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Restaurant Week 2012: Guy Harvey’s

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It’s yummy.  It’s exciting.  It’s totally affordable.  And it’s almost here…

Restaurant Week 2012!

Starting Monday, 16 of Cayman’s hottest restaurants will be luring in foodies with specials that will knock your socks RIGHT OFF. The Cayman Islands Tourism Association invited The Deep Dish to take our readers to two of their participating member restaurants, giving you a taste of what’s in store.

Guy Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar

Located on the waterfront in Cayman’s capital, Guy Harvey’s features “a selection of popular West Indies and French entrees served in a comfortable setting overlooking George Town’s picturesque harbor.’  In case you aren’t familiar with Mr. Harvey, he’s pretty much a super hero: ‘Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer.’  And his studio is right here in Cayman.

So pretty!

As part of Restaurant Week, Guy Harvey’s is doing a three course lunch and dinner special featuring all sorts of fabulous dishes including pumpkin soup, short beef ribs, Caribbean style snapper and cassava cake.  I popped ’round for a little preview.

We started with this lovely Wahoo Paté with French Crusty Bread.  It was like eating a bit of cloud.  This dish was perfectly textured (is that a word? it should be) when the smoky paté was smeared on the crunchy bread.  This is a manly portion too. Definitely getting a bang for your buck on this one.

Next up was a first for me: Flying fish.  Almond crusted flying fish with a lemon caper sauce to be exact.  Normally, I’m a little overwhelmed when there’s this much going on, but chef did a fantastic job of using complimentary rather than competing components. Like fabulous grown-up fish sticks with a master’s degree is Yum.

Here’s where Guy Harvey’s made me do the eyes-rolling-back-in-the-head thing. This lionfish tempura with stir fry vegetables is an awesome way of serving up what’s still a pretty new item on Cayman’s menus. So far, I’ve had this naughty invasive species breaded, chowdered, sammiched and ceviched.  Tempura…um..tempura-ed is my new favorite!

And it isn’t a proper meal without a decadent dessert.  Sticky Toffee Pudding is one of three different sweet treats being featured on Guy Harvey’s $35 dinner menu.  I assure you…it’s as good as it looks.

I’d like to thank the Cayman Islands Tourism Association and Guy Harvey’s for taking me on this exciting culinary adventure and I encourage you to take full advantage of Cayman’s Restaurant Week which is taking place October 1 – 6.

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18 Comments

  1. Which was your favorite spot that you visited during Dining Week? Great posts!

  2. Fry fish and lemon caper sauce?!? LOVE IT!

  3. everything sounds delicious and looks even greater!! i love all the colors; so inviting.

  4. Oh yes! I love to eat the frying fish, and the lemon caper sauce looks like a perfect match. Not to mention it’s so pretty! I think you convinced so many of your readers to visit Cayman Island!!

  5. The flying fish dish makes my mouth water. It looks incredible!

  6. I am going for flying fish! Looks so tasty with the sauce over it.
    Man! I wish I could come over for a weekend!

  7. I’m so jealous of this week! I want to be there! Sounds like my sorta thing. The food sounds absolutely incredible. I love how colorful everything is! I’m sure it is just as tasty. Yum yum! Thanks for sharing, as always!

  8. Lucky you getting to to preview some of the participating restaurants…the food looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to taste sticky pudding…boy their verision is tempting 🙂

  9. awesome everything looks amazing!

  10. I always scroll down first to see the dessert. Can’t go wrong with Toffee. This one has that “most delishus” look about it!

  11. Drool all the way. Lucky you for enjoying such a wonderful meal. I am excited over the almond crusted fish. I want to try out my version for my other half, he loves fish. I hope I can get to Cayman’s, to enjoy the beautiful places, eat as much of the food here and meet you in person.

    Take care.

  12. That lemon caper sauce looks heavenly.

  13. That’s what I love about the Cayman Island (not that I’ve ever been there) but you take this totally invasive species and eat it. Plus make gorgeous plates like the tempura lionfish.

  14. I love this restaurant my friend, their food looks INCREDIBLE 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Holy flying fish fingers these are great. My humble fish-finger sandwhich is covering in shame.

  16. All of these dishes look colorful and creative. What a great sneak preview!

  17. I’m booking my flight!
    Mary x

  18. wow food looks terrific too! I want a double portion of almond encrusted fish fingers!

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