Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Valentine's Date at Ortanique

Valentine's day fell on a Tuesday this year, so Brent and I decided to save our date for Saturday night. We had reservations at Ortanique and went for the whole shebang - drinks, appetizers and entrees, all with a beautiful sunset backdrop.

I always appreciate a unique menu


Camana Bay is beautiful at the golden hour. Sitting right by the water was so wonderfully picturesque. This is truly one of my favorite places on Earth. (As a side note - after the sun went down, I was unknowingly terrorized by mosquitoes. By the time we got home, I had so many bumps on my forehead, it looked like I had an allergic reaction to the food or something!)

The food was really delicious. We tried to order some unique items, and loved everything we got. The appetizer was a truffled short rib crepe with Caribbean butter beans, grape tomatoes, scallion and goat’s cheese espuma.

For dinner, Brent had jerked chicken penne pasta and I had pan seared salmon, topped with a cocoa and coffee rub. We were very pleased!

It was such a fun night. Lots of good discussions on the future and what's next. Sometimes you need to actually leave the house, distractions, and general hustle-bustle to really think through the things in your head.

On an unrelated note, Jenn just posted her pictures from the Little Cayman trip. You should definitely check them out. I especially love the tribute to Cincinnati Skyline Chili!


  1. Ohh coffee rubs are my FAV!

  2. Drinks, appetizers and entrees is the whole shebang? That's not the Katie Kruithof I know... where is the word dessert in that list??? :)

  3. How fun! I want to hear more about your "discussions on the future and what's next." ;)

  4. That short rib appetizer looks amazing, and I second the coffee rub love!! Great pics, looks like fun!