This page contains old news items from the Cayman Good Taste website.
|Take a Trip to Bombay in the East||New, Fresh & Tasty|
Set to open its doors in October 2012, Chef Remy's new venture, Bombay Chopsticks, will bring Indian-Chinese cuisine to the East End. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and local produce, Chef Remy's Asian fusion cuisine will be a welcome addition to Cayman's culinary scene. Call (345) 947 7278 or visit www.bombaychopsticks.ky.
Cayman's health conscious have cause to celebrate with the opening of Fresh & Tasty in September 2012 on Elgin Avenue (opposite the GAB and Cricket Square). Boasting delicious non-dairy, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes,the menu changes weekly and is created with your health in mind. Try their specialty french dessert, 'Verrines' made with tofu for guilt-free pleasure! Call (345) 943 3000 or check them out on facebook.
|Cayman Restaurant Summer Hours||Food For Thought .... For Lunch!|
School might be back after the summer break but some of Cayman's restauranteurs are taking a well-deserved break over Cayman's characteristically low period. Check out our list of restaurants for closures and summer hours.
Our foodie staff love the new lunch menu at Food For Thought, they have some particularly tasty vegetarian options and will deliver to your office door!
|Industrial Park welcomes Mr. Burgers||Roland's Garden closed|
New to Industrial Park in early July, Mr. Burgers is the perfect place to grab a burger over lunch. Expect local and American casual food at a reasonable price. Call in or place an order online at email@example.com.
|Fruzenberry closes its doors||Bamboo closes in Cayman|
The 'fro-yo' was good while it lasted but Fruzenberry shut up shop recently. We'll let you know as soon as we find out whether a new establishment is planned for each of the old locations.
After recent renovations, we're sad to report that Bamboo closed in July 2012. A new dining experience is in the pipeline for the Grand Beach Suites location and we'll keep you in the loop with future developments.
|The Waterfront - Coming Soon!||Nectar Back in Business|
Camana Bay's landscape is set to change again with the imminent arrival of The Waterfront urban diner. Serving well-made American classics, the new establishment will be open for breakfast, lunch and late-night 7 days a week. Watch this space for more news!
|Wine Down Market joins Governor's Square||Goodbye Dunkin' Hello Fruzenberry!|
Wine Down Market joins its popular sister restaurant, Wine Down, in Governor's Square, to the delight of foodies across the Island. Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-7pm, the Market has a wonderful selection of gourmet foods, freshly prepared take-home dinners, fine wines, artisan breads and cheeses, meats, freshly made pasta and imported specialty items. Indulge in a delicious lunch or treat someone special with a made-to-order gift basket.
Dunkin' Donuts has vacated each of its four locations (along with its gas station outlets) and new franchise to the Island, FruzenBerry cafe, has taken its place. The music cafes feature exclusive tracks from TribeUK Master DJ Zepherin Saint and serve great coffee, smoothies and 'FroYo' frozen yoghurt with a variety of toppings to choose from. Check them out at one of four locations - Lawrence Boulevard in Seven Mile, Anderson Square in George Town, Odessa Plaza in Bodden Town and Morritt's Plaza in East End.
|Caymangoodtaste.com gets tastier||Dada's Grill closes its doors|
Welcome to the new, even tastier Good Taste website! The site was launched on the 13th March 2012 and is fully updated by a team of Caymanians with their foodie fingers on the pulse of Cayman’s thriving culinary scene. Browse the latest menus and daily specials posted directly by Cayman’s restaurants and cafes. Now with new menus, new articles and a fresh, new look, it’s the first port of call for everything culinary in Cayman.
|We regret to report that Dada's Grill has closed its doors. We'll keep you in the loop of any future plans to reinvent the Filipino restaurant and whats planned for the roof top space in George Town.|
|Subway in East End||Neptune and Nectar closed|
Sadly, Neptune closed its doors in February 2012. We'll keep you posted on any plans to re-invent the restaurant. Nectar is also currently closed for renovations and we hope to see the martini and sushi bar back in operation soon!
|New! Duke's Seafood and Rib Shack||Bay Market opens in Camana Bay|
The Seven Mile strip welcomes new arrival, Duke's, located across from Public Beach. Popular with tourists and locals alike, Chef Luke's ribs and chicken have been a HIT and the Catfish Po'Boy comes highly recommended! Duke's has a great selection of seafood, ribs, steaks, sandwiches, burgers and much more to whet the appetite. Pay a visit to this rustic 'beach shack' on Seven Mile.
The Foster's Group opened its latest venture, Bay Market, in March 2012. The organic market offers a variety of fresh, frozen and prepared foods with a specialty salad bar, fresh bread baked on-site, gourmet cheeses and meats and a coffee bar. Even your pets can enjoy their organic dog and cat food! Open Monday to Saturday 8am-7pm.
|New Chef joins XQ's team||The Living Room opens|
XQ's welcomes new chef Lawrence Gomes to its team. Formerly head chef of Bacchus, Gomes brings his expertise to the table and will cook alongside head chef Andreas Schoenbauer. We look forward to sampling his creations!
New arrival to Cayman, the Living Room, is situated under Elements Ultra-Lounge and hosts a number of event nights, their most recent being the Laughter Lounge Cayman Comedy Festival. Call 326 3020 for more information.
|Dunkin' Donuts now at ESSO||Agricultural Show 2012 a success!|
Dunkin' Donuts have expanded from four to ten locations in Cayman with the opening of brand outlets at six ESSO gas stations across the island. ESSO locations will serve a selection of hot and ice coffee, doughnuts, cookies and sandwiches and with some open 24/7, you'll be able to grab a 'Dunkin' on the run' anytime. Two of the Dunkin' Donuts outlets have also moved: the George Town location from Flagship to Anderson Square and the previous Lawrence Boulevard store has moved to The Strand. Click here for contact information.
One of Cayman's biggest community events, this year's 44th Annual Agricultural Show, was a resounding success and attracted thousands of visitors. The show represents all things 'Cayman' with a variety of local food producers, livestock, tasting stalls, kids' activities and information booths. Traditionally held on Ash Wednesday, its always a great day out!
|Jacques Scott opens in East End||The Cafe @ ALTs closed|
Jacques Scott has regretfully closed down operations at its North Church store. However, the good news is that Jacques Scott Wines and Spirits has opened in the Morritts Shopping Plaza, Queen's Highway.
Regretfully, The Cafe at A.L. Thompson's has closed its operations. There are currently no plans to re-open a cafe in the store.
|Full of Beans ||What's new at Camana Bay|
Full of Beans is glad to welcome its new operational manager, William Binnicker to the team. FOB continues to enjoy a strong following with many residents stopping by as part of their daily routine for coffee, breakfast, lunch or a freshly baked slice of heaven!
Take some time to enjoy a well-deserved treat at one of these new arrivals for 2012 in Camana Bay: Jessie’s Juice Bar (345) 949 2012 – fresh, made to order fruit and vegetable juices and nutritious treats; Frosted Robin Cupcakes (345) 943 2253 – unique, gourmet cupcakes and exotic loose-leaf teas; Ginger Lily Frozen Yoghurt (345) 946 9589 – delicious frozen yoghurt served with gourmet toppings. KARoo (345) 623 6633 – international cuisine with a Caribbean twist; inspired small plates and crisp designer cocktails.
|Taste of Cayman 2012 winners!||Bella Roma opens its doors|
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Taste of Cayman 2012 categories: Cayman’s Favourite Restaurant: Agua Restaurant; Best Booth: Breezes by the Bay/ Chicken! Chicken!/ Cimboco; Best Food: Periwinkle at the Ritz-Carlton; Best Dessert: Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink; Best Drink: Seven Fathoms.
Bella Roma cafe, pizzeria and delicatessen in Buckingham Square opened its doors in December 2011. Claudio Sarfati and his team have taken over the old Azzurro location and are pleased to bring you authentic Italian recipes served with a modern twist. They have also extended the outdoor dining area where they invite you to share an "aperitivo". Drop in sometime and sample their amazing Italian pastries, homemade focaccia, imported cheeses and other delicacies. We recommend the ‘cicchetti’ (Italian style tapas), but click Bella Roma in Cayman for the full menu.
|New Caribbean cuisine||Italian Kitchen in North Side|
Blue Cilantro, the much-anticipated, upscale offering from Chef Shetty, is the newest arrival on the Seven Mile strip. Chef Shetty joined the Hyatt Regency in Cayman in 1994 and is currently the President of the Culinary Society. Chef Shetty’s food reflects his goal to encourage Cayman chefs to create “authentic contemporary Caribbean” dishes and fuses French and Mediterranean cuisine with a good measure of Indian and Caribbean flavours.Check out their latest menu at Blue Cilantro in Cayman.
Local legend, Donny Lloyd, brings the same creative flair that led to the success of the Reef Grill to his latest venture to Cayman, the Italian Kitchen. Nestled in the North Side, across from the Morritt’s Resort, this archetypal Italian bistro welcomes visitors and locals with its warm, ‘family’ atmosphere. A thoughtfully prepared and reasonably priced menu gives a fresh spin on classic Italian dishes and is a great excuse for a road trip! Call (345) 949 8210 for reservations.
|Cayman Culinary Month||New look for Good Taste 2012|
The 2012 Cayman Culinary Month once again succeeded in delighting foodies, gourmands and oenophiles across the Island. The Cayman Cookout kick-started the festival with elaborate tastings, cooking demonstrations, culinary tours, dinners and brunches hosted by internationally acclaimed chefs and the Island’s most notable restaurants. The celebrations continued with The Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival showcasing the talents of local chefs and Cayman’s eclectic cuisine. Mark your calendars for next year as we look forward to Cayman Culinary Month 2013!
We have local artist, Hannah Cook, to thank for the bright, new look of Good Taste 2012 which arrived in Cayman in December 2011. Her vibrant, magical style was the perfect choice to bring our cover to life this year. Sit back and browse our pages in preparation for your next date night! Click here to check out Hannah Cook’s fabulous portfolio.
|Taste of Cayman 2012 - save the date!||The perfect XQ's|
Buy your tickets early for The Taste of Cayman Food & Wine Festival at Camana Bay. The festival is in its 24th year and promises to be even bigger and better in 2012. Visit www.tasteofcayman.org for ticketing and event details.
Occupying the old Mezza restaurant location, XQ’s (pronounced “Excuse”) brings authentic Italian cuisine to Seven Mile Beach. The original wood burning pizza oven is already proving to be an instant hit. Owner, Alvaro Quintas and General Manager, Martin Pilat, have a simple strategy; to provide great, affordable food and friendly staff. To view the menu and more, click XQ’s in Cayman.
|KARoo opens in Camana Bay||Roland's Garden new location|
KARoo in Cayman is the fourth restaurant owned by seasoned restaurateurs, Marcus Mueri and Neil Bryington. Located by the Crescent in the heart of Camana Bay, KARoo is an "entertainment destination where cosmopolitan urbanism meets the charm of the Caribbean". The restaurant has been designed so that every table has a great view of the Harbour and you can enjoy Tapas/Small Plates as a snack, or create a delicious dinner with multiple small plates.
Roland's Garden has been a local success in the East End since 2004 and Chef Roland welcomes you to his new location on Seven Mile Beach. There is no set menu in the “Dinner Garden”; bring your favourite bottle of wine and enjoy a five or six course dinner in the fully screened outdoor seating, surrounded by lush greenery. The German-inspired "Beer Garden" is a more casual affair, offering a simple menu and selection of local and imported beers. Click Roland’s Garden in Cayman for details.
|Good Taste 2011 hits the streets||New Sports Bar in Cayman|
The 2011 edition of Cayman’s premier dining guide hit the streets in December 2010. Meticulously researched by our restaurant-savvy staff, Good Taste 2011 is your definitive guide for the most up-to-date and comprehensive restaurant reviews, night life and entertainment listings on the Island. Pick up your copy today!
Club House Sports Bar & Grill opened in September 2011 and is the newest sports and entertainment hot spot on the Seven Mile strip and occupies the old Changs location. Club House extends the “House” brand which already includes the Brick House, the Dog House, the Brew House and Our House! A state of the art TV and sound system make Club House a must for all sporting and PPV events including Premier League Football, NFL Sunday Ticket, NHL Centre Ice, College Game Day, UFC and Boxing. Click Club House in Cayman for more information.
|Ortanique arrives in Camana Bay||Chang's and Mezza closed |
Award-winning celebrity Chef Cindy Hutson and co-owner Delius Shirley of acclaimed Miami restaurant Ortanique on the Mile have arrived at The Crescent at Camana Bay – a much anticipated culinary partnership. Ortanique is a beautifully decorated plantation-style interior providing a casual elegance that is an expression of the owners’ vision of fine dining and their continued success. Click Ortanique in Cayman for more information.
Two recent closures on Seven Mile Road: Both Chang's and Mezza have closed their doors. We have no news as yet with regards to future plans so please watch this space.
|Michael's Genuine opens in Cayman||Peruvian influenced restaurant in Cayman|
Michael's Genuine in Cayman is now open for lunch and dinner. As the second major restaurant to open in Camana Bay, Michael's Genuine aims to serve "fresh, simple, pure and sustainable cuisine in a bistro atmosphere". The menu will have a Caymanian influence and fresh ingredients will be sourced from local Cayman farmers and the Chef's Garden in Camana Bay. Click here for more information and to make reservations at Michael's Genuine in Grand Cayman.
One of the latest restaurants to open in Cayman is Agua. The owners have completely renovated the old Cafe Med location on Seven Mile Beach and introduced a refreshingly new restaurant onto the Cayman restaurant scene. The owners of Agua, Walter and Christiano (both originally from Calypso Grill) have devised a Peruvian influenced seafood menu which features lots of delicious appetizers and slightly more contemporary tapas style 'spoons' so you can experience lots of different flavours. Click here for more information and reservations Agua in Cayman.
|Gourmet sushi at Ritz-Carlton||Deputy Premier receives 2010 Good Taste|
Connoisseurs of sushi will be pleased to hear that the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman opened a gourmet sushi lounge. They offer possibly the most authentic sushi in Cayman and probably anywhere in the Caribbean. Not only do they use the finest ingredients but they grate real wasabi at your table. For more information including opening hours and a sample menu click here: Taikun.
The Honourable Julianna O’Connor-Connolly was delighted to have received the first 2010 Good Taste magazine and said, "It is such an excellent resource for both residents and visitors to choose from the diverse culinary options available in Cayman.” Click here for more details.
|South Beach comes to Cayman||Italian chef focuses on cooking|
People who are familiar with the crisp white tablecloths, fresh seafood and attentive service of South Beach restaurants in Florida, will welcome OsetraBay in Cayman which opened in the old location of Fisherman's Reef in West Bay. With its champagne bar and lounge, oysters, crab claws and other seafood delicacies OsetraBay is aimed at the discerning and more wealthy crowd in Cayman. To make dining at OsetraBay even more fulfilling you should arrive by boat! Click here for opening hours, menus and more: OsetraBay.
After closing the West Shore location we are pleased to announce that La Dolce Vita has reopened at a great new location with spectacular ocean views. Click here for opening hours, directions, menus and more: Dolce Vita.
|Nectar takes over from Sapphire||Angelo still cooking Indian food|
Nectar opened in Grand Cayman in the Summer of 2009 in the old location of Sapphire in the Seven Mile Beach shopping plaza. Boasting the largest martini list in the Cayman Islands, Nectar is a sushi and martini bar with a classy and stylish ambience which is popular with the 20's to 30's crowd. For more information, opening hours etc., click the following link, Nectar in Cayman.
Lovers of Indian food will have noticed that Bayside restaurant has closed. Angelo, the owner, just couldn't cope with the overheads of the restaurant and has downsized. He is now running the Old Gaol Cafe behind the National Museum in downtown George Town. The good news is that as well as his regular cafe fare, he is continuing to cook delicious Indian food which is also available as a takeout.
|Paradise for vegans||Real Caymanian cooking|
Being a vegan in Cayman, or even just a straight forward vegetarian, is not easy as there are not many dining choices available. However, if you have not already found Miss Janel at Roots Delight you need to visit her small take out restaurant in the Cayman Center. Her whole focus is centred around healthy living and eating and her Veggie wraps and smoothies are delicious. If you are a vegan, you won't be disappointed.
Many of the local restaurants in Cayman serve a mix of local dishes and West Indian or Jamaican dishes. However two restaurants that stand out are Driftwood and Everglo. Driftwood, just two miles from Rum Point, claims to be the only 'local' restaurant in Cayman offering real Caymanian cooking. Everglo, just after Bodden Town, offers a wider selection of Caribbean cooking but Buddy grows many of his ingredients locally. You will often be able to sample fresh juices or even purchase his own jams and jellies which makes a great alternative to more commercially available products.
|Vivendi - Cayman's first cabaret show!||Bed pulls up the covers for good|
Vivendi is Cayman's first cabaret show offering stunning performances with different dining options. Click here Vivendi in Cayman for reservations and more information. Those familiar with the Moulin Rouge will love this line-up. Vivendi arrived in Grand Cayman in January 2009 with over 20 talented artists performing fabulous musical pieces together with daring feats of human abilities.
Bed restaurant in Cayman sadly closed in November 2008 under the pretence of being refurbished. But here we are in March 2009 and the doors still remain firmly shut. The word on the street is that the owners are looking for new tenants to take on the lease. We will let you know as soon as we know anything!
|Good Taste 2009 - The most comprehensive guide yet!||Bayside open again|
The 2009 edtion of the Good Taste magazine arrived on the Island today (1st December 2008) and is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide Cayman has ever seen. The restaurant, bar, café and events sections have all expanded and 14 brand new establishments, that have opened in the last six months, have been added. The magazine is the most widely disributed magazine on the Island and can be pick up for free from over 350 different locations. Click here for more information.
Curry lovers will be pleased to hear that the Indian restaurant Bayside (in George Town) has just reopened on 12th January 2009, after undergoing refurbishments for the last three months. Angelo, the owner, cooks delicious authentic Indian dishes and as developed a very loyal customer base over the last five years. The popular lunch buffet will be available again from Monday to Friday. Click here for more information about Bayside in Cayman.
|Rum Point Restaurant open for dinner||Ray Ray's Jerk Stand|
The Rum Point Restaurant in Cayman Kai has finally reopened (5th December 2008) in one of the most idyllic settings in Cayman. The restaurant is open for dinner and is bright, colourful and Caribbean both in its decor and its menu. For a real treat take the Red Sail catamaran from Savehaven Dock at 5:30pm. For reservations call (345) 947 9412 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (345) 947 9412end_of_the_skype_highlighting or click Rum Point Restaurant Cayman for more details.
If you are looking for a late night snack on Seven Mile Beach and 'jerk' is what you are craving for, then the recently opened Ray Ray's is worth a visit. Located just at the front of Aqua Beach it serves food from 9pm to 3am and used to be called Lyrics. Click Ray Ray's for more information.
|Cblu - Cayman's latest bar||Al La Kebab opens downtown|
Cblu is the latest, and one of the trendiest, outdoor bars in Cayman. Recently opened in the Fall of 2008 it has fabulous views across George Town harbour and serves "locally influenced" tapas and sushi dishes. They also offer a range of delicious iced martinis. Click Cblu for more information and to find out where they are located!
The ever popular Al La Kebab has expanded its healthy fast-food empire by opening its second location - this time in downtown George Town. The only difference to the Seven Mile Beach location is that they are open for breakfast from 6.30am and now that Fort Street Market has closed they are quickly becoming the new fast-food dining place in town. For more details click Al La Kebab.
|Rockfish replaces Harry's||Durty Reid's - End of an Era?|
Harry's Caribbean Bar and Grill used to have a reputation as a great local restaurant and bar, but sadly, for personal reasons, the restaurant had to be shutdown. Luckily however the Rockfish Lounge has taken its place and continues to offer a fun and lively local bar and restaurant with an updated and affordable menu. Click Rockfish for more information.
Durty Reid's has been an institution for Caymanians since 1989, but its forced relocation, due to infrastructure improvements (namely the extension of the road to Savannah and the bulldozing of the Red Bay Plaza (July 07)) has not gone well. After one year at Pedro St. James, (Durty) Reid Dennis threw in the towel (Nov 08) as his clientele significantly dropped off during the week. Watch this space and we will inform you as soon as we know if Durty Reid's will be revived to live another day.
|Abacus finally opens in Camana Bay||Cayman's newest Italian restaurant|
After months of anticipation Abacus in Grand Cayman opened its doors on the 21st May 2008. The brain-child of Markus Mueri and Neil Bryington, Abacus is the first restaurant to open in the new prestigious Camana Bay development. Now open for lunch and dinner (except Sundays) their menus are fresh and contemporary. Call them on (345) 623 8282 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (345) 623 8282end_of_the_skype_highlighting for reservations. Click Abacus in Cayman for more information.
The Post restaurant in Cayman recently opened in the West Shore Centre. Chef and owner Ercole Musso's vision is to re-create an authentic Italian dining experience with everything being freshly prepared. Chef Ercole was taught to cook at the tender age o