I cannot tell you how excited I was when Camana Bay opened up a few years ago. It’s a brand new city on Grand Cayman. Apartments, movie theater, shopping and six restaurants (proposed)! Slowly but surely things have been opening up in the center which is bright and shiny and new. One of the most recent foodie additions is a restaurant called Ortanique.
Restaurant buddy Rachel
reserved us a table for the patio which overlooks the harbor at Camana Bay. It was my first time at this Caribbean fusion restaurant. I’d heard the food was fabulous but the service was a bit lacking. I’m willing to wait a bit for my food if it’s outstanding, so I looked forward to a great night.
It started off with a bang. I instantly zeroed in on the cheese platter, which featured three fantastic – albeit unidentified – cheeses and several yummy sauces including Cayman’s own pepper jelly. It was delightful and set the bar pretty high for the rest of the meal.
Rachel started with pumpkin soup. She said it was ‘very nice’ with just a hint of spice, however it was luke-warm by the time she got it. I had a taste and was a little disappointed by the lack of pumpkin flavor. Still, I thought it was lovely.
For her main course, Rach went with the Mahi Mahi. The fish was nice. The sauce was not.
Pumpkin is a big deal in Cayman and since I was envious of Rach’s pumpkin soup decision, I decided to go with the spiced pumpkin ravioli for my main to make up for it. The sauce was nice but I’m not sure there was actually any pumpkin in this dish. Boo.
Dessert was a sparkling Moscata for Rachel and plantain tarts for me. The tarts were delicious. The sauces were even better with the exception of what I believe was a tamarind sauce. It was like a punch in the face. Don’t get me wrong, it was tasty too but the other two sauces were very sweet so I wasn’t quite prepared for ‘sour.’
Before you ask, the martinis were LOVELY 🙂
Cheese Platter – $15
Pumpkin Soup – $9
Mahi Mahi – $28
Pumpin Ravioli – $21
Sparklin Moscata – $9
Plantain Tart – $8
All prices in CI. $1 CI = $1.20 US