacqui. Great post and pictures! Have a great 2010! Glad you enjoyed Cayman!



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