Clark Kent and I have lived in the district of West Bay since we moved to the Cayman Islands five years ago. When we first got here, we lived within walking distance of Ristorante Pappagallo. The menu is Italian based and features fish, beef, lamb and just about any kind of pasta you could think of.
After spending weeks making his Halloween costume, Clark Kent took me on a date Sunday night to say ‘Thank you.’ Have I got him trained or what?
Our starters were a potato and leek soup flavored with bacon and almond crusted robiola cheese served with baby lettuce and a raspberry vinaigrette, fig chutney and roasted garlic. CK had to stop himself from clutching the bowl on either side and draining the last few drops. It was that good. My cheese was lovely too, especially the fig chutney bit. Wowsa!
CK’s main course was fusilli alla chioggiana sauteed with sausage, radicchio, diced tomato, shallots, garlic, red wine and a ‘touch of tomato sauce.’ I had veal scallopine with garlic and mushrooms in a white wine-cream sauce served with garlic roasted potatoes. My veal was perfectly cooked and the mushroom sauce was amazing. The sides weren’t all that interesting but pffffth…who needs sides when you’ve got 3 pounds of meat to eat?
Dessert was tiramisu. It was pretty darn good. That caramel butterfly lasted all of eight seconds on the plate.
We’re big fans of Pappagallo and have been going for years. It is a brilliant spot for vacationers as well because it’s look is truly unique when compared to other restaurants on Grand Cayman.
Potato Soup – $8
Baked Cheese – $9
Fusilli alla Chioggiana – $17
Veal – $26
All prices in CI. $1 CI = $1.25 US
Oh, and did everyone have a Happy Halloween? We sure did! Our costumes were a much bigger hit than we thought they would be. I was cursing these hand-made costumes for three weeks but when the big night came we had people running and screaming to come take pictures with us. Vindicated!
|CK was such a trooper
In case you don’t recognize us, we’re Jareth and Sarah from Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth staring David Bowie and a 14-year old Jennifer Connelly.
And this year’s Cayman Halloween was the biggest yet with some truly fun and fantastic costumes. Check them out! My favorite was Wolverine 🙂