Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Osetra Bay

Friday night was another awesome date night. We decided to do "official" dates every other week now, which relieves some of the guilt about those final tabs! This week we wanted to eat in West Bay since we were meeting friends at Jenn and Nate's after dinner. We've done Calypso and Morgan's Harbor, time to try Osetra Bay!

The dining area itself is beautiful, and there were also some very cool lounge areas. Très fantaisie.

"Forget the necessities, it's the luxuries I can't do without..."

So chic and fresh!

On to the food! We got there at 6:30, and asked for the bill at 8:30. A nice drawn out meal with lots of unexpected extras - my favorite kind of dining experience. First they brought around a big tray with seven different kinds of breads. Three kinds of butter too - seaweed, regular and something with a little kick.

We splurged and ordered an appetizer, but didn't know a mini one would be sent compliments of the chef. This included lobster bisque, a fried bacon ball (which I'm sure had a fancier name than that), and some potato crisps.

Our ordered appetizer - big, melt-in-your-mouth, delicious scallops

Before our entrees came out, they brought us this little masterpiece to cleanse the palate. It was amazingly tasty!

Brent ordered the snapper. He thought it was great, but still ranked it below the Abacus seabass. I'm not sure anything will be able to surpass that in his book! I got Pulled Pork Belly with Caybrew Sauce (Caybrew is the local beer in Grand Cayman). It was fantastic.

Can I just say how crazy I am about unique serving dishes? Check out the mashed potatoes!

For the finishing touch, we got this dessert sampler free of charge. Chocolate macaroons, banana marshmallows, dark chocolate cake, passion fruit jellies, and cinnamon cookies.

Brent and I judge restaurants with different standards. He gives value and quality first priority (as any good accountant should). And I give big points for ambiance and atmosphere. Osetra Bay ranked high in my book - I felt like a princess! I would love to go back some day.

On Saturday night, we rushed from the grocery to the beach to enjoy the last 30 minutes of daylight. We brought cheese, crackers, pepperoni, and strawberries. It was the perfect night. We had a fun picnic, then laid back on our towel and gazed at the stars.

Unfortunately the only pictures I took were on my blackberry, but I'm sure it will be a repeated experience. I adore putting on the ritz at fancy restaurants, but a casual beach picnic is every bit as lovely.


  1. wow! what a fancy place, that looks like such a romantic restaurant!

  2. Girl! You should send a link to your blog with your reservation! I'm sure those restaurants would LOVE to see your beautiful pictures and read your reviews -- maybe you could pick up yet another side job!! If (WHEN!!!) I visit you guys, I want to go to that restaurant, looks amazing!