There are a lot of restaurants in Cayman with amazing views. Alfresco’s has one of the best.
|Isn’t that lovely?
Our friend Norma – you know, the Irish Coffee genius – was recently visited by her sister’s family who spent three weeks in the Cayman Islands on holiday. On one of their last nights here, we all decided to dinner at Alfrescos in West Bay which is just up the road from both of our homes. Clark Kent and I firmly believe they have the best pizza on island but we almost always go with takeaway…for reasons soon to be explained.
So we got there at 6 o’clock. And I got this lovely rum punch at 7 o’clock on the nose. Yup. It took them an hour to get me a drink. It was a damn fine rum punch. Not sure it was worth an hour wait though. Sigh.
So once properly libated, we ordered our starters. CK went with the bruschetta. CK’s only concern was the portion size, which was pretty much massive but he went on to say ‘I hate to complain about good food.’ So thumbs up from him.
Mine was also fantastic: garlic sauteed mushrooms. The flavor was out of this world. However, it came a good 20 minutes after everyone else’s starters. I didn’t mind so much though. The rum punch was kicking in. Norma settled on the Mozzarella. ‘The salad looks pretty sad,’ she says, ‘and it doesn’t taste terribly fresh.’
Dinner for me was potato encrusted baked grouper with a mild coconut curry sauce. AMAZING. Which only made it that much tougher for me to give it a good 10 minutes too cool down after I scalded the roof of my mouth with the first bite. CK had the Caribbean tiger shrimp curry. He loved it! Norma made her own pizza: gorgonzola, roasted garlic, bell peppers and spinach on a whole wheat crust. She was disappointed with her dish but admittedly because she chose the wrong flavors. There was a battle royale going on between the gorgonzola and the garlic but that was ‘the only fault.
As usual, I was the only person manly enough to go for dessert. I chose the banana toffee pie. So very good. This was seconded and thirded by the elder and younger Stoner which also joined us for dinner and took absolutely zero coercing when I couldn’t finish all of my dish.
|Norma’s clan, The Stoners and Clark Kent at Alfresco’s
Mozzarella – $7.95
Bruschetta – $5.95
Garlic mushrooms – $8.50
Baked Grouper – $17.95
Tiger Shrimp Curry – $16.95
Banana Toffee Pie – $6.95
All prices in CI. $1 CI = $1.25 US.