Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dining Out (and In)

They say you should take pictures of whatever inspires you. I'm realizing my biggest on-island muse (besides Walter, of course) is food. Some people take pictures of the ocean, some people take pictures of flowers...I take pictures of pasta. What can I say? I was born to eat. And now, for your viewing pleasure, a whole post dedicated to recent dining excursions!

Grand Cayman has so many amazing restaurants. My biggest fear is that we won't be able to get to them all in the next 17 months! A couple nights after returning to the island, Brent and I joined Jenn, Nate, and five of their house guests at The Wharf. I love outside dining, especially overlooking the water. Before dinner I snapped this shot of a cruise ship leaving port.

At 9:00 pm every night they feed the tarpon, which is quite the show. The literally ring a bell and everyone gathers around to watch. Volunteers are pulled from the crowd to throw dead fish out into the dark blue. Jenn has some great shots of the feeding on her post (Nate's sister was one of the volunteers - impressive!).

But enough about the entertainment. On to the food! I got salmon over grilled pineapples, sweet potato, and pumpkin. It was delicious (and I felt good eating my SuperFoods)!

Brent got the seafood pasta and we split a warm toffee banana pudding (not as good as Calypso's sticky toffee pudding, but still a hit).

The next night Brent made me a lovely candlelight meal that consisted of scrambled eggs served on disposable plates. I couldn't resist throwing this shot in the mix!

Our first weekend back, Jeremy and Sheena hosted a game night at their place. I painfully lost Settlers, but after feasting on homemade milkshakes (chocolate for me, vanilla for Brent), fries and Hawaiian burgers, I didn't even care.

For our first date night back in Grand Cayman, we went to Morgan's Harbor.

I love the little doily coasters that slip right on the glass. Genius.

Brent got the fresh Wahoo and I got the Seafood Pasta in White Wine Cream Sauce. The scallops in that pasta were a-ma-zing.

We walked out to the dock after dinner and I took this shot of Calypso Grill. We tried to walk over to get dessert, but alas, without reservations there was no room in the inn.

Wonderful, fun night with my favorite person in the whole world.

Tonight, we are doing another date night at TripAdvisors #2 Grand Cayman restaurant - Tim-Buc-Tuu Diner. I'm sure pictures will follow. But up next on my blog list - Saturday's East End Road Trip! Stay tuned!


  1. Fun! Sounds like you guys are busy! I wonder if we would have waited a bit to come visit, would you have changed up the restaurants we went to? Miss you!

  2. YUM! Everything looks so delicious. Eating outside by the water is one of my favorite things!

  3. Man, I was really locked in to this post!! I think being a good food photographer is a priceless skill to have. I'm glad you're honing your skills so you can teach me later. Of course the food and friends looked fabulous. I can't wait to hear about all the other fun you're having. I love you guys!